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Hershey’s father daughter ad

February 6th, 2016



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“My Dad”

Reliable world class ad






Everything gets a remake…

February 4th, 2016



Faster Company.
Kill, kill, kill!

Foto: Everett Collection via Shutterstock und FastCoDesign



…and neglect

My initial experience with FastCompany’s website remake was, that I could no longer find the article, I referenced in yesterday’s blog post.

We owe it to theme and template based design, and the impeccable, universal design standards of Medium, to be blessed with something close to a global web standard. It allowed us to be delighted by efficiency and elegance when working the web.

Okay web pages have become as good as okay print magazine pages.

Recently structures, organic order and reliable functionalities are in decline. Of all things, FastCompany made a first step toward negligence with their wild design remake.

Nothing wrong with the articles. You lost me on the initial page neglecting any sense of overview or orientation.

The homepage is a mess.



A logo stands out in midst of bad logo redesign

February 3rd, 2016



David Beckham Logo

Subtraction is often more effective than additions.



At age 84 legendary ad man George Lois Is still at It



George Lois the American icon in graphic design has clear words in the face of political correctness.

I have a fitting logo to show off in midst of bad logo redesign. That of David Beckham.

Those of you who hate it, can refer to it, by picking up a running joke by Peteski: “Someone please shoot me”.

For those of you who love it, it may be shared as best practice. You don’t have to guess what it stands for. It says David Beckham in capital letters. The cut out of what you may associate with a Lois Logossoccer-goal-hole, makes it more memorable.

Every so often it is more effective to subtract than to add layers. Added layers rarely are of relevance but common practice of many insecure brands. Some brands keep adding. A practice more often than not to the effect of subtracting rather than adding value.Read in full by Florian Bachleda






German rock music as I have come to expect it

February 2nd, 2016



Supernormal in German music rocks



German music
as I have come to expect it



Sohnemann Heinz






Tut es doch weh



Have a listen. Good solid German rock music. You hardly notice you are listening to it. It’s special by not trying too hard to be special. It’s unique by not trying too hard to be unique. It’s supernormal.

And that is exactly what I find sensational about Turbostaat. Nothing special—nothing here tries to capture an audience’s attention with added layers. No effort is required to love it. The uniqueness is that you cant sense it being unique. It sounds and feels as expected or as we have ideally come to know it from good German rock music. Even the videos are non-disturbing as we have come to know them from garage bands. Not bad. Not really well produced either. Done. No need to wait for perfection to set it.



Take good care of yourself

January 31st, 2016



Tu Dir selbst was Gutes

Something to show for in auto tweet.






“Take good care of yourself”

New classic advertising




Introducing Elon and the rebirth of Currl

January 30th, 2016



Introducing Elon
and the rebirth of Currl

Rob Hope, Capetown surfer and developer is back with Elon, the first WordPress theme by Currl




Here is the Elon demo, here is the Elon product page, use the coupon HITDELETE for 25% off the price.

Read in full by Rob Hope



Welcome Alistair

January 29th, 2016



Announcement of Birth





Welcome Alistair.
The man who fell on his feet

Born January 29, 2016 at 8:18 PM, 18.89 inches, 7.07 lb.
Please note that Alistair fell on his feet right at birth.



All our utmost gratitude toward family & friends for continued support and sympathy.



Visit mom's site

No mommy blog.
Rather what consumes my daring daughter.

Forget work-life balance. It’s work-life



Love in the Age of Hate

January 29th, 2016



via Medium | bad words |umair haque

Quelle: Medium

LLove in the Age of Hate


The real extreme sport of an age of broken dreams isn’t cage fighting. It’s hate. Here’s how not to let it ruin you. A 6 min lecture by Umair Haque.
Read in full on Medium



Categories: shared

Why Medium?

January 28th, 2016



Why Medium?

Why Medium?


Of help perhaps for bloggers pondering the question which media to make use of.

  • Administer your own blog?
  • Publish on linkedIn?
  • Or migrate to Medium?

Read in full on Medium



A pointer to Dov Charney’s statement regarding the American Apparel bankruptcy ruling

January 26th, 2016



Bring back Dov!

Protest signs created by Dov Charney’s supporters at a rally at American Apparel Headquarters.

American Apparel



Read in full on Medium



”Since relocating American Apparel to Los Angeles in the late 1990’s from South Carolina I was bucking conventional wisdom by trying to preserve American manufacturing jobs and keep apparel manufacturing in the United States. Even though everyone else was moving jobs offshore, I was able to build and grow a profitable apparel business by manufacturing domestically. At every step along the way people challenged me and said I was crazy for trying. American Apparel was one of the only companies that shattered the sweatshop paradigm by paying fair wages, and did so at scale. By the time American Apparel went public in 2007, it was running the largest operating apparel manufacturing plant in the United States.“





American Apparel brought us the drama of clashing conventional classic corporate identity design with controversial, adventurous authenticity in its ads. Thereby introducing DIY employee created content. Ready or not: Truth well told.