Did my first Pecha Kucha last night at Made in Brunel 08. Terrifying and exciting in equal measures. Maybe terrifying a bit more…
This is probably not what I said, but it’s what I meant to be saying, to be honest it’s all a bit of a blur…
This is where I am from. A place called Murnau. A place which inspired artists like Kandinsky. Very beautiful.
A place where people wear lederhosen. This is a very special one with an inbuilt mp3 player. And this is way before nike +. Murnau has a great art heritage, but advertising is not really happening there.
This is some of the stuff we do at Dare. Digital marketing, advertising all sorts of wonderful things. But I don’t want to show you any of that. I want to show you some of the stuff I do outside work. Stuff that inspires and influences what I do at Dare.
I don’t really like advertising. This is from last years A list book. Why are you good at what you are doing. Actually I love advertising. I love ideas. I am a bit split on this. Art…advertising. Help…
This is a famous example of art turning advertising. I change my opinion on this on a daily basis. Is it ok to do this? I think it is. On top “cog”. At the bottom the original “The way things go”. .
Artvertising – (genius). Does it exist? I am split. On the right is my advertising personality. On the left my artistic self.
…by this man. A very good book btw. I was lucky enough to meet him and present him with my problem. What am I? An artist, an advertising person? He said who cares. So I stopped caring.
I do a lot of drawings on my mobile. All the time. Hundreds of them.
My friend Nerina approached me and asked me to do an exhibition with them. I blew them up and made screen prints.
This is the inevitable proud dad picture. Ben and I got the paints out one day. I thought this looks cool. Took some close ups and…
…fiddled around in photoshop. Sony approached me and this painting is now used as screen image on all new Bravia e4000. I think 1 million will be shipped with Ben’s painting on them.
One day I watched Rocky. I love Rocky. I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to have all Rocky films playing at the same time. So I layered all of them over the top of each other. I actually watched the whole thing. Pretty mental. A couple of weeks later I did the same with Jaws.
I often think what Warhol would have done with the internet. He would have loved it. Especially Twitter. This is an ongoing thing I do on my Twitter feed. I post a random sentence from his diaries every day. I call it Daily Random Warhol. (DRW). Coops is doing the same for Tibor Kalman (DRT) and Dangerous is doing it for Hunter S Thompson (DRH).
This is a Flickr group I run called Lonely Drinks. Sad lonely drinks. Drinks that are lonely and sad.
I have a thing about giant squids. A mysterious monster creature that has never been filmed alive. I collect links and thing about giant squids on my blog. People now send me stuff from around the world. This is a giant squid cuddly toy I picked up at Barcelona airport. Genius.
But before it gets too silly, back to work a bit. This is John Bartle. Our non executive chairman. Founder of BBH. A very nice and inspiring person. He asked me once. How do you know about all the things going on in digital. How do you stay on top of it?
I think it’s about people, friendships. This is an amazing group of very talented people. All part of something called Creative Social. Chris Clarke being the obvious choice for Jesus.