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‘Oogjes dicht en snaveltjes toe’

Meneer de Uil v3

Meneer de Uil
is a character in the popular Dutch television series De Fabeltjeskrant. He is a somewhat long-winded and forgetful owl who often interrupts his sentences with ‘Eh…’ and ends with ‘Jawel!’. Well-known sayings: ‘Dag, lieve kijkbuiskinderen’ and ‘Oogjes dicht en snaveltjes toe’. In 2022, this permanent farewell greeting was included in the Dikke Van Dale.

I’ve drawn this pixel character for a WhatsApp group. Thinking, building, testing and again. This is called "iterating".

Koninklijke aandacht

Building in archive is a lovely, long-winded, never-ending affair. Each project added is done so with reference to—and in memory of—previous projects. It’s a reflection of your taste and mindset, both of which can change. Consider a good archive as a map of your time spent and spaces travelled.

In 2014 I realized this charming book for Alzheimer Nederland.