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Design

Explosive D&AD 2017 creative from The Beautiful Meme

Courtesy of The Beautiful Meme, the D&AD Festival 2017 creative was unveiled this week - with an explosion of colours, textures and shapes representing the ever shifting nature of our category, thinking and work. This year, the iconic D&AD Pencils...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Getting surreal with The Beautiful Meme

Self-confessed tricksters The Beautiful Meme create unexpected campaigns and images that stun viewers out of submission. With a pretty stellar list of clients including the V&A, Google, Innovate UK, Design Museum, Oaktree Capital, English National...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Creative Breakdown: Johnny Kelly's five beautiful Apple Health films

Johnny Kelly, a director and animator working for Nexus Productions, has created five beautiful films for Apple Health promoting Apple’s new app released this September. Each film highlights a different aspect of health; eating, sleeping,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

N9ve Presents: Beautiful Coins

Beautiful Coins, N9ve’s latest personal project, is an animated video celebrating historical and political moments throughout Europe. Quite literally, full of beautiful coins, the piece contains stunning transitions, and is accompanied by...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Design

Beautiful design innovations at CES 2015

Classically beautiful curved TV from Samsung Samsung's CES 2015 Keynote Speech Samsung chose CES 2015 as the platform from which to unveil their new curved TV designed by the Fuseproject consultancy, which is headed up by famed Swiss designer Yves...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The not-so-beautiful game: the sickly world of beauty pageants

These days, we’re by no means strangers to the phenomenon that is reality TV. It permeates every channel, every genre and every demographic. We laugh at the modern Victorian freak show that is X Factor, with their hopelessly deluded, fragile...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Beautiful Crime

Website: beautifulcrime.com Twitter: @beautifulcrime Facebook: facebook.com/beautifulcrime When did you start out blogging? Beautiful Crime has been around as a company since 2004, but we started blogging about urban, contemporary and digital &...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Hotels, ales, soaps, champions and more

Ragged Edge - Assembly Most hotels want you to spend time in them. But for millennial travellers, the priority is to get out and experience the city. Assembly is a new hotel brand from Criterion Capital, designed to inspire people to make the most...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

The Week in Branding

SomeOne create flowery identity for Hello Student SomeOne has created the new brand identity for a student accommodation service from Empiric Student Accommodation, which aims to provide accommodation and services for student living. The consultancy...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Inaugural UK Agency Award winners announced

The first ever UK Agency Awards (a joint venture between The Art of New Business and Don’t Panic Events) was held in a glamorous ceremony at the Emirates Stadium last Thursday (September 10), which was attended by 200 industry professionals...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Design Museum unveils £80 million refresh

The London Design Museum is set to move to Kensington as part of a drastic £80 million revamp, which will see leaving its current home at Shad Thames near Tower Bridge, and setting up shop in its new skin by 2016. The museum will triple in size...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

5 things we learned at Gamescom 2019

The team at in-game advertising platform Bidstack spent last week in Cologne for Europe’s biggest gaming event - Gamescom. Here, its CMO, Simon Gosling, offers a comprehensive look at some of the key things they took away from this year’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Unicorns of retail: How upstart D2C brands are changing the game

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) retailers are fast gaining ground in an overcrowded market at a time when high street retail’s woes are only deepening. As iconic brands like Barney’s and Victoria’s Secret struggle in the US and Mothercare...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Getting to know... We Are Social's Lore Oxford

Socially-led creative agency We Are Social recently appointed Lore Oxford as its first global head of culture and insights. In the newly created role, she will help the agency to more effectively respond to questions around society and culture while...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Moving and shaking with art director David Simoes

Things move fast in advertising. After writing a series of short stories to a creative director working on Unilever back in his hometown of Lisbon years ago, David Simoes managed to bag a meeting at the agency while looking for his first job. The...

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Trends

The future of luxury marketing

Luxury, it’s big business. In 2018, the top 10 luxury brands were worth a combined £100bn, whilst the aggregate net goods sales of the top 100 luxury brands topped an eye-watering £165bn. Luxury is a long-term growth market....

Posted by: Woven Agency
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Advertising

How it was done: Going Full Circle with motion control

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Digitas, UNIT9 and Envy Advertising recently created a powerful promo called Full Circle. The ad is centred around the first black female astronaut, Mae Jemison, and promotes The John...

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Inspiration

The stylus is mightier than the sword

In an image-saturated advertising world, it can seem like an impossible task to defend your brand from invisibility. When it comes to finding a direction for your brand, rebrand or campaign, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Your instinct may be...

Posted by: ifour
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Video Games

How it was done: Choreographing Warframe through iMessage

Great Guns director Dan Trachtenberg is a big fan of free-to-play video game Warframe, so when the opportunity came up to helm a promo for the title he was beyond excited. The result is an amazing six-minute CG film full of action including...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: The Times and Kia show the cost of leaving it unsaid

Kia has launched a new campaign called Journeys That Matter in partnership with News UK and Sky Media to raise awareness of its car portfolio, featuring the Kia ProCeed and Kia's new all-electric e-Niro. News UK’s Bridge Studio developed three...

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Features

Cannes Lions 2019: The contenders

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is underway and tonight the first awards ceremony will take place at the Palais des Festivals where the first wave of winners will be announced. Ahead of the five awards shows taking place every...

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Inspiration

Shutterstock Presents: 3 contributors you should know

A new online video series from Shutterstock offers a behind-the-scenes look into the stories of photographers, illustrators, videographers and composers who contribute. Shutterstock Presents showcases how the platform fits into the artists' lives...

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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Bringing down the house for Lacoste

It’s been a busy week for French clothing brand Lacoste and its creative agency BETC Paris. As well as launching the second instalment of its Save Our Species campaign for Biological Diversity Day, it released a new ad capturing the deep...

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Features

The power of real: Balancing authenticity with social media pressures

Most of us are guilty of (and feel guilty about) comparing ourselves and lives to what we see on social media. The stream of beautiful people, places and things can sometimes feel relentless, with everyday consumers and influencers alike feeling the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

4 ways to amplify your brand purpose through film

After speaking at the Brand Film Festival in London recently, I decided to share my approach when using video in a campaign with a cause (capital ‘C’, or otherwise). Film can be an incredibly powerful way of amplifying your brand purpose,...

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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Restoring Faith for ŠKODA

When it came to launching a new campaign for automotive brand ŠKODA recently, the client pointed to the success of its work with Paloma Faith last year for inspiration as it sent sales through the roof. But the Fallon creative team on the...

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Features

Reconnecting with our roots: How VR can bring us back to reality

I have always deeply revered nature. Growing up in Cornwall surrounded by the ocean on (almost) all sides has meant I’ve always been aware of the scale of the wild world outside. I am keenly aware of the beauty of nature, but never forget the...

Posted by: George P. Johnson
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Inside Oreo's cookie kingdom for Game of Thrones

To mark the launch of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones and a new limited-edition range of OREO cookies aligned with the series, New York-based digital agency 360i created a unique title sequence with US cable network HBO. The 50-second...

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Advertising

Waitrose issues apology over 'racist' Easter packaging

UK reatailer Waitrose has issued an apology after receiving customer complaints about a trio of chocolate ducklings being sold in its stores. The set of ducks included three types of chocolate that were labelled as crispy, fluffy and ugly, with the...

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Features

SXSW 2019: Virtual overload

Tim Leary famously referred to virtual reality (VR) as "LSD for the 90s". And after my recent trip to the Virtual Cinema at SXSW, it became obvious why. Up until now, VR for me, had been a pretty shallow experience, rather like a ride on Space...

Posted by: Russell Schaller

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