Florentijn Hofman

Posted by Fabio 1 March 2010

This months Mixtape has been compiled by the very colour and playful Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. Some of you might be familiar with his giant rubber duck measuring 26 meter in height which first was set to drift at the Loire river in France but then made its way across the world; Japan, Brazil, Germany to name a few countries.
Another eye catching project is Zirkus Zeppelin which he designed the corporate identity for, one can’t do anything else than smile when you see Hofman wearing his pilot outfit and top hat.
In 2006 during the fifth anniversary of Schiermonnikoog’s International Chamber Festival the beach of the Dutch Island in the Wadden Sea was marked with three grand pianos, they referred to stranded cargo and whales; salvaged or saved. Visitors were spotted picnicking and relaxing on the timber-clad structures, make sure to see the images on Hofman’s website.

As you listen to this Mixtape Florentijn is buliding a 12 meter tall wooden rabbit where the visitor can climb up and have a view out through its eyes, in production is also 5 “paper” boats measuring 7 meters in length and 4 meters in height as well as a 10 meter tall bear in concrete holding a pillow.
If you happen to be around Groningen, one can see some of Hofman’s work at the NP3 gallery which will be on display until 9 May.

For now, listen to Florentijn’s selection of 1 hour and 47 minutes of music.

Click here to download Mixtape.

1. Lali Puna – 6-0-3

2. The New Earth Group – De Notenkraker Boom Suite

3. Balkan Artists – La Livezile Lui Ion

4. Aphex Twin – Flim

5. Anthony and the Johnsons – Mysteries of Love

6. Daniel Johnston – Walking the Cow

7. Oumou Sangaré – Djorolen (Worry, Anxiety)

8. My Morning Jacket – They Ran

9. Norman Palm – Boys Don’t Cry

10. Nitin Sawhney – Nadia

11. Santos – Radio Berlino

12. Astrud Gilberto – It Might As Well Be Spring

13. Charlie Parker – Hot Blues

14. Cornelius – Brazil

15. The Whitest Boy Alive – All Ears

16. Spinvis – Der Talen Van Mijn Tong

17. Roderiguez – Rich Folks Hoax

18. Bettie Serveert – Silent Spring

19. Number of Names – Shari Vari

20. Andrew Bird – Oh So Insistent

21. JJ Cale – They Call me the Breeze

22. T-Model Ford – Sail On

23. LL Cool J – I Shot Ya (Remix)