Mr. June – Adventures in Colour and Rhythm
The #ColourStories series focuses on artists, designers and other creatives that leave their mark on the world using colour. In this first instalment, we will share the story of Mr. June (David Louf), a Dutch artist who started doing graffiti in 1985, at the age of 14. Now, over 30 years later, he runs his own graphic design studio with Yves van Asten and is still fascinated by the transition between 2D and 3D. Over the years they've worked for a wide range of companies, including Adidas, Heineken, Sanoma and Universal music. David's murals can be found in places like London, New York, Miami and Ibiza.
Creating a third dimension
Mr. June's work combines geometric rhythm with fluid lines. His use of shading creates an impressive 3-dimensional effect, often interacting with the intricacies of his 'canvas' – the building he is enriching with his art.
Mr. June meets Interface
We were lucky enough to collaborate with Mr. June for the 2016 Dutch Design Week. Mr. June replaced graffiti with carpet and created a mesmerising pattern of shapes and colours, fitting with the 'Modular Geometry' trend that references the Memphis style from the 70s. To create the piece, many carpet tiles were cut into small pieces and positioned to create an out-of-this-world appearance. The piece was installed in Broeinest, a co-working space in Eindhoven. By positioning the rug beyond the entrance of the space, the piece attracted the interest of many passers-by.
You can follow Mr. June and his projects on Facebook, Instagram and his personal website.