Arnhem souvenir, cardholder
For a schoolassignment we had to create a souvenir for the city of Arnhem; no cliché stereotyical gifts but new ones. First I thought I had to make clear what a souvenir was for me personally. This would be something, a memory that you keep from a place rather than a tangible thing like a mug or a magnet to go on your fridge. For me memories are moments which you capture by taking pictures, or maybe more formally by buying picture postcards.
I also wanted to combine the historical aspect of the city; the old buildings - some of them destroyed, some of them preserved. I digged into the Gelderlandse archives and searched for interesting buildings. These I traced in Illustrator and cut them out with a lasercutter.
With these you can play and remake your own Arnhem. At the same time you can read and learn about when the buildings were built and what their original addresses are.
Between the houses and trees you can put your pictures or cards - the memories that you made - and place them between the old, already excisting memories and history of the city, creating new landscapes with your own pictures.