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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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Trends

UKTV's ghost sign celebrates Dad's Army special

UKTV has commissioned a giant ghost mural in London calling on viewers to ‘join Dad’s Army’ for a three-day TV special for the classic comedy. Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes will see three remade parts from the show's second...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Celebrate 15 years of INSA at the D&AD Festival 2019

D&AD and Shutterstock unveiled a colourful mural at the entrance of the D&AD Festival to celebrate 15 years of influential artist INSA’s body of work. File under 'Unresolved' can be found in Ely's Yard on the exterior of the Old Truman Brewery...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Snap LDN - Good Hemp SNAP London has been appointed lead creative agency for Good Hemp and will be working on the immediate launch of their new chilled milk product into key retailers. Good Hemp was founded by Glynis Murray and Henry Braham in 1998,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Cold beer, hot fonts and other stories

Thirst Craft - Cold Town Beer There's a new craft beer brewery in the notoriously chilly city of Edinburgh, but they didn’t have a name, positioning or brand to speak of - so they turned to Glasgow studio Thirst Craft. With over 2,000...

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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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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

DDB Worldwide Omnicom Group President and CEO John Wren has announced the appointment of Wendy Clark as President and CEO of DDB Worldwide. Clark succeeds Chuck Brymer who will assume the title of Chairman. Both roles are effective immediately....

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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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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Snacks, whales, dolphins and other stories

BrandOpus - 9NINE 9NINE has unveiled a new identity and packaging for their range of healthy snacks with the help of leading strategic brand packaging design agency BrandOpus. Originally named “9Bar,” the brand needed to elevate itself...

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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

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

Campaign for shocking David Bowie memorial in Brixton

A crowdfunding campaign to bring a lightning-bolt statue in memory of the sadly departed David Bowie to London is aiming to raise just under £1 million in 28 days. The campaign, which launched on the Crowdfunder website last week, was organised by a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Breaking the rules with Broken Fingaz Crew

Founded in 2001, multidisciplinary art collective, Broken Fingaz, is regarded as one of the first of its kind to emerge from Haifa, Israel. In over a decade working together the group have become renowned for an eye-catching style inspired by...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Soul office given a musical artistic makeover by Leopard's Lunch

Soul has commissioned London artist Kate Philipson, aka Leopard’s Lunch, to create a series of striking murals to decorate the agency’s office interior. The artwork, entitled “Bubbling with Creativity, Oozing with Soul,” has a bold, pop art...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

adam&eveDDB revive Top Cat in tip top new Halifax campaign

I have a rather unique connection to the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Top Cat, in that I was named after one of its characters. I was, to put it bluntly, a rather large baby, and my parents, in their infinite wisdom, had taken to referring to me as...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

First Faster Horses work is an epic relaunch campaign for UNIQLO

Sam Walker and Joe De Souza, the former group ECDs and partners at Karmarama, have launched a new creative shop called Faster Horses, and this week announced their first major work; an ambitious relaunch campaign for UNIQLO's flagship store. The new...

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News

The 2016 Annual Winners

It gives us great pleasure in announcing this years Annual winners! New this year we presented the limited edition gold books for the winners in each category. (On top of this we also print 15,000 other copies and distribute them across the globe,...

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Design

Street Art takes over the Redsand Sea Forts

An ambitious project is being launched which will see street artists and illustrators painting the Redsand Sea Forts just off the east coast of England. The sea forts are located in a cluster eight miles north of Whitstable off the Kent coast, and...

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Features

Focal Point: From Graffiti to Screen Printing with ZEBU

How would you sum up ZEBU? ZEBU are an art and illustration duo from Berlin. Our work is bold, reduced and humorous. How did you guys get started in the industry? We have our roots in graffiti and urban art culture. Back in the day we were a...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Rugby continues to dominate campaigns

VCCP London England rugby partner O2 has unveiled its first ever animated campaign, which sees the England Rugby Team turned in to giants through the power of support. Created by VCCP London ahead of the biggest tournament in English Rugby history,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Economy

Exeter creates its own currency

In an effort to boost local trade, the Devonshire city of Exeter has launched a currency known as the Exeter Pound, which can only be used at a number of local shops and is designed to work alongside, not replace, traditional sterling. It's an...

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Features

We chat with the man behind Supermundane: Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe, who sometimes goes by alias Supermundane, is an industry veteran who has worked with everyone from *Wallpaper to Sleazenation, and even designed book covers for Penguin. His distinctive use of colour and line make him a go-to guy for...

Posted by: Jade French
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Design

72andSunny break into beer biz with a delicious IPA

I am a proud, lifelong (well, adult life at least) beer fan. Admittedly more by design than by choice (my father used to work for a brewery), but I digress. Whether popping out for a wee tipple with a few mates after work or sitting down with my...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Wieden + Kennedy supports the LGBTQA community and pilots

Wieden + Kennedy New York launched a couple of wilfully eclectic, but equally inspiring campaigns this week. First off, their social media & outdoor campaign for the Equinox gym launched with bespoke murals by Los Angeles based artist and designer...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Virgin Atlantic go all out for new LA Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic recently unveiled a rather glorious new Clubhouse lounge at Los Angeles International Airport, which set them back a cool £2.5 million. The project was undertaken alongside the US practice Slade Architecture, with local and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Colonie Editor Bob Ackerman Cuts Pytka’s New McDonald’s Spot

The Colonie editor, Bob Ackerman, and renowned director, Joe Pytka, recently paired up to create a dramatic spot for McDonald’s, out of Burrell Communications. Driven by realistic, gritty, cinematic style footage, the :60 commercial, entitled,...

Posted by: The Colonie
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Features

How a hip hotel failed spectacularly

I'm not a hipster. That particular role is denied to me thanks to my great age, and my inability to grow a thick bushy beard. But that doesn't mean I can't have a little taste of the hipster world. So last weekend, I headed for the achingly...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Spotlight - Jodie Cox - Illustrator

"Perseverance is a must! Don't give up at the first hurdle....." Describe your work in one sentence. Bold, colourful, fun images that hopefully make you think a bit. What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of work? Have...

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Features

5 minutes with... Steve Boswell - Lowe & Partners

How did you get started in the industry? Foundation Art, Graphics Degree, followed by much trudging around London with another Steve and a black portfolio, hearing ‘Come back with some more ideas next week' which eventually led to a 1st Job at...

Posted by: Creativepool

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