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    Helmut Smits: Ideas and Thoughts

Publication: A little sketchbook of simple, great ideas by Helmut Smits

Posted by Liv Siddall,

If, when flicking through a small book, you come across golden nuggets such as this: “Idea for a show: Fill the holes in the wall from the previous exhibition with plaster mixed with different pigment colours. This is now the exhibition.” It’s pretty hard to not keep reading. Ideas and Thoughts is a published sketchbook from cheerful ideas man, nay inventor, Helmut Smits who is sort of Holland’s answer to Daniel Eatock. Each page of this little book of his brain vomit is enough to make you want to get going on your own simple little projects immediately, especially when he’s presenting you with wickedly tempting ideas such as emptying a can of spray paint from a great height. Buy this book and start coming up with great little ideas, stat.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.