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Zen Posters

I meditate on and off for about 10 years now. The last 3 years almost daily with an occasional break when I am on vacation. Meditation keeps me more focused, calm, open minded and more in tune with my own emotions and needs. I am not into any specific tradition but most literature I have read are from Zen masters. While I like the books, I am not so keen on traditions and rituals. For me it is more a meditation ‘workout’ without all the tea ceremonies, chanting and other …

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The 5 Most Persuasive Words

I read an article about copy writing the other day. The author, Gregory Ciotti, stated that the 5 most persuasive words in English are: You Free Because Instantly New With persuasive the author means…WORDS THAT SELL. It is a nice article. Sure there is room for debate. Because I could think of other persuasive words that will or can change you behavior, for example: STOP  But mr. Ciotti makes some good points about the words he has chosen.  While it seams obvious, choosing the right words is important in communication. Posters and advertisements using …

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A monument for all Soccer Players

Today I came across this. Two balls were lying in the water. I was thinking of all the times me or one of my friends shot a soccer ball in the water. Most the times we used rocks to let the balls drift to the shore. The waves of the rocks would make the ball move. It was always tricky because you did not want to get wet. In the picture above I suspect there was an effort to get one ball with the other one. The best way was …

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Do not touch

I have worked for 8 years in the museum world, so I have seen a lot of museums and their art. I like museums, I like what they do, represent and what they try to achieve. But museum have their constraints in the way they present their art. Sometimes museum feel like a police state, with signs, rules and guards. The most important rule is ‘Don’t Touch’. When a museum object is touched it can degrade the quality and the lifespan of the object. But I really would like to …

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Conversation Cycle Infographic

For a college in Amsterdam I designed this conversation cycle. This cycle is being used to explain the way management converses with their staff. The idea is that this cycle would enhance quality over time.

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The marketing of pope Francis

In my life I can only remember the election of two popes. And when pope Benedict was chosen I could, at last, be a spectator of this historical tradition. Everything was new for me, the white and black smoke, the “habemus papam“. The introduction of the new pope to the People. So I was curious how the election of the successor of Benedict would feel to me. It was, for me, actually more exciting then the first time. The smoke was white as the beard of Santa Clause. It was evening and the lights of  the …

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What’s up with that?

I always find the question ‘What’s up?’ strange. Since I am not a native English speaker I wonder ‘Up where?’. So I almost think of things that are looking up. Well a dirty mind is a joy forever the say, so in a split second there are some body parts than can look up as well. And everybody knows what Bugs Bunny’s most famous opening sentence is. Combining those two I came up with this advertisment for a famous blue pill. I am not going to mention the name of …