Next Rembrandt has been for a while my favourite example on how data and creativity can evolve together.

And now it won 2 Grand Prix at Cannes. Great times ahead for those moving from creative to data. Me included 🙂


Continuing last week’s food theme, a new campaign by brazilian food brand Nissin, celebrating their Miojo noodles with a very special type of recipe: noodles cooked in space.

The space mission debuted today, with an inside view of the process to launch an unmanned to drop a capsule back to Earth, cooking the soup with atmosphere’s friction.

Agency: F/Nazca


A calendar/planner entirely made of Lego, synchronised online.

Created by Vitamins, via Rui.


Whenever people ask me for great examples of brands on Instagram, i’m always reminded of @bartsfishtales. To promote their sustainable line of fish products, Fishtales invited chef Bart van Olphen to share his tips and recipes on 15 second videos for Instagram.

Natwerk, the agency responsible for the work, has now shared the whole case on their site (video above), so thankfully I can now reference other people to it.

At least if you’re nominated for Phonetastic, the parallel section of the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, taking place next October in Catalonia.  The mobile film festival is able to present its award-winning shorts from its Official and Animation sections as candidates for the Oscars®.

Here’s my selection from this year’s entries:

  • Nitro Warriors. Michael Bay could have directed this car chase (above).
  • Intrusos. Yes, you can shooting an horror movie on a smartphone.
  • Recurring Symptoms. What if every time you sneezed, you jumped a few minutes back in time?
  • Myriad, reflecting on the boundaries between the imaginary, the symbolic and the real.
  • Sunshine for Breakfast. A stop motion Clockwork Orange in Comic Sans.

Nice work from pocket size movie directors, showing that it’s not the size of your camera that matters 🙂

London has seen their share of exciting digital out-of-home activations, and this time it’s Leo Burnett London and Grand Visual joining the party with a whimsical billboard where thought bubbles are filled with Big Macs.

Disclaimer: McDonald’s is a client.

DM9 and fashion retailer C&A from Brasil, partnering with Microsoft and mobile carrier Tim, created the true “Page Like Ad”.

Anuncio-like-menor By placing a circuit board with a chip on a magazine, when a user interacts with the ad by “liking” it, the signal is sent to a display on a shopping mall, showcasing the most liked fashion looks.

With mobile eating the world, creativity will gradually move from the desktop, tablets being the natural choice. Storytelling on mobile can go beyond Bitstrips, Instagram or Vine, with more options for mixed media.

Storehouse: media storytelling on mobile

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Storehouse launched today on the App Store, allowing you to combine photos, videos, and text to tell a more meaningful story.

You can bring in photos (limited to 50) and videos (30 seconds) from your Camera Roll, Dropbox, Flickr, and Instagram.


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It’s easy to resize, reorder or crop media assets on your iPad, saving stories as draft and sharing by email, Twitter or Facebook. Stories and users can only be discovered on the app, but you can check a few examples such as Island Obsession or A case against Umbrellas.

Storehouse feels a lot like Medium or Cowbird, with a head start thanks to their platform choice. Do you know of more apps for storytelling on mobile? Share them on the comments.

Blogs are still my favorite source of inspiration, but lately YouTube (and Vimeo) have pushed curation skills further. One of my latest discoveries was this web series from PBS digital, exploring cutting edge art, internet culture, and the people that create it.

The latest video was about the Art Of Creative Coding. Enjoy.