Citations, sites, quotas and stuff that seem to be non-neglecteble. A more non-conform way to spy on the trends and the world.
Finibus Bonorum et Malorum is a work from Cicero. Chunks of this is a part of the Lorem ipsum - the dummytexts that is used in almost every sketch that creatives in advertising use.


Fists and pompoms

Independent: Interesting story about cheerleading in a radical way. That about 100 squads is using the pompoms and cheering to protest against globalization and other stuff.


Forget the celebs

This article speaks about that the new idealman is a "dangerous rock'n'roll-rebel and give the examples of Kate Hudson, Pam Anderson and Liv Tyler.

As a nerd it's just to bite the dust and forget all romantic dreams of the beauty in the hardtop to come and take one away.


Disgusting things when you´re ill

Until four years ago I was a smoker and the most disgusting thing to do was to smoke when one had a sore throat. Hellfire. Or need to put on clothes to go out on the balcony for a smoke. When my son arrived I quit smoking and turned the nicotine-addiction to 'snus' (wet snuff). And now I can say that the most disgusting thing is to sneeze when having wet-snuff under the lip.


So much for the dev

1995 I was part of the info-squad at the nation and our mission was clear: make something that get us good money at Wednesdays. Popcorn, a sort of mainstream trendy acidjazz-club had been a huge success for about two years but it´s successor Glorietta was extremly on-trend but sadly the students in Uppsala weren't. So time for some real populistic thinking, the "wet-finger-in-the-air"-strategy. I was in a state of creative mania and the idea started to build from the concept with the menus inside old covers from LPs. And of course should it be old music, music from our childhood and teenage wildlife.

But the name was a hard one to fetch. But a late night, on my way to bed I truly was blessed and there it was: Vinyl. No shit, Sherlock. Time to get busy. In a flash I had the concept scratched down on a piece of paper and also the sketch on the poster and flyer.

It was more than a success! The hardcore-team who worked most with the concept sat together after the opening and sunk a bottle of whiskey. They say that I was totally wired later on. Who cares?

Tonight - eight year after the glorious opening I surfed to the nations homepage and was surprised: the conept Vinyl still lives. And it´s the same logo. I did this on a Performa 450 and a LC II with Freehand 3.0. And I remember that I needed to split the original file on five or six floppies to be able to get it to the printer who printed the posters.

When googling after better pics of the logo I found a study of V-Dala's PR which was written in '02 and the brands that the writers examinating is brands which I have been active to create or re-create. Strange, nothing new happen. Or was it that we was a bunch of creatively madmen and women during my time?


Gin and cranberry-thoughts

My wife thought that everytime she drinks gin she is moved back to the time when we was students in Uppsala. The taste is taking her back to the ballroom of V-Dala nation where we dwelled all the time.

For me gin is triggering the myth of P&P who a late night sits and drink G&T and when Pk is pouring the gin beside the glass, Pc says: "Hey, pour over the soda."