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Technology

WPP invests in VR/AR company Within Unlimited

WPP has made a strategic investment in Within Unlimited, the US-based virtual reality/augmented reality entertainment and technology company led by renowned film maker and music video director Chris Milk and technologist Aaron Koblin. Within creates...

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Design

Artfelt fills Sheffield Children’s Hospital with colour

Sheffield Children’s Hospital has been brightened up once again with illustrations created by artists including Jon Burgerman, which aim to “provide distraction” for young patients. The project has been funded by Artfelt, the...

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Careers

Branding Expertise – A Creative skill in demand

We caught up with Michael Smith, Creative Director and co-owner of Clout Branding with a background in brand design. We found out about his career journey so far, asked for a few hints and tips to grow and gain this expertise and we also asked what...

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Design

The Olympic medal designed to be shared

These medals designed by Philippe Starck split into four pieces, allowing winning Olympic athletes to share their success with their families, friends or fellow athletes. Having previously designed the Olympic Torch in 1992, Starck was asked to...

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Design

Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

When I heard news yesterday that Microsoft were considering erasing Microsoft Paint from Windows 10 it triggered a dense moment of nostalgia in me that I honestly wasn’t expecting. I’m no artist. Given a blank piece of paper and a pencil...

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Advice

A series by Studio Lovelock: This much we know..

Studio Lovelock is a vibrant collective of designers, animators and developers driven by a passion for exploration, problem solving and craft. We pride ourselves on being down to earth souls, who always strive to go above and beyond. We are a...

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Advertising

Sadiq Khan and celebrity friends declare London open for summer

A stellar line-up of stars from the worlds of sport, music and entertainment today joined the Mayor of London’s campaign to tell the world that London is open for summer. As part of the ongoing #LondonisOpen campaign, a short 50 second video...

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Design

First look: Shop the show

designjunction2017 will be the London Design Festival's ultimate shopping destination, with a dedicated retail section perfect for buyers and design-savvy consumers. In The Canopy, more than 70 design-led pop up shops will sell everything from...

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Advertising

J. Walter Thompson join the AI race with Pangaea

J. Walter Thompson today officially announced Pangaea, an internal AI solution that allows anyone in its global network to ask questions and get answers from any of their 12,000+ colleagues around the world. Built by J. Walter Thompson Worldwide,...

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Design

Heritage brands - how did they begin?

designjunction is renowned for its unparalleled mix of established brands and newer, cutting-edge labels. This week we celebrate six of our heritage-rich brands who join the 2017 line-up. Often pioneering and always innovative, we’re proud to...

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Design

The artisanal gin made with actual Harley-Davidson parts

For decades, Uwe Ehinger, founder and namesake of the world’s first Premium Dry Gin to contain Harley-Davidson engine parts, has been searching the most remote places on the planet for antique motorbikes, and saving them for dealing or as core...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners CHI&Partners has hired Dave Bedwood, creative founder of Lean Mean Fighting Machine, as a Creative Partner – bringing him on board to help build on the agency’s reputation as a leader in integrated, innovative creativity. Starting...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Soul - Wightlink Soul has been appointed by the ferry travel company Wightlink, one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators, to establish the firm as the preferred choice for trips between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. The agency...

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Advertising

Wunderman launches innovation partnership with Founders Factory

Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and part of WPP, has entered a partnership with Founders Factory - a corporate-backed incubator and accelerator, founded by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox. The partnership provides Wunderman’s...

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Inspiration

Beach Meets: Ryan De La Hoz

We’ve followed the work of San Francisco Native Ryan De La Hoz for a while now - his fine art/collage practice especially - but it was only recently that we put two and two together and realised he also runs one of our best-selling (because...

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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Oslo

Within Oslo's city boundary there are 40 islands, 343 lakes and an entire forest. It's unique melding of urban and natural landscapes makes it an absolute trove of inspiration, and so its no wonder the city gave birth to one of the world's most...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Rich traditions at Grilli Type

There's a strong Swiss-led tradition at the root of all of Grilli Type's typefaces, but it's the kind of tradition which silently and faithfully holds everything else up, rather than the sort which gets regurgitated over and over again. In fact,...

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Technology

MassiveMusic find the voice for Samsung's Bixby assistant

International music agency MassiveMusic has worked in close collaboration with its voice sourcing and casting arm, MassiveVoices, to find the voice of Bixby, Samsung’s personal voice assistant. The voice assistant, which is now publicly...

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