30 November 2008

Sara De Bondt

Interview met Sara De Bondt van Grapplica, via Vimeo.


give me a reason to be a woman
Originally uploaded by Ültra.

De naam is Backens, Frank Backens

Beste Reclamewereld,

U bent luid en schreeuwerig. U begrijpt geen snars meer van wat ik denk. U verdrinkt in uzelf maar pretendeert nog te kunnen zwemmen. U bent saai en valt in herhaling.

U krijgt zelfs niet langer respect van mij.

En nu?
U heeft mij nodig. U verlangt zelfs al naar mij. U mist de aandacht van een jonge snaak die u nu straal negeert. U mist de blik van die maagdelijk blauwe oogjes die blind geboren werden.

U sterft nu. Je ontwaakt onzacht uit je winterslaap waar je al 10 jaar te lang in rondwentelt. Je vindt het helemaal niet erg dat ik deze e-mail opzettelijk 5 minuten na het verstrijken van de deadline (*) verstuurde. Jij bent een deel van mij, ik deel de lakens uit en ga nu slapen.

Mezelf verkopen hoeft niet meer. Ik zie er verdomd goed uit.

Backens Frank

(*) PS: ervan uitgaande dat onwrikbare deadlines genadeloos vastgepind blijven op de aanvankelijk voorziene datum.

Ik ben bereikbaar op 0474 62 66 98 of dit e-mailadres frank.backens@gmail.com

29 November 2008

The Shins

Lovely artwork, and some healing good indiepoprock...
The Shins: Wincing the night away

1984 is real

1984 is real
Originally uploaded by vormplus.

28 November 2008

Fear and loathing in Mumbai

People read a newspaper carrying reports of the shootings in Mumbai, in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri November 28, 2008. Indian commandos took control of Mumbai's Trident-Oberoi hotel on Friday, but battles raged on with militants who were still holed up in another luxury hotel and a Jewish centre with about half a dozen foreign hostages. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri)

You grab its tail, I'll get the nut

You grab its tail, I'll get the nut
Originally uploaded by Tampen.

Happy Thanksgiving.

27 November 2008

26 November 2008

Colors as USP


While Nike is just out launching it's pink soccer shoe, yes PINK soccer shoe...Mercurial Vapor Rosa. They claim that you have to have such a nerve wearing them that you have to be really good. In other words, everybody will slaughter you on the pitch and in the dug-out wearing those pussy shoes unless you're the best guy out there. Good thinking

You’re all thinking of Cristiano Ronaldo or Ribery, right?

Well, this superb viral »

Nike shows the reactions of various personalities to their new Mercurial Rosa pink boots. My personal highlights are Jeff Stelling mulling over whether to take a macho stance against the Rosas from the comfort of his pink shirt, and the sheer look of disgust on Martin O’Neill’s face!


Yahoo goes purple, and pretty much down to purple with their campaign: Start wearing purple

With this Yahoo has unveiled a new campaign taht embraces indivuality, fashion, style, art and personality. Creating a gallery to showcase people who "wear purple" everyday. Wearing purple means different things to different people. To Yahoo its about putting your personal stamp on life - the way you dress, a change you made in your community or your outlook on life.

If you wear purple they want to hear about it!


JCDC Versus LEGO from Four H on Vimeo.

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac managed to put on his own innovative runway show far away from the steps of the New York Public Library and without those leggy personality-filled models ruining the presentation by tripping on the catwalk. With the help of France’s Four-H visual and music production crew and the wonderfully collaborative folks at Lego, Castelbajac is showing off his Spring/Summer 3001 collection in highly animated fashion.

via communicatiemannen

Zeg het met frietjes

Originally uploaded by FamousBrussels.

Je bent een fijne man Iwein — mooi hé


Originally uploaded by *Zara.

25 November 2008


Originally uploaded by isaacG.Sidro.

I just love 'em

..And she dance

..And she dance
Originally uploaded by AraiGodai.

Fantasies are daydreams. Imaginary visions. Fantasy is a fundamental part of human nature. We see active imagination as healthy in children (watch them playing and you'll see them lost in a world of their own) but something adults should grow out of. Most people never do, however. Even if we manage to suppress our imagination during the day, all those unconscious passions emerge while we're sleeping

19 November 2008

134 / Duvel

134 / Duvel
Originally uploaded by fragmented.

A nice collection of bottlecaps


Originally uploaded by grapplica.

