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15 Apr 2014, 10:27 PM

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Branding What am I now, Wally?

Wally Olins CBE 1930-2014

Wally Olins, Aneta Bogdan, Mihai Bogdan, Cristian Kit Paul and team at Brandient Office, Bucharest, 2003

Wally Olins with Aneta, Mihai and the rest of Brandient startup, including myself, at our Office, Bucharest, 2003. © Brandient. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

When we met him for the first time, in 2003, Aneta, Wally, Mihai and myself were sitting the small office Brandient had at the time — while preparing BrandRo, the nation branding conference — talking, asking outlandish questions. He was answering, patiently — as he always did.

"I've been in advertising, and I knew what I was: an art director. Now we started this branding and design company. What am I now, Wally?" I asked him with wide eyes.

"You're a brand designer now," he said, and I realised there's a whole profession ahead to discover, learn and invent.

Some other time, we asked him how come his books are written so impossibly fluid. He replied: "It's not about writing, it's about rewriting." "Really," we said — "how many times do you rewrite a book like this?" pointing to On B®and, which just came out at the time.

"Twenty," he said. "I rewrote that twenty times."

Wally left us today and we miss him already.

14 Apr 2014, 10:27 AM

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Photography Birds of worry are gonna fly over your head, this you cannot change

“Birds of worry are gonna fly over your head, this you can't change”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Tunis, 2013.

Tunis. © Cristian ·Kit· Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

Photography The urge to howl with the young wolves

“The urge to howl with the young wolves”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Hua Hin, Thailand, 2013.

Hua Hin, Thailand. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

24 Mar 2014, 10:11 AM

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Photography Scientists from the future left him garbled instructions on a secret voicemail number

“Scientists from the future left him garbled instructions on a secret voicemail number”, © Cristian Kit Paul, New York City, 2013.

New York. © Cristian ·Kit· Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

17 Mar 2014, 10:07 AM

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Photography Too much speech to those who loveth silence

“Too much speech to those who loveth silence”, © Cristian Kit Paul, New York, 2013.

New York. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

10 Mar 2014, 9:38 AM

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Photography All the pains of growing a heart

“All the pains of growing a heart”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Hua Hin, Thailand, 2013.

Hua Hin, Thailand. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

Photography No land without stones, no meat without bones

“No land without stones, no meat without bones”, © Cristian Kit Paul, High Atlas Mountains, 50 km out of Marrakech, 2011.

High Atlas Mountains, 50 km out of Marrakech. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

Photography Angst, like a fine dust ingrained into everything

“Angst, like a fine dust ingrained into everything”, © Cristian Kit Paul, New York, 2013.

New York. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

10 Feb 2014, 9:13 AM

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Photography Time, neither good nor bad

“Time, neither good nor bad”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Hua Hin, Thailand, 2013.

Hua Hin, Thailand. © Cristian ·Kit· Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

6 Jan 2014, 8:54 AM

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Branding Aneta Bogdan's "Branding on the Eastern front"—The iPad Edition

Aneta Bogdan's "Branding on the Eastern front"—The iPad Edition

Click here to download “Branding on the Eastern front” for iPad.

Apple just approved a few days ago the iPad Edition of “Branding on the Eastern front” that I prepared for my closest friend and partner Aneta Bogdan—the most reputed and influent name in Eastern European branding industry—so, you might want to check it out.

App information

App Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/ro/app/aneta-bogdan-branding-pe-frontul/id782970114
Category: Business
Updated: 27 Dec, 2013
Version: 1.0.9
Size: 21.9 MB
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Interface language: English
Content language: Romanian

Aneta Bogdan's "Branding on the Eastern front"—The iPad Edition

Aneta Bogdan's "Branding on the Eastern front"—The iPad Edition

Get it now on the App Store.

16 Dec 2013, 10:20 AM

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Photography Untitled lost memory

“Untitled lost memory”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Andalusia, Spain, 2012.

Andalusia, Spain. © Cristian ·Kit· Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

Photography The geometry of delirium's deviant pheromones

“The geometry of delirium's deviant pheromones”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Marrakech, 2011.

Marrakech. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

21 Oct 2013, 10:36 AM

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Photography The silver shoes

“The silver shoes”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Firenze, Florence, Italy, 2010.

Firenze. © Cristian ·Kit· Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

Prizzi On the other side of the rain

“The other side of the rain”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Prizzi, Bucharest, 2013.

Prizzi, Bucharest. © Cristian ·Kit· Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

29 Sep 2013, 10:03 PM

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Personal Kitblog turns ten

The world changed

“Kitblog turns ten”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Bucharest, 2013.

Ten years ago I started Kitblog—I was younger, my cat was more of a kitten and Brandient still felt like a startup. Today I’m not that young anymore, my cat is old and Brandient left its mark.

This blog is, in fact, only slightly younger than the 10.53 years since the Iraq invasion. It witnessed how 9.504 years ago Romania joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on March 29, 2004, and 6.742 years ago the European Union (EU) on 1 January 2007.

Social networks are younger than this blog. Flickr is 9.658 years old. Facebook was only founded in February 2004, 9.649 years ago. Twitter 7.526 years ago, on March 21, 2006. Tumblr 6.658, Instagram 2.981 years ago on October 6, 2010.

The blog has its own domain since December 21, 2006, 6.773 years ago. Until that date, it was hosted at Apple's .Mac, rebranded as MobileMe 5.225 years ago on July 9, 2008, shut down on June 30, 2012, 1.249 years ago. I keep the 2003–2007 archives here. Things die young on internet.

There are 5.441 years since I switched back to film photography and shot 211 rolls of film since. Some of the pictures I was satisfied with appeared here on this blog. It's hard to believe I could forget that film—with all its grain and scanning pain—feels this fucking amazingly great.

A little over half of these ten years—half!—it was recession. 5.038 years ago, on September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. became the largest bankruptcy in US history and hurled the entire planet into financial crisis. It also got a couple of professions dethroned from their high pedestals.

Speaking of professions—when this blog launched the following professions did not exist: app developer, social media manager, UX designer. The iPhone was launched on June 29, 2007, 6.252 years ago, with no 3G network access, no MMS, no native apps, a poor camera and no replaceable battery—and it changed the world. The iPad is only 3.49 years old.

Steve Jobs died exactly 1.984—1984 won’t be like 1984—years ago today, on October 5, 2011. Tell me there is no poetry in numbers.

16 Sep 2013, 11:34 AM

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Photography You'll live ten times longer

“If you have a hundred cats you'll live ten times longer than if you have ten”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

Kyoto. © Cristian ·Kit· Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

Having a bunch of cats around is good. If you're feeling bad, you just look at the cats, you'll feel better, because they know that everything is, just as it is. There's nothing to get excited about. They just know. They're saviors. The more cats you have, the longer you live. If you have a hundred cats, you'll live ten times longer than if you have ten. Someday this will be discovered, and people will have a thousand cats and live forever. It's truly ridiculous.

—Charles Bukowski.

Cat eyes time machine.