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News

I Heart Studios take over Shoreditch Art Wall #iheartcreates

We sat down with the Creative Director of I Heart Studios, Martin Winslade yesterday to talk about their most recent takeover of the Shoreditch Art Wall. The creative for Underated went live yesterday so head to Shoreditch and see it in the flesh....

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Inspiration

Human Flesh Fonts

Font design has never been so competitive, so technically advanced, so multi-platformed. These days just about anything can be formed into an eye catching font, aesthetically enticing enough to be snapped up by graphic designers, all you need is...

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Use and abuse. Can we really make the internet a safer place?

Yesterday was 'Internet Safety Day'. Which pretty much proves the pointlessness of things having days dedicated to them. Unless the internet was substantially and provably safer for the entirety of 11th February 2014, or yesterday marked the point...

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Features

Speak when you're spoken to, dear. Or put the kettle on.

Call me naïve, but I think we in the UK are pretty inclusive; more so than other nations. Granted, discrimination in the workplace does still exist on various levels - and much more in some industries than others. Banking, I hear, is one of...

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Weight Watchers launches Love Fibre, design by bluemarlin

Global brand consultancy bluemarlin has continued its partnership with Weight Watchers to design packaging for Love Fibre, the weight loss organisation’s new venture into the cereal category. The range, created in alliance with Weetabix, the...

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Bailey's Stardust

David Bailey was appointed as fashion photographer for British Vogue in 1960 where he shot over 800 pages of fashion editorial in just one year and along with Terence Donovan and Brain Duffy, captured the essence of the 'Swinging London' of the 60's....

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Does the Pancreatic Cancer Action campaign go too far?

UK cancer statistics are frightful and frightening. For every three people who read this article, one will acquire some sort of cancer in their lifetime. The disease doesn't discriminate, striking the very young and the very old, the rich, the poor...

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Biscuit giants McVitie's plan an 'emotional' £12m relaunch

We all love biscuits, it can't be denied that a cup of tea wouldn't be the same without them, and there is no brand more synonymous with biscuits than McVitie's. Though McVitie's was first launched almost 200 years ago, the company merged with...

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Features

Content isn’t king – timing is everything

This weekend, I learned a valuable lesson. Content isn’t king. Or at least, to be more accurate, content isn’t always king. Copy does have to be top-notch to have an impact and to inspire people to buy, sell, share, offer, sign up,...

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Peter Pilotto - winner of the BFC Vogue/ Designer Fashion Fund

British fashion designer Peter Pilotto has just been announced as being the next big thing in fashion by the prestigious BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Already adored by celebrities such as Cara Delevingne, Miranda Kerr and Beyonce and well-known...

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Closed ears. How the music industry ruined itself.

In 1999 a website called Napster appeared on the internet. With little in the way of its own content, and certainly no means nor intention of producing or releasing music, it set a ball rolling that in 2013 tumbled most of HMV’s high street...

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Touchdown Duracell: Battery brand tells a poignant brand story

Duracell takes its brand beyond the bunny with a new internet ad featuring the NFL's first legally deaf offensive player Derek Coleman as a brand ambassador. Coleman has defied many critics and former coaches to make it to the NFL in what is an...

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Bieber: only slightly more bad-ass than Barbie

So, Justin Bieber’s in the news. Yes, that craaaaazy 19-year-old superstar is at it again. The over-exposed victim of his own success was caught racing down a Miami street in his bright yellow Lamborghini at 4am. Apparently he’d had some...

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Are You Being Served ?

Earlier this week, I wrote about the exaggerated claims made by the hotel in Egypt in which I'm staying, on the website Trip Advisor. Somehow, the management was able to promote the establishment with four stars, when in fact its true status is...

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Events

CreativeXPO – FREE advice for all creative types

27th and 28th January 2014 @Rich Mix (35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London, E1 6LA) In need of direction, inspiration, and a kick-start this New Year? Looking to start or further a creative business but need advice? A budding artist? Or...

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Bad advice. Is Trip Advisor an effective marketing tool?

I'm in Egypt, as I write this. I've returned to Dahab on the Sinai Peninsula to see how two revolutions have changed things since I was last here. As it turns out, the Egyptians are still as warm, hospitable and helpful as ever. The Red Sea remains...

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Teenage Cancer Trust: Say hello to our new interns

In 2013 we did some work with the Teenage Cancer Trust, running marathons, wearing silly outfits and raising funds where we could; but this year we’re taking on two new remote interns, Matt and Pete. Matt and Pete are currently undergoing...

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2014 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship call for entries

The 2014 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has launched and is inviting applications from schools of architecture around the world. A £6,000 grant will be awarded to one student by a panel of judges which includes Lord Foster and the...

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Features

Home is where the heart is. And the work. And everything else.

If I started a blog by telling you that I was thinking about buying a treadmill, you may well click away in anticipated boredom. But the fact remains, I’m seriously considering buying a treadmill. There, I said it. So what? Well, quite. Of...

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Thames Hub presentation for RunwaysUK Conference 2014

Huw Thomas addressed a capacity crowd at the inaugural RunwaysUK Conference, 'Airport Infrastructure for a Future Britain'. The event was attended by Sir Howard Davies, head of the Government's Airports Commission, and moderated by Newsnight...