Should Your Brand Be Political? Here Is How To Navigate Through Brand Politics

The question of whether your brand should be political is a hot topic these days. There was a great presentation I attended at SXSW 2018 by Latia Curry (from Rally) on the merits of politics in branding and how to … Continue reading

If Elected, What Emmanuel Macron Might Learn From Donald Trump’s First 100 Days

If Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump are very different in personality, background and politics, I do believe that there are some important similarities between the two men. Let me be absolutely clear, Macron is no Trump. Trump is a genuine populist and maverick. … Continue reading

How To Make A Poster Image That Works? A Look At The 11 French Presidential Election Candidates

Round 1 of the French presidential elections was historic in one regard, in that it saw two non-mainstream candidates — Macron and Le Pen — get through to the final round (May 7). In other regards, however, it just felt like yet … Continue reading

America First, Me Too – Where’s Europe?

Unless you have been living in a cave, you will have noticed that many countries have responded to Donald Trump’s America First pronouncement with a rather tongue-in-cheek Me Second video. It all began with this one from The Netherlands, by … Continue reading

Brexited… Now What Should Europe Do?

After the surprising BREXIT vote by the people of the United Kingdom last Thursday, we have since certainly all been involved in heated debates regarding this topic. Amongst my Parisian friends, the conversation kept coming back to the English. And like … Continue reading

Is There A Win-Win Case In The Brexit Vote?

Isn’t it ironic that the BREXIT vote is happening in the midst of Euro 2016? With good fortune (or planning?), there are no matches on Thursday 23rd. I am not particularly fond of football, but I feel like such tournaments are … Continue reading

#ParisAttacks Aftershocks – And The Urge to Find Meaning

I think it is finally dawning on all of us that we are living in a radical new era. It seems that little by little, methodically interspersed with several months and country by country, we find a new date to mark on … Continue reading

Maslow’s pyramid of needs… as expressed by this photographer in Syria

I listened yesterday to a Western photographer, whose name has been kept secret out of concern for his safety and who has been working in the government-controlled part of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, give an interview on the BBC. In the … Continue reading

“Rather draw than withdraw” IamCharlie

  My second contribution to the Charlie Hebdo Massacre. #iamcharlie Iamcharlie To all the cartoonists who bring to life the issues and challenge of our daily existence. Here is my first one: “It’s a pen I want, not Le pen”

“It’s a pen I want, not Le pen” #JesuisCharlie

My artistic contribution following the Charlie Hebdo massacre. #JeSuisCharlie BTW The image of the boy on the right was derived from Calvin & Hobbes. See the Gawker story of its origin. The fountain pen is a gorgeous Classic Pens LB2 Kimono Daichi (from … Continue reading