Photography

David Troquier

French freelance art director and illustrator David Troquier moved to Amsterdam a couple of months ago. The inspiration the city gives him is converted into sketches that he captures and spreads with Instagram and Tumblr. He calls it ‘cartoon bombing.’ Troquier also recently started a comics blog named RandomDam. Troquier grew up in a small… More.

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Ramon Stalenhoef

Ramon Stalenhoef‘s business card reads Creative Director Copy (at SSSS & Orchestra), but besides that he is also an avid photographer. Sometimes he can take his passion for photography to work – like when he did the photos for SSSS’ recent, quite distinctive Van Gils campaign. However, his love for photography really flourishes in his free time… More.

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In the name of Orange

Left: Primary School De Boemer (Wesley Sneijder) Right: Club Spartaan ’20 (Bruno Martins-Indi) Some really simple, smart and sexy work by Anomaly for Nike. The agency took today’s top 20 Dutch National Football players and asked them where they fell in love with their sport.  Anomaly then visited each clubhouse, pitch, square, sidewalk and turf to… More.

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The Standard Calendar

We love this – a worthy piece for this blog to end 2013. KesselsKramer helped The Standard Hotel to make their 2014 calendar. To show the hotel is always aiming for perfection, it took the feedback from its guests as input for the yearly calendar. But, as the hotel likes to things with twist, it used… More.

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Creative press challenge; behind the scenes

A month ago we wrote about the wonderful commercial advertising the Creative Press Challenge. Yesterday we received some behind the scenes photos, taken by Sofie van der Sman, that clearly convey the painstaking process of making the film.

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Crazy Dance

How to make the super sales – the ‘Three Crazy Days’ or Drie Dwaze Dagen – at luxury department store de Bijenkorf look chique. A difficult task. In the past advertising agency Selmore used, among other things, wildlife predators and a special police force to metaphorically show how the crowd goes wild when hunting for… More.

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I simply want a mom

“I don’t want you to feel sorry for me. I don’t want you to call me a bottomless pit. I simply want a mom” – click picture to see the poster in full. Now that is a tone of voice for SOS Kinderdorpen (literally: ‘children’s villages’) that stands out! And what a great photo –… More.

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Album Beauty

At the moment Amsterdam photo museum Foam is exhibiting an ode to the vanishing era of the photo album told through the extensive collection of Erik Kessels, founder of KesselsKramer. The press release reads: “Once commonplace in every home, the photo album has been replaced by images that live online and on hard drives. Photo… More.

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Adidas Predator LZ

A football shoe with five different zones that support all the different foot action – shooting, running, etc. Sounds like marketing. But at least this ad, by Sid Lee Amsterdam, shows the flexibility of the shoe quite well. Photography by Marcel Christ.

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Enter the world of film

“Enter the world of film” is the copy that accompanies this arty film. It was created by Vandejong, directed by Rogier van der Zwaag, and produced by 100% Halal and is to convey that Cineville is there for those who are curious and want to be taken to unknown places. Cineville was launched a few… More.

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