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A type of chocolate

Design Bridge worked for a bunch of chocolate brands this year, which is why the agency converted the acquired knowledge into a chocolate letter. The letter, with some beautiful packaging, is distributed among its business relations as a present, thus aptly serving the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas. The design agency elaborates on the process of crafting this special present on its blog.

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The Pop Up Documentary

Last March we wrote about the Pop Up Agency; six Hyper Island students traveling for 15 weeks through 15 countries to work for (mostly) ad agencies on 48-hour pressure cooker projects. The students – Maksimilian Kallhed, Wout Arets, Alejandro Masferrer, Zlatko Corluka, Julia Schierbeck, and Abraham Abbi Asefaw – have turned their adventure in this… More.

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A Glowing Orb

Last week I was invited by artist Nick Verstand to come and ‘experience’ ANIMA 1 – iki: a glowing orb that simulates interactions between humans and artificial intelligence. The installation was first shown to the public during ADE, but I had missed the opportunity to visit. So I accepted the invitation wholeheartedly and asked my… More.

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Start This Biz

Start This Biz – founded by freelance art director Jarr Geerligs – sells unique company names with a logo and URL as a starter kit. Geerligs, who likes to come up with quirky names and fresh logos, created brands such as Vélophile, Café Sober and Lick Salon – in Dutch. Geerligs: “It is for entrepreneurs… More.

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Screenshaver

For those “who don’t want to go through the hassle of grooming a handlebar” in Movember, Amsterdam based creatives duo Bas van de Poel and Daan van Dam (working at Anomaly), together with Hong Kong based animator Wong Ping (nowhynowhy), created a ‘Screenshaver’ (You can watch the trailer here). “Whenever your computer is not in use, the animated figure starts shaving every… More.

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Only the chocolote bit at the bottom

Kickstarter allows you to make your wildest dreams come true. Take the Bacon Sprinkles by Natwerk that we recently featured. Or these pointy chocolate filled bits (“Puntjes”) at the bottom of a Cornetto. Silly, this initiative by creative team Sharon Goldstoff and Jimmy Mars? Not really, there’s even a Facebook page called “Eating a Cornetto quickly… More.

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Uncommon

Uncommon is seeking the uncomfortable in the comfortable. Uncommon are those who dare to fly without wings. Uncommon is seeing big, in small. Uncommon is 4 agencies, 3 months each. Dawn, Natwerk SUE and Achtung! launch the first cross-agency advertising traineeship program in the Netherlands (maximum age 27, at least 2 years working experience, you have to… More.

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Relight

During this year’s Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven Michiel van Abbe (VANABBETOTVESSEM) shows three light-objects, as part of the Unlocked exhibition. Michiel van Abbe’s ‘Relight’ combines light and photography into light objects.  Unlocked shows work by participants of Driving Dutch Design, a platform for starting design entrepreneurs. His and others work are on show from 18 till 26 October at Strijp-T.

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Google Wave

Most people would recognise the ‘Google camera car’ if they saw it, these days. But how about the ‘Google camera boat’? Just over a month ago, a specially-rigged boat (low to pass under the bridges) was circling around Amsterdam for three days recording the view from the canals. Google have not given a release date yet, but before… More.

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Deli: your personalized city guide

Amsterdam has a new city guide; Deli. It’s based on the idea that “everyone experiences the same city in a different way and ends up looking for something that is tailored to his or her personal taste. And “Through a short personality test, the user is presented with a variety of relevant suggestions of places and activities… More.

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