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Inspiration

Threadless. Making shirts awesome since 2000.

Threadless is a creative community that makes, supports, and buys great art. It has evolved from an online t-shirt design company into an international community-driven design platform featuring merchandise designed by and for its fan base of nearly...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Conscious consumerism (part II): What will we buy into in 2030?

Welcome to part II of our exploration of the conscious consumer. In part I, we tracked the roots of this demanding new mindset, one that is forcing brands to show us they care about the planet and demonstrate it single-mindedly. We asked: “In...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Design

New COPA90 range celebrates 20 iconic moments in football

The new Premier League season is underway and while all the fresh replica kits look lovely on the players, they are more expensive than ever. The good news for today’s fashion-conscious football fan is that COPA90 has launched a nostalgic...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Changing perceptions of Race for Life

Race for Life returns in 2019 with a message to encourage everyone to join the charity event and help beat cancer through a campaign by Anomaly. Matt Roach, one of the creative directors on the project, talks about what went into making the work and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Creativepool Spotlight: Ben the Illustrator

Having won a silver award in last year's Creativepool Annual for New York City Department of Transport, self-employed artist Ben the Illustrator is the focus of this Spotlight Q&A. Find out about his route into the industry which has led to working...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Wolves, spices, ciders, flags and other stories

SomeOne - Wolverhampton Wanderers Design studio SomeOne has developed a new brand identity for the Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) football club. The new branding was created to reflect the new era of the club under the leadership of the Fosun...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Amazon Echo Look is Your Own Personal Robotic Stylist

It will come as a surprise to nobody who has ever met me that fashion is not exactly my raison d'être. Indeed, my wardrobe is primarily built up of affordable (cheap) jeans and 'quirky' t-shirts, with the occasional plaid dress shirt thrown in for...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Comic Relief 2017: The Brands and Agencies getting in on the LOLS

Whilst Comic Relief might be built around the BBC marathon, which takes place tonight (Friday, March 24) on BBC One (and features the much-discussed Love Actually sequel), there is so much more behind the charity event that often gets overlooked,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Beach Meets: Jody Barton

Jody Barton - once of London, and now, for a few years, a resident of Copenhagen - is one of the artists who inspired us to set up Beach. I remember seeing this video, for MC Paul Barman, bloody years ago. His vast portfolio of personal work contains...

Posted by: Beach London
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Design

Pentagram branding aims to eradicate US Tampon Tax

A Pentagram partner has created the visual identity for a rather unique organisation set up to lobby the US government on the controversial so-called 'tampon tax' on menstrual products. Paula Scher designed the branding for the Period Equity brand,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: Zürich

Often cited as one of the most expensive cities in the world, Zürich’s creative potential gets a bad reputation. But amongst the hedge-fund millionaires and the more traditional aspects of life in Switzerland’s largest city,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Entertainment

Election Fever: The Final Countdown

The 2016 US general election has been an almighty farce, let's not pull any punches here. Farce makes for great fuel when it comes to creative work though. Running the range from the daft to the strikingly satirical and the just downright bemusing,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: UCL, Natwest and the London Design Biennale

Lambie-Nairn - University College London Lambie-Nairn has unveiled a new brand identity for UCL’s (University College London) new global Philanthropy and Engagement Campaign. The university is aiming to raise £600 million for cutting-edge...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Tel Aviv's City Hall transformed into gigantic game of Tetris

We've all played Tetris. In fact, if you haven't then you should really put down whatever it is you're doing right now and either hit your local retro gaming store or (perhaps more conveniently) download it to your phone right now, because it truly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

WCRS show off the World's Strongest Boys for Duchenne UK

In case you saw that headline and assumed we were talking about those terrifying 7-year-old weightlifters. Please think again. This is about real strength and real courage. This week, WCRS are launching the World’s Strongest Boys, a new brand...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Forever Hope to Netflix

Branch - Forever Hope Foundation The Branch consultancy has worked on the development strategy and brand identity for the charity startup Forever Hope Foundation (FHF), which was set up to partner with other charities and run high-end events for...

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Advertising

Brand Case Study: H&M need to #REWORKIT

Back in April, H&M hosted World Recycle Week, an initiative designed to promote sustainability in fashion and to ‘Close The Loop’ on the thousands of items of clothing that are cast aside on landfill every year. But whilst the campaign...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From the Tate Modern to STÓR

Peter Saville/Morph - Tate Modern British graphic design legend Peter Saville is the mastermind behind the new graphic identity for the Tate Modern art gallery; a colourful model of the complex itself that includes the new Herzog & de Meuron...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Brand Case Studies: In search of perfection with Son of a Tailor

If somebody like how to spend it describes your t-shirt as "..the nearest thing I've found to my ideal...quality is supreme…” you are in a good position to turn heads when walking into a pub, club or office. I met the creators behind the...

Posted by: Harry Elonen
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Advertising

How brands and agencies celebrated International Women's Day 2016

Say what you want about adland, but it's always been an incredibly progressive industry, so it's only natural that many of the industry's biggest and best agencies and brands would want to piggyback on the social media frenzy surrounding...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From saving British Hearts to Ballymore

Hato - Pick Me Up Graphic Art festival Pick Me Up is launching a new identity based around a digital tool allowing anyone to create and submit a letterform to be used in the branding. The new identity has been created by Hato, who also developed the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Creativepool's 2016 Valentine's Day Gift Guide

If someone’s got you looking so crazy in love right now, then you might be on the hunt for the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re wanting to spoil that ‘special someone’ or just need an excuse to treat...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Design

Meet the artist selling dick pics for $10K! (NSFW)

Anyone who has ever suffered through the misfortune of being sent an unwanted piece of junk mail (and yes I am referring to THAT kind of junk) will probably read the headline above and snort derisively, and I wouldn't blame them. But the design world...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Blink

Bringing home a bounty of awards The Blink Productions family have had a truly amazing week when it comes to mantelpiece clobber, with a veritable bounty of awards success. First up, Televisual ranked Blink as the Best Production Company and Dougal...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

McCann London recruits gamers for unique Halo 5 campaign

For many gamers (perhaps a few Creativepoolers amongst them), today is not simply the 27th of October 2015, it's the day they've been waiting on for years. The launch of Halo 5: Guardians, the latest entry in the blockbuster gaming franchise, and the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Manchester Print Fair Highlights 2015

Celebrating print design in all its glory This weekend saw The Manchester Print Fair hit the city, taking over the Edwardian Engine Hall at the People’s History Museum for the second time this year. A regular feature on Manchester’s independent...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Events

Discover a little something in your next Uber

In partnership with our friends at Uber and SUITCASE Magazine, we are launching #BackseatArt across six UK cities to showcase local artists. This week, cars in London, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and Newcastle will contain limited...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

New Diet Coke to be designed by J.W. Anderson

Last week, Diet Coke caused a mild online frenzy after posting a film teasing a new designer collection. However, after much speculation and guesses from curious fans, Diet Coke officially announced this week that it will be partnering with JW...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Meet Claire Barrow: the latest pioneer of wearable tech

Claire Barrow is a DIY designer and luxe leather specialist. She’s made the likes of FKA Twigs stand out in her jackets, and uses unique, folkloric inspired illustrations to decorate her materials. She’s something of a design It Girl with...

Posted by: Jade French
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Trends

Don’t Have A Cow Man: The Simpsons Effect

What is it about the Simpsons that inspire graphic art? The simple lines? The spiky hair? A sudden influx of yellow and blue paint? From the 1990s to now, the Simpsons have held a special place in our hearts. There’s something about their...

Posted by: Jade French

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