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Behind the Idea: Tattoos do the talking for LYNX

Tattoos play a key role in personal expression and original body art can go a long way in telling an individual's story - especially the ones in a new campaign for LYNX INK shower gel through 72andSunny Amsterdam. Comprising three spots that see...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Tech Hacks: Ink mapping technology brings tattoos to life

Tattooing is a varied art form, the oldest tattoos ever discovered were found on the body of Ötzi the Iceman who lived sometime around the late 4th millennium BC. And over the centuries tattooing has been used by clans, oriental cultures,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Coca-Cola uses temporary tattoos to promote Hispanic Heritage Month

Coca-Cola has introduced an inventive new campaign in the US aimed at their Hispanic and Latino customers. The campaign aims to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHSM), which runs from mid-September to mid-October, by placing transferable...

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Trends

Forget the needle, it's all about design led temporary tattoos

Tattoos used to be a taboo, something you tried to hide form prospective employers and your mum. They used to be something only the most hardened of criminals had – in the Russian prison system they were even their own coded language. At the very...

Posted by: Jade French
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Technology

Hacker News: 3D Printed Tattoos

French design company Appropriate Audiences have hacked a 3D printer and combined it with a tattooists' needle to create a unique “Tattoo Printer,” which might take a lot of the guesswork (and some would say artistry) out of future visits...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Under the skin. Why are we so obsessed with tattoos?

Late last year, a picture of Cheryl Cole appeared on the internet and in various newspapers. Nothing particularly odd about that; Ms. Cole is a constant media fixture. Only this picture, which she had released herself, was of her backside, newly...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Design

ghd launches 15th annual Pink campaign for breast cancer awareness

Styling brand ghd has launched its 15th annual Pink campaign through creative agency Southpaw in partnership with a host of worldwide charity partners. This year’s emotive campaign features tattoo artist David Allen, who has spent 10 years...

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Technology

US company offers to turn employees into cyborgs via microchip implants

The Wisconsin company Three Square Market is offering microchip implants to all of its workers, enabling them to make purchases and log into computers with just the wave of a hand. Three Square Market (3SM) claims to be the first US company providing...

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Design

Adobe and mcgarrybowen's hovering art director is the ultimate work toy

Recognising the dynamic between hard-pressed designers and their indecisive art directors, ACHTUNG! mcgarrybowen and Adobe are launching a competition to win the Hovering Art Director action figure. This highly recognisable character promotes the...

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Entertainment

April Fools 2017: The Best Fake News

April Fools Day is an event that's perfect for modern media, given the potential for wide reaching mayhem and confusion. With the world currently a place where the unbelievable and the borderline satirical appears to hit the headlines on a daily...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week: Super Bowl Special

David&Goliath - KIA Kia is wasting no time in teasing its Super Bowl ad this year. After releasing two short teaser spots last week, the automaker has now released another teaser spot starring its celebrity spokesperson, Melissa McCarthy. The latest...

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Technology

Tech Tats: Biowearables v2

It’s only eight months since our original Tech Tats article, which introduced you to the new wave of biowearables taking the tech world by storm. But the fast-paced environment surrounding the biowearable tech strain is such that it already...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Technology

Tech Tats: Meet the new biowearables

Body art for aesthetic appeal is a thing of the past. Say hello to the new Tech Tats; temporary tattoos that tell you your temperature, gives you statistics related to your health and prevent you from getting sick by warning you about serious health...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

This Harry Potter themed bar proves alcohol can be truly magical

I love Harry Potter; the books and the movie, and I'm not even remotely ashamed to admit it. I also, however, love drinking (beer particularly). Not to excess, but let's just say enough to loosen my tongue and provide a lighter head for a heavy...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Focal Point: How to keep busy with Andy Cooke

Andy Cooke has one hectic schedule – not only has he worked with clients as far ranging as Google, Ace Hotel and Ikea, but he also runs a streetwear shop, is an artist’s agent and (probably most importantly) is about to open a pizza place. With...

Posted by: Jade French
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Trends

The wobbly anthropomorphic illustrations of Karol Banach

Polish based illustrator and graphic designer Karol Banach sounds like the kind of guy we want to be pals with. He’s into hip-hop, tattoos and reading, but more than that, he creates lovely little worlds to get lost in. Coming from a small town...

Posted by: Jade French
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Video Games

Have you ever considered remastering an old tattoo?

I don't have any tattoos. Nor have I even seriously considered it. I have nothing against them, in fact I actually harbour a smidgen of jealously towards those who are bold enough to brand their bodies, but there's something so unbearably permanent...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The NHS lose letters to gain blood

The more observant amongst you might have noticed letters going missing from UK streets these last few days. I know what you're thinking, but no, we haven't been struck by a wave of vowel hating miscreants (though wouldn't that be something). The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Digital tattoos and telepathy Anyone who has ever played through the classic sci-fi adventure game Deus Ex probably left the experience with one of two thoughts: “When dealing with biomechanical augmentation, at what point do we truly begin to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Andy Murray makes his mark

Following in the footsteps of world number 2 tennis star Roger Federer and his ubiquitous “RF”, our very own Andy Murray now has his very own logo, which will no doubt become one of the most popular tattoos at this year's Wimbledon. The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Mind Blowing Sketches by Bioworkz

I love art, especially illustrations, but I was blown away when I saw BioWorkZ's ornate animals. These are truly mesmerising and awesome. BioWorkZ a.k.a. Ben Kwok is an L.A. based graphic artist and illustrator. "Born in Taiwan, raised in Los...

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Inspiration

CP Loves... Dan Hillier

by Jessica Hazel The Sunday Upmarket in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane is where a wealth of artists and designers test run their future careers. Some fail quickly and disastrously whilst others soon meet the right people who propel their...

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Inspiration

Stay healthy. Get a tattoo.

If I started talking about epidermal electronics, you might well click away from this post because you think I'm going to blind you with science. But if I referred instead to electronic tattoos, you might be able to have a reasonable guess at what...

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News

Amy Winehouse launches a new collection for Fred Perry

Last week, the flagship Fred Perry store at Spitalfields had all of its windows blacked out. Inside, Amy Winehouse was putting on an exclusive gig for a lucky few to mark the launch of the new line she has designed for the British fashion institution...

Posted by: Creativepool

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