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London Design Festival: Paul Cocksedge's Drop
Designer Paul Cocksedge's Drop - an exhibit in the Size + Matter part of the London Design Festival - is not what one immediately thinks of as an interactive experience.
A 3-metre high piece of metal with a magnetic surface, Drop is an enormous coin "which has fallen to Earth from a giant's palm", landing bang outside London's Royal Festival Hall. The idea is that members of the public help to complete the design by sticking their own pennies to the surface.
Ashley went along on Saturday to examine the exhibit first hand and to join the jostle of people all experimenting with creating their own designs on the coin's surface.
Read Ashley's blog here
5 minutes with... James Temple - R/GA
In our most detailed "5 minutes..." feature to date, we managed to grab hold of James Temple, Executive Creative Director at R/GA for a chat. In a career that began in 1996, James has covered all kinds of creative briefs both in the UK and across the pond in America.
James had loads to tell us about how his career started off in the industry, the invaluable lessons his experiences have taught him, and his advice on how to get ahead in the industry.
Catch the interview by clicking below as we discuss iPhones, working for the Olympics and becoming a global nomad.
Read the inteview here
3D TV. Release the flying logos.
Electronics giants are champing at the bit to sell 3d technology to consumers. With new movie releases such as 'Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole' breaking new ground and the Cinemablend website offering a seven-point checklist to measure top 3d content - it's clear this thing won't be going away.
So today John invites you to put on those glasses you stole from Avatar and join him on a journey into the future - to a time when 3d ads are lurking in every ad break, waiting to leap out at you and leg it around your coffee table.
Yes folks, the 3d circus is heading for London's advertising agencies. And it feels like you can almost touch it.
Read John's blog here
Blackberry launches Playbook rival to iPad
Blackberry has announced its answer to Apple's iPad with a device called the Playbook. The company unveiled its tablet computer to much anticipation at its developer conference, Devcon, in San Francisco. It is one of the first business-centric devices in the tablet market.
The Playbook will have a 7-inch (18cm) screen with front and rear facing cameras to enable video conferencing, an important feature that will appeal to the business market.
RIM expects to ship the device to corporate customers and developers in October. It will become commercially available early in 2011.
Click here for more info
Brass In Pocket - Are Freelances Getting Paid?
Many people would say the best part of working is getting paid. Indeed, work could be defined as making a predetermined effort in exchange for material benefits.
But for the jobbing freelance, this equation is becoming increasingly distorted. Despite the fact we've never had to search further and work harder, the process of getting paid appears to have become more arbitary and terribly unreliable.
Magnus Shaw argues this is not only unfair and depressing, it is actually damaging the creative industry and the relationships on which it depends for success.
Read Magnus' blog here
Frieze Art Fair
Frieze Art Fair kick off on 14th October and features over 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. With commissioned artists' projects, a prestigious talks programme and an artist-led education schedule, the fair is not to be missed.
As if that wasn't enough, the organisers are even running a guided tour of the event. In association with The Art Fund, tours are led by art-world professionals and last approximately one hour.
Frieze Art Fair is held at Regent's Park, and runs until 17th October - click the button below to find out more information on this spectacular event.
Find out more here
London Design Festival - The aftermath
This year's London Design Festival has come and gone in a whirl of temporary exhibitions, private view drinks and more space-age tables and chairs than any one person can ever really need.
With over 200 events happening over the nine day duration, finding the festival's best bits has been a challenge to say the least. If you somehow managed to miss it all then you missed a treat, but you can catch up via our Creative Pool roundup.
Needless to say we are already looking forward to next year's event.
Read Jessica's blog here
Blog of the Month - Web Design Ledger
The Web Design Ledger is a publication written by web designers for web designers. The primary purpose of this site is to act as a platform for sharing web design related knowledge and resources. Topics range from design inspiration to tips and tutorials and everything in between.
As well as being a top notch site for all web designers, the best thing about the Web Design Ledger is that anybody can contribute an article. So if you've got something you'd like to share with the world - whether it's a bit of skills advice or an article on a new piece of kit - you can get your voice heard on this blog.
So whether you're after inspriration, tips or tutorials, or even if you want to get yourself seen on the web, check out the Web Design Ledger - our fave blog for all web designers.
Click here to check out the Web Design Ledger
Careers Advice from Source
What is AWD and why do you need to know about it?
October 11th 2011 may seem like a very long way away right now, but it marks a landmark date that affects every business that recruits freelance workers through a recruitment agency or business.
Most of you that are reading this article will have not heard of 'The Agency Workers Directive' (AWD), but it will no doubt impact you to some degree or another, if not immediately and directly, then latterly through your department, or the business you work for, or own.
Read the article here
In our last newsletter, we asked the question 'Which method of online marketing do you think is the most effective when in engaging readers?'
A whopping 51% of you said that social media is the future
32% choose email marketing and just 17% said online advertising.
Next month we ask "Qualifications Vs Experience - What do you value more as a way to get ahead in the industry?"
Click here to vote!
Stuff we like!
3 tools, 1 forum, 1 music vid!
The Wilderness Downtown
Brilliant music video from Arcade Fire that involves your address on Google Maps.
Preview how your favourite fonts appear online.
User submitted advice and tips for all things techy.
Create your very own animation films!
3D parts database that's free to use.