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Design

3D printed Bionic Hand grabs UK Dyson Award

Whilst it might quite heavily resemble the bionic arm set to be worn by Solid Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5 (and yes I am BEYOND pumped for next Tuesday), this particular bionic hand hasn’t been designed as an instrument of war, but...

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Trends

Meet Lucy Ridges: The Ethereal Photographer

Working with both film and digital mediums, Lucy Ridges works within Rogue Artists Studios in Manchester, producing imagery that blurs the boundaries between photography and fine art. I met up with Lucy in the surroundings of her studio for a...

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Creative Review Photography Annual now open for entries

We're very happy to announce that Creativepool have come on board as a media partner for the CR Photography Annual this year. The Creative Review Photography Annual 2015 is now open for entries, accepting work from students and independent...

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Job Description: Interior Designer

Interior designers plan the design of living and commercial environments. They then manage the work of turning their ideas into a reality. View People View Companies View Jobs Job Description, Salaries & Benefits Interior designers plan the design...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Deutsch - Target “Share the Force” Deutsch LA is celebrating the launch of brand new Star Wars merchandise (which coincide with the eagerly awaited 7th instalment in the franchise) with a few blasts from the past for Target, the major...

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Technology

Foster + Partners make electric car refuelling look cool

Nissan has teamed up with famed London-based architectural firm Foster + Partners to develop a new, more refined design for electric vehicle charging stations, which will take into account the rise in popularity on electric cars in the UK and beyond....

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Social Media

Dentsu create a social media war room

Dentsu Mitchell, which until recently operated as Mitchells, but was rebranded back in July when Dentsu Media launched in Australia, recently launched a social media control centre called “Fireside,” which is being touted as an industry...

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Design

The London Design Festival ROCKS

Even though the recorded music industry has been falling into a perpetual tailspin since the advent of the “Free” download (it's not free it's stealing), live music is more popular than ever before. In fact, many acts (even the big ones)...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Droga5

Creating an athletic anthem for Under Armour Sports clothing specialists Under Armour unveiled the new “Rule Yourself” marketing campaign from Droga5 NY this week, which defines the brand’s vision for training not as a hobby, but...

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Features

Land Rover's misadventure on Instagram

Everything's viral, everything's multi-platform, everything's connected, everything's social. The advertising world isn't happy these days, unless it's combining some social network with some digital device to produce something everybody can stand...

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Design

Four Corners: An Exhibition of Contemporary Craft for Etsy

Etsy unites the best of UK craft with an exhibition in partnership with Tent London, the Crafts Council and arts organisations in England, Scotland, N. Ireland and Wales. A diverse selection of contemporary craft from the four corners our country,...

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Advertising

TBWA joins forces with Juniper Park in Canada

The TBWA Worldwide holding company has announced a major merger in Canada that will see TBWA\Toronto and Juniper Park become a single new agency called Juniper Park\TBWA. The Juniper Park partnership team of CEO Jill Nykoliation and Chief Creative...

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Advertising

Finding the best GIF of summer

The travel website Booking.com is on a mission to find and GIF the best shots of the summer, and find out who effectively “Won summer” in the process. Over eight days the site is partnering with leading digital artists to GIF the greatest...

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Features

Meet Shota Kotake: Guinness World Record-Breaking Artist

Well, that’s the aim, anyway. Japanese-born Shota Kotake is on a mission. Not quite a holy mission, but one that nonetheless involves him painting the portrait of a priest every day for three years. That priest, though, is Father Ted, the...

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Design

Live activity at designjunction 2015

From 24-27 September, designjunction will bring The College and Victoria House B1 to life with a host of inspiring installations, live activities and flash factories - which will highlight the intricate making process of product design. Expect to...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: How to keep busy with Andy Cooke

Andy Cooke has one hectic schedule - not only has he worked with clients as far ranging as Google, Ace Hotel and Ikea, but he also runs a streetwear shop, is an artist’s agent and (probably most importantly) is about to open a pizza place. With...

