Merijn Hos

Merijn Hos

Merijn Hos is an illustrator who fills you with creative envy and seems capable of anything. A multifaceted and ever enthusiastic artist he dreams of decorating a hot air balloon, loves brand collaborations and works both as a commercial illustrator and exhibiting artist and sculptor. Merijn has a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts, Utrecht where he mastered hand drawing and found inspiration in mixed media, as his career has progressed he has also developed into an admirable graphic designer finding him popular with music and event clients. Treating each brief with the enthusiasm of a personal project Merijn’s personality and passion are equally as exciting as his talent.

You can download Merijn’s portfolio here.

Yo Gabba Gabba

Yo Gabba Gabba was directed by Merijn Hos and animated by his brother Jurriaan Hos for Nickelodeon

Mercedes Benz
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Mercedes Benz

A colourful and contemporary piece created for the Mercedes Benz mixed tape #62

500 Drawings 1
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500 Drawings 1

Just a few of many personal sketches

Fah
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Fah

Illustration and Art Direction for Fah’s album, “Galaxy Gust” released on 030303 records. 2012

Le Petit Morts
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Le Petit Morts

An Illustration for New York publication Le Petit Mort inspired by the theme of Habits.

500 Drawings 2
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500 Drawings 2

Personal work

Chris Moss Acid
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Chris Moss Acid

Illustration and Art Direction for Chris Moss Acid’s album, “Bay Of Cadiz” released on 030303 records. 2012

Likeminds / Dicht Bij Mij
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Likeminds / Dicht Bij Mij

Created for Amsterdam based theatre group Likeminds. Graphic design / Art Direction by Bas Koopmans

A few of Merijn's great clients

LeSportsac, Dazed & Confused magazine, Nickelodeon, Keds, The Guardian, K2 Snowboarding, Coca Cola, Nike, Dunlop, Stolichnaya, Verkade, Arte, Nylon Magazine, Wired Magazine, Adobe, Leifsdottir, (RED), WNF, D&AD, Converse, Google, Please! magazine, Intel, New York Times, Redbull, 030303 records, De Nederlandse Opera, Pori Jazz Festival, Outdoor Finland, Mojo / Live Nation, Financieel Dagblad, Het Parool, Condé Nast, Pepsi, Jawbone, De Morgen, Kinfolk, Arctic paper, Bose, Mercedes Benz, KLM Airlines, Johnnie Walker, Apple, Calvin Klein, MIT Technology Review

Urban Idealist - Let it Grow

Merijn created illustrations and animations for the Let it Grow initiative of Flora Holland. He worked on four open call videos to launch the Let it Grow Platform (also featured on this page, take a look around!)
Art Direction: Roos Haasjes / Animation: Jurriaan Hos, / Sound Design: Most

Legs
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Legs

An attractive pair of shoes for a very smart gentleman - as part of an ongoing personal exploration.

Fanfare
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Fanfare

A 10” silk screened record sleeve to accompany the music of Simon Weiss presented at the Off Programme of the 27th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2016. Curated by Fanfare.

The New York Times
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The New York Times

A bold and eye-catching Illustration for an article titled: The Downside of Resilience by Jay Belsky

The Wooly Hotel NYC
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The Wooly Hotel NYC

A postcard created for the Wooly Hotel in New York, a collaboration piece with Hugo & Marie.

Nike
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Nike

Just Do It, A typographic piece for Nike women’s running.

Pepsi - The Art of Football
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Pepsi - The Art of Football

The Art of Football campaign for Pepsi, in collaboration with Robin van Persi and photographer Danny Clinch.

500 Drawings 3
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500 Drawings 3

Personal work

Partner - Let it Grow

As part of the Let it Grow initiative of Flora Holland. Merijn worked on four open call videos to launch the Let it Grow Platform (also featured on this page, take a look around!)
Art Direction: Roos Haasjes / Animation: Jurriaan Hos, / Sound Design: Most

Bose
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Bose

Five Key Moments in Music 2014 for Bose. Featuring Beyonce accepting a VMA, Kanye and Kim and wedding selfies, musicians taking part in the ice bucket challenge, Outkast returning to festivals and the BBC’s viral celebrity version of “God Only Knows’.

Wired U.S
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Wired U.S

Editorial pieces for Wired Magazine to accompany the story : Inside Google’s Internet Justice League and its A.I-Powered War on Trolls.

Jawbone

Merijn was invited to be part of Jawbone’s Up X Art, a collaboration between data scientists, storytellers and artists. Jawbone’s Up system collects and collates data about a user’s daily habits, from workouts to sleeping habits.

Pori Jazz Festival 2014
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Pori Jazz Festival 2014

Illustration and graphic design for the 2014 Pori Jazz Festival that takes place in Finland.

Secret 7
We Transfer x Printed Pages
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We Transfer x Printed Pages

A wallpaper design for a collaboration between Wetransfer and Printed pages - a magazine by It’s Nice that

The Griffin Farley Foundation
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The Griffin Farley Foundation

Created for the Griffin Farley Beautiful Minds Foundation, a nonprofit organisation that assists those interested in strategy and propagation planning.

Nylon Guys
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Nylon Guys

A Long Strange Trip - An Illustration for Nylon Guys magazine (US) to accompany a piece about psychedelic drugs.