Everything gets a remake…

February 4th, 2016 No comments



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 pointer to welcome the human-to-human purpose and experience driven era (adventure) by Ayelet Baron

January 24th, 2016 No comments

Will your children ever own a car? I don’t know, do you own a horse?

January 16th, 2016 Comments off



Source Brett King article on Medium




“Will your children ever own a car?”
“I don’t know, do you own a horse?”





Arriving in Munich

January 8th, 2016 Comments off


Foto Hauptbahnhof München: Andrea Huber


Foto Hauptbahnhof München: Andrea Huber



1In September 2015 the central train station of Munich, once again, came to international media attention as a site of arrival.

For thousands of refugees, after an exhausting and often dangerous journey, the first step into Germany was in Munich. In the train station itself, memorable scenes of welcoming took place.



What happens after the welcome?

Point your browsers at and be in the know.

Christine Umpfenbach, Bernd Kasparek, Suli Kurban, Denijen Pauljevic, Andrea Huber und Jonas Langreiter are consumed with the refugees topic either by way of their profession or biography.

Their website gives refugees a voice and locals a means to become more familiar with who these refugees might be.

Nice typography too.



A debate on integration has flared in Germany after New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne, where more than 100 women reported being sexually assaulted or robbed by men described as being of Arab or North African origin. Norway may just show Germany the way after sex attacks.

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Five years with Europe’s No. 1 e-com company

January 6th, 2016 Comments off



Five years with Europe’s No. 1 e-com company




Recommended 9 min lecture




In the far past there has never been much of a difference between the culture and business approaches of a New York agency from one in Germany.

The same seems to hold true for startups to and fro.

As many people living in Germany, I have been witnessing the break though of Zalando by way of tv ads and little involved media articles.



The deal team of the IPO, Boris, Jan, Michael and Birgit

The deal team of the IPO, Boris, Jan, Michael and Birgit



Admitted, I hated Zalando, even though I knew, the only way this country will ever come to terms with the post-digital age, despite its decade long persistent attempt to dismiss any change in consumer behavior as a fad, was by way of e-com. E-com is where the money goes, it forces German developers and designers to adapt to proper UX attire.



We did a 16 hours press trip early 2013, driving up all locations in one day. This is lunch break (15 minutes).

We did a 16 hours press trip early 2013, driving up all locations in one day. This is lunch break (15 minutes).



The lecture of Boris Radke’s post changed much of my prejudice. I still hate Zalando, but can’t deny a warm and fuzzy feeling for the team behind Zalando.

I love these seemingly honest and naiv posts providing backstage insights and how they spread hope.



Zalando in numbers: about 3 billion Euro in revenue, 3%+ EBIT, listed MDax company, valued at about 8 billion Euro, 10.000employees, over 75.000 m² office space, 3 warehouses in operation and 1 being build.



This year

January 1st, 2016 Comments off



Try not be you

Illustration ©Elizabeth Currier



Try be lesss you.



Maybe next year

December 31st, 2015 Comments off



Natalie Dormer found on

Natalie Dormer. Source.



Emma Peel The Avengers by way of

Diana Rigg as Mrs. Emma Peel. Natalie Dormer’s famously witty banter to thinly disguised innuendo.



Maybe next year

Someone will come to reason and continue the British television series The Avengers and cast Natalie Dormer as Emma Peel, formerly represented by the impeccable Diana Rigg.

Many more of you will come to reason and take the internet back1 from big to small.

Many more of you will come to reason and take productivity2 back from big to small.

Many more of you will come to reason and take commerce back from big to small.

Many more of you will come to reason and return from being consumers to being citizens.

Many of you will come to reason that we don’t need this fascist3 groove thang.

Finnland4 will show the world how adolescent and economic crime is removed from society with their basic income policy.



Criminal Minds to the rescue

December 17th, 2015 Comments off



Can the cast of Criminal Minds
please help NSA with their algorithms?



Big data requires
better profiling

©CBS Source:

Criminal Minds to the rescue


After WWII, the US of A has had an unfortunate track record of lost wars. We now have our government’s engagement to regret. That on international terrorism.

Even with drone strikes under way, the public may want to consider demanding transparency. Proof of effective concentration on homeland security. Demonstration of effective collaboration with intelligence agencies of western countries under attack.




Let’s not follow an unfortunate track record.
Let’s do what we have a more fortunate proven track record for.




Learn from had experiences

Building off the success of both, Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. Encourage collaboration and engagement with the country’s developer and design community. And help improve national security with more effective profiling algorithms. Adaption of the lean startup culture. Replace the broken OS with a responsive one.

