—— rub your eyes — fresh aspect creative culture blog / by tammo w ——

me we

Posted on | November 30, 2007 | No Comments

alright, after “you” i got “me we”. you rarely see commercials that simple and easy. in this case done by anomaly. i like it just for that fact (i do like bob and the brand too but that simple is simply sexy). the message comes across, sticks to my brain (because the commercial is that simply it doesn’t even take a lot of brain capacity away). great! don’t you think?


Posted on | November 29, 2007 | No Comments

“urs fischer has reduced gavin brown’s enterprise to a hole in the ground, and it is one of the most splendid things to have happened in a new york gallery in a while. experientially rich, buzzing with energy and entropy, crammed with chaos and contradiction, and topped off with the saga of subversion that is central both to the history of the empty-gallery-as-a-work-of-art but also to the gavin brown experience itself, this work is brimming with meaning and mojo. It was also a herculean project.

a 38-foot-by-30-foot crater, eight feet deep, extends almost to the walls of the gallery, surrounded by a fourteen-inch ledge of concrete floor. A sign at the door cautions, THE INSTALLATION IS PHYSICALLY DANGEROUS AND INHERENTLY INVOLVES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH; intrepid viewers can, all the same, inch their way around the hole. fischer’s pit is titled “you”, and it took ten days to build, costing around $250,000 of brown’s money (heaven only knows what his landlord thought of it.). the gallery’s ground-level garage doors facilitated the jackhammering and removal of the concrete floor and the use of a backhoe to excavate tons of dirt and debris, after which a crew closed off the space with immaculate white walls.

there’s also a cramped antechamber, superfluous but well executed: a smaller reproduction of the main gallery, down to the air ducts and electrical outlets, it’s sort of a mini-me you. ducking through its pint-size entrance is like going though a door in alice’s adventures in wonderland. you have to crouch as you enter and watch where you step in preparation for the more precarious and thrilling main event beyond.”



colors background

Posted on | November 29, 2007 | No Comments

it’s been around for a while but i love that motorola colors webpage to create unique but powerful backgrounds for your computer. the phones at the bottom of the webpage don’t really matter and they are not in the background images you can save either. quite cool. check it out.

motorola color website

ode to axe

Posted on | November 27, 2007 | No Comments

should be the ode to axle. who would love the smell of those artificial support sprays without the very individual touch of the armpit moisture? arrggghhh, that’s what makes them crazy.

henk hofstra

Posted on | November 24, 2007 | No Comments

henk hofstra is an in netherlands born (1952) and based artist. only 17 years old he left home and went to the art academy artibus in utrecht. most of his art, usually paintings, is figurative showing cows, landscapes, flowers and portraits.

a different kind of work he has done is the “blue road” installation – a 1000-meter long and 8-meter wide stretch of road in drachten (holland), painted now bright blue like a stream of water with text on it reading: water is life.

henk hofstra website




pussy versand (for all my german friends)

Posted on | November 24, 2007 | No Comments

thanks to my friend kabe over in transatlantic germany i got this unbelievable piece of web reality. how can someone seriously run an online kitty shop called “pussy versand” (pussy order or shipment). that’s definitely beyond real. i am sure they have a lot of “landing page visitors” on their site – probably not to order cat food. purrrr.

pussy versand website


when you really need it

Posted on | November 24, 2007 | No Comments

ikea is there for you. for all problems the right solution. our australian ad friends from 303 group came up with a funny little commercial (actually they did three but this one is the best). the aussies know: water gets rare down there (soon if not already), better hold on to it.


Posted on | November 23, 2007 | No Comments

ok. thinking about it i’d say this commercial is about a bunch of snickers eating guys (or girls). we follow one that basically runs out of “snickers-power” but lucky as he is he had another and can continue. would have been more interesting to see what the metal-beauties were about to do with little curly brown hair. all over all – not bad for bbdo moscow. the creative director on this is a former russian army general and got all the old metal shit for nothin’. they have enough of it.

geoffroy de boismenu

Posted on | November 21, 2007 | No Comments

some interesting and diverse photography. check out his work.

geoffroy de boismenu website



interactive storefront

Posted on | November 21, 2007 | No Comments

during the new york fashion week, elle macpherson intimates launched an interactive storefront interacting with people passing by. movements of people outside where linked to reaction on screen inside. pretty cool, take a look.

moments – by jacques henri lartigue

Posted on | November 17, 2007 | No Comments

his images are stunning, funny, amazing, and often portrait a moment in history and time. jacques lartigue was born in courbevoie on june 13, 1894. he took his first photographs at the age of six, using his father’s camera, and started keeping what would become a lifelong diary. in 1904 he began making photographs and drawings of family games and childhood experiences, also capturing the beginnings of aviation and cars and the smart women of the bois de boulogne as well as society and sporting events.

an unfailingly curious amateur, he tried out all the available techniques, tirelessly recording the fleeting moments and meticulously arranging his several thousand images in large albums. however, it would seem that photography was not his true vocation. In 1915 he attended the académie jullian: painting was to remain his professional activity and from 1922 onwards he exhibited in the salons of paris and southern france.

his acquaintances in the world of the arts included sacha guitry and yvonne printemps, kees van dongen, pablo picasso and jean cocteau, while his passion for movies saw him work as still photographer with jacques feyder, abel gance, robert bresson, françois truffaut and federico fellini.

although lartigue occasionally sold his pictures to the press and exhibited at the galerie d’orsay alongside brassaï, man ray and doisneau, his reputation as a photographer was not truly established until he was 69, with a retrospective at the museum of modern art in new york and the publication of a portfolio in life. he now added his father’s first name to his own surname, becoming jacques henri lartigue. worldwide fame came three years later with his first book, the family album, followed in 1970, by diary of a century, conceived by richard avedon. in 1975 he had his first french retrospective at the musée des arts décoratifs in paris. for the rest of his life, lartigue was busy answering commissions from fashion and decoration magazines.

he also produced the official photograph of the new french president, valéry giscard d’estaing. he died in nice on september 12, 1986.





joshua davis

Posted on | November 16, 2007 | No Comments

joshua davis is a design troublemaker. “a lot of printers ask me how I created my work,” he says mischievously. “because technically, it’s not actually possible.”davis creates electronically generated graphic compositions of almost unimaginable complexity and individuality. equally at home with print and electronic media, he builds his own Flash-based programs to combine and recombine colors borrowed from nature with forms that include organic shapes, text elements, and other symbols. 

website joshua davis


an image from Davis’s “tropism” exhibition, inspired by a 1908 book of floral dissections, at the Espeis Gallery in Brooklyn, NY


a generative composition created for BMW, based on forms found on the Z4 coupe


Posted on | November 16, 2007 | No Comments

seems like we need some weird craziness these days (probably always has been that way) to get attention but right now every good commercial has to be “hand made” to be cool. dare you to do cgi, that’s OUT! visuals and the latin music don’t work well together and leaves you with this awkward kind of “huu?”.



world leader reviews

Posted on | November 16, 2007 | No Comments

pretty funny viral ads for call of duty 4. done by creatives from ddb in los angeles. wonder if even those guys (political leaders) find these ads funny.




liquid plumr print campaign

Posted on | November 12, 2007 | No Comments

quite cool print campaign from DDB in san francisco.



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