This construction made by architect Alexander Lefebre and artist Jetske Verhoeven popped up during the alternative art event Kunstvlaai in Amsterdam. It’s a small temporary movie theatre used to show a film by Jetske Verhoeven about abandoned places. The construction called Upon, refers to ‘once upon the time in the west’ and is inspired by the good old saloon you can find in a stereotypical Western movie. 730 Orange crates were used to create an experience comparable with visiting the dilapidated houses and motels in the Wild West. Here on the prairie the ever blowing wind is always tangible through the open windows and doors of the abandoned wooden cowboy houses. The open spaces in the walls of this cottage provide an additional atmosphere supporting the projected film. Check out the (Dutch) video below to find out more about Upon.
Come along at Trouw on Tuesday 24 April for a new mind-blowing edition of PechaKucha Amsterdam! Expect fascinating stories, ideas and doses of inspiration by twelve enlightened minds, bound by the world-famous rule of 20 slides x 20 seconds, as well as funky tunes, visuals and more… Presentations by Hans Ubbink, Agata Jaworska (Droog Design),…Read more →
Thanks to Dutch blog Het Zesde Vlak we found out about a fantastic public toilet in Rotterdam by Monica Bonvicini (thanks Trendbeheer!). The toilet was part of the Rotterdam City of Architecture 2007 festival. The cabine, which can be considered a brilliant piece of artwork, has mirrored walls from the outside. From the inside, however,…Read more →
Sky-writing and airplane banners are pretty nice outdoor advertising concepts, but not as outstanding as flying people! These remarkable objects in the the sky are remotely controlled human-shaped aircrafts. This is a marketing campaign of 20th Century Fox to promote its newest blockbuster Chronicle. The creator of the controversial concept is Thinkmodo, the office that also created the iPad…Read more →
In order to inspire more people to go running (and to sell more sportswear), Nike recently launched the urban campaign ‘Unleashed Run, Take Mokum’. Amsterdam-based advertising and design agency …,staat was asked to create a home for runners and a meeting-place for the campaign. It turned into a fantastic exclusive temporary shop in the Dutch…Read more →