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Inspiration

Spotlight: 3D artist Elena V Miller's concepts know no bounds

Since winning a People's Choice award in the Creativepool Annual in 2017 for her Ballerina Loft - which imagines where a ballerina might live - Romanian 3D artist and visualiser Elena V Miller's work has received several Spotlight's on the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

Artist Boss: Sir Anthony Caro

What is Artist Boss? This project looks at the life and work of prolific sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013) and his studio assistants. Throughout his expansive career, Caro employed studio assistants in the production of his work, and we are...

Posted by: Bath Spa University
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Advertising

FCB Inferno maps the UK with BMW and artist Ed Fairburn

FCB Inferno was briefed by BMW to supply a concept that would promote the new BMW X1 to their existing customer base, and encourage them to book a test drive. In response to this FCB Inferno teamed with artist Ed Fairburn to create a campaign in...

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Design

Meet the artist selling dick pics for $10K! (NSFW)

Anyone who has ever suffered through the misfortune of being sent an unwanted piece of junk mail (and yes I am referring to THAT kind of junk) will probably read the headline above and snort derisively, and I wouldn't blame them. But the design world...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Meet Shota Kotake: Guinness World Record-Breaking Artist

Well, that’s the aim, anyway. Japanese-born Shota Kotake is on a mission. Not quite a holy mission, but one that nonetheless involves him painting the portrait of a priest every day for three years. That priest, though, is Father Ted, the...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Advertising

Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama creates an exhibition in 17 hours

Toshiba Australia, supported by Windows and Intel, have issued a unique challenge to renowned Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama. The artist known to his fans as “Matzu” was tasked with creating an entire exhibition using only one Toshiba...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Meet the artist behind The World's Smallest Portfolio

Two weeks ago, jelly London set D&AD New Blood Festival-goers a brief entitled Making Your Mark. The aim of the brief was to get students promoting themselves and to get their work noticed. jelly received so many great submissions, but one really...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Design

Happy London visions with artist Sandrine Boulet

Sandrine Boulet has given London a much-needed cheeky makeover with her cartoon inspired designs. Forget those grey towers or the pigeons down at Trafalgar Square, and instead enjoy these magical Mary Poppins moments and sausages riding the tube. If...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Artist prints Wikipedia: makes 7,600-Volume anthology

You know when someone has a grade A idea that’s so good you wish you’d thought of it (or had the print resources) to do it yourself? Well, welcome artist Michael Maniberg to the art and design win of the week. He printed English-language...

Posted by: Jade French
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Advertising

Guinness amplify the “Artist's Journey” in new ad

The latest ad from Guinness, a brand renowned for their zeitgeist defining advertisements, features instrumental post-rock group “And So I Watch You From Afar,” in a spot (below) that aims to promote the globally popular stout brewers'...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

IKEA does more for the artist than a flatpack desk

In 1943 in a small Swedish village, an industrious, dyslexic teenager who went by the name of Ingvar Kamprad opened his first furniture store after spening his days selling matches, ballpoint pens, flower seeds and Christmas decorations to...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Features

Spotlight - Silvia Bartoli - 3D Artist

- View Silvia,s Creativepool profile. "I,m a 3d character artist based in London. I specialise in character modeling, digital sculpting, texturing and concept design. As with any good character artist, since childhood I have intently drawn and...

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Features

Spotlight - Justin Dowling - CGI Artist

- View Justin's Creativepool profile. ‘I am self employed CGI artist based in Stokes Croft, Bristol, originally from London. I have over a decade experience in digital media, focusing mainly on 3D modelling, lighting & animation - I have...

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Features

Spotlight - Karl Maddix - 3D Artist

Inspiration comes from everywhere, films, music. I'm a science geek too so I try to put that to some use. Describe your work in one sentence. The desire to create is too strong for me to resist and if I didn't possess the artistic skills necessary...

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Features

Spotlight - Toby Willsmer - Artist and Illustrator

"Style is everything: don't leave home without it." Creativepool grabs five minutes with Toby Willsmer, Artist and Illustrator, to talk creative control, dream projects with Marvel and finding your own style. How long have you been an Artist and...

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Features

5 Minutes with...David Dalley, Creative Director and Fine Artist

by John Fountain. Following a successful career as an award winning creative director, David is now a successful fine artist. Here he talks about his career, his travels and how things have changed over the years. So how would you describe your day...

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Inspiration

CP Loves... The artist who inspired Madonna.

by John Fountain. "Among a hundred paintings, you could recognize mine, my goal was: Do not copy. Create a new style,...colors light and bright, return to elegance in my models." Tamara de Lempicka was not only a brilliant artist, she was also the...

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Advice

Opinions - The voice over artist

by John Fountain Successful voice-over talents often earn thousands in session fees and residuals, and more frequently than not, in less time than a half hour of work. Becoming a successful voice-over talent for television and radio commercials,...

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Features

The Artist. Why the producer deserves the loudest applause.

In case you've haven't noticed, there's a new silent film called The Artist and it's getting some rave reviews. Not only is it silent, it's also shot entirely in black and white. It doesn't have any big name actors in it and the storyline is about a...

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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The digital dark art of Tom Exton

One look at illustrator and graphic designer Tom Exton’s book would never give away the fact he started out designing car number plates. But that’s exactly where his venture into digital dark art began. “I got my start working as a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Spot the celebrity in Pete Ellis' album of illustrations

While illustrator Pete Ellis jokes he grew up in London’s Thornton Heath long before Glastonbury headliner Stormzy arrived in the area, the rapper wouldn’t look out of place in one of Ellis’ art pieces. His portfolio is awash with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

3 trends from New Designers 2019

New trends in design should excite every designer. Is it a passing fad? An evolution of existing methods? Or perhaps a new era entirely. OK, that last one is a bit on the lofty side. Still, I kept the idea of a new era of design in mind when I...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Design

Identity for new black creativity exhibition unveiled

Design studio Here Design has created the identity for Get Up, Stand Up Now, a major new exhibition at London’s Somerset House. Running until September, the exhibition celebrates 50 years of black creativity in Britain and beyond, and features...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Cosmo Mulford's pen and ink art adds detail to the doodle

Asked what inspires his black and white hand-drawn pieces created with ink pens, illustrator Cosmo Mulford (below) says his style is influenced by comic books and Japanese art. English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley and Czech painter and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

Peak productivity: When does the UK feel most creative?

New research shows that UK employees feel at their most creative in the morning, with 11:05am being the peak time for productivity. The study, from innovation funding specialist MPA Group, also shows that surprisingly 86% of workers can’t be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Irish bank launches world's first book grown entirely from grass

Creative agency ROTHCO and Allied Irish Bank (AIB) have created a new book grown entirely from grass to demonstrate the power of nature and Ireland’s greatest resource to help transform sustainability in agricultural practice. 10 | The Book...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Amstel opens Arms for Neighbours' Week

Today marks the start of national Neighbours’ Week in the UK, an awareness week set up to encourage more interaction in local communities. To support the cause, beer brand Amstel opened a pop-up pub overlooking London’s Tower Bridge last...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Scott Belsky on future-proofing creativity

In an era of technological disruption and breakthroughs like artificial intelligence (AI), creativity is more important than ever before. Not only does creativity ground us in our humanity, it is the human advantage. The largest companies in the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: Illustrator Ryan Hodge's political art earns our vote

London-based illustrator Ryan Hodge believes that if politicians like Theresa May, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump didn’t exist in real life, they’d be extremely funny as fictional animated characters. He doesn’t disclose his...

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Awards

D&AD Professional Awards 2019 winners and rankings

The 57th D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony took place last night (23 May) at a ceremony in London where six Black Pencils - the highest accolade - were awarded. Droga5 was awarded a Black prize in TV Commercial Campaigns and Furlined also picked up...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: X-Wing marks the spot in James Birks film art

A quick glance at freelance illustrator and graphic designer James Birks' portfolio will tell you he’s a film fan. Some of the pieces inspired by Hollywood movies include iconic imagery from the likes of Star Wars, Robocop and Leon in the form...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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