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Features

The Revamp of Classical Animation: is 2D really the cool factor?

The Coke Ad looks cool, uh? The new Coke campaign, featuring a lively dog and its not-so-lively owner is a celebration of the most Disneyesque style of animation (with an hint of the golden-age of Dreamworks too) by the amazing guys at Psyop. In...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Droga5 London Droga5 London has announced the promotions of two key creatives. Creative Directors Rick Dodds and Steve Howell will assume the roles of Executive Creative Directors, reporting to Chief Creative Officer David Kolbusz, effective...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Solve - V Foundation for Cancer Research Following a national agency search and competitive review, Solve has been awarded the account for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Based in Cary, NC, The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in...

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D&AD and Leo Burnett are on the hunt for New Blood

D&AD, who recently hosted the first ever D&AD Festival at the Truman Brewery in east London, have now announced their intentions to mount a search in the big smoke for untapped creative talent. D&AD are on a mission to find it and deliver a fresh...

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Design

Budapest100: Steampunk ATM Machines & Tunnels into the Sky

Budapest100 is an urban civil festival organised annually to celebrate the 100 year-old buildings of Budapest. During the festival on April 16 and 17, the 120-year old Nagykörút (Grand Boulevard) was the focus of the program. The...

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J. Walter Thompson bank on the power of nostalgia for Philadelphia

Nostalgia is a powerful thing that's often difficult to fully comprehend or even recognise. We are all, to some extent, hardwired to react positively to things that take us back to our own personal halcyon days, and negatively to things that remind...

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Agency of the Week: FCB

Project:Nose With a 40% smaller brain area that perceives odour when compared to females, the male olfaction is less sensitive on average. Nivea Men used this insight, and the scientific fact that men generally sweat more and can't smell their own...

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Design

LACMA let fans bathe in Purple Rain in honour of Prince

2016 has not been a good year for music, and I'm not talking about the fact that Justin Bieber continues his ungodly ascent or the fact that I failed to get tickets for next month's Radiohead gigs. I'm referring, of course, to the simply unfair spate...

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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: 3 companies celebrating original craft

Today’s Brand Case Studies celebrates not one but three different creative makers and craftspeople who are forging new paths in the spirit of the old ways. We’re a fan of highlighting smaller brands who contribute to - rather than add to...

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Focal Point: For the love of print with Dan Mather

Dan Mather is an independent silkscreen printer and graphic designer, he creates printworks borne of passion and precision; all of which stem from his motto: 'For the love of print'. Hi Dan, first of all, how would you sum up your work? I...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Coca-Cola to Guinness

Leon&Chris: Way Out West Stockholm-based design studio Leon&Chris has created the identity for this year’s Way Out West festival (also in Sweden), around the theme of throwing paint. The Way Out West festival is a three-day music festival held...

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Mother London hit the hard feels for IKEA

IKEA has launched a new TVC campaign aimed at making the everyday more wonderful through a thought-provoking film. Capturing the unique memories of a couple’s wonderful life together, the new campaign poses the question: what if the little...

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adam&eveDDB revive Top Cat in tip top new Halifax campaign

I have a rather unique connection to the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Top Cat, in that I was named after one of its characters. I was, to put it bluntly, a rather large baby, and my parents, in their infinite wisdom, had taken to referring to me as...

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News

Creative Circle Launches Official App

Keep up to date with what’s going on at this year’s Creative Circle Ball Creative Circle has launched an official app ahead of next week’s Creative Circle Ball. Keeping you up to date with everything in the run up to the biggest...

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Top 5 Ads of the Week

BMB - New Balance You Are Your Toughest Opponent In this inspiring new campaign for New Balance, the running shoes and apparel brand, BMB delves inside the mind of top athletes. “You Are Your Toughest Opponent” looks at the battles we...

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Netflix brighten our browsers with the Kimmifier

As a impatient man in his (VERY early) thirties with a fibre optic broadband connection and an addictive personality, I've fallen head over heels for Netflix and it's seemingly endless stream of quality original shows, to the extent that my Friday...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

BBD Perfect Storm BBD Perfect Storm has strengthened its management line up with the appointment of David Shiel to the role of Client Services Director. Shiel, who was previously at The Engine Group where he was a Partner, will support BBD Perfect...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Possible - Specsavers Specsavers has appointed Possible, the WPP digital creative agency, to handle digital service design. The agency pitched for the account in March, with the work previously handled by Biglight. Recently iProspect won Specsavers'...

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D&AD 2016 Day Three: The Final Winners Roundup

After three days on intense deliberation, the 54th D&AD Judging Week has come to a close. 749 Pencils have been in awarded in total, decided by juries made up of over 200 of the world’s top creatives. Entrants can visit the official Pencil...

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Inspiration

7 ways to succeed as the underdog

Three guys got lucky with a nomination for their startup; Fabrik at this year’s Webby Awards next to industry giants Squarespace and Adobe. This short guide explains how they got this far and why you should back the little guys. Help them...

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These brands got high for 4/20

Easily one of the most bizarre, unofficial public holidays in recent memory, 4/20 (so called because the Americans can't seem to make their dates make sense) came and went and no doubt millions of hemp enthusiasts across the western world got stoned...

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D&AD Day Two Roundup: Grey London out in front

Things are really starting to heat up over at the Old Truman Brewery, with the second set of D&AD Pencil winners for 2016 having been announced to coincide with the first day of the inaugural D&AD Festival. Please note that victorious entrants will...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Domino's to Tokyo 2020

JKR - Domino's I love me some Domino's Pizza, but have always considered their box designs to be a little on the plain side, especially when compared to competing brands. JKR obviously agree, as the consultancy has decided to go big with their...

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D&AD Day One: First judging and the new Impact

One of the most important and exciting weeks in the creative calendar is finally here, and whilst things have only really just started to heat up over at the Old Truman Brewery, the first set of D&AD Pencil winners for 2016 have already been...

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Design

Seaweed packaging wins Lexus Design Grand Prix Award 2016

An eco-friendly prototype packaging product made from seaweed has been named as the Grand Prix winner of this year's Lexus Design Award for emerging designers. The “Agar Plasticity” project was created by a team of three Japanese...

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