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Video Games

A Chinese games console rips off the PS4 and Xbox One

If recent images from China are to be believed, it would appear that after more than a decade of back-biting, exclusivity battles, failed motion control experiments (Playstation Move anyone?) and fanboy wars, that Xbox and Playstation have finally...

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Advertising

DigitasLBi launch second annual UK NewFront

DigitasLBi announced this week that 2015 will see the biggest ever UK NewFront; the agency's collaborative thought-leadership programme aimed at stimulating creativity within the branded content marketplace. Now in its second year the DigitasLBi UK...

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Advertising

Top 5 Account Wins of the Week

Heineken - Van Gogh Museum Heineken have announced a three year sponsorship commitment with the internationally renowned Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The commitment will go beyond a mere donation, and will also see the company use its flagship...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Google's Modular Phone is unstable Though in theory it's possibly the most exciting thing to happen to smart phones since the introduction of the iPhone, Google's ambitious modular phone; Project Ara, was never going to have an easy birth. The...

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Trends

The Glass Art of Hiromi Takizawa

Uniting glass and emotion, Japanese born Hiromi Takizawa has changed the rules, creating a new paradigm of conduct for heated glass that succumbs to her conscious and her subconscious. Displaying a mastery of the medium, she uses shape, reflection...

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Careers

Our top 10 most alternative interview questions

For starters, every question, no matter how ridiculous, has an answer. The trick is to spin the answer to work in your favour - it might be a cliché, but this is the time to really think outside the box. Here’s our list of a few, shall we...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Droga5 Droga5 has announced another promotion within its senior management team, with head of business development Chris Wollen to advance as the agency’s first chief marketing officer, effective immediately. The promotion follows steady...

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Design

Inside Banksy's biggest project yet: Welcome to Dismaland

Perhaps against my better judgement, I’ve always been a big Disney fan. Yes I know he was an anti-Semitic slave labourer and I’ve heard things about staff working conditions that have made my bones crease, but I personally hold nothing...

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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Wieden+ Kennedy Portland bring back the Old Spice guys The “Old Spice Guy” spots for the titular aftershave by Wieden + Kennedy has been something of a cultural phenomenon, and with good reason; it's a bloody good idea, it's delightfully...

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Job Description: Technical Author

Technical authors produce technical information such as instructions to help users get to grips with all kinds of technology. The material they write is designed to allow their audience to use a particular gadget or understand a subject. Technical...

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Advertising

BBH London unbox 200 years of history for Clarks

For almost 200 years, Clarks shoes have held true to their founding values on an incredible, generational journey through revolutions and social upheaval, conflicts and chaos, disasters and triumphs. Now, for the first time ever, the brand’s...

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Advertising

3 more CCO's announced for Creative LIAisons

This week, Dörte Spengler-Ahrens (chief creative office of Jung von Matt), Ted Royer, (CCO of Droga5 New York) and John Merrifield, (CCO of Google Asia-Pacific) were all announced as speakers at the London International Awards 2015 Creative...

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Events

Pool Party London 2015

Creativepool is now established for hosting advertising, creative and digital agencies, bringing together the creative industries top bodies to hang out with colleagues, friends and generally like-minded creative folk for free drinks and...

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Job Description: Copy Editor

A copy editor makes sure that a text is readable, accurate and ready for publication. View People View Companies View Jobs Job Description, Salaries and Benefits A copy editor makes sure that a text is readable, accurate and ready for...

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Advertising

Cheil partners with powerhouse, Mirriad in South Korea

Cheil Worldwide have entered into a new long-term partnership with Mirriad, a world leader in native in-video advertising, which will enable Cheil to strengthen its leadership in the digital advertising market as well as enhance Mirriad's market...

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Advertising

Horizon and Innocean fill in a blank Canvas

Horizon Media and Innocean Worldwide are partnering to launch Canvas Worldwide, a standalone media agency network that will leverage Horizon's media buying abilities with Innocean's global office footprint. This is an incredibly smart move for...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Deutsch LA

Bringing back Larry Culpepper for Dr Pepper Dr Pepper is teaming up with Deutsch LA to remind consumers of the brand’s long and distinguished history in college football by bringing back the inspiring and surprisingly sweet (much like the...

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