FRANS HALS MUSEUM "Het Torentje" - "Clock Tower"
Greetings Card


"Sling Carrier"

Frans Hals card

The Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, Netherlands celebrated it's 100th Centenary in 2013.

For 19 years after moving to Haarlem I had been photographing the Clock Tower from my roof terrace, capturing it in all weathers, seasons and times of day. A selection of these photographs has been used for this card design produced in 2011

10.5 x 10.5 - blank inside
Text on reverse translated from the Dutch is:

"The Clock Tower"
day and night - summer and winter - sun and storm

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When I needed to carry art materials around without a car (packs of paper, glass, board and framed paintings etc), I designed this "CARRIER" for the purpose. I needed something for sizes that one could not carry under one's arm.

By adjusting the strings of the "CARRIER" to its maximum length or by pulling it shorter with knots at each side, one can carry a variety of sizes. It works best when there is not too much space between the armpit and the top edge of the object to be carried. A heavier item also provides more stability and the shoulder carries the weight well while hands are free for carrying a shopping bag or opening doors etc.

Quite large sizes of object can even be carried while cycling as long as there is room to steer and pedal. Ultimately one can walk with the packet resting on the pedals of the bike.

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