COLORS 79 Collector selected for the D&AD Annual

Aug 02, 2011

“My personal congratulations on your success at this year’s D&AD Awards”, said the email by Tim O’Kennedy, D&AD’s Ceo. This a great email to receive while I sip my coffee from the high altitude of Colorado, and this is good news to share with the rest of the team.

After the Silver Award in the Editorial Design category of the 90th Art Directors Club,  COLORS 79 Collector, under the Creative…

How will we move, Anne Lise?

Transport

In 2050 80% of the world’s population will live in urban centers. 4 out of 10 cars will be electric and, while walking down the road, you will be very likely to bump into a Smart Pod Car, a kind of mobile office where every function will be operated by voice control. This is the vision of Anne Lise Kjaer, a Danish futurologist that we interviewed during the research for Colors 81 - Transport. Have a look at…

What the hell is this?

Jul 18, 2011

These two dudes are from Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea. The weird thing that you can see hanging from their penises is the traditional koteka or penis sheath, made out of dried out gourds. The object the two are curiously looking at is a copy of Colors 13: No words, given to them by Ermanno Foroni, who also shot this photo in 1996. 15 years have gone by since that day and Colors is still striving to reach as…

Transport obsessed

Transport

One of the first statistics I came across during the research for Colors 81 – Transport was that 1/3 of workers in Copenhagen normally commute by bike. A sudden desire to be “Scandi” (a bit like my art director Henriette) and incredibly civilized got hold of me. I borrowed a bike from a friend of mine and started cycling to work every day. It wasn’t so bad. The weather was mild, flowers were…

Oh, shit

Shit

Did you know that soybean paste is the substance that, once inside a toilet, resembles the most to shit? TOTO scientists made this stunning discovery, after trying with apples, flat sponge, crumpled paper, golf balls and wiggly bits of plastic. TOTO is Japan’s biggest and oldest toilet manufacturer. Since 1980 it has sold 20 million hi-tech washlets to a nation of 160 million people. Some of them…