Beurs van Bijzondere Uitgevers (Indie Publisher Fair)

Join us at Paradiso for the Beurs van Bijzondere Uitgevers (Indie Publisher Fair).

All Faces on the Ferry prints will be €5 off of our Therewise ETSY shop price! We will also debut a new “Dedicated Reader” bookmark, FREE for visitors to the book fair.

Sunday, 9 December
13.00 – 17.00

Weteringschans 6-8
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1017SG

€3,- Entry Fee





The Big X: Working with TED x Amsterdam

Rachelle was invited to share her Faces on the Ferry work and live sketch at The Big X, which was the 10 year anniversary of TEDxAmsterdam conferences. Here are a couple of impressions from the day.

Faces on the Ferry backer Duncan Stutterheim during his interview at The Big X: TEDxAmsterdam.


Sounding Bodies (Jaqueline Hamelink) gave a literally touching performance at The Big X: TEDxAmsterdam.

Museumnacht Amsterdam: Exhibit and Live Sketching

During the popular annual event, Museumnacht Amsterdam, Rachelle will be live sketching and exhibiting her Faces on the Ferry artwork. This includes the eight silkscreen prints already made, as well as posters of the mini-sketchbooks.

The nachtpont (or night ferry) will be running from 18.30-2.00, Saturday, 3 November, 2018. A live podcast will broadcast until midnight. Afterwards, there will be music and dancing.

Sketching sessions are scheduled from 20.00-21.30 and 11.00 – midnight.

Tickets/wristbands are NOT required to board the ferry! Kom mee. 🎉⛴

Unlike this lady, I’ll be very much on duty!

10 Questions with Dutch News

Molly Quell of asked Rachelle 10 very interesting questions about life in the Netherlands as an immigrant and, of course, Faces on the Ferry is mentioned. Have a look!

Molly Quell of asked Rachelle 10 very interesting questions about life in the Netherlands as an immigrant and, of course, Faces on the Ferry is mentioned. Have a look!

GVB article: “Illustrator op het IJ”

We’re absolutely chuffed that the GVB wrote an article about Faces on the Ferry for their website. The GVB is the public transportation system for Amsterdam, which includes, of course, our beloved ferries. Read the article [in Dutch] here.

Rachelle Meyer: illustrator op het IJ

Amsterdam Calling Documentary: “American Artist in Amsterdam”

Our friends at Amsterdam Calling made this lovely 5 minute documentary about Rachelle and Faces on the Ferry. The film is shot on location at the AGA LAB, where the prints were made, the NDSM Treehouse, where Rachelle has her studio, and of course, on the ferry itself.

Launching with a GIVEAWAY

The Faces on the Ferry website is live and kicking, so we are celebrating with a giveaway. This set of 12 postcards is being sold in our Etsy shop for €10, but could be yours for a share and a song.

Just find the giveaway post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and follow the instructions. Do all three and triple your chances! Contest ends on 10-10-2018 when the winners will be announced.

Kickstarter Funded

Our Kickstarter for Faces on the Ferry: A Year in images was fully funded on 23 June, 2018. This enabled Rachelle to go forward with preparing the winter and spring images as digital illustrations and screen prints, and also to return to the ferry to harvest sketches for the summer and autumn collections. We received so much amazing support! The GVB (Amsterdam transportation agency) hung our posters up on all seven ferry lines.

Several articles and interview were written about the project.

Hiraeth Magazine: Fellow artist and friend Rowena Dring interviewed me for Hiraeth Magazine. I think this article has a special angle since we talked about being immigrants and artists, and how that affects our work.

Gumclub: Pontje Varen, Mensen Tekenen, written by fellow illustrator Jaqueline Storm [in Dutch].

The Crazy Mind: Faces on the Ferry – Interview with illustrator Rachelle Meyer, conducted by Zin Smith.

Co. Lab: My Act of Rebellion: Rachelle Meyer. Lovely interview by Lana Jelenjev, profiling me as an entrepreneur.

View our stylish Wrap Party held at Paper & Brush Studio on the Amstel River in Amsterdam!

Interview: AT5 Amsterdam News

Shortly after launching a Kickstarter campaign for Faces on the Ferry in May, 2018, Rachelle was featured on the Amsterdam evening news. You can see the video and read the article here [in Dutch].

Light – A Hiraeth Event

Evening of Poetry, Storytelling and Art, November 25, 2017. 

Rachelle talked about her inspiration for sketching Faces on the Ferry and how the experience illuminated her.