Dave's kladblog is the inspirational blog of myself and my company Ontwerp in Uitvoering (Design in Progress). I focus on visualization through animation, illustration and sculptures. But I love to do everything! This blog will contain bits about design, branding, applied arts, media, managing creativity and lots more. Have fun!

Paint jam

Dan Dunn has a background in painting, illustration, design and charicature. He received worldwide attention when his teenage daughter posted a video of his performance art “Paintjam” on youtube. She spread the word on social networking sites and it took off like a rocket. More info on www.paintjam.com - Text from Paint Jam

"Ray Charles paint jam" - omyrb

Tags: art, painting, performance

10 secrets of successful leaders




Very nice article on leadership. Click on image to read on. Article by Kara Ohngren on Entrepreneur.com


Tags: leadership, team management, business

"Let's do it!" campaign

Don't ever say: "You can't make a difference". This is an example of a great campaign which really made a difference.
Campaign "Let's Do It!" - a grassroot initiative to clean up the country from illegal waste in just one day. There was over 10 000 tons of illegal waste lying around all over Estonia and it was an outrageous plan -- to clean it all up on one day! More than 600 volunteers were working to make it all happen with only 3 full-time employees. On May 3, 2008 with help of 50 000 volunteers more than 10 000 tons of garbage gathered and Estonia was cleaned up from illegal waste. More info on www.teeme2008.ee - Text from YouTube

"Country clean-up project "Lets Do It 2008" / Teeme Ära 2008" - Firstbuddy7

Tags: campaign

Rowing skeletons art installation

After a two-year hiatus, San Francisco-based artist Peter Hudson returns to Burning Man 2011 and the forum of public art with his latest piece, Charon. Charon is a three-dimensional stroboscopic zoetrope commemorating one of the great rites of human passage. - Text from Peter Hudson design

"Charon by Peter Hudson" - makigill

Tags: art, installation

Window printer

Germany-based designer Alex Weber of creative agency The Future of Everything created a small machine that draws directly onto windows. "Der Kritzler", from the word “Kritzeln” which is German for scribble, was made using many tools and electronic parts, and programmed with an open source programming software Processing. More on "Der Kritzler" and how to build it (!!!) can be found here. - Text from Designtaxi.com

Der Kritzler - scribbling "TFOE" from tinkerlog on Vimeo.

Tags: design, printer

Special defects


Special defects


Things are sometimes better when you don't know anything. This is Special Defects. Try it.


Tags: website, interaction

Time sculpture

Toshiba took the idea from Michel Gondry's music video "Come into my world" for Kylie Minogue (2001) and made it into their commercial "Time sculpture" (launched in 2009) by Grey London. It seems a mind-blowing 25 million dollars (!!!) were spend to create this. But what does it has to do with Toshiba? What does it promote? I don't quite get it. Nevertheless, enjoy.

"Toshiba - time sculpture"

Tags: advertising, video

Vinyl arcade

Such a bummer that I missed this at the TodaysArt Festival. Although it breaks my vinyl collecting heart if there would be this long lost record somewhere in that track!

Lucas Abela (aka Justice Yeldham) from Austrialia has created Vinyl Rally. Vinyl Rally combines vinyl fetishism, video arcade mystique and the machismo of motor sports into a video game played within a real world setting. Imagine racing remote-controlled cars with styli (record needles) attached to their chassis across a track constructed from over 6.000 disused vinyl records. Insane!

"The vinyl rally" - Justice Yeldham

Tags: installation, interaction, gaming

I/M/D at TodaysArt Festival


As coördinator of Interactive/Media/Design at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (Netherlands) I'm proud to present our department at the upcoming TodaysArt Festival in The Hague. The Institute for Urgent Matters and Tom Laan are two I/M/D initiatives who will present themselves at the festival.

IFUM is a multi-disciplinary design collective initiated by students of the department Interactive/Media/Design led by Johan Gustavson. Tom Laan is a young DJ and Producer, 4th year student at I/M/D and founder of the Stripewaves platform.

IFUM about their project: The insecurity of today’s  art society is being tested by the I/M/D department of the Royal Academy of Art in collaboration with TodaysArt. From start till end the IFUM-team is ready to help and solve any urgent matters concerning creativity. With the expertise of various artists, visitors are welcome to show their work and gain advice in knowledge and inspiration or get help in overcoming their artistic blockage. The expertise of the IFUM-team ranges from music and poetry to paintings and short films. IFUM also offers materials and inspirational resources for the public to express their urgent messages. These pieces of art will be exhibited in the greenhouse during the festival for all visitors to view. The IFUM-team hopes to share all important messages from the public with the public.

About Tom Laan: Tom does not limit himself to one type of media by exploring and combining intersections between the fields of interaction design, graphic design, moving image and – off course – music. You might know him from his Crowd-DJ installation, which he presented at TodaysArt Session #1 on the 22nd of April 2011. As a DJ and producer Tom is constantly searching for new developments in music over a wide variety of styles, ranging from industrial/breakcore to dubstep to wonky/broken beat concepts.

Go check them out during the TodaysArt Festival, The Hague. For more information go to http://todaysart.org.


Tags: art, festival, Interactive/Media/Design, concept

MOVE - around the world in one minute

Simply beautiful.

"MOVE" - STA Travel Australia

Tags: video

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