sjaak van der Leden, letter- en decoratieschilderarchief

design and painting as a trade

STANDS: Design & Realisation

Music & Harmony stand voor Kunstenbond in Rotterdam Ahoy

In 1993 I designed for Kunstenbond FNV / BV POP a stand for the Music & Harmony Fair in Ahoy in Rotterdam. The pavillion was built by decoratelier STA Amsterdam and decorated by me. It was used in 1993 en in 1994. The photo was taken in september 1994.

Scenery building

Erecting the scenery for "Over Hoop" in Amsterdam South East, June 2, 1979

I designed three different stage sets for children street theatre group "KIP" together with Guy Sonnen's Troupe (1977 - 1979). In cooperation with Pieter Rauh I also painted the decorations. You see the set up of and the playing in the set construction of "Over Hoop". In this set we incorporated a revolving stage floor, very convenient when having to change the set quickly.

Tijdens de voorstelling "Over Hoop" in de Bijlmer op 2 juni 1979

"Over Hoop", on stage: Coen van Erkel (l) and Guy Sonnen, June 1979

Tijdens een voorstelling "Dikkie, Nikkie en het geheim van Meer" 1977

An example of a piece of scenery painted by me. On Top: Coen van Erkel,
during a performance of "Dikkie, Nikkie en het geheim van Meer" 1977

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De Amsterdamse Kookschool, September 2013

schilderen van tekst op houtwerk in het front van een monumentaal pand

I was asked to paint the text: "De Amsterdamse Kookschool" on the classical facade of this monumental building in Binnen Bantammerstraat in Amsterdam, so I chose the Cambria font to realize the lettering and added the logo, all hand painted.

Café Eylders

schilderen van tekst op serre-ruit van Cafe Eylders

At Café Eylders I painted the lettering on the front windows several times (every time when a window broke)

ROOKRUIMTE op serredeur van Café Eylders

In 2009 I painted a clear lettering on the entrance door of the smoking section of the café

Text on an entrance wall of society Arti & Amicitiae, 2006

het schilderen van een wandtekst bij Arti

August 2006 I painted an information text on a wall in the hall of Arti. On the right: the entry hall of Arti & Amicitiae. In 2011 the wall has been repainted in white, because they started beamer projection to inform the visitor

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Museumplein Amsterdam, Spiegeltent Festival 1986

1986 Spiegeltentfestival Museumplein, impressie

1986 Spiegeltentfestival Museumplein

For Spiegeltent Festival, September 1986, I made a lay out for three billboards and painted them.

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Kunstenbond FNV, congress 1985

1985 congresdecor Kunstenbond FNV

For Kunstenbond (Art Trade Union) I dressed the podium background with a canvas banner and four jigsawed and painted pieces of wood. On the picture far left: Lily van den Bergh, on the far right Hans Boswinkel, chairman of the Kunstenbond.

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1980, MELKWEG, cosmic centre

1980 Melkweg entreeprijzenbord

the second job I did in letter painting was an information board on the entrance of Melkweg Cosmic Centre, a concert and leisure complex for young people in the summer of 1980.

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FESTIVAL OF FOOLS 1980, on the grounds of ADM in North Amsterdam

1980 Festival of Fools, ADM-terrein

In May/June 1980 I made road- and other signs for "Festival of Fools" that was organised on the the grounds and in the halls of former ADM-shipyard in Amsterdam Noord.

1980 Festival of Fools, *koperslagerij

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