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Apr 9, 2012


da-eYe : Easter Egg Head 2012!

da-eYe is a serious guy. You know him well enough now to know he doesn’t like being laughed at. But he always enjoys making jokes at someone else’s expense. So once again, it was too tempting to tease him, I couldn’t resist, really. So here is da-eYe, wearing a pink ribbon in his hair (or whatever he’s got on top of his head…). We found him during the Easter egg hunt yesterday and he was trying to hide in some wrapping paper (weird idea!). At first we acted like we didn’t see him, but he was so cute we even took a picture. All smiles as always 🙂 Full image on da-eYe’s website.

Mar 22, 2012


da-eYe celebrates Water on World Water Day

Today is World Water Day. Four years ago, I asked: Will the Sama Water Tank save the world? Four years have passed and not much has changed; on the contrary, it’s getting worse. Here are some facts to know (from UN Water – World Water Day website): There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050. Statistics say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of beef for example consumes 15,000 litres of water while 1 kilo of wheat ’drinks up’ 1,500 litres. 70% of the blue water withdrawals at global level go to irrigation. Irrigated agriculture represents 20% of the total cultivated land but contributes 40% of the total food produced worldwide. Large lakes…Read more

Feb 29, 2012


da-eYe is The Artist

Jean Dujardin (Best Actor) did it. Michel Hazanavicius (Best Director) did it. And all the crew who worked on the film can be proud (Best Costume Design, Mark Bridges; Best Original Score, Ludovic Bource), they did it too! “The Artist” is the first silent and foreign film that has won the Oscar for Best Picture in more than 80 years… And Dujardin is the first Frenchman ever to win the Oscar for best actor. Far from me the idea of being chauvinistic but at least we can enjoy this great success! Roger Ebert even titled his article “The Artist” and “Hugo”: A very French Oscars (he could have also mentioned Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris”), adding ‘It was like an episode from “The Twilight Zone.”‘. Lou Lumenick was being witty when he tweeted: ‘How THE ARTIST won Best Picture — pretty much by default’. On his article published on the New York Post,…Read more

Dec 30, 2011


da-eYe is a Christmas ‘Star’ Ornament (against his will)

da-eYe is a great guy. Not only because ‘guy‘ rhymes with ‘da-eYe’  (last post on 2011, please be indulgent) but because he really is. He surely is facetious and waggish but he is also a great friend. He may not have a lot of friends but friendship is important to him; although I’m afraid his latest experience might change that fact… Full image on da-eYe’s website!

Nov 30, 2011

Works / Projects

da-eYe is growing a moustache for Movember!

Earlier today, the people @SamaGazette tweeted: ‘Geez, we just realized da-eYe is growing a moustache for @Movember! Next year we’ll do it too, we are too late now… 🙂‘. da-eYe was indeed growing a moustache for Movember, to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. “During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.” You can see a picture da-eYe and his moustache on his webiste. But the most interesting part of that tweet is that the Sama Team said they will grow a moustache next year. And I can’t wait to see that! 🙂

Oct 6, 2011


Steve Jobs dies at 56

A visionary and a creative genius. Steve Jobs was the co-founder and CEO of Apple and he has died of cancer at 56. This is a very sad news. The company has posted this statement on its website. Many people mourn the loss of Steve Jobs, one of the century’s greatest business leaders. I love most of the iconic products he created, and da-eYe does too. Simply titled ‘Steve Jobs dies at 56’, this drawing with da-eYe pays tribute to the this great man who transformed industries and  technology in many ways with his inventions. This only time you will see da-eYe as an ‘Apple’. The end of an era…

Aug 31, 2011

Works / Projects

da-eYe: the ‘Sea, Sex and Sun’ postcard

While some people were hard at work during this Summer, some others seemed to have had a pretty good time. No need to look too far, our dear friend #da-eYe had a wonderful Summer break as he took some vacation at the beach (no word on the location though). As you can see on the postcard he sent me and I recevied on the last day of August, he enjoyed the beach (and most of all the sand) and the sun but he apparently also had another activity like the four three-word message suggests… Or maybe it was once again to pay homage to Serge Gainsbourg‘s famous song? Anyway, we don’t want to know all the details of da-eYe’s private life (really, you don’t) but we know one thing for sure: a big event will take place very soon and we already know he will be celebrating the way it should be. And you will…Read more

Jun 17, 2011

Design / Art

Mythic Miss.tic in Paris (with da-eYe)

This woman is more than that. Miss.tic is a modern legend. I managed to see one of her show in Paris, eventually. For years I admired her stencil work in the streets and enjoyed her clever aphorisms mixing puns, wordplay and double meanings. I mentioned her in my previous post titled Grandmaster Flash, Seen, Jordans… Remembering the good old days! and each time I see one of her stencils (more and more in galleries, less and less in the streets because of the laws against graffiti), it brings me back to the 80s… At this time, there were not so many women in the graffiti world but #Miss.tic was there, her female characters were sexy with sometimes suggestive poses. But most of all, they had something to say, about women (and human) condition, insolently questioning our society. So yes, I am a big fan of Miss.tic’s work and personality. She…Read more

Jun 12, 2011

Sunday Roundup

Sunday Roundup: Bahrain, Sudan, Physics…

The Bahrain Grand Prix will not go ahead. Many concerned people such as #Nicholas Kristof and Kenneth Roth tweeted this week about the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix expected to take place next October in Bahrain. In a post published on Foreign Policy we can read: ‘On Friday, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, the governing body for the world of motor sports, announced its decision to return the Bahrain Grand Prix to the island Gulf nation, which has been rocked by unrest, brutal human rights abuses, and a deepening sectarian divide since protests broke out on Feb. 14‘. Then on CNN: ‘The Bahrain Grand Prix will not go ahead after organizers said Friday that they had abandoned plans to re-schedule the race later this year […] Bahrain were to host the opening race of the 2011 Formula One season on March 13, but it was postponed on February 21 after…Read more

May 14, 2011


Kids coloring da-eYe!

This year’s World Kids Coloring Day was about da-eYe. Surprisingly (or maybe not…), my character from the Eighties drew a lot of attention. Last year, kids made me draw the #World of Sama characters they wanted to color like a Sama Hané with a crown, a Sama ‘classic’, the Sama Twins and many others. But #da-eYe said on his website 2011 was his year, and kids seem to agree with that unilateral statement and wanted to honor him. Drawing a da-eYe is not complicated and the kids didn’t need my help, all they needed was a compass and a ruler. I always enjoy these workshops which allow children to express themselves and spend an afternoon drawing, discussing. We indeed discussed a lot about the recent events: Osama Bin Laden‘s death, even #Libya and environmental issues… I didn’t bring those topics, they did and were very incline to talk about them….Read more

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