Urban Abstract GOLD LION, Cannes!


Urban Abstract won a GOLD LION in Cannes last night from Design category. We take our hats off and salute the jury.

Our friend Clemens was there to pick up our Lion since we couldn't make it (yes we are very bummed about this).

I cannot even begin to describe how flabbergasted we are about the lion. Just so so cool. And hey our CD / AD Jopsu is only 28 years old and a woman. Maybe not the most common creature petting a golden lion.

Before this year officially last time a Gold Lion came to Finland was 1969. So it's about time to start bringing those babies home. To hell with it, Finland even has a golden lion in the Finnish crest. 1969? Come on peoples!!

Also our tiger Iggy at home is happy about the news and gladly welcomes the new cat into the family. 'but I am still boss and kick any lion ass, any day - golden or not' - Comments Iggy.


Urban Abstract - Makes Shorlist in Cannes

They just keep on coming :) Our piece Urban Abstract made the shortlist in Cannes Lions. We are very very HAPPY!

So far with this piece of Motion Design we have been shortlisted for Vuoden Huiput (Top of the Year Finland), won bronze in European Design Awards and made the book / won bronze in D&Ad Awards. Super.


Carolina's blog...

We met a very nice and interesting German lady in Tokyo quite recently in Rich magazine launch party. Carolina Cwiklinska from the creative agency North Kingdom, based in Stockholm. She made a very beautiful blog about her trip to Japan. You can check it out here.

She also made a nice post about our encounter. You can find that

And here's her snapshot of Jopsu with the Founder & Creative Director of
+81 magazine Satoru Yamashita. Photo © Carolina.


D&Ad Awards Gala, London

We had a blast attending the
D&Ad gala in London to celebrate our bronze / in book award. We were in awe of the amazing quality of winning work and the colleagues who attended. Even Spike Jonze showed up to pick up the President's Award. Very cool. Here is a shot courtesy of D&Ad, more can be found from their Flickr page.

Manmaru - Adrien Dufond, Paris

Had a meeting in Paris with our dear friend and flashmaster from Paris, Adrien Dufond of Manmaru.

...very envious of his old Parisian flat or as he put it: 'it's like living in a museum' :D

Here's Adrian: