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Economy

Sadiq Khan wants to transform Thames Estuary into Creative Hub

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is lobbying the Government to turn the Thames Estuary into a major hub for the creative industries. The proposal, which posits the Thames Estuary as “a global centre of excellence for the creative industries,” even...

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Design

The Thames Tidal Barrier that doubles as a self-sufficient community

Freddie Jackson, a talented young designer and recent graduate of the University of Westminster, has designed a tidal barrage for the river Thames that not only produces energy from the sea, but incorporates a surprisingly homely looking (at least...

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News

Thames Hub presentation for RunwaysUK Conference 2014

Huw Thomas addressed a capacity crowd at the inaugural RunwaysUK Conference, 'Airport Infrastructure for a Future Britain'. The event was attended by Sir Howard Davies, head of the Government's Airports Commission, and moderated by Newsnight...

Posted by: Foster + Partners
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Design

Designers light up the Thames for Illuminated River competition

Six shortlisted proposals have been unveiled for the Illuminated River design competition, which has seen 17 London bridges between Albert and Tower bridge lit up as part of a permanent light installation. Designs by six international teams,...

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Economy

Gensler propose moving Parliament into a a floating bubble on the Thames

The world's biggest architecture firm has proposed moving the UK's Lords and MPs into a bubble-like building on the River Thames to reduce the cost of refurbishing the crumbling Palace of Westminster. Gensler, which has one of its largest offices in...

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Design

NBBJ designs a floating ice rink for the Thames

London and New York are perhaps the two most popular cities for tourists on the planet, and there are countless parallels to be drawn between them. From the underground system and the cultural similarities, to the sheer vastness of the cities...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Thames Capsule Inspired By Found Font

When you think of the things you might find in the River Thames, they’re all pretty much disgusting and a typeface isn’t one of them. But maybe you haven’t heard the remarkable story of the Doves Type font. In 1900 T.J....

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Advertising

Inside the floating house on the River Thames

Some London commuters were taken by surprise yesterday morning when they spotted a fully functioning house floating down the River Thames. The Floating House stunt was arranged by TBWA\London for Airbnb, the website that allows anyone to rent out...

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Design

Hadrian's Wall plays host to a mobile writer's sanctuary

As a writer, I know all too well that finding a place of true solitude in this world of perpetual distraction is no mean feat. Not only do we have to live in a constant battle with the very tools we use to ply our trade (social media is a wonderful...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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...

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Advertising

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Advertising

With the 2018​ FIFA World Cup kicking off this very afternoon, we've scoured the internet to bring you the best ads, campaigns, brand activations and more that have sprung up in the last few weeks in honour of the tournament known to those who...

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Features

Creative Opinions on Cannes Lions 2018: Big Trends and Big Changes

The big theme for Cannes Lions 2018 is change. Out with the old, bloated, elitist festival of old and in with the more svelte, measured and inclