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Brands cut through with Banksy remakes

Street artist Banksy caused a stir this week with a tongue-in-cheek stunt which saw one of his pieces self-destruct after selling for £1m (US1.4m). An original version of his Girl with a Balloon picture was fitted with a secret shredder which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Banksy's Balloon Girl revealed as the UK’s favourite British artwork

Street artist Banksy has been ranked ahead of the likes of Turner and Constable with his Balloon Girl ranked the “nation’s favourite British artwork” in a new study which shines a spotlight on our ever-changing tastes in art. The...

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Design

Banksy withdraws anti-Tory free print election offer

UPDATE: Since the original article was posted (below) on Tuesday morning (June 6), Banksy has withdrawn his offer to send a limited edition print of a new piece to voters shunning Conservative general election candidates in and around his home city...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Has the Banksy Brexit mural backfired?

A mural by street artist Banksy recently appeared in the English town of Dover on Sunday last week, showing a worker chipping a star away from the European Union flag. The four-storey artwork, located on the wall of a derelict building beside the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Inside the Walled-Off Banksy Hotel on the Israeli West Bank barrier

Banksy stands alone in the domain of popular culture as an artist who even your nan has probably heard of, but even his most devout fan couldn't name if they fell over him (or her or them). Banksy is less a person than it is an idea; a defiantly...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Inside Banksy's biggest project yet: Welcome to Dismaland

Perhaps against my better judgement, I’ve always been a big Disney fan. Yes I know he was an anti-Semitic slave labourer and I’ve heard things about staff working conditions that have made my bones crease, but I personally hold nothing...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

The Year in Design 2017

Netflix get Abstract for the Art of Design series (January) Netflix began the year with the launch of a new documentary series that took an in-depth look inside the beating heart of the design industry, in much the same manner as their previous,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

General Election 2017: Adland Roundup

It's finally here. The 8th of June, 2017. Snap UK General Election Day. A day that will live in infamy. Probably. In all honesty, the vast majority of us are probably just glad we can finally draw a line under all of this divisive piffle tomorrow and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

BrewDog offer free beer to voters on Election Day

In a move that trumps even Banksy and his free art print ploy, the craft beer maestros at BrewDog are reportedly rewarding people with free beer if they vote in the General Election on June 8. The craft brewer is rewarding voters a free Punk IPA at...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Creative Discussions: Jason Yates & the Protein World Transformation

Jason Yates is many things. He’s a former actor who has appeared on some of the biggest shows in the UK (including Eastenders), a visionary marketing mind and a bloody nice bloke. First and foremost, however, he is the Managing Director of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Paperboyo: Clearly cut out for success

Richard McCormack - aka @Paperboyo on Instagram - is a man on a mission; a mission to interpret famous landmarks in an original and ingenious way. Like a non-permanent graffiti artist, he is the cardboard cut-out equivalent of Banksy. Certainly his...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Design

The Top Design Stories of 2015

January: Charlie Hebdo cover unites millions against religious fascism For this one, there really are no words that would suffice. It does, however, underline the power that powerful and intelligent creative work still has to bring us together, even...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Wieden's creative director presented with governmental award

Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam creative director Alvaro Sotomayor, has been awarded a rare and prestigious honour by the Amsterdam City Council in recognition of his creative contribution to the city over his 20-year career at the agency. Sotomayor was...

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Advertising

Dismaland gets an official trailer

Since I reported on Banksy's Disneyland pastiche last week, the art installation-cum theme park in Weston Super Mare has become major international news (seeing American newspapers talking about an abandoned water park in Weston was genuinely surreal...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Spray That Again. How evil is advertising?

Since an art director colleague introduced me to Banksy many years ago, I’ve enjoyed his stuff enormously. In that time he has painted throughout the world, from Sydney to Camden, LA to Palestine. The art critics bemoan him - too obvious, too...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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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

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 &...

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Features

Spotlight - Max Polak - Art director

- View Max’s Creativepool profile “I started my creative career as a graffiti writer and was priveleged enough to work with the likes of Banksy, Revok & Aroe MSK. I then moved into fashion and worked as a graphics and branding designer...

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Inspiration

CP Loves... Berlin's East Side Gallery

by Ashley Morrison Understandably, a lot of people hate graffiti, mainly because it takes the form of the pointless defacement of public or private property with little more than large and ugly "tags," carried out by people who are - usually -...

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Inspiration

Yarnbombing: how knitting became street.

Knitting has had somewhat of a revival in recent years. Gone are the connotations of ugly Christmas jumpers, lovingly constructed by your great aunt Edna, nowadays its designer hand knits which take the catwalks by storm and models knit and purl...

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News

Graffiti wars

There is a grand tradition of animosity and grudge amongst any era's foremost artists. Just think of the squabbles between Picasso and Matisse or even Michelangelo and Leonardo. But these cultural showdowns rarely take place on the towpath of the...

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Features

Electile dysfunction

In 1978 a poster appeared in the high streets of Britain. Placed by Saatchi & Saatchi for the Conservatives, it showed a long line of workless Britons under the line 'Labour Isn't Working'. That poster is now widely considered to have been...

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