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

whopper freakout zone

Posted on | December 27, 2007 | No Comments

nice piece of third party endorsement advertising. burger king ran an experiment where they pretended in one burger king that the whopper was discontinued. see the peoples reaction. pretty clever.

website with full-res version


interactive ad for hema

Posted on | December 27, 2007 | No Comments

haven’t seen this before. check out this fun interactive ad for hema.

website – interactive ad


fotofest beijing

Posted on | December 27, 2007 | No Comments

not really recent but nevertheless interesting. some of the images have a truth and reality to it you don’t find that often anymore. in october 2006, fotofest international partnered with hewlett packard china and a team of chinese photographers and businessmen to sponsor an event bringing together 278 contemporary chinese photographers and 35 influential professionals from the professional and art photography world in europe, north america, china and australia – meeting place fotofest beijing 2006 (MPFB2006).

MBFB2006 was an unprecedented event in china. it was designed to open up new opportunities for contemporary chinese photography. it was the first time a large number of contemporary photographers in china were able to show their work to such a broad-based group of important international curators, commercial gallery owners, photography festival directors, editors, representatives of photo agencies, educators, and director/curators of artist spaces.

photographers came to beijing from all over china. some were long-time professionals and others were recent graduates of chinese art and film schools. for four days, the international reviewers met with chinese photographers on a one-to-one basis, looked at their work and shared professional knowledge. the range of photography presented was remarkably broad, from classical black and white documentary to conceptual color works.

website fotofest




brazilian baile funk

Posted on | December 26, 2007 | No Comments

came across this fun piece and wanted to share.

room/building tetris

Posted on | December 21, 2007 | No Comments

i love when people have strange and surprising ideas like these. the videos with people “playing” room or building tetris is quite cool. either way, electronically or manually controlled, it’s fun.

herbaceous planted fashion retail shop

Posted on | December 20, 2007 | No Comments

mass studies is a korean based architecture firm that was founded in 2003 by minsuk cho in seoul. the studio recently finished the design of shop for fashion retailer ann demeulemeester. the building consists of four levels, the shop, a multi-store and restaurant on the top floors. the project’s facade is made from a geo-textile planted with herbaceous perennials to form a living wall. the greenery is carried into the shop, incorporating nature whenever possible. the studio focuses on issues involving density and living in urban korean areas. the shop’s location is in a residential neighborhood that is evolving into a shopping district.




rdi awards

Posted on | December 20, 2007 | No Comments

the 2007 ‘royal designer for industry’ awards were given out early this month, honoring 6 uk designers; in addition 6 international designers, received ‘honourary royal designer for industry’ distinctions. the awards were set up by the ‘royal society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures & commerce’ in 1936 to encourage high standards in design. only 200 designers can hold the distinction at any time, making it one of the most highly regarded design honours in the uk. the distinction of ‘honorary royal designer for industry’ is also only awarded to a limited number of designers.the 2007 ‘rdi’ awards were given to edward barber and jay osgerby, nigel gee, margaret howell, ben kelly and simon waterfall. the honourary ‘rdi’ awards were given to naoto fukasawa, antonio citterio, john lasseter, mark pollack, erik spiekermann and piero tosi.

rdi2.jpgthe “le monde” newspaper design by erik spiekermann


Posted on | December 20, 2007 | No Comments

funny. a typical skittles commercial. no other comments.


unicef image of the year

Posted on | December 20, 2007 | No Comments

this shot by stephanie sinclair is amazing. it shows an 11 year old afghan girl which was just married to a 40 year old afghan man. not only that i believe he is lying (doesn’t he look like he is at least 132 years old?) but also the look she gives him (kind of like “dude, wash you beard”) – just great. this image is a reality portrait out of thousand and one nights. 


santa’s ghetto

Posted on | December 10, 2007 | No Comments

interesting art project in israel, check out the website. “bethlehem is one of the most contentious places on earth. perched at the edge of the judaen desert at the intersection of europe, asia and africa in the state of palestine it was governed by the british following the collapse of the ottoman empire. after world war II the united nations voted to partition the region into two states - one jewish, one arab and there’s been fighting ever’s obviously not the job of a loose collection of idiot doodlers to tell you what’s right or wrong about this situation, so you’re advised to do further reading yourself (this month’s national geographic has an excellent article all about Bethlehem).

we would like to make it very clear “santa’s ghetto” is not allied to ANY race, creed, religion, political organization or lobby group. as an organisation the only thing we’ll say on behalf of our artists is that we don’t speak on behalf of our artists. this show simply offers the ink-stained hand of friendship to ordinary people in an extraordinary situation.every shekel made in the store will be used on local projects for children and young people. not one cent will go to any political groups, governmental institutions or, in fact, any grown-ups at all. salaam.”

santa’s ghetto website




violin playing toyota robot

Posted on | December 10, 2007 | No Comments

pretty crazy what we have to face in a few years and obviously that’s not the end. pretty sure our dark visions of robotic future will come true in one or the other way but if we develop and build robots for human pleasure now everyone knows how far the military versions of these must be already.


Posted on | December 10, 2007 | No Comments

great commercials for carling created by agency shop beattie mcguinness bungay and directed by fredrik bond who has a distinct sensitivity and intuition for comical human interaction, fantastic casting, sets and wardrobe.



full on fruit

Posted on | December 10, 2007 | No Comments

looking at these print ads you do wonder how sturburst really tastes. hmmm, i’d say like a greenpeace tank, a hippie knight or a communist samurai. well, all with full on fruit flavor of course.





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