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Creative Cruise

This Thursday is going to be hot and sweaty. So we’re glad that we are invited to sail Amsterdam’s canals by Creative Cruise, an initiative of creative producer Bart Kokke, in partnership with Superhero Cheesecake, Zender and John Beckers. Superhero Cheesecake neatly developed an RSVP-site with an… More.

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Dutch Embassy in Cannes promotes Amsterdam

As we wrote a few weeks ago the Embassy of Dutch Creativity will be opening its doors in Cannes this year for the first time. On June 25th the ambassadors of more than 30 Dutch creative agencies will represent the Netherlands and especially Amsterdam with… More.

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Awesome Amsterdam

I love Amsterdam. Almost everything about it. But just like the rest of the world, Amsterdam can always use some more Awesomeness. This week I attended the very first edition of “Awesome Amsterdam”, which is the Dutch chapter of the Awesome Foundation (“Forwarding the interest of… More.

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1000 years Amsterdam

I have always been an avid consumer of books, mostly fiction… lots of fiction plus some work related & design stuff. My most recent book however was on a topic I know little about: town planning. The thick volume (in Dutch) entitled ‘1000 jaar Amsterdam’ is… More.

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Capital A

What a brilliant idea of the Amsterdam Art Weekend to claim the ‘Capital A’. Maybe it would have been even better to claim ‘The capital of Advertising’. Um, sorry, we mean ‘of Art’, of course…

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Amsterdam’s abandoned bicycles

This is how the city of Amsterdam shows its inhabitants how abandoned bicycles form an obstacle in the city. Apparently there are tens of thousands of these bicycles in Amsterdam. By building this maze of 200 bicycles, the Amsterdammers are asked to get rid of… More.

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Highlights PICNIC 2010

‘Redesign the world’ was the theme of this year’s PICNIC. And to support this theme Mitchell Joachim from Terreform ONE quoted John F. Kennedy; “if man can create problems, man can solve them”. As always the international conference that combines innovation, cross media, design, and… More.

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I Amsterdam, through the eyes of a tourist

A few weeks ago Amsterdam newspaper Het Parool criticized Amsterdam’s city marketing, because it would lack creativity. Quite ironic when ‘creativity’ is supposed to be one of Amsterdam’s USP’s. The only thing that connects the city’s scattered marketing activities is the brand ‘I Amsterdam’. And… More.

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Want to see the future?

Since the summer seems to have disappeared definitely, let us look forward to the most interesting conference on cross media and innovation of the year; PICNIC – held from 22 till 24 September in Amsterdam. Today we’re a bit busy, so we’ve taken the liberty… More.

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Guerrilla fail for Sony’s ‘Heavy Rain’

Everybody that lives in Amsterdam recognizes the human sized letters that spell ‘I Amsterdam’. So when the A and the M disappeared this week, people noticed that something was missing. Amsterdam Partners (AP) – the agency that exploits the city slogan – reported the letters… More.

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