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Hailo, Nowness, SoundCloud among winners of Lovie Awards

International sensation Hailo, lifestyle media provocateur Nowness, and pop culture gem Catleidoscope will be saluted alongside special achievement honourees Candy Crush Saga, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, and Inside Out Project founder JR...

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Inspiration

Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas

Upon first glance at this body of photographs Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas it’s easy to view it as a typical “animals dressed as people” project. But the closer you look makes you realise...

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Reflections. A Portrait Series Looking At Our Youth

Tom Hussey is an award-winning lifestyle advertising photographer based in Dallas, Texas. In a series entitled Reflections, Hussey shows a series of portraits depicting elderly people looking in a mirror at their younger self. The photographer...

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Features

Writer's "I quit" video goes viral

We’ve all had fantasies about various ways of quitting our jobs. In fact, some of you out there may even have turned freelance because you just couldn’t take the permanent life any more - either because of your boss or the work itself....

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Sick? Why pharmaceutical advertising dominates American TV.

If you read my column earlier this week, you'll know I'm in America. If you didn't, I'm in America. In fact, I'm now in America's oldest town, St. Augustine - on Florida's Atlantic coast. And despite the temperature being in the low eighties (which...

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Inspiration

Amazing Photos Taken At The Right Time

An image is brilliant at capturing a specific moment in time. By Internet standards, a perfectly timed photo occurs when the timing, angle or place are achieved. Sometimes it's hard to pick what's real and what has been photoshopped. There are...

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20 Quirky & Creative Responses to Weird Client Requests

Entitled 'A Creative Catharsis', Ireland's creative community got together to release a lot of pent up anger and sadness through the medium of the A3 poster, all in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital. Ad creatives, designers, animators,...

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Inspiration

Sexy Pin-Ups Made With Clothing Entirely From Milk

Originally from Poland, but based in London, Photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz has a background in Fine Arts, degree in Architecture, and a wide array of experience. Being an Architect taught him how to be resourceful and to solve complex...

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Compare and contrast. American advertising's point of difference.

I'm in the USA - in a beautiful city called Charlestown on the Atlantic coast of South Carolina. But I'm travelling, so last night I was in Cherokee which, although it sounds romantic, is actually a rather tacky casino town 300 miles north. The...

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Inspiration

Alternative Gravity Posters

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock must be feeling on top of the world after their space thriller Gravity recorded the strongest October debut in US box office history. Over the weekend, the film scored not only a huge 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes...

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30 Brilliant Creative Resumés

In today’s job market, recruiters are placing more emphasis on job seeker personalities depicted on social media profiles and creative resume enhancers than they are single sheet summary of their careers.The vehicles for the presentation of the...

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Features

Sou Fujimoto's 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

You have just under two weeks to get down to the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens to see this year’s Pavilion, designed by multi award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. Over the years, the Serpentine Gallery has...

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Features

Funny business. British comedy writing is in crisis, but why?

Last week, I wrote about the key differences between copywriting and 'writing'. And while I attempted to make the challenges inherent in copywriting clear, I wouldn't say the profession is in crisis. Unlike the art of writing comedy. Quite when the...

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Inspiration

30 Clever Print Ads

In the print advertising world, agencies are constantly working hard to create images that have the public talking. Smart ideas on great visuals attract audience’s attention easily and they become a kind of art in the end. We've looked high...

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Inspiration

Dear Photograph. Pictures From The Past Into The Present

The concept is simple: take a picture of a picture, from the past, in the present. Over the past year, the website received thousands of submissions. In fact, enough for a book, also called Dear Photograph, which was released last year. Taylor...

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Thanks to the new Lotto campaign, we all lose.

I was never keen on the National Lottery. On the night it launched, I nipped to the shop for cigarettes and was confronted with a queue which reached out of the door and off down the street. I was concerned the people had been hypnotized and summoned...

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It's political correctness gone mental

So, tell me honestly, does that title offend you? It's a serious question - I put it there deliberately. The reason being that, last week, Asda paid £25,000 to mental health charity Mind for advertising what was deemed to be a completely...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...