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Gracht beer

Not the most enticing advertising we’ve ever come across – have you ever drunk from a bottle with a cigarette bud inside? But an interesting concept nevertheless; beer brewed from canal water. While Amsterdam canal water used to be notoriously disgusting – you could literally see the… More.

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Down The Rabbit Hole

The Dutch festival Down The Rabbit Hole (a yearly festival taking place at the end of June in Beuningen), launched a competition half a year ago asking people to come up with a way to entertain the festival crowd. Thijs Biersteker and music agency Amp.Amsterdam… More.

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The Light She Brings

Joep Beving performing at What Design Can Do. Photo credit: Leo Veger. A year ago Joep Beving released his album ‘Solipsism‘, a side project, next to his strategy/new business job at Massive Music. The idea was conceived in Cannes a few years ago when he casually played… More.

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Butt X-Ray

When Aernoud Bourdrez (IP lawyer and art collector) saw the Butt X-ray scene in “Jackass: The Movie” he was instantly fascinated by it. Not particularly by the fact that Ryan Dunn stuck a toy car up his arse and had an X-ray made of it, but by the fact that he… More.

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トランプ 2016

Mike Diva has taken it upon himself to make a Donald Trump ‘commercial’ japan style. Which is amazing. Known from videos like the sexy sax man, mike has made some internet sensations. He describes himself as maker of videos, music, memes and dreams and he… More.

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Lowbrow turned highbrow

Rock and roll stars get knighted, graffiti artists conquer art gallery spaces… Eventually, all ‘low’ culture gets appreciated by the establishment. It sure took a while, but later this month Antwerp’s museum of modern art MUHKA will host an exhibition dedicated to house and rave… More.

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Way-out weirdness

Old Spice has successfully claimed the domain of way-out weirdness. This week they’re taking it to the next level by parodying their own parodies of advertising by remixing them. Behold and see Nick DenBoer’s ‘horrifying mutant nightmare abomination’.

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Eye See Sound

Artworks at the exhibition Eye See Sound; bottom: Jarr Geerligs, top: Herman Poppelaars. Photographer Paul D. Scott came up with the idea to build an exhibition around sound; Eye See Sound. He asked creatives from the Amsterdam creative industry (such as Bram van Alphen, Jarr Geerligs, Gijs van den… More.

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Golden Pixels for The Netherlands

Last weekend the 10th European Design Awards took place in Vienna, Austria. Us Dutchies scored 31 awards out of 40 nominations. A huge score that is. Remarkably all of our best work were digital projects. Studio Vruchtvlees took 6 awards home this year. A special shout out went… More.

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The new magic of instant analogue

For their new analogue instant camera Impossible Project asked Teenage Engineering to design the I-1. “Reinventing instant photography for the digital age” as Impossible Project calls it. The possibility to control the analogue camera with the I-1 App, let’s you have fun with digital effects in an analogue environment.… More.

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Wintergatan

True craftsmanship is a rarity these days. Wintergatan is definitely very crafty. Being in the making for a good 3 years this reinterpretation of a barrel organ is a work of art. Feast your ears.

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