Joos van Barneveld, better known as DOES, was born in Veghel, The Netherlands, in 1982. His prime passion was soccer and he trained and played as a professional player for soccer club Fortuna Sittard from the age of 9. In 1997 he discovered graffiti, a passion that coerced him into a double life. For more than a decade he was forced to combine the daily needs of a professional athlete with the night-time secrets of a graffiti writer.

Through the years, both as an artist and as a member of the LoveLetters graffiti crew, his style, which is today highly recognizable, has become a mix of influences from old-school writers and his own research. In his drawings and paintings you can discover the roots of 3D lettering, but you can also be surprised by his patient research of well balanced color schemes and his capacity of controlling the purity of outlines. Learn More



Immerse yourself in this audiovisual art-film collection documenting DOES’ day-by-day creative process, and discover how the creation of his intricate collage work comes together, cut by cut and frame by frame.

‘LOTUS 7’ is an audiovisual collection by DOES, capturing the creation of his paper collage ‘Lotus’. Each day of this unique journey shares an insight into the world of DOES and his creative process of creating unique hand cut graffiti styled paper collages.

3 DAYS from the collection, along with fully animated digital work and a time-lapse video featuring the complete process from the first until the last cut, will be featured in the May 18th Drop on MakersPlace.

Collector Bonus

Exclusively for this drop, collectors of Day 4, Day 6, and Day 7 will receive an accompanying physical ‘Lotus’ fine art print. Prints will be available to claim after the drop has concluded.
All editions feature a downloadable, high resolution image, of the 'LOTUS' collage.


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