Rotterdam-based agency Bikker came up with a nice piece of visualisation: the ‘Logo Projector’, which is a nice tool that reflects the colour position of (mostly) Dutch brands and their context. As you can see, many, many logos are blue or red. Why?
Most beer brands in the world are pretty boring if take into account the ongoing creative endeavors of the Belgian company Vedett. One month ago I came across a Vedett-flavored concrete silo on a construction site in Antwerp that made me look twice.
The Good Guide created a nice interactive tool that provides insight in political leanings of a wide range of large companies. The graph shows how corporations such as Google, FedEx and McDonald’s donate to Democrats and/or Republicans in terms of amount of money between 2004 and the second quarter of 2008. Some interesting conclusions can be drawn….
Mapping becomes increasingly popular. Not only among geographers, planners and urbanists, but also within circles of arts, media and culture. The word ‘data’ could easily be considered the most used word on urbanism blogs in 2009. The reason why this emphasis on information took a flight has probably much to do with new possibilities and…
The Wibautstraat is a modern four track road that ends in the center of Amsterdam. For years this street was considered to be the most ugly street of Amsterdam. Indeed it’s badly maintained and traffic runs 24/7 here. But it’s definitely not fair to call this street the most ugly one in Amsterdam. In fact it’s a ‘potential lane’, expressed by the sudden emergence of temporary clubs and bars such as Trouw and Canvas. Even the New York Times spent an article on it, claiming that the Wibautstraat is “emerging as a center of hip in this city, splashed in disappearing newsprint”.