In 2011 New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg appointed Rachel Haot Chief Digital Officer. Her assignment? Make New York City the digital capitol. More recently Governor Cuomo promoted proliferated Haot to switch the state’s OS to responsive. made use of hackathons. came next. It was also Cuomo who saved us New Yorkers from Ed Koch’s genius strokes more than once.

Better yet ask the team of Criminal Minds to help with briefing.



My venerable, old school in the new world

December 16th, 2015 Comments off Meine alte Schule in der neuen Welt. old school in the new world.

old school in the new world


For the most part of my good life in advertising, I held my art school in high esteem, I like to thank my teachers, Frau Schulenburg and Herr Teger for a solid education in design.

Since 1915 the Blocherer school is the training centre for creatives in the areas communication design and interior decoration in Munich. With the relaunch of their website the art school accepts the new world in a post digital age and redefines itself accordingly from the ground up.


  • Today, Wednesday, Dec 16 at 1:30pm, the aptitude test for the summer semester of 2016 is taking place.
  • Talks, showroom visits and a staff of 24 lecturers make for practical training and individual mentoring.
  • Graduates can get their bachelor or master degree in London.



You will be judged (or you will be ignored)

Today’s educated designers find themselves in midst the disputes of social media. Our reputation is at stake. More often than not, the more entertaining, insightful and creative ideas come from these channels.

But today’s generation of art school students can hold their ground long term as no previous generation was enabled to!


vignetteYou can document
your lifetime chronicle
as you go
on the go


Instead of an out-of-date portfolio, you maintain a chronicle of your work but with a difference. Its not just an online portfolio, it is also a journal of your professional lives. Something of relevance to your peers and trade. Something your peers and trade can learn from.

It will take 1 or 2 hours of supreme concentration out of your day, to jot down a story of relevance to your peers and your trade, and it won’t cost you more than the monthly recurring expense of $10.



to the left Blocherer students at the October Fest. to the right: Veronika Uhlmann and Daniel Dückminor receive their Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Graphic Design at Middlesex University in London.

to the left: Blocherer students at the October Fest. to the right: Veronika Uhlmann and Daniel Dückminor receive their Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Graphic Design at Middlesex University in London.



Unschooling1 trend

A blog is the tool for recent unschooling tendencies. Unschooling was coined in the 1970s and used by educator John Holt, widely regarded as the “father” of unschooling.. It advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning.

Art scholars choose a topic they want themselves to be consumed by. Pick a fitting theme for a blog, which is often available free of charge or at little cost. Done during completion of semesters, they are writig their own chronicle, By maintaining your blog you continuously create new meaning for your brand. At age 45 when in most countries the going gets tough, you have established something to look back to, something that helps you change even at old age.

Each art school scholar is a brand of their own.

With a well maintained design diary (your blog), chances are some or all of these things may happen in real time:


  • Connect with adored fellow designers all over the world
  • Self-actualization and laser sharp clarity
  • Attention by your trade and trade press
  • Collaborate with adored talents
  • Pull jobs
  • Build your own audience
  • Security, courage and strength
  • Entrepreneurship



    Adored art student,

    you may already know this, now imagine each and everyone would maintain their chronic, it would disrupt schools and everyone would be consumed by what they want to be busy with by their own jurisdiction and choice.

    All connected people have development as a friend. But only you have time on your side.



There is something extraordinary happening in the world

December 14th, 2015 Comments off



There is something extraordinary happening in the world



A medium article by Gustavo Tanaka, recommended by more than 3k Medium readers. It may leave you wondering as well.

Here are the headlines for you to decide if the lecture is worth 6 minutes of your time.


extraordinary happening

  1. No one can stand the employment model any longer
  2. The entrepreneurship model is also changing
  3. The rise of collaboration
  4. We are finally figuring out what the internet is
  5. The fall of exaggerated consumerism
  6. Healthy and organic eating
  7. The awakening of spirituality
  8. Unschooling trends

    Who created this teaching model? Who chose the classes you have to take? Who chose the lessons we learn in history classes? Why didn’t they teach us the truth about other ancient civilizations?
    Why should kids follow a certain set of rules? Why should they watch everything in silence? Why should they wear a uniform? What about taking a test to prove that you actually learned?
    We developed a model that perpetuates and replicates followers of the system. That breed people into ordinary human beings.
    Fortunately, a lot of people are working to rethink that though concepts such as unschooling, hackschooling, homeschooling.

    Maybe you’ve never thought of that and even may be in shock. But it’s happening.

    Silently, people are being woken up and are realizing how crazy it is to live in this society.

    Look at all these new actions and try to think everything is normal we were taught so far is normal. I don’t think it is.

    There is something extraordinary happening.



Read in full by Gustavo Tanaka