The Stockholm Syndrome

The Stockholm Syndrome is adaptable. You know it. I know it. You can call it whatever you want it, after wherever you are. It doesn’t diminish the fact that there is a fine line between writing copy for others and being held hostage by terrorists.

To explain…

What is the Stockholm Syndrome?

The Stockholm Syndrome was dubbed for an incident in 1973, where four Swedish hostages held in a bank vault for six days during a robbery became attached to their captors and later went into business together and created a company named Ikea that sold affordable modern furniture. Or maybe I made the last part up in a spec script, either way, according to psychologists, the abused people bond to their abusers as a means to endure the violence at hand.

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Girl Gets Graphic Entry 1

First, let me say I am not a smiley face kind of person. In fact, I have never written a note on paper and added a cute smile anywhere. But somehow I appreciate emoticons – on IM. The ones that are built into the system so that they actually appear as graphic icons, not the […] [Read more]


See, its the comedy thing. Why do Brit broadcasters seem to get it? Can we import it? This fab promo for Nickleodeon from London’s Mainframe should give us all hope.   [Read more]


Saiman Chow cranks up his non-linear Stop Motion weirdness for the final film in the Adidas Adicolor series. Agency: Idealogue Creative Directors Jacqueline Bosnjak and Mark Beukes Executive Producer: Sara Seiferheld Director: Saiman Chow Written by Saiman Chow Production Company: Transistor Studios   [Read more]

Boards of Canada Drop New Vid From the Sky

The first officially licensed video for Boards of Canada has been released online by Warp Records and it’s exactly what I’d expect it to be. Directed by newcomer Melissa Olson, the video for "Dayvan Cowboy" (in my opinion one of BoC’s best tracks in years) is organic, slightly ominous and built on absolutely ridiculous stock […] [Read more]

Design Fest Volume 23

          Japan’s most user friendly Design Conference, Design Festa, is back! From the site: This time has come! Design Festa vol.23 will be held on May 20 & 21 at Tokyo Big Sight! This time, we have 2600 booths, Outdoor Live-show Stage, Indoor Stage, Projection Space and Restaurant Cafe/Bar area. In […] [Read more]


Amazing figure depicting "Fatima," the mysterious girl in the paintings of Sam Flores.  New and available now at My Plastic Heart. [Read more]


“Our goal is to function like the ultimate in-house creative department,” says former Hornet creative director Eng San Kho who has launched LOVE AND WAR with advertising and brand consultant Peter Tashjian. According to press material, the new venture is designed to combine the creative dexterity of a boutique-advertising agency with the execution chops of […] [Read more]