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McCann help seven-piece 'disabled' band release debut single

Delta 7, an inclusive band featuring members with various learning disabilities, are releasing their debut single today. The group first found themselves in the limelight when a documentary about them won a short film competition judged by James Bond...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

Breaking the band in Cannes with MEC Wavemaker

I spent the better part of my late teens and early twenties as part of an unsuccessful progressive rock band called Dead Letter Office, and the best part of my late twenties in an equally unsuccessful outfit called Rubicava. So, when it comes to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

A giant game of Guess Who promotes rock legends Wembley show

Of all the board games from my childhood, few elicit the same pangs of nostalgia as Guess Who? This was less of a game, more of a light detective simulation, and the fact that it also contained some rather hilarious caricatures certainly didn't...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Who designed punk rock?

For those of you too fresh of face and short of tooth to remember, the punk movement spewed into the mainstream from the basements of Soho and shops of the Kings Road during the feverish summer of 1976. For many, it was the most radical and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Colourful mascots to rock Rio in 2016

The mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games were recently unveiled in Brazil, and according to a statement accompanying images of the colourful critters, the Games organising committee hopes they'll bring an “Explosion of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Punk Rock meets Nintendo. Finally!

Jeff Hong is something of a fringe celebrity in certain corners of the internet thanks to the Brooklyn, New York-based storyboard artist's recent “Disney Unhappily Ever After” illustrations, which took Disney princesses and transplanted...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

MY Single Band

Following my last post on the ingenious product design of Chris Godfrey, here is something from the other end of the spectrum i.e the absolutely crap end. Welcome to the world of MY Single Band people! For just £6 you can purchase what is...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Advertising

Brands and Bands: The XX music video that's also a Calvin Klein ad

Even a few years ago, the concept of a credible, critically lauded indie rock band collaborating with one of the world's most visible brands would have seemed a preposterous concept. Imagine, for example, 2007 era Arcade Fire writing a jingle for...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From EURO 2020 to Breadwinners

Y&R - UEFA EURO 2020 As the universal symbol of connection the bridge will be at the core of the UEFA EURO 2020 branding created by Young & Rubicam. The tournament will be celebrating its 60th anniversary and to mark this special edition, it will...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Focal Point: The dog days aren't over with Flakonkishochki

Basketball player Andrey Kasay aka Flakonkishochki is a big fan of dogs and always selects the best to aid the creation of his artworks and projects. The artist's trippy, skip-the-light fantastic work has translated into campaigns for the likes of...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

These brands got high for 4/20

Easily one of the most bizarre, unofficial public holidays in recent memory, 4/20 (so called because the Americans can't seem to make their dates make sense) came and went and no doubt millions of hemp enthusiasts across the western world got stoned...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Kate Moss becomes an interior designer

There are few things more infuriating than when a celebrity suddenly decides to change lanes and try their hand at something else, just because they know they can. Every rapper thinks they can be an actor and ever actor thinks they can be a rockstar,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The September 2015 Apple Event Highlights

Whilst it might seem a little superfluous to harp on about announcements that have been rumoured to the point of presumed authenticity for months now, any Apple event is big news in the tech community, because there really is no other company like...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Guitar Hero makes a triumphant return

An epic new spot was posted online yesterday giving wannabe rock stars everywhere their first taste of Guitar Hero Live, the first Guitar game to be released in five years and the first for next generation (or is that current generation now?)...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

They may sell vacuum cleaners, but why are Queen so popular?

There's nothing new about TV ads using pop songs in their soundtracks. Think of all those Levis ads from the eighties - not only did they shift truckloads of jeans, they made the tunes hits all over again. From the Spice Girls flogging crisps, to The...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Awards

The Winners of The 4th Annual Lovie Awards Are…

If you appreciate creative, inspiring online work, get ready to cheer: After a long and thrilling season, marked by nearly 1,500 entries from all across Europe, The Lovie Awards has officially announced this year's winners. And we're proud to share...

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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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Features

5 minutes with... Andrew J Brown - Creative Director at Brass

"A new agency 28 years young. Brass is a new breed of marketing communications agency. Using new insight, ideas and technology, we help clients succeed in a world of constant change." What do you actually do? Work on strategy and creative delivery...

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Features

5 Minutes with... Blair Thomson - Creative Director at Believe In

"I'm a creative thinker. My role is a combination of design, creative direction, brand strategy, and all the business and management side of agency life." -- Blair Thomson -- How did you get started in the industry? Started out as the unofficial...

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Inspiration

Opinions - The sensory overload inside American ad agencies

by John Fountain During my career I've had to come up with ideas in all sorts of shabby environments. For a year I worked out of a garage in Paddington. While in Singapore my office was on the second floor of a very dodgy shopping precinct. And...

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Features

Industry Influencers: Javier Suso

Javier Suso, CEO of VCCP Spain, talks about increased competition for ad agencies and what his company is doing to combat that threat in this industry influencer interview. He also outlines the importance of company culture, how his former bosses...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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A Kind of Magic: Freddie Mercury through Richard Young's lens

To mark last week’s release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the cinematic tale of Freddie Mercury and Queen, we spoke to photographer Richard Young about documenting the singer’s dazzling live performances, lavish parties, and quiet, candid...

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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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