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Features

re:publica festival roundup

Starting life as a cosy catch up between the German blogs Spreeblick and netzpolitik.org back in 2007, re:publica has since become one of the world’s leading forums for exploring the current state, and possible future, of digital culture. And...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Clarity and dynamism with Ian Macfarlane

Ian Macfarlane is a London-based graphic designer, working with a variety of clients and companies to deliver everything from broadcast to book publishing, corporate reporting to visual identity. Ian has been selected to judge for the D&AD awards and...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Mastering 3D artistry with Peter Nowacki

Peter Nowacki spent five years working as the lead 3D artist at Warsaw-based CGI production studio, ArsThanea, before deciding to go it alone, securing clients such as HBO Asia, Oppo, Facebook, Microsoft and few more in the process. With the world of...

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Features

What's on your mind Facebook?

At Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference last month, the social media monolith revealed a – up unto now – secret department called Building 8, which has been working behind the scenes on the company’s most secretive and controversial...

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Advertising

How brands are using: WhatsApp

With over 1 billion worldwide users and a 70% open rate, WhatsApp is every marketer’s dream. But historically, successful marketing campaigns across the world’s most popular messaging app have been scarce. When WhatsApp changed its...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Powerful portraits with Stanley Chow

Stanley Chow’s bold portraits and illustrations are internationally recognised on the covers of The New York Times and The New Yorker, used for clients including Saatchi & Saatchi, and have even caught the attention of bands such as The White...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Finding light at the edges with Brighten the Corners

Named after a 1997 album by indie rock-band Pavement, Brighten the Corners have been enlivening the design industry since they founded their studio back in 1999 (with the aforementioned album presumably playing on the office stereo). In the 17 years...

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Technology

When AR and VR combined: Say hello to Mixed Reality

Don’t worry - I get it. You click on the title of this article and think “my god what?!” ANOTHER new medium, tech trend/fad/what-do-you-macallit I need to get my head around? Hush. Breathe. Sit down. Let me explain things to...

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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Kiev

As a result of two, bloody revolutions, Russian tensions, and a never-ending series of crises, many of us overlook Kiev as a creative destination. But amongst the bloodshed and upheaval, a peaceful, creative core has emerged at the heart of the...

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Technology

Can we save the world's coral reefs with 3D printing?

Over the last couple of years 3D printing has been used to build houses and bridges, create new body tissues and organs, and pioneered as a future development through which we'll be able to build space stations and space exploration devices in situ...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Addressing the entire world at what3words

what3words is the simplest way to talk about any location. This London-based startup has given every 3m x 3m square on the planet, a fixed and unique three word address which uses ordinary, everyday vocabulary across 14 languages. By saying...