My most visited image on Flickr, check your favs now with the new Flickr Stats function

18 November 2008


Lovely interaction sound-motion-visuals/colors — Michael Paul Young


Originally uploaded by Lars Willem Veldkampf.


Originally uploaded by Lars Willem Veldkampf.

very nice series on who fonts are or feel to be

Michael Paul Young

Very nice bloglike showcase!

Originally born and raised in Tennessee, Michael Paul Young currently calls Bangkok, Thailand home. Michael started his career as one of the directors at the progressive firm Vir2l which was world renowned for rethinking web design from 1998-2000. In 2000, he left Vir2l to start the prestigious design firm WeWorkForThem that has worked with companies such as MTV, VH1, Ford, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, HP, Apple and Microsoft. Since then, Michael has also founded, managed and directs daily the world renowned online design shop, YouWorkForThem.

While not working in the commercial industry of graphic design, Michael’s online project Designgraphik has been at the forefront of online-interactive art since 1998. In 2001, at only age 23 he was nominated for the highly prestigious Chrysler Design Award, typically reserved for architects. Michael’s innovative work online and in video have been exhibited around the world from America to Asia and Australia to Europe. He has gained notable awards (Clio, Cannes Gold Cyber Lion, Art Directors Club) from many festivals and competitions.

Michael continues to work daily as an artist, designer, photographer, director, producer and programer.


AdNerd - Jan
Originally uploaded by AdNerds.

Meet Jan Algoed, Online expert at ProximityBBDO. He has started a new movement from within the organisation, called Adnerds. They're Admen who're very nerdy... well know about the ins and outs of 'the internet'. They (Jan and Bart Muskala - Strategic expert at ProximityBBDO specialize in everything what concerns advertising online and anything beyond digital media.

Go check out they're Slideshares and Bliip at ADNERDS.be

16 November 2008

6 ways to make people like you

1) become genuinely interested in people
2) smile
3) remember taht a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language
4) be a good listener, encourage others to talk about themselves
5) talk in terms of the other person's interest
6) make the other person feel important

14 November 2008


Originally uploaded by rimedhitaf.


photo, hair, make-up, styling | FATIH DEMIR
photo&styling asistant | YIGIT DALDIKLER
special thanks to | HANDE GOKSAN & ACERYA AKTURK

13 November 2008

1939 - New York World's Fair, Trylon and Perisphere

1939 - New York World's Fair, Trylon and Perisphere
Originally uploaded by straatis.


Originally uploaded by Joshua Davis.

Quote Josh:

"Molly O'Donnell from Baltimore, Maryland just mailed me to show off her new tattoo she just got.

To my surprise and delight she's working on a half sleeve from my Once Upon a Forest series entitled "Maxalot".

I have been getting tattooed myself for about 15 years... way before I started writing programs to generate compositions. Because of this I have decided that none of of my tattoos should be generative. My tattoos should always be standard analog drawings.


The answer is simple and Molly O'Donnell is the perfect example... I know I would want this generative work from my head to my toes. Molly... I love your tattoo and wish I could have it.

I'm honored that you would pick my work. Send us more pictures as you get it colored."

06 November 2008

Yes you can

your are leaving
Originally uploaded by rougerouge..

The Unloader

Say goodbye to senseless memos, merciless spreadsheets and clueless reports. Remove the stuff that upsets your workload.

03 November 2008

how to be the perfect ADman

1. Ignore everybody.
2. The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to be yours.
3. Put the hours in.
4. If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.
5. You are responsible for your own experience.
6. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.
7. Keep your day job.
8. Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity.
9. Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.
10. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.
11. Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.
12. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.
13. Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.
14. Dying young is overrated.
15. The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.
16. The world is changing.
17. Merit can be bought. Passion can't.
18. Avoid the Watercooler Gang.
19. Sing in your own voice.
20. The choice of media is irrelevant.
21. Selling out is harder than it looks.
22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.
23. Worrying about "Commercial vs. Artistic" is a complete waste of time.
24. Don't worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.
25. You have to find your own schtick.
26. Write from the heart.
27. The best way to get approval is not to need it.
28. Power is never given. Power is taken.
29. Whatever choice you make, The Devil gets his due eventually.
30. The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.
31. Remain frugal.
32. Allow your work to age with you.
33. Being Poor Sucks.
34. Beware of turning hobbies into jobs.
35. Savor obscurity while it lasts.
36. Start blogging.
37. Meaning Scales, People Don't.
37. When your dreams become reality, they are no longer your dreams.

Lyndon Wade

We men are all pigs, me included. From pig to pig till death do us part.