Todd van Hulzen has always been a big fan of the Amsterdam architect Hendrick de Keyser. De Keyser was city’s master architect in the first half of the 17th century and is responsible for many distinctive buildings and beloved landmarks, […]
You never really give up on your old loves. While rebuilding my website recently I came across a lot of old drawings and research material from past projects that made my heart flutter. For the series ‘Sanctuary’, a Canadian Sci-Fi/fantasy […]
Todd van Hulzen is also a paper cutter, mostly for fun. He makes garlands, rosettes and birthday streamers full of intricate patterns, often portraying animals and people. Here are some examples.
Todd has been intermittently working on his own cabin in Oregon and occasionally posts updates here. Each year seems to be greeted with a new design. The most current update reflects a desire to finish the project quickly and affordably, […]
Todd van Hulzen shares scans and files from his own archive Title: Plates from Colling’s Gothic Ornaments, vols. I & II Author: James Kellaway Colling (1816 – 1905) Subject: Gothic Architectural ornaments Year: 1847 Beautiful gothic tracery, florets, bosses, pinnacles, etc.
Todd van Hulzen shares his scans and files from historic sources. For our current project for the Amsterdam Light Festival we are recreating —after a fashion—one of the vanished renaissance clock-towers of Hendrick de Keyser: the Haringpakkerstoren. One of the foundation principles of the project is the knowledge that De Keyser is under-appreciated
Todd van Hulzen shares his scans and files from historic sources Title: Cartouches from the Atlas Maior Author: Joan Blaeu (1596 – 1673) Subject: illustrated frames and details Year: 1662 Fantastic illustrations from the corners of maps
Todd van Hulzen shares his scans and files from historic sources Title: Fortificatio Author: Thodore de Bry 1528 - 1598 Subject: star forts and bastions Year: 1604 Brilliant example of form over function.
Todd van Hulzen shares his scans and files from historic sources. Title: Verscheyden Constighe Modellen and various other sources Author: Johannes Lutma, Adam and Paul van Vianen Subject: Designs in the auricular style Year: 1653
Todd van Hulzen shares his scans and files from historic sources. Title: Costumes civils actuels des tous les peuples connus Author: Jacques Grasset de Saint Saveur Subject:Ethnographic drawings Year: 1784 Drawings, amusing in their long-lost naivité