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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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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Finding light at the edges with Brighten the Corners

Named after a 1997 album by indie rock-band Pavement, Brighten the Corners have been enlivening the design industry since they founded their studio back in 1999 (with the aforementioned album presumably playing on the office stereo). In the 17 years...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Wieden+Kennedy bring Bud Light to the UK in a big way

I'm known amongst my friends as something of a 'beer snob' that won't settle for a sub par lager on a night out. Indeed, I genuinely struggle at large events (concerts, trade shows, festivals etc) to swallow my pride and chug the generic swill on tap...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Designers light up the Thames for Illuminated River competition

Six shortlisted proposals have been unveiled for the Illuminated River design competition, which has seen 17 London bridges between Albert and Tower bridge lit up as part of a permanent light installation. Designs by six international teams,...

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The&Partnership shines a light on Parental Illiteracy

Literacy Partners, a nonprofit organisation providing free literacy classes to low-income parents, has teamed up with New York-based communications agency, The&Partnership, to create the “What Kids Read” campaign, which brings attention to...

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#TechTuesday: Elon Musk, Odd Matter Studio & an Alphabet of Light

Elon Musk sends a Dragon to Mars This week, SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, announced its plans to send unmanned Dragon spacecrafts to Mars by 2018. These initial missions will reportedly inform them of the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Festival of light to hit London next year

London is to be transformed next January by a festival of light, with 20 different installations set to help burn away the post-Christmas blues. The Lumiere light festival began in Durham back in 2009 as a biennial event, and makes its way to the...

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Leaders

The O2 becomes the world's largest 3D light projection

On Thursday night (February 15), the O2 in Greenwich was transformed into a spectacular canvas for the world's largest ever light projection. In honour of the upcoming Rugby World Cup, O2; the England Rugby teams official partners, created a series...

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Leaders

A giant interactive street light shines on London Design Festival

Industrial designer Samuel Wilkinson has created an intriguing 4.5 metre tall street light made of 1,500 glass crystal lenses as part of the upcoming London Design Festival. The opulently named “Ommatidium” (the name apparently comes from...

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Leaders

Cannes Lions shines a light on subpar employees

The Cannes Lions is taking a rather unconventional approach this year with its own ad campaign called “Invest in Creativity,” which features print ads and online videos created by McCann London. The tongue-in-cheek message behind the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Adot shines a light on homelessness

In order to raise awareness of the 93,000 homeless people sleeping on the streets in the UK in Christmas, Adot.com, the organisation that aims to “Ignite worldwide awareness of the singular true nature of mankind,” has created a new...

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Leo Burnett help McDonald's to light up Londoners in Piccadilly Circus

Leo Burnett London have used the world famous Piccadilly Circus to give “Power to the people” in an ambitious new marketing stunt for McDonald's. The globally popular fast food brand is giving Londoners and tourists alike the chance to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Menno Aden's light bulb view

Rooms devoid of humans take on a life of their own under the watchful gaze of Menno Aden's camera, situated in the same position as a lightbulb, casting light and maintaining a unique perspective on a space. Photobooths, shops, bedrooms and lifts...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Workshop

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Written by Toby Thwaites, Director, Purple Consultancy - Specialists in creative recruitment Toby Thwaites and Paul Wood founded Purple in June 2000. Purple provides recruitment consultancy to advertising, design, integrated marketing, publishing,...

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Leaders

Plumen light bulb Wins Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011

Last night it was announced that the British Designer Samuel Wilkinson and the supporting product design company Hulger have scooped the Brit Insurance Design of the Year award with their innovative redesign of the low-energy light bulb. The award...

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Inspiration

Phillip Powdrill's Love for Learning

Luck is an important factor at any given time in life. There is always a certain degree of planning ahead, but you would be surprised by the amount of sheer luck that is needed to actually break through. Now, you could argue that opportunities don't...

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GIFs, Cinemagraphs & Ballerinas

The GIF turned 30 last year and yet this simplistic medium continues to evolve and amaze. At first GIF's, relegated to flashy, pixelated pop-up ads that made your eyes bleed, were shunned by any sophisticated designer. Now, advancements in mobile,...

Posted by: Phillip Powdrill
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Workshop

5-step guide to creating a realistic 3D display model

We, humans, are visual creatures and tend to be attracted to "nice things". That is a well known fact and can be noticed in almost every part of our lives, no matter if it is cars, furniture or even a nice bottle of wine. We react to nice design and...

Posted by: Božo Kaurić
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Fighting the Rise in LGBTQ Abuse with The Gate London

Not all the consequences of COVID-19 make the headlines. A simple sentence, enough to have us focus in on one of the unspoken issues of the pandemic. LGBTQ abuse has risen tremendously during lockdown, and social distancing has pulled off the plug...

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What Should You Major In To Be An Art Director?

What educational requirements do you need to become an art director in the advertising industry? What should you major in? What are you expected to have upon graduation? What if you don't have the means to go to college? In this video, we explore...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

Marketers, please don't take advantage of the pandemic

There is a fine line separating sympathy and blunt exploitation, which means it takes as little as a misinterpreted image to fall on the wrong side of a conversation. COVID-19 is proving to be an ‘unprecedented time’ and a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Abusers Always Work from Home, and Wunderman Thompson wants to stop them

We've heard it, we've seen it around - reports of domestic abuse have gone up tremendously during the UK lockdown. The victims are stuck with perpetrators with little to no chance of escaping the loop, a problem which is very much alive as we...

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Behind the Idea: How to Seize the Awkward with Droga5 and the Ad Council

We've just wrapped up Mental Health Awareness Month and we've seen some incredible works from all across the creative industry to fight the stigma of talking about your mental health, whoever you are and wherever you are from. With suicide as the...

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Features

Behind the Idea: Snarling Neon with We Hunt Together and UKTV

Some underestimate the impact of title sequences on viewers, but the truth is these sequences can largely contribute to strengthen a solid tv show's brand. From Game of Thrones to Penny Dreadful, from Breaking Bad to Westworld, having memorable...

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Features

What does the pandemic mean for the production sector?

Some will remember a very specific time in the history of cinema, a time when certain crews were reduced to a bare minimum and all that mattered was the artistic expression, the idea behind film itself. I am certainly too young to remember a time...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Getting to Know... Shnoosee Bailey, ECD & Managing Partner at HeyHuman

Imagination is a tough and cheeky beast to tame. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it works just enough to get you annoyed for not coming up with a full-rounded idea. In other cases, it starts really early-on - with a tree looking...

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Member Spotlight: The Indisputable Rules of Art with Laszlo Ary

Laszlo Ary believes that rules are there for a reason, and all of his art exists to show as much. Careful composition, attention to the principles of art and crazy regard for details are all features of Laszlo's work, who moved from a simple passion...

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