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Inspiration

Nothing to fear. Why horror movies matter.

The most successful film in UK cinemas this week is 'Insidious 2'. Having seen the first 'Insidious' instalment just a couple of weeks ago, I don't think I'll bother with chapter two. The best horror movies are akin to long road trips through foreign...

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Inspiration

My Inner Child... Forever Young

The photoshop wizard has struck again, this time producing the Paris-based retoucher Cristian Girotto and photographer Quentin Curtat. They have created these images entitled, 'L’ Enfant Extérieur (The Outer Child),' to bring out the inner...

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Inspiration

I Can't Believe This Is One Photograph.

We all know Photoshop, and we all know that no photo nowadays can be guaranteed to be in its original form. The image below is a perfect example of this. That’s four separate images edited into one right? It’s obviously photoshopped, and...

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Inspiration

Finger Painting Goes To The Next Level On App ArtStudio.

While most of us kill time on our commute by crushing some candy, listening to music or reading a book, one Japanese office worker takes it to a whole new level. Enter Seikou Yamaoka. He uses his iPhone to create incredible finger painting portraits...

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News

The 3rd Annual Lovie Award Finalists Announced!

It's time to VOTE in The People's Lovie Awards The wait is finally over! We are so thrilled to share The 3rd Annual Lovie Finalists. With 350 expert Academy members across Europe, nearly 1,500 works were judged and thousands of reviews were...

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Inspiration

Now And Then. Photography of NYC

Marc Hermann is a professional news photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After several years of casually dabbling in video and post-production, Hermann picked up a still camera in 1996, at the age of 14, and has been hooked ever since....

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Inspiration

Six ways in which 'copywriting' differs from 'writing'.

When people ask what I do for a living, I tend to get in a terrible flap. This is largely because I do a variety of things. I pen pieces about music, I blog about advertising and the creative industry (obviously), I present podcasts and radio...

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Inspiration

Incredible Lead Pencil Sculptures

Since a young age, São Paulo-born artist Dalton Ghetti had a knack for tools. For his 9th Birthday, Ghetti received a set of metal tools for children. This is what he believes began his love of carving and hobby for carpentry. At 24, he moved to...

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Features

One small mistake, one giant gaff

You must be used to my moaning by now. All those tortuously bad ads that drive me potty - from Brad Pitt waxing poetical in the agonising Chanel 'inevitable' campaign, to Spotify waffling on about what music does to us (which has nothing to do with...

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Inspiration

The most creative Vine videos and their creators

How would you use just 6 seconds of video to create a stir and grab attention? The creative bunch below have given a glimpse into their artistic life through their Vine videos. Despite the introduction of Instagram's video capabilities, Vine has...

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Inspiration

Impressive mobile and tablet app designs

Digital designs for mobile and tablets that will inspire you to create more user friendly and visually appealing designs. These impressive designs from a selection of our members make up some of our favourite to have landed on Creativepool...

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News

Endless Stair

London Design Festival is fully underway this week, with hundreds of events happening around the capital across nine days of aural excellence and networking a go-go. With more events happening than is humanly able to see, it's hard to know where to...

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Inspiration

Amazing Macro Photography Of The Human Eye

When I think of an eye, (which I find to be the most interesting part of the human body), I think of a smooth, flat surface... I am very wrong! Photographer Suren Manvelyan shows us just how textured they can be with this unique series of images....

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Inspiration

Pie in the sky. A memorable campaign from the pre-digital age.

As a technologically advanced species, we've achieved a great deal. After all, you don't see hamsters riding micro-scooters, or otters designing iPhone apps. But we do have a tendency to overcomplicate things. Recent months have seen new versions of...

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Inspiration

Photographer Seamlessly Connects Landscapes and Clothes

British photographer Joseph Ford, has created an excellent series of images that join clothing and aerial landscape photos into one. With the help of art director Stephanie Buisseret and stylists Mario Faundez and Almut Vogel some shots amazingly...

