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Curd Beard

The Danio poster on the left is getting quite some press in Amsterdam. The local TV channel wrote on its website “Hipster with curd is playing on the minds of the Amsterdammers”. There was even a hashtag #kwarkbaard (‘curd beard’). It’s not difficult to imagine… More.

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“Tasty boob show”

I’ll be honest, I had no intention of writing about this campaign. Having dismissed it as an adult male’s juvenile wet dream ejaculating into the ad world and requiring no further thought space in my brain.  However, last weekend I was cycling through Amsterdam with… More.

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Experimental Jetset

“Statement and Counter-statement” is the first-ever publication on the work of Amsterdam based design trio Experimental Jetset. The pocket-sized book contains the studio’s work over a period of two decades, scanned and printed on its actual size – which means you only get to see a part… More.

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Wranger vs Wrongler

This ‘out of home’ and social campaign for iconic brand Wrangler was made by We Are Pi and “aims to motivate people on how to lead a better life by giving customers a lifestyle choice, the Wrangler way, to extract the most out of your… More.

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The lock you should have had

Amsterdam is the city of bikes. Which naturally means also the city of bike thieves. Each year about 9.616 bikes get stolen – not even that many if you know that the city has close to a million bikes. Anyway, AXA now presents the “strongest bike lock on the… 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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For the wild and adventurous

One of the things I fell in love with when I moved to Amsterdam almost a decade ago, was the lively, thriving spirit of the alternative underground scene in the city. For me it stands for art, creative spirit, free expression, anti-establishment and anything other… More.

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Creative Press Challenge chooses to fight cancer

De Persgroep, who organises the Creative Press Challenge, chose this year’s charity: Fight Cancer. The annual competition – held for the third time this year – invites advertising talent (based in the Netherlands) to show the power of print (ads). Fight Cancer is a foundation for… More.

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Flying Atlas

Writer and copywriter Sidney Vollmer just published a diary (in Dutch) with his tweets from 2014 called “Atlasvlinders” – in English ‘Atlas moths’. The cover of the book was designed by Jarr Geerligs. Geerligs cut the butterflies and title out of an old Atlas that he bought in a second-hand shop… More.

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