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Design

The Pregnant Man gets a feminist makeover

Saatchi & Saatchi London will be giving the exterior of their private Pregnant Man pub a feminist makeover this week in the form of a huge billboard spelling the phrase “There's a Good Girl” in hundreds and thousands. The piece, by...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

Adapt or die: 5 design principles for today's luxury brands

The world is changing fast, and luxury consumers are changing with it. So, what should luxury brands do to adapt, and how can design help? As a generation, we’re far better off than our parents. Millions can now afford things that were once...

Posted by: Lewis Moberly
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Design

Craft Month: Introducing... Cabeza Patata

Creative Duo Cabeza Patata (that's Potato Head in Spanish) have recently joined the Jelly Futures family just in time for Craft Month - that was handy wasn't it?! Formed by illustrator and craftswoman Katie Menzies and 3d artist and animator Abel...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Entertainment

Proximity introduce us to the Orgasm Sound Library

A total of 22.5% of Spanish women reportedly never or rarely orgasm during sexual intercourse, although many of them feel under pressure to do so (and, what’s more, in the manner that their male partners expect). This means that 52% fake it...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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

Top 10 Ads of the Week

DUKE - Foxy Bingo and Casino Foxy Bingo and Casino recently launched a series of six tongue-in-cheek ads for its new above-the-line (ATL) campaign. Created by London based creative agency DUKE, the first ad, “Dance Moves,” premiered last...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

International Women's Day 2017 in Advertising

This year, there has been decidedly more attention cast on International Women's Day, which is important, as, even in these enlightened times, many women across the world are still being made to feel as if they are somehow 'less than' their male...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Up close and personal with Nastia Cloutier

Nastia Cloutier-Ignatiev is a 19 year old portrait, fashion and beauty photographer based in Montreal. Despite her young age, she already has a roster of successful clients and an impressive Instagram following all captivated by her unique, highly...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Features

Beach Meets: Jayde Perkin

Continuing our series of recent grad interviews, we chatted to Jayde Perkin - her delicate watercolour illustrations are full of cute pastel tones, and fun representations of everyday life. Plus, I’m a sucker for an illustrated gallery scene...

Posted by: Beach London
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Exploring the big ambitions at Common Industry post-pencil

From the beginning, Common Industry's mission was to build an independent communications company. One that blurred the lines of traditional disciplines and agency structures. Now the proud owners of a D&AD award as well as a client base including...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Does Sex Still Sell?

Scope Overflowing champagne bottles, foamy shower scenes, underwear models in pillow fights. We’re all familiar with the sexy tactics deployed to turn us on to brands because it’s well-established that ‘sex sells’. Yet a study published in...

Posted by: Canvas8
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Vasilisa Forbes of WaxChick

Vasilisa Forbes is a fashion photographer and video editor, who's also the brains behind the #WaxChick project. You might have seen her billboards popping up around London, or caught her speaking at the ICA. Controversial and throught-provoking, her...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

Berlin Dispatch: Style synthesis with Jadye Perkins

Jadye Perkins is something of a DIY flâneur, having moved from Devon to Bristol by way of Berlin putting together zines and exhibitions with her friends along the way. Out of all the stories of 'creative types moving to Berlin', we like Perkin's...

Posted by: Jade French
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Inspiration

Meet Claire Barrow: the latest pioneer of wearable tech

Claire Barrow is a DIY designer and luxe leather specialist. She’s made the likes of FKA Twigs stand out in her jackets, and uses unique, folkloric inspired illustrations to decorate her materials. She’s something of a design It Girl with...

Posted by: Jade French
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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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Features

Grow Up Protein World

The story of Protein World doesn’t start with the fact an advert like that was made, as they helpfully pointed out themselves on Twitter, there are loads of companies who are invested in body shaming and who participate in the culture of...

Posted by: Jade French
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Trends

Inventive Instagramming

Instagram isn’t all about Kimye’s family portraits and belfies. It can also be a tool for you to forge your own online artistic identity. Why not get inventive with the Instagram format? With a little twist, you can use those grid lines...

Posted by: Jade French
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Inspiration

Personal best. What 2013 did for me.

For all its trials, hardships, wars and woes, 2013 still managed to inject some wonderful stuff into our busy, pressured lives. So, with 2014 snapping at our heels, this would be an appropriate moment to celebrate the things which enhanced the human...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Shhhh. What did the Twitter Silence achieve?

Today I learned an inquest has been opened into the death of a young girl, bullied to suicide by users of social media. This dreadful story adds a terrible darkness to the storm surrounding the abusive use of the internet. And, as happened with...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

So Over It: Barbie's Rebrand

These days, Barbie has come to stand for a biologically impossible body shape, vanity, narcissism and the aspiration to do nothing more than hang around all day with Ken. She’s certainly not a figure of female empowerment. In fact, it’s...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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News

L'Wren Scott and the battle for creative identity.

This week we all heard the sad news that fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found hanged in an apparent suicide in her New York apartment on Monday. Although a successful fashion designer in her own right and professional model before this, Scott's...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Features

F1: We Have A Winner

There are few sports as glitzy and glamorous as Formula 1. It's like rock'n'roll without the drugs but with everything else. A multi-billion dollar industry with fast cars (er, obviously), dashing men in shades, 'pit babes' (apologies to the...

Posted by: Creativepool

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