Michael Nÿkamp

Direction + Design + Illustration

 

616 915 1941

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August 2014

Strobe





August 2014

Block Head





August 2014

Freeman House — 1966



Architect, Gunnar Birkerts


August 2014

Risom House — 1967



Architect, Jens Risom


July 2014

Miller House — 1957



Architect, Eero Saarinen


July 2014

Villa Savoye — 1931



Architects, Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret


July 2014

Farnsworth House — 1951



Architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


July 2014

Eames House — 1949



Architect, Charles Eames


July 2014

Glass House — 1949



Architect, Philip Johnson


July 2014

Flatstone Carlee Straight Home — 1959



Architects, Obryen & Knapp for Albert Builders


July 2014

Kendalwood Home — 1964



Architect, Albert Builders


July 2014

Riverside Garden Home — 1957



Architect, Wayne McClure


July 2014

Alcoa Care Free Home — 1957



Architect, Charles Goodman


July 2014

Savior





July 2014

Citizen Project: American Flag Inspired Screen Prints



Working with the Citizen Project, a collective of artists from a variety of disciplines with the common goal of
working on interesting and thought provoking visual ideas. Plans are to launch a design project each year with
more — and varied — collaborators.

We've launched our first project on Kickstarter. Help support our project.

This first project is in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. In honor of this
occasion, we have all created our own unique take on the American Flag. Our goal is not to tarnish this great
symbol in any way, but to create a few visuals that would represent something more than just another image
of the flag. Once funded on Kickstarter, we will print high quality screen printed posters at 24" x 36" they will
be signed and numbered.


June 2014

New mark (mkn)





May 2014

Landscape Study



Beach


April 2014

Color Of The Year



PANTONE 18-3224, Radiant Orchid on a 1977 Volkswagen Bus


April 2014

Everyday Simple Objects


Ice cream cone components exploded.



April 2014

Everyday Simple Objects


Coffee cup components exploded.



February 2014

HULLABALOO


These iconized heads where created for Steve Frykholm and Yang Kim in recognition for receiving the
honored AIGA Fellow Award.

The AIGA West Michigan Fellow Award recognizes seasoned designers and other major figures who have
made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within the West
Michigan design community and the AIGA West Michigan chapter. Our Fellows are honored for their design
practice and other contributions in a range of areas, including education, writing and leadership.



January 2014

Facebook Friends





December 2013

Curt





December 2013

Sam





December 2013

Jason





December 2013

Mallary





December 2013

Michele





October 2013

Brandon





September 2013

Bicycles


"I love to ride my bicycle, I love to ride my bike"



Auguest 2013

Moon


Double personality



July 2013

Modern Mason Bee House


Designed and handmade by mkn design (made from cedar and bamboo)



June 2013

Cat Footwear: Self-initiated Shoe Illustrations


Fun shoes illustrations I created. Style of shoe based off the Neder Canvas Shoe by Cat Footwear.



June 2013

Colonel Chris Hadfield in Space Oddity


Watch a version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the
International Space Station



May 2013

Privacy





May 2013

Red Hole





April 2013

Topographic Flow Tryptic



A concept that never made it to the end stage.


March 2013

Hypothetical Process





March 2013

Life Graph



It all will make better sense if you download life graph.


February 2013

Leafskein





January 2013

Focus



Something I've learned... sometimes being unfocused is more productive.

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