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Founded by Erik Kessels and Johan Kramer in 1996, this is one of the most creative agencies in Amsterdam – and Europe, for that matter. The agency, based in a church, is famous for not liking advertising awards and for its many very creative, non-commercial side projects. Given the broad interest of its founders, it is no surprise that Johan Kramer left the agency in 2005 to become fulltime film director. And though Kessels is still working full time for the agency, his photography related projects draw a lot of media attention. KesselsKramer’s best work was for Hans Brinker – it very effectively promoted the budget hotel as the greatest shit hole in Amsterdam. Other work was published in 2005 in a book called 2 Kilo of KesselsKramer.