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Features

Branding Bud: Bringing Cannabis to Market

With the US seeing states legalising weed (Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Colorado) there’s something of a scrabble to rebrand cannabis to a mass audience. Should health benefits be the calling card, targeting yoga bunnies looking for that extra...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Vasilisa Forbes of WaxChick

Vasilisa Forbes is a fashion photographer and video editor, who's also the brains behind the #WaxChick project. You might have seen her billboards popping up around London, or caught her speaking at the ICA. Controversial and throught-provoking, her...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Ruohan Wang's illustrative GIFs

Ruohan Wang makes beautifully simple illustrations that say more than at first meets the eye. She sometimes turns them into tongue in cheek GIFs, letting her style free from the static page to bring her thoughtful creations to life. Hailing from...

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Features

Berlin Dispatch: Style synthesis with Jadye Perkins

Jadye Perkins is something of a DIY flâneur, having moved from Devon to Bristol by way of Berlin putting together zines and exhibitions with her friends along the way. Out of all the stories of 'creative types moving to Berlin', we like Perkin's...

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Inspiration

Berlin Dispatch: Slavs & Tatars at Hamburger Bahnhof

Founded in 2006, the art collective Slavs and Tatars have continuously created thought provoking, hilarious and politically charged work. Although taken under the wing of art establishments such as the MoMA, their work also speaks to a graphic design...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: MVM talks iconic portraits and minimalism

Norwegian designer Magnus Voll Mathiassen (aka. MVM) has been working in design for over ten years. In that time he's amassed an impressive bulk of work. Whether it's sketchy minimalist portraits of pop culture icons like Kanye, or sketching for...

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Inspiration

Berlin Dispatch: Converse x Stüssy at Soto

Last Friday, Soto launched the hugely anticipated Converse X Stüssy collaboration. The only spot for such a clash of lifestyle brands was the shop Soto, with drinks provided by Bulleit and Clique Bier. A selection of hip hop hits filled the...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Eric Yahnker's Pop Culture Pencilling

Eric Yahnker is all about intricate pencil work, pop culture puns and a serious approach to his work. He doesn’t make it easy to dismiss his work as pastiche, mainly because his finger is superbly on the pulse of contemporary society. Whether...

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Inspiration

Focal Point: Catching up with Harvey Dormer

Part of the Focal Point interview series is to shine a spotlight on the best creative work we can find – and often that comes from our very own Creativepool members. Harvey Dormer's distinctive illustrative style has caught our eye a few times in...

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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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Trends

Forget the needle, it's all about design led temporary tattoos

Tattoos used to be a taboo, something you tried to hide form prospective employers and your mum. They used to be something only the most hardened of criminals had – in the Russian prison system they were even their own coded language. At the very...