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News

Why your brand or marketing agency should be using Vine

In the world of the marketing agency, 2013 won't just be the year of the Snake. It'll be the year the number of mobile devices exceeds the human population. I'm knocking at your proverbial door to spread the word of Vine. Have you heard about the...

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Inspiration

Incredible Photography Self Portraits by 14-Year-Old Boy

We are blown away by talent! Especially when it comes from a teenager! Zev from Massachusetts is only 14-years-old and is already taking the photography world by storm with his unique and simply stunning photo manipulations. Going by the nickname...

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News

Spinnaker appointed as digital agency for iNTERTAIN

Following a four stage pitch process Spinnaker has been appointed by iNTERTAIN, one of the UK’s leading high street hospitality companies, operating 35 bars and comedy venues nationwide. Spinnaker will be originating and implementing a new...

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Features

The internet - the staggering truth revealed.

The World Wide Web, it's a wonderful thing to be sure. You've got your social media for endless moaning and pictures of your holidays. You've got your YouTube for Little Mix videos and footage of other people's pets. And you've got your online...

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Features

Working from home: a rod for your own back?

Over the summer, I was working for a client in southeast London. I’ll be honest: the travel was a pain in the butt. We were in that ridiculously hot stretch of the summer where it was hotter in London than in most of Europe. The tube was...

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Advice

Negative vibe. Positive vibe

As a creative person, some people are good for you and some people are not. The good ones are those who enthuse and energise you. They nurture your ideas and help them grow. They are the radiators that give off positive vibes. Then on the other side...

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Inspiration

Just how important is an agency's name?

Sited just off Fleet Street, the very first agency for which I worked was called 'Riley' and it was great. Inevitably though, I eventually moved on (sooner than I should have, actually) and 'Riley' changed too. In a large-scale, late nineties...

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News

Beware, the ad blooper is alive and well.

You're familiar with the notion of 'bloopers', I'm sure. 'It'll Be Alright On The Night' has been cataloguing the trips and slips of TV production for decades, while 'You've Been Framed' records disasters on the home front - usually involving elderly...

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Features

The name's Bont. Jace Bunt.

There can be few things more cringey than a big corporation “trying to be yer mate”. (I'm taking the whole dads-dancing-at-weddings thing as read, obviously.) And yet, time and time again, they try to make out that they value me, you and...

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Inspiration

Famous faces redesigned using illustrator and photoshop.

The famous face is one that is not only highly recognisable, but also one that lends itself to many different forms of art. The world is obsessed with famous people and it's these faces that allow for a plethora of art to be created. Some have been...

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Events

Web experts flock to Gateshead conference

Baltic Mill Centre for Contemporary Arts to host 4th annual DIBI Conference The North East’s biggest web conference returns to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art next month featuring some of the world’s most celebrated design and...

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News

#hashtags

Hashtags are a funny old thing which seem to have sprouted up from nowhere and now run people's jobs, businesses and even lives. I have been pondering this phenomenon on two occasions in the past week - once when my mother asked me what a hashtag was...

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Features

Why internet radio has failed to make a big noise.

Do you listen to the radio via the internet? Quite possibly. Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Live, 6Music, Capital, Smooth - they're all there, streaming away. But, when was the last time you listened to an internet-only radio station? One that's online rather...

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News

HTC: Humongous Tinfoil Catamaran? Hot Tea Catapult?

When the Kevin Bacon EE 4G mobile network commercials first came out at the cinema, the auditoriums (or at least the ones I sat in) were awash with laughter. Tightly scripted, informative and amusing to boot, they were a breath of fresh air and just...

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News

Is 'AdBlock' software unfair to the advertising industry?

You know 'Mozilla', don't you? The people who make the Firefox web browser? Well, it turns out they also make a thing called 'AdBlock Plus'. And, if you're using it, you're getting right up the noses of some advertising big-wigs. For the...

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News

123-piano

Seven pianos. Seven artists. Seven locations. Everyone is allowed to play a tune. From August 14th until September 28th 2013. Live music brings people together and provokes spontaneous interactions that may lead to new cooperations or even to...