Mobile Cyber Theft of a van den Nieuwendijk

And on the subject of Jordy van den Nieuwendijk. I manged to trick him into giving me a 100% original and exclusive work.

I pretended that he should have a play with my Samsung Galaxy Note and ‘see how good the stylus is’ . (Knowing full well he wouldn’t be able to not do something good).



He’ll probably hate me for posting this (it was done on a bumpy bus ride after a couple of beers) but I think it’s pretty wonderful. Sorry @JvdNieuwendijk

I wonder if I can trick any other artists into creating original works for me using the ‘try my stylus’ method…?

Waiting in Line 2 Hack You

I was chatting to Jordy van den Nieuwendijk at Here on Friday. And he mentioned that he’d worked with a guy at W+K NYC who was responsible for Waiting in Line 3D.

WIL3D is one of my favorite things of all time, and having the warped mind behind it working for the same company is beyond thrilling!

So like a proper fanboy I sent Rajeev a message of love and admiration. Rajeev send a nice message back, and pointed me at a recent project called Nice2HackYou which is also for a band, and also mind-bendingly awesome.

I installed the Chrome Extension and held my breath. Thankfully I installed it on a ‘clean’ machine. So I’ve got very little Fox News or other disgusting items in my browser history…



Yellow seems to be the hardest colour


If you were trying to say sorry to thousands of people would you pick light yellow on light grey? And then sign it off with the self-congratulatory hashtag #greaterwest.

Einstein on Life

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.

~ Albert Einstein

I’m not normally a quote person, I can never remember the buggers. But got sent this in an email this morning and thought it was decent.

Typeset In The Future

Thank you @daveaddey from the Internet you’ve made my evening. Thank you for analysing fonts from sci-fi. You are wonderful.

Typeset In The Future | Dedicated to fonts in sci-fi.

via: metafilter

David Chang on Creative Direction

Well not exactly. But there’s many parallels in his talk about achieving deliciousness in the kitchen. All you have to do is replace the odd word here and there, and he could be talking about what it’s like to work in a decent agency: what the tradeoffs and sacrifices are, the importance of failure, and the feeling that you want to vomit sometimes.

Well worth spending 15 minutes with…

I’m a huge fan of Lucky Peach which is the magazine that his group publishes. I’m not a massive food nerd, but it’s one of the few publications that I read every single page of when I get one. It’s always full of great design, photos and writing.