Photo credit: Fleur Beerthuis
Meer van Mir means ‘More of Mir’ in Dutch
Mir (ミリ Miri in Japanese) is short for Mirijam
“A picture is worth a thousand words!”
Mirijam Neve ミリ is an illustrator from Europe (the Netherlands & Germany). Her commissioned illustrations are often for scientists and for marine conservation projects.
Mirijam grew up living on her family’s boat, traveling along the rivers and canals of western Europe. Colorful life on, and in the water, is a recognizable theme in her illustrations.
In her spare time, Mirijam is working on hand-printing techniques, like screen printing, pattern stamps, and bingata. Bingata is a traditional textile dye resist technique, similar to batik, with its origin in Okinawa Japan.
In 2022, Uniqlo Japan UTme! collaborated with Mirijam, where customers could order a custom Tshirt/bag/sweater with Mirijams designs.
May our waterways cross some day!
Learning bingata from local artisans, Okinawa, Japan
Illustration Design at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Textile Design (exchange) at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Internship at Muurbloem Design studio, Utrecht, Netherlands
Maritime Museum Rotterdam, Netherlands
Private collections in Netherlands, Germany, Norway & Japan
Sculptures for ArtXtra: ‘Rotsvast’ at artXtra and ‘Vaarwel en Goede Vaart’ at artXtra
Wallpaper for Muurbloem : Muurbloem
Commissioned Illustrations and Merchandise: contact Mirijam