Duvel collaborates with Rotterdam illustrator and DJ Franky Sticks for a new edition of the Duvel Collection. Whereby artists apply creative designs on the Duvel glass. Franky Sticks made a new creation inspired by movemnet in the glass. The new glass will be available from 5 September at select stores. It will be launched on Thursday 1 September during a jam session hosted by Franky Sticks in his beloved hometown.
Franky Sticks (Frank Stok) is a true Rotterdam artist. He’s raw, stubborn, decisive and has an enormous passion for creation. From an early age, both turntables and paint have attracted his attention: “Everything I do comes from a certain flow. A vibration. From a need to make something. Whether it’s with a marker on paper, a brush on canvas or a needle in the groove of a record. Pioneering and taking on challenges is what I love most and that is where Duvel and I found each other. I like to make the best use of shapes and details. Inspired by music and the gigs where I drank my first beers. The music, the vibrations of the bass flowing through the glass and your body. Basically the waves of life, everything we touch comes from that. The Duvel glass is partly filled with beer and partly with foam and air, the design with the waves plays with this contrast and thus sets the floating characters in motion.”
Franky Sticks inspirations
His style is characterized by fluid line work combined with a lively color palette. The playful yet thoughtful work has something timeless and is inspired by the diverse landscape and thriving mix of cultures of Rotterdam. Hand-held figures are a recognizable part of his artworks. Franky’s portfolio includes murals, digital illustrations, sculptures, paintings and prints. As a DJ he has been behind the turntables in clubs and at festivals and events for over eight years. Franky Sticks will play at Blijdorp Festival for example.
About Duvel Collection
Pioneering is in the Duvel brewers’ genes. A century ago they smuggled yeast from Scotland to develop the unique beer. Since 2007 Duvel has offered a platform to special artists and performers to let their creative minds loose on that iconic glass. Piet Parra, Morrison Schiffmacher and FAKE preceded Franky Sticks, among others.
Photography: Niek Hage