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Design Vs Trump: Nazi Logos and Border Walls from IKEA and Katy Perry

You're all probably just as sick as hearing about Easy D (does anybody know what that really meant yet?) and his constant fear mongering, divisive hate speak and general incompetency. Historically, however, when in times of great political and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveil 'unique' logos?

The logos for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were officially unveiled this week to mixed reviews from all and sundry. They were created by Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano, the founder of studio MR_DESIGN, and are both made of elements...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Six US presidential candidate logos reviewed

In the UK, those standing for parliament always use the branding of their party. During the run-up to the recent general election, you may have noticed Labour candidates' posters were red and yellow with a red rose; Tories were all blue and white...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Logos Redesigned Using Comic Sans

Comic Sans, the font we all love to hate. Created by Vincent Connare in 1994, It is classified as a casual, non-connecting script, and was designed to imitate the historical look of comic book lettering, for use in informal documents. It's hard to...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow a London transplant with a bold imagination

Imagination is a wonderful thing. Without it, the creative industries would cease to exist and we’d be living in a world full of blank concrete slabs and beige uniforms. It’s also the name of a rather exciting agency with offices around...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Which 5 design trends are most useful for marketing in summer 2022?

It is never too late to include design into your marketing plan, especially in the context of a new season. Here are five of the most promising design ideas for summer 2022 (with examples) to assist your organisation in meeting and crushing its...

Posted by: Chris Bicourt
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Features

The Green Claims Code in a nutshell | #SustainabilityMonth

Some 28% of consumers stop purchasing certain brands or products for ethical or sustainability-related concerns. To help that sink in, it’s nearly 1 in 3 consumers, and definitely more than a quarter. These findings by Deloitte shook the agency...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why bold design is good business

Design is a great differentiator. It can stop people in their tracks. Make them laugh. Bring them to tears. And even set your brand apart from the competition - if you dare to be bold. It’s important to understand what we mean by design. Too...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Getting the world's to-do list 'done' | #BehindTheIdea

We all love to-do lists and post-it notes. Ticking a box and binning a sticky give us great satisfaction - so why shouldn't we look at the UN's Global Goals like a gigantic to-do list for the world? This was the idea behind one of the latest...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Descending into the Metaverse - 5 creative trends for 2022

Trends. That’s right, it’s that time of the year again where we all become wannabe soothsayers and cast our minds as far forward as possible to escape the gaping maw of sadness that is the present. 2021 has not exactly been a banner...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

3 ways to give your video ads more sparkle this season

High shopper demand has made for an especially competitive Christmas this year, with brands using video as the glitter gun in their festive campaigns to capture optimum audience attention. Despite the rising price of video ads, smart video creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Is Graphic Design Dead?

I really hope not. But it doesn't look good. What do the late, great Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Massimo Vignelli and Alan Fletcher have in common - other than their skill and enduring influence? They were all proud to call themselves...

Posted by: Stocks Taylor Benson
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Workshop

How to hire a great graphic designer - 5 useful tips

The best graphic designers inhabit that space between the creative and the business-minded; the tangible and the intangible. It would be quite easy (and reductive) to simply take the phrase literally and describe a graphic designer simply as...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Job Description: Typographer

Typography is the art of arranging text in a way that makes it not only legible but aesthetically pleasing. It involves font, structure and overall appearance, and works to catalyse a specific emotion in the reader. It brings the text to life and the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Talking minimalism and typography with Ted Vesania | #MemberSpotlight

As the Head of Design at Whitespace Creative, Ted Vesania identifies having reached an international client base as one of his greatest achievements, but we know that in truth there is much more he should be proud of. A simple look at his works...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The adaptability, style and confidence of Emily Woods | #MemberSpotlight

Next time we need inspiration for a story about following one's heart, we know that we can rely on Emily Woods for a good tale. Emily was studying psychology at university when she decided to do an art subject one semester. Since then, her love for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

We’re over the rainbow: It’s time to stop Pinkwashing

Horrendous rainbow suits are on sale, brands have momentarily added some multicoloured pizzazz to their logos and, if you’re lucky, you might get a mumbled “Happy Pride” as the barista hands you your flat white. It can only mean one...

Posted by: Engine
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Features

Exclusive Judges Insight: How to Craft a Perfect Annual 2021 Entry

The Annual 2021 deadline is now little more than a week away. Like every year, entries have been flowing in from all over the industry, and if you are thinking about putting the finishing touches on your entries, you are probably not alone in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Best brand evolutions and what we can learn from them

Last year was one of change for many players in the creative industries. From brands to agencies and creative services providers, the entire creative sector was forced to adapt or die, embracing new technologies and adopting solutions to ensure...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Job Description: Branding Designer

A branding designer shapes a brand and how it’s presented to the public. In order to breathe life into a brand and give it a tangible identity, a branding designer must express their thinking via words and imagery that cut through the noise and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

Giving back with Sancho BBDO's Clothes for Food - #BehindTheIdea

It is always fascinating and extremely heart-warming to see an agency do some pro-bono work for the social good. Sancho BBDO did this for a small NGO in its pool of massive accounts, and we couldn't be more intrigued by how the whole story came into...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Balancing distinction with familiarity - #MemberSpotlight

Have you ever heard of a no-waste designer? Creative Director of Misfit Creative Pete Brady might be a first. Pete believes that everything in design must have a purpose. There is no room for wasted space, no way that any part of a design may be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Graphic Design and Synaesthesia – #MemberSpotlight

In the overload of information and noise that is the digital age, there has never been a stronger push to be yourself and promote your own uniqueness to the world. This is especially true of artists and creatives - everyone has their own style,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The heroes of a Production Designer - #MemberSpotlight

Ever wondered who makes all those beautiful buildings and sets you see in films, TV shows and on stage? That would be the careful, precise and beautifully creative job of a Production Designer. Hakan Yoruk has been designing sets for six years, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

”Will you do that for free?” - The Price of Creativity

Would you do that for visibility? Imagine this: you have the flu (which is really the least worrying thing that can happen to you this year, believe me) and you go to your doctor of choice to have some medications prescribed. You then head to the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

What is Gamification in marketing and why you should be using it

Gamification in marketing is a marketing strategy that has yielded great results for some of the biggest brands in the world, as well as smaller businesses and newcomers across various sectors. Whether you’re new to this concept or looking to...

Posted by: SMACK Agency
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Inspiration

Talking pen, paper and torment with Severn Agency

Severn describes itself as something more than a simple design consultancy, they see themselves as a “multi-disciplinary studio” that sees great design as much more than decoration. With each new job they set out to understand their...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Toby Willsmer

The details in Toby Willsmer's beautiful illustrations are as fascinating as the countless career paths he's ventured into. From web design to being a scuba diving instructor, from illustration to running a music label, we have collected some of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

There is a crisis of creativity in advertising

There is a crisis of creativity in advertising. You have probably heard these very words or a variation in the past few years. Campaigns striving to touch on the same key points, unoriginal tropes used over and over again - things are starting to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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