ABC Meets: Blogger Nalden and pop cult illustrator Dennis de Groot

This Saturday, September 10th, we’ll be hosting influential Dutch blogger, Nalden, and the pop-cult artist Dennis de Groot at ABC Amsterdam, where they’ll talk about their new books: Bare Essentials and Mobile Snapshots.

Inspired by work of the likes of Saul Bass, Ben Bos and Keith Haring, graphic designer Dennis de Groot started a study on the usage of geometric shapes in illustrations. He began illustrating pop culture characters, who had formed his own palette of inspiration throughout the years, by reducing them to necessary shapes and colors. Bare Essentials explores the line between recognition and detail through 50 illustrations of cartoon, movie, video game & comic book characters in their ‘barest essentials’. is an eminently clickable website, not only technically nifty, but with tons of articles on music, design, art, trends, artists, and much much more. Nalden is all about a lifestyle for digital natives. This highly influential, incredibly cool blog includes stories supported by audio, video, snapshots, and photo galleries. Some people think this is about trends, but it is more about curated observations.  Mobile Snapshots: From Blogger to Brand visualizes Naldens personal and bizarre journey from the bus stop in his hometown to the digital heights of, and his new project  Click here and here for articles about Nalden (both sites in Dutch).

At 12:30 pm, Nalden and Dennis will be interviewed by Maurice Ajanaku, influential founder of the trend-spotting blog

Limited edition signed prints of Dennis de Groot’s Bare Essentials Ninja Turtle (on the cover of his book) will be available, priced at € 50. And of course, you can pick up your copies of of Dennis’ book Bare Essentials and Nalden’s book Mobile Snapshots: From Blogger to Brand. Both our guests will be happy to sign them!