Hip-Hop is – as always – changing. Gay rap is on the rise. Mainstream rap is getting more avantgarde with guys like Kanye and A$AP Rocky dressed in all designer clothes. Style over substance. Phobos integrates this feeling in an ‘anything goes’ mix with rave and acid house. Party with the gods!
Yo Momma presents a member of the legendary Dutch hiphop group Opgezwolle together with Kubus in the best basement of Amsterdam, Toomler. They released Microphone Colossus 2 (Spotify) in the beginning of 2012 and hopefully it will look something like this.
Creative Social, organizing get-togethers of the creative industries influencers, will do a ‘Global Inspiration Day’ in St. Luke’s, home of the London Symphony Orchestra in London on November 9. First confirmed speakers: Niels Shoe Meulman, hotel brand Mr & Mrs Smith and the Herdmeister. Check who’s going to attend the event.
Big city of dreams.. Grand Master Flash told us about the inspiring city back in the days. At the coming event of the Dutch Adobe User Group, top creatives from leading digital agencies from New York, like Huge, B-Reel and Stink Digital, will show their best work – and tell about how they created it. The 6th of November in Rotterdam. Be there!
Last week the ICA in London staged the first Information is Beautiful Awards, celebrating the best work in data visualizations, infographics and information art worldwide. The Ultimate Award, for most beautiful piece was won by CNN’s Home and Away, an interactive infographic about US & coalition casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan by Stamen Design.
Wednesday the 19th of sept sees the opening of Unseen, the “photo fair with festival flair”. Unseen aims to be an international platform and a meeting place for new photography talent, known photographers exhibiting unseen work and visitors keen on starting a collection of contemporary photography. From wednesday 19 till sunday 23rd of september in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.
Everybody talks about how mobile is becoming more important, responsive design, HTML5 and CSS3 animation- driven by an explosion of new, internet connected devices. Next week, Thursday the 23 of August, 4 Adobe evangelist will talk about the future of the web, at the Dutch Adobe User Group. Registration is now open – see you there!