Design

MediaMonks opens in LA

As from this month MediaMonks is officially open for business in LA. The new office is on Venice Beach, which has become a creative hub and home to digital start-ups like snapchat. According to founder and COO Wesley ter Haar: “After almost 3 years on the US market it was time time to open a hub… More.

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The Human Truck

The world of international parcel and freight distribution is quite competitive. But it’s also pretty homogeneous; the big brands, such as UPS, DHL and TNT, will all tell you that they service your package as fast as possible. That’s maybe why TNT decided to introduce a new visual identiy and pay off: “The People Network.”… More.

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A beyond-design conference

Depending on how you look at it you can see What Design Can Do as a political conference sold as a design conference. But also as a science, technology, philosophical and creativity conference. Richard van der Laken, founder of the event and partner at De Designpolitie, considers the designer “a researcher, entrepreneur and initiator.” According to… More.

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Last Season

Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug (aka ‘Lernert en Sander’) are Amsterdam based artists. We know them for their “high-concept films and installations,” that always come with simple but aesthetic art direction, and with a subtle and often cheeky sense of humour. Last time we wrote about them, we shared their commercials for Burgernet and Knab.… More.

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A’dam revealed; the new creative hotspot

The new name of the impressive (but for some ugly) Overhoeks Toren located on the Northern shore of IJ river, opposite Central Station and next to EYE, is A’dam. This is not just a much-used abbreviation of Amsterdam but also stands for Amsterdam Dance And Music. The first association could be a problem, since it… More.

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Nice piece of craftsmanship

In 1888 George Safford Parker literally wrote history with an innovation which was deemed impossible at the time: a pen which did not leak ink. To celebrate 125 years of Parker pens Artbox, commissioned by Saatchi & Saatchi Geneva, created a key visual which summarizes the history and craftsmanship of the company in one single image.… More.

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Heartvertising

As you probably know by now Kokoro is the winner of Amsterdam’s New Kids on the Block Award 2013, organized by Conclusion and Fonk. The agency won 300 (!) outdoor spots to advertise their brand. It has therefore asked designers, illustrators, artists and writers to design something that uses the shape of Kokoro’s heart as a core… More.

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THEY and Momkai win Grand Prix at Red Dots

Last Friday THEY and digital design agency Momkai won two Best of the Best awards at the Red Dots Awards in Berlin with ‘Play your future’ for Aegon in the categories ‘Interface Design’ and ‘Online Communication.’ For the latter they also won a Grand Prix (which you should probably then call ‘the best of the… More.

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CubePix in Amsterdam

Xavi’s Lab is Glassworks’ fully committed Special Projects division which takes on projects that fall outside the traditional post-production and digital services. Xavi’s Lab was set up by Xavi Tribo in 2011 and uses the agencies collected experience to create pieces that can fill technical requirements for shoots, installations for experiential platforms, or simply provide inspiration… More.

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