Archive for the 'advertising' Category

Long time no blog

September 6, 2008

Long time no blog, because of this.

Amazingly, I still remember the login, so here we go again.

[above image: original advertisement from the Metropolis Chronicle, reproduced from a scan of microfilm, originally published in Metropolis, Nevada, USA, July 15, 1912. John B. Crapo was an assistant to the director of the Metropolis promotional campaign.]


Super fun

July 22, 2008

I worked on the design and layout for this ad with Richard Woods, which just ran as a full page in Frieze. The exhibition is at Milton Keynes Gallery, full info here.

Looking in / looking out

July 1, 2008

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June 27, 2008

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The dream imagined

June 26, 2008

Sign for the still-in-progress residential development of Goldewijk, in Almere, The Netherlands. The tagline is indeed: The Dream Imagined.

Below, two dwellings from Goldewijk. I’m impressed to see that the Dutch have so fully embraced postmodernism in their quasi-suburbia; these two piles are just down the street from one another, practically neighbors.

[pix by imagineering]

Murakami vader pounds a brew

April 23, 2008

Remix of poster ads for Star Wars, Murakami and beer. Love it when user generated crosses over into physical, public space. From the NYC subway.

Pictures and title from Andiamnotlying.

Appliqué variety

April 11, 2008

They’re building fast and thick in Leidsche Rijn, a new planned city for 80,000 residents outside of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Leidsche Rijn is just one part of the Dutch VINEX development plan: new cities to house the expanding population in locations that border the current major cities of Utrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague and Amsterdam.

The pictures above are from a promotional display for the ‘Ensemble’ neighborhood in the Leidsche Rijn Information Center.

[pix by imagineering]


March 14, 2008


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Immigration and naturalization

February 16, 2008



I recently journeyed to the Department of Immigration and Naturalization here in the Netherlands. While waiting in line with other foreign visa seekers and aspiring residents of Holland, I was surprised to note that the entertainment was a Disney show-reel screen, with looped highlights from Disney hits.

[pix by imagineering]

So last century

February 10, 2008


I do love this sign though, particularly for that super funky zig-zag base.

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February 4, 2008



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January 27, 2008


For $9.99 you can “Discover… your Personality, your Style, your Color” on the Ace Color Visualizer CD.

Color Visualizer CD…


[pix by imagineering]

The arches of Maastricht city

January 23, 2008

1. The pedestrian bridge over the river Maas.
2. A sculptural thing next to the medical complex.
3. A soda can display at the supermarket.




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January 20, 2008

“Italy now has its own logo and slogan to promote the country as a brand in areas like tourism.

The logo and slogan were presented… to the press by Premier Romano Prodi and Culture Minister Francesco Rutelli, who oversaw the tender for the initiative.” – Italy magazine.


I love this image. Apologies for the poor quality. “It” was part of a presentation by advising researcher in design Daniël van der Velden at the Jan van Eyck opening week.

[image source is here]


January 13, 2008



I’m newly a fan of Holland’s reusable plastic carry-bags. Maybe I’ll collect them this year..

[pix by imagineering]