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Entertainment

May the fourth be with you: Best of Star Wars Day 2017

As perhaps the only instance of a cheesy pun becoming an international (though admitedly unofficial) holiday, Star Wars Day is certainly unique, but then, Star Wars is a pretty unique franchise. By blending the worlds of science fiction and fantasy,...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Entertainment

Meet the man who built a life-sized Star Wars AT-AT in his back garden

Whilst some Star Wars fans (myself included as a matter of fact) might have marked their love of the franchise by buying their tickets to Rogue One weeks ago, others (or one at the very least) have decided to build their very own gigantic Star Wars...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Anna Kendrick awakens her force for Star Wars Battlefront

As the world readies itself for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first in a sequel trilogy set in a galaxy far, far away, gamers are feeling the force for the new Star Wars: Battlefront game. The game will be officially available on...

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Entertainment

Is anybody else nervous about the new Star Wars movie?

The news that the next 'Star Wars' film will be a sequel to episode six - 'Return Of The Jedi' - fills me with genuine excitement. That it will star Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew is thrill upon thrill. However, if this...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Star Wars invades paintings of Thomas Kinkade

I love Star Wars. I love art. I love when Star wars and art clash! Like this genius work by Jeff Bennett entitled “Wars on Kinkade". Bennett uses the art of Thomas Kinkade who,at the time of his death in 2012, was the most collected living...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Awards

Final call for entry: The Rado Star Prize UK

Last Chance to apply to win £5,000, exhibit at designjunction and receive a Rado watch. The Rado Star Prize UK is a unique opportunity for emerging designers who are graduating now, or have recently graduated. Rado is working with...

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Cheil London reveals 5 star debut campaign for Etihad

Cheil London has launched its debut work for Etihad Airways, since winning the account earlier this year. The global print and digital campaign shows how Etihad offers a superior travelling experience to its rivals, positioning the company as a...

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Video Games

Nintendo vs Sega: Retro Console Wars Round Two

Gaming is no longer the solitary pursuit of children, perpetual loners and hairy palmed basement dwellers. In fact, it's become such an accepted mainstream hobby that the gaming industry is now worth more and generates more income than the film and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

License the star power of a legend

Celebrity endorsements-great for brand recognition, potentially not-so-great if your celebrity endorser ends up embroiled in scandal. Celebrities are people and people make mistakes. Unfortunately, the mistakes of celebrity endorsers are played out...

Posted by: Greenlight
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Careers

Meet Phil Danter: The Ad executive who became a music star

Tiring of your glittering career as an advertising executive? All those expense account lunches leaving you unfulfilled? Maybe you should become a music star. It can certainly be done, as one high-flyer has proved by making that exact career move....

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Entertainment

Channel 4 invade the X Factor with bionic pop star

If you were left more than a little confused by a short clip shown during the advertisements of last night's X Factor final on ITV, you were certainly not alone. The video in question featured a collage of bizarre images and aggressive sounds, all...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Vodafone take on Virgin in broadband and TV wars

Vodafone is set to take on Virgin and Sky, using its business fibre network and BT Openreach infrastructure. The announcement follows a period of significant growth for the telecoms company, who nudged up their full-year core earnings forecast to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Three ways that brands can move from social pariah to social star

Brands have forgotten what being ‘social’ actually means and need to put more effort into ‘working the room’ on social media, says Rena Varsani, head of copy. Bear with me for a moment while I ask a patronising question: can...

Posted by: Rufus Leonard
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News

Window wars. Who is winning the Christmas battle of Oxford Street?

Christmas is rather a competitive activity, isn't it? From those rather ghastly households attempting to out-decorate their neighbours by festooning their brickwork with flashing reindeer, to the restaurants fighting to see who can charge the most...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Graffiti wars

There is a grand tradition of animosity and grudge amongst any era's foremost artists. Just think of the squabbles between Picasso and Matisse or even Michelangelo and Leonardo. But these cultural showdowns rarely take place on the towpath of the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Spotlight: X-Wing marks the spot in James Birks film art

A quick glance at freelance illustrator and graphic designer James Birks' portfolio will tell you he’s a film fan. Some of the pieces inspired by Hollywood movies include iconic imagery from the likes of Star Wars, Robocop and Leon in the form...

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Features

Start imagining your impossible problems

Simon Richings, ECD at digital creative agency AnalogFolk, will appear at Creativepool's Connect: London festival next week alongside Miguel Alvarez, director of technology, to offer insight on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be harnessed as a...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Mother Design Mother New York has announced that Mark Sloan has been named Head of Mother Design. He came over from TBWA\Chiat\Day, where he served for over three years as its director of design. Mark’s prior experience included working on a...

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Top Hires of the Week

Park Village Park Village announces a new addition to its growing roster: Melody Maker. The London native has directed commercials and music videos for brands and artists such as HP, BOY, Gorgon City, Shades and Killa P, Shift K3Y, Jetta Fool,...

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Top Hires of the Week

Framestore Framestore has announced the promotion of Grant Walker and Ahmed Gharraph to Joint Heads of CG in London. The two will sit alongside Ross Burgess, Head of Animation, in the leadership of the creative studio’s highly successful...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

VML VML has rebranded its channel activation team to connections to reflect the department’s role as experts in connecting brands to consumers in a contemporary and relevant way. VML’s retail team will become a connections channel,...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

The&Partnership - Secret Cinema The&Partnership London has been appointed as the full-service agency for Secret Cinema, who pioneered a new entertainment genre by mixing theatre and film to turn cinematic classics into immersive experiences. The...

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Top Hires of the Week

RSA Films RSA Films has added filmmaker and acclaimed actor Ewan McGregor for commercial representation globally. The film, theatre and TV actor, who won a Golden Globe this year for Best Actor in FX’s “Fargo,” is also a natural...

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