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Unblockers

Wait a minute… Ad blockers? Wasn’t it the ads that were doing the blocking? In his Healing Tool installation, Brian Kane reveals the stuff road side advertising usually obscures: trees, hills, starry skies, crescent moons or just nice buildings. The installations digitally restored the original… More.

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Yellow Backie

An awesome Amsterdam initiative to spark some love between Amsterdam locals and its tourists with a famous Dutch custom: riding the luggage rack of the bike. Yellow Backie is a very charming way for visitors to experience Amsterdam through the eyes of an Amsterdammer, and… More.

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Marry a friend for a day

This weekend Amsterdam celebrates gay pride, which means boats cruising through the canals with dancing gays on them. T-Mobile, using a sort of pink (magenta to be precise) in its visual identity, logically chose the weekend to add some love to its brand. Its agency,… More.

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First World Problem Pills

Sue Amsterdam created a “First World Problem” pop-up store in Amsterdam with placebo medicine for first world problems. The store sells products such as ‘Always Super Wifi’, ‘Flowery Farts’ and ‘Gaydar’ pills that improve your hit rate on the social medium. The collected money goes… More.

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Die Auto

We like it when advertising is simple and smart. Only slightly changing your pay-off (into the female form) on billboards, on International Women’s Day (yesterday) is a perfect example. Created by DDB Budapest. Speaking of only slightly changing your visual identity; Adam&EveDDB (London), temporarily changed… More.

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May War Rest In Peace

A big message brought in a small way. Art director, artist and contributor of this blog Jarr Geerligs created these miniature tombstone scenes in the city of Amsterdam. Some are placed at famous war monuments, such as the statue of Anne Frank and the resistance monument across… More.

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Songs in Colour

Reflecting the plans to transform the former Shell HQ (Overhoeks) into an epicentre for the music/creative community, The Stone Twins have created a multi-coloured construction hoarding with a music theme. Measuring 170m in length, the installation features 166 songs with a colour in their title. An eclectic mix such… More.

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Funny how flowers do that

Wow, this made our day! And we just have to copy the copy to express our feelings: “Funny how flowers do that.” We’re not sure whether the young, talented Dutch director Basha de Bruijn will allow us to say this, but it’s like looking at a Jean-Pierre… More.

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Sound Bench

The Metropole Orchestra, together with Y&R, have spread 12 sound benches throughout the Netherlands (you can find the locations here) to promote their ‘wilderness’ tour; a life performance at 10 cinemas synchronous with the film ‘The New Wilderness’. This film quite beautifully shows a Dutch nature reserve,… More.

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In the pocket plus

Last week the new iPhone was introduced in the Netherlands. Since there’s not much to say about the iPhone 6, except that it now finally has the same size as the Samsung Galaxy, we were quite surprised that people were still waiting in line. Anyway, since the iPhone… More.

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