Designing furniture, creating photography books and making documentaries about the world’s worst football teams. Not the most obvious definition of a communications agency but for Engin Celikbas, a former DDB international and now partner of Amsterdam start-up agency Kesselskramer, it’s all about tapping into the wide depth of talent within the company and experimenting. Celikbas recently made an appearance at We Can Create and in this video interview, he tells us why he admires Steinlager and Droga 5, shares his thoughts on Telecom’s failed All Blacks campaign, and explains how the agency managed to position the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel as the world’s worst hotel that has been “proudly disappointing travellers for forty years”. The hotel has never been so full.
Browsing: We can create
We Can Create, an annual celebration of graphics, fashion, animation, illustration, motion graphics, typography, sound design, live audio-visual art, interactive and experiential marketing, fine art, music, product design and more, is just a couple of weeks away. There will be much stimulation, inspiration and captivation during the two days of seminars from impressive local and international creative types. And there’s also an array of side-events, exhibitions and general festivities in the week leading up to and after the event. StopPress has got two tickets—one VIP and one general admission—to give away and all you have to do is post a weird/entertaining Google search phrase in the comments, for example, how fast is Barack Obama over 40 metres, why is my dog doing that or pretty much anything along these lines.