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Daily Coffee identity and packaging concept by Dimitris Kostinis

“Daily Coffee is a fictitious iced coffee brand.This brand is characterised by its simple geometric design. For every can,I wanted to create a modern, elegant and an anti-traditional design that represents each coffee variety. The aim was to appeal to the trendy urbanite.”

Dimitris Kostinis is a designer and advertising graduate from Liege, Belgium. He is focused on graphic design, packaging, art direction and print design. He is always interested and looking for new projects & collaborations.

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In the Netherlands, an anarchist youth movement emerged in the mid nineteen-sixties that was heavily influenced by the ideas of Herbert Marcuse, the Frankfurt School and its neo-Marxist or New Left philosophy. It was compromised of young people who had voluntarily made themselves outsiders, who relished any opportunity to defy the state authorities, and celebrated an alternative, and often criminal, lifestyle. The ‘Provo’ movement was made up of young, utopian and creative people, united in their desire to provoke the established order, and especially the police - the most obvious and vivid symbols of authority, coercion and the state - into direct conflict with their provocative direct actions. Like Marcuse, these young agitators wanted to extinguish any old notions that the 'proletariat’ were the only vehicles for radical social change, instead proposing that a new 'provotariat’ would take the baton of revolution away from the now-assimilated and relatively conservative 'working-classes’. 

“The people”, previously the ferment of social change have “moved up” to become the ferment of social cohesion… However, underneath the conservative popular base is the substratum of the outcasts and outsiders… the unemployed and the unemployable. They exist outside the democratic process…thus their opposition is revolutionary even if their consciousness is not.’ Marcuse was part of the Frankfurt School, an essentially Marxist grouping of philosophers and theoreticians that revised Marx’s philosophy and made an attempt to separate the ideas of Marx from their degenerate manifestations of Stalinism and authoritarian state-socialism in the Eastern Bloc and elsewhere. Marcuse and his counterparts, espoused a libertarian, individualistic and humanistic critique of Marx, bringing his ideas up to date with the present day, the status quo of advanced industrial and even post-industrial capitalism. 

The works of Marcuse guided the philosophy and practice of many of the youth movements of the sixties, not least the Provos, who were enthralled by his radical views on representative democracy and consumerism; 'Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves. Free choice among a wide variety of goods and services does not signify freedom if these goods and services sustain social controls over a life of toil and fear – that is, if they sustain alienation.’ Marcuse’s damning indictment of the limits of capitalist representative democracy predictably struck a chord with disenfranchised youth who felt that the material improvements of the post-war decades did not correspond to increases happiness or freedom. The Provo movement of 'hippies, drop-out students and disaffected young’ were undoubtedly enthused by Marcuse’s contention with the 'old left’, with whom they found it difficult to identify; their semi-religious faith in a coming cataclysmic crisis to spur 'the masses’ into revolution; their irrepressible belief in bureaucratic institutions and organisations making reformist demands for quantitative rather than qualitative change; their tendency to dismiss those seeking individual freedom and autonomy as petit-bourgeois or even counter-revolutionary. These young people were self-consciously anarchist in their outlook, and Marcuse’s texts provided them with a philosophical and theoretical framework for understanding the current situation and their own potential and the means for transforming these theories into collective action. 

They took direct action against the Dutch state, attempting to build a 'new society in the shell of the old.’ With a focus on environmental issues, they tried to counteract the effect of the private automobile by leaving free communal white bicycles all over Amsterdam, which were promptly confiscated by the Dutch police. On the occasion of an unpopular Royal wedding of a former Hitler Youth member and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, the Provos released smoke grenades and threw anti-monarchist leaflets into the Royal boat from a bridge, after which a riot broke out. They encouraged and promoted the establishment of communes and squats, setting up their own micro-society which they named the 'Orange Free State’, running it along anarchist lines and principles of self-management. They did not expect anything of the state or its agents and made no demands of central government, instead believing it was more effective and far more empowering to take matters into their own hands, instigating mini-revolutions and creating micro-utopias that would inspire and provoke the actions of others. They were not waiting for the new society to fall into their laps, but willing to build it for themselves, they were, 'the first supersession of delinquency – the organization of its first political form. They are an alliance of two distinct elements: a handful of careerists from the degenerate world of “art,” and a mass of young rebels in search of self-expression…The delinquents had nothing to offer but the violence of their rebellion.’ (libcom source)

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Picobrouwerij Alvinne Phi
American Wild Ale
Alright so to be honest I only bought this because of the odd shaped bottle, the fact that it was a sour, and the ABV was 10%.
I am so glad I did!
A very very refreshing beer, and the alcohol is hidden so well. The sourness doesn’t linger at all it pretty much dissipates making it something I could drink all day…however because of the high ABV I wouldn’t advise doing that 😳