50 Ideas for a New City

Posted on | April 10, 2013

Design studio Civic Center created a poster and on­line cam­paign for the Ar­chi­tec­tural League of New York’s Urban Omnibus for the Fes­ti­val of Ideas for the New City. The posters appeared on fences, scaf­folds, and other pub­lic spaces through­out NYC to in­spire passersby to think about how they can make their cities bet­ter.







Highlights of the Fête des lumières 2012 in Lyon

Posted on | December 11, 2012

‘La Fête des Lumières’ – the Festival of Lights – is an annually held event that takes place in Lyon, France.

The festival expresses gratitude towards Mary, mother of Jesus, on December 8 of each year. Every house places candles along the outsides of all the windows which has a beautiful aesthetical effect throughout the streets. The festival, which includes dozens of activities based on light lasted as usual 4 days, with the peak of activity on December 8th.

There were light displays projected onto iconic buildings and many light installations were mounted throughout the city. This was my third year at the festival and seeing the latest trends in light design from artists around the world influences my work and my knowledge tremendously.

The entire collection of installations with artists and the explanations behind the art work can be purchased on request at dk@cowsinjackets.com

Here a selection of my highlights upfront:

Fibre glass dresses ‘TROIS ROBES LUMINEUSES’ by Kim Tae-Gon.


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Good old OOH/ambient stuff

Posted on | October 8, 2012

During my search for an .mpg that was burried deep in my old computer files and back up of about 17 hard drives, I came across a Cannes folder from 2006. It unveiled some cute outdoor and ambient media campaigns that brought back fond memories of my first seminar in Cannes that followed my trip around the world. Sigh.

Let me share a few of them. Nothing much has changed in 6 years – why am I expecting some dramatic change in content and aesthetics anyway.

Copy: ‘Lie down before you take it. Baldriparan sleeping pills. Strong effect all night.’

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Posted on | September 8, 2012

Wo man in drei Tagen alles über Brain Painting, Bakterienradios und Mondgänse erfährt

Die Ars Electronica versammelt seit über drei Jahrzehnten Künstler, Wissenschaftler, politische Aktivisten, und Technologieexperten aus aller Welt am ersten Septemberwochenende in Linz. Oft schon dachte ich mir: ‚Fahr ich dieses Jahr mal zur Burning Man Parade nach Nevada oder wieder zur Ars nach Linz?‘ Und immer wieder gewinnt Linz. Was Gerfried Stocker und sein Team jedes Jahr aus diesem Festival machen, ist zu ideenreich, zu inspirierend und zu horizonterweiternd, als dass ich auch nur eines dieser ‚brain adventures‘ in Linz verpassen will.


THE BIG PICTURE hieß das diesjährige Motto des Festivals, das die Notwendigkeit für einen offeneren Blickwinkel auf die Herausforderungen unserer Gesellschaft fordert. Ein großes Bild, das sich keiner zentralen Steuerung unterwirft, sondern ein Puzzle aus vielen Sichtweisen ist. In Symposien, workshops und beim Besuch hunderter Installationen machten wir uns auf die Suche nach möglichen Weltbildern von morgen.

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@ Cannes Festival of Creativity 2011 – DAY 5

Posted on | June 24, 2011

Thursday’s highlights in Cannes: the presentation of the Saatchi&Saatchi New Directors Showcase and Dentsu’s seminar. Read more


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