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Features

Monotype designs bespoke handwriting typeface for Sir Quentin Blake

If there’s one word that comes to mind when thinking of Sir Quentin Blake’s work, it’s joy. As one of the world’s most eminent and well-loved illustrators, his art - whether found in his famous collaborations with Roald Dahl,...

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Design

The Week in Design

Price Philip Designers Prize set to return in 2016 The Prince Philip Designers Prize, which was run by the Design Council from 1959 to 2011, is set to return next year. The annual prize will now be run by the Chartered Society of Designers, which...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

What is art?

That’s a big question, but two recent exhibition visits have led me to ponder, and think about the essential Duchamp revelation that if you put a urinal in an art gallery, it becomes, art. The Stanley Kubrick exhibition at The Design Museum...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Raconteur A women-led tour de force is in full swing, as Marissa Puget and Olia Ougrik take the mantle of ownership of Raconteur, the Los Angeles and Paris-based consultancy known for their creative storytelling approach to publicity, marketing, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Social Media

New Instagram Updates & What They Mean For You

Yesterday Instagram announced a new feature, allowing users to add hashtags and profile links to their bio. The update comes a few months after Instagram enabled you to follow hashtags for further ease in exploring the topics you like and discovering...

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News

The 7th Annual Lovie Awards Winners

On Wednesday 11th October 2017 we announced that Sir David Attenborough/BBC, FKA Twigs, VICE Germany, Russell Brand, Brian Eno, WIRED UK, Sky Italia, UNICEF, Amazfit App, Skyscanner, The Economist, Red Bull Racing, Dagbladet and IKEA are among the...

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Design

Banksy's Balloon Girl revealed as the UK’s favourite British artwork

Street artist Banksy has been ranked ahead of the likes of Turner and Constable with his Balloon Girl ranked the “nation’s favourite British artwork” in a new study which shines a spotlight on our ever-changing tastes in art. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

VCCP - Domino's Pizza Domino's has appointed VCCP as its lead creative and strategic agency for the UK and Ireland after a competitive pitch process. VCCP will be working on its above-the-line business, but Incumbent Iris will continue to work on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi - D&AD Next Awards With only one week remaining for photographers and filmmakers to enter 2017’s D&AD Next Awards, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi have released a new series of stop motion animations as the centre-piece of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Tate Britain celebrates Queer British Art this spring

(Header Image) "Bathing" by Duncan Grant This spring, Tate Britain will host the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art. Unveiling material that relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show will mark the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Leo Burnett London’s McDonald’s ads to be exhibited at New York museum

Leo Burnett London’s print ad series for McDonald’s will be exhibited and become part of the permanent collection at the prestigious Poster House museum in New York. The series of ads for McDonald’s McCafe, called “Hands” and created by Leo...

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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...

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Design

J. Walter Thompson, Grayson Perry and the GSA turn Ash to Art

In a Campaign created by J. Walter Thompson London, 25 leading international artists, including Simon Starling, Sir Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker, Jenny Saville, David Shrigley and Douglas Gordon have used materials retrieved from...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

McCann London - Shredded Wheat Shredded Wheat has launched a new brand platform with the message that, on a breakfast of 100% whole grain wheat, you will “Shred” life. We're talking the popular gym parlance here of course, not a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

DigitasLBi - Kellogg's DigitasLBi has been appointed as the retained digital agency for Kellogg's across the EMEA region following a competitive pitch. DigitasLBi will now partner with Kellogg’s to develop and implement a category-leading...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Leo Burnett

Leo Burnett Tailor Made hire Latino athletes for new Samsung campaign I'll Be There Samsung and Leo Burnett Tailor Made called on Latino athletes, symbols of perseverance the world over, to show how their devices are present even at those most...

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Technology

How technology is shaking up the voice-over industry

I guess you know you're an advertising geek when you spend time spotting which actor is currently doing the voice-over on which spot for which brand. At the moment Caroline Quentin and Hugh Dennis seem to be leading the pack in the UK, with at least...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Design

Wieden + Kennedy wants us to give a fuck this Christmas

I've never had a problem with profanity. I believe it was Stephen Fry who said “... “It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi London - Direct Line Some might argue that this campaign has already been run into the ground, but I've really enjoyed it, and that's not just because I have a particular fondness for Quentin Tarantino movies. The latest spot in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Publicis London Publicis London has hired Grey’s multi-award winning deputy executive creative director Dave Monk as its new ECD. He will bring a creative force and internationally recognised talent to the agency that will play a key role in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Hires of the Week

Isobel Isobel has announced the promotion of John Hobson, head of content and Bridget Fitzpatrick, head of new business to the Isobel Board of Directors. They join founding partners Paul Houlding, Steve Hastings, Rob Fletcher and David Alexander...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ads of the Week

Isobar re-connect families in Japan Isobar have really hit for the heartstrings with their latest campaign for MetLife Insurance in Japan. Based on the idea that “Insurance deepens family bonds,” the “My Dearest Dad and Mom”...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Saatchi & Saatchi London

This week we're featuring a trio of campaigns from Saatchi London, all of which dropped this week and all of which showcase the agency's unique, defiantly offbeat British sense of humour. Babies show off their poo faces for Pampers Now matter how...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Two iconic London institutions get made over

Two famous upper-class London hangouts have been given a spit and polish recently. First up, the Soho-based Groucho Club has been redesigned by Michaelis Boyd Associates, who were tasked with updating the arts & media-focused private members club...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

London Fashion Week finds a new home

This week, it was announced that London Fashion Week would be moving from its iconic Somerset House location to the heart of Soho. The British Fashion Council (BFC) have decided to move the event to the Brewer Street Car Park at the centre of the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Week In Advertising

McCain - Real Tea Times With this new work and strapline, McCain are obviously determined to put their brands at the heart of British mealtimes - particularly their chips. This may not play well with health and nutrition campaigners, but will...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Hires of the Week

Havas Worldwide Havas Worldwide has announced Coral Garvey as head of art for the New York office. In her new role, Coral will collaborate with senior leadership across the agency's portfolio to ensure Havas' creative offering is best in class....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

AMV BBDO take the playground to the streets

A clever new outdoor campaign from AMV BBDO for the V&A Museum of Childhood reimagines the Tower Hamlets borough in London's east end as one gigantic playground. Running throughout this week, the campaign promotes the museum which houses a vast...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

MPC announce Parisian adventure

MPC, the creative studio that specialises in VFX, a sector in which it has been a global leader for over 25 years, recently announced the launch of a new VFX studio in Paris, which will be led by multi award-winning creative director Franck Lambertz,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Saatchi Gallery announce £12,000 schools prizes

The Saatchi Gallery recently announced the commencement of this year's Saatchi Gallery/Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools, which accepts entries across the globe from young artists aged up to 18, with the winner entry receiving £12,000. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

M&C Saatchi appoint new creative quartet M&C Saatchi Sydney recently bolstered their creative ranks quite considerably with four significant new appointments. The news comes just weeks after M&C Saatchi won the B&T Grand Prix Agency of the Year and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Manchester United goes anime like Kill Bill

The Manchester United stars Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria have transformed into Anime characters for a new campaign. The “Hungry To Win” campaign for global marketing partner, Nissin Foods, aims to deepen the club's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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