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Harlequin mannequins

We are calling the festive dressing models in this video “Harlequin Mannequins”. But having been originally made in Holland for an exhibition about Carnival where the diamond shape was used as a recurring motif, they also get the Dutch dialect name

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It’s all in the details: Neo-Gothic explorations

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

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Revisioning Amsterdam’s Dam Square

In 2016 the Amsterdam daily newspaper Het Parool began a conversation about the city’s central square, the Dam, or “Dam Square” as tour guides call it. Originally built as a proper dam in the Amstel River giving the medieval town

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Game of Goose, the LGBT-refugee version

For the exhibition Pride & Prejudice (see below), a show about the creative lives of LGBT refugees in the Netherlands, we conceived and created a board game. It was in the form of a “Game of Goose”, an old European

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Dutch Navy Museum Photo App

The Marinemuseum (Museum of the Dutch Navy) in Den Helder wanted to create an application for a “photo souvenir” and a physical installation to accommodate it. The app takes a shot of a visitor against a backdrop and then renders

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Various Paper Cuts

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.

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New Cabin Designs, Klamath County Oregon

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,

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Library of Hoogeveen, interior upgrade

After designing the permanent heritage exhibition space in the library of Hoogeveen we were invited to redesign the entire library. This begins with the entryway and ends with various study spaces. In between there is an information counter, a cluster

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“Stained Glass” window for U.S. film in Holland

Every now and then we have to make a sidebar for Todd’s individual work. Apart from designing exhibitions he still produces the occasional decor piece or set design for the film industry. This summer he created an enormous imitation stained-glass

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The Historic Collection of Hoogeveen: the Story Wharf

Hoogeveen, a community on the higher moors of the eastern Netherlands, is consolidating its historic collections with its public library and needed a suitable exhibition ‘set’ to inaugurate the first phase of the transition. Now that we’re moving onto the second phase

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Furniture and Interactive Wall for the Bonnefantenmuseum

For the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht TvH created designs for an interactive “mosaic wall” and a number of collapsible furniture units. The wall consists of magnetic tiles printed with imagery chosen out of the collection of the museum. The Bonnefantenmuseum has

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4 visions of Dutch prehistory

The museum of the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands wanted to create a vision statement for the future. This was part of an extensive, long term fund raising project. For hypothetical exhibitions on prehistory in the Netherlands Todd van

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