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Colour - It's Personal (using orange in graphic design)

In my professional life, colour has, of course, played a key part in my work, whether it be graphic design (for professional services, education or publishing); photography; or fine art - colour rules. So, if colour is personal - and it is - how can...

Posted by: Alan
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Design

The Kapoor/Semple colour war continues

A feud we've been reporting on for what seems like forever, which has previously seen Anish Kapoor banned from using the “world's pinkest pink,” continues apace, with its creator, Stuart Semple, now prohibiting the artist (and his arch...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Don’t Have A Cow Man: The Simpsons Effect

What is it about the Simpsons that inspire graphic art? The simple lines? The spiky hair? A sudden influx of yellow and blue paint? From the 1990s to now, the Simpsons have held a special place in our hearts. There’s something about their...

Posted by: Jade French
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Trends

Colour me impressed - Shutterstock predicts the Colours of 2020

According to Shutterstock, the company that knows a thing or two about colour, it’s bold, saturated hues that are expected to dominate many of 2020’s top creative campaigns. It’s that time of year again where company’s start...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advice

Psychology hacks for web design: Barnum effect

In this video I talk about psychology in web design and how to use psychology in business to get more conversions and sales from your website. In particular I look at the barnum effect in web design and how to use it. So if you're looking at the...

Posted by: TwoGuys Creative
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Trends

Bethesda E3: Here’s to games embracing colour again

Something struck me as I watched the Doom Eternal showcase during Bethesda’s E3 conference. For a gritty game about violently blowing up demons, Doom Eternal is incredibly vibrant and bursting with colour. Even compared to the previous Doom...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Design

Artfelt fills Sheffield Children’s Hospital with colour

Sheffield Children’s Hospital has been brightened up once again with illustrations created by artists including Jon Burgerman, which aim to “provide distraction” for young patients. The project has been funded by Artfelt, the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Proximity London give blue plaques a splash of colour for Pride

Many modern outdoor activations can feel gimmicky and trite, like physical click-bait. This is particularly true when they are tied to a specific event or celebration. This, however, really struck me as something smart, creative and bold. As part of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Semple and Kapoor continue Colour War with Cherry-Scented Darkness

Whilst we sit on the precipice of a possible global cataclysm, it's comforting to know that people are still finding time to vent their spleens over comparatively petty matters in creative ways. On that note, artist Stuart Semple has revealed his...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Morag Myerscough brings some colour to Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Morag Myerscough has redesigned a series of rooms and wards within the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, transforming them into “uplifting” and colourful spaces, which are typical of her inimitable style. The British designer had to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Ultra-vivid colour & print with Studio Heretic

Jon, Therese and Luke are an East London-based trio working within illustration, design and experimental screen printing at Studio Heretic. Their ultra-vivid colour plays take our eyes on magical new journeys in print, here’s what this Holy...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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M&C Saatchi give colour and humour to TfL fares

M&C Saatchi has created a vibrant and distinctive campaign for Transport for London (TfL), designed to equip customers with valuable fares and ticketing knowledge to help them get the most out of using the London transport network. Running across...

Posted by: Pumpkin
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News

The Khloe effect. Has internet advertising abandoned creativity?

The Huffington Post reports that Khloe Kardashian (who?) is now being paid as much as $13,000 per tweet. The fee doesn't cover profound wisdom like "Remember sweat is fat crying" - it's for equally useful posts wherein she names brands and includes...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Opinions - The Paralympic effect

by Jessica Hazel The aftermath of the Olympics has been a bleak and disorientating time. Doctors have had to treat a number of patients suffering from Post-Olympic-Depression-Syndrome, or PODS as it is now known. It does feel like Boxing Day, or...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Member Spotlight: The big, small, tiny and tall films of Chris Light

From directing skeleton crews in the middle of Sierra Leone's jungles to creating abstract visuals for fashion shows, over the last decade Chris Light has spent making films, he’s had a lot of fun. As part of the film production company...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

How brands embraced Halloween in 2019

It's the scariest day of the year and there's no getting away from the fact that Halloween offers another opportunity for brands to buy into the celebration with spookily-themed products and marketing. Beyond big boxes of orange pumpkins on show at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

My London Design Festival 2019 highlights

One of the strange truths about working in the creative industry is how easy it is for your focus to narrow and shut out other people’s exciting projects. It’s a trap that leads to people becoming predictable and something I don’t...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Features

Why it pays to play the long game in the build-up to Black Friday

Black Friday has fast become the standout date in the UK ecommerce calendar. It may well be yet another transatlantic import to the UK retail scene, but it’s a date that consumers are looking out for and a date that ecommerce brands have very...

Posted by: Stickyeyes
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Features

Gender stereotyping: No smoke without fire

This month in advertising has been dominated by a cream cheese bagel-scoffing dad abandoning his baby to a conveyor belt, a pram-pushing mum and moon-walking men. The first bans the ASA has handed down since its gender stereotyping legislation came...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Features

A Conversation with… Klarna’s Dan Spencer

Klarna is transforming how we pay. The Swedish bank, founded in 2005, provides game-changing flexible payment solutions for customers and merchants allowing consumers to pay for their shopping days, weeks or even months after the purchase. With...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Advertising

Rebrand Roundup: Taster, The Economist, True Water and more

Taster by Koto London-based design studio Koto has overseen the branding for French food delivery service Taster. The design is typical of the Koto’s minimal style while at the same time jumps out with a bold, colourful and eye-catching...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: BBC Bitesize, BrewDog, Scope and more

BBC Bitesize - Rufus Leonard UK public broadcaster the BBC’s online education platform BBC Bitesize has been rebranded by design agency Rufus Leonard. Those in their 30s will remember Bitesize as a series of TV programmes that first aired in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

McCann Bristol Jade Delaney, who dressed up as the Fearless Girl statue to convince McCann Bristol to give her a work placement, has bagged a full-time job at the agency. Delaney was offered a month-long placement on the spot when she stood outside...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Little moons, sacred gins and other stories

Pearlfisher London - Little Moons Pearlfisher London has created a new brand identity and packaging for Little Moons - artisan producers of premium gelato mochi ice-cream. A new identity and packaging design were needed to unify the two ranges -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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