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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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Design

The Kapoor/Semple colour war continues

A feud we've been reporting on for what seems like forever, which has previously seen Anish Kapoor banned from using the “world's pinkest pink,” continues apace, with its creator, Stuart Semple, now prohibiting the artist (and his arch...

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Entertainment

Josh Gad and Halle Berry crown the winners of the Chivas Venture

Socially enterprising star Halle Berry crowned the winners of Chivas Venture’s $1 million prize fund last week at an exclusive event in Los Angeles. Berry, a judge on the night, and Josh Gad, the evening’s host, were both secured by...

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Advertising

Rothco go to unbelievable lengths to get Pants for Andy

A man from Ohio recently tweeted a complaint about his pants (trousers to us more cultured folks this side of the pond) to a Dublin-based creative agency rather than the intended American clothes manufacturer. Instead of just responding, they really...

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Social Media

Facebook Messenger ads start rolling out worldwide

Facebook Messenger ads are going global, whether we like it or not. After tests back in January proved promising in Australia and Thailand, the beta is now being expanded further, with businesses around the world now being offered a way to use...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Droga5 - Tencent New York-based advertising agency, Droga5, has announced their newest client in Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent” or 00700.HK). Effective immediately, Droga5 will work with Tencent on strategic and creative development...

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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong has announced the appointment of two senior executives to new roles within the digital team in Hong Kong. Manolis Perrakis joins as Head of Creative Technology and Vivi Fitriani as Head of UX/UI....

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Advertising

Sexualised shaving ad banned by ASA

In these supposedly enlightened times, it's rare for an ad to provoke a significant moral outcry, at least to the extent that it gets pulled from existence. It happened earlier this year, of course, with the woeful ad that saw Kendall Jenner solve a...

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Design

OMA design Facebook: The Village

Given its relatively humble beginnings (see the film “The Social Network” for proof), and its general brand identity as the cool, calm cousin to Google's hyperactive uncle, Facebook is not a company that one would expect to possess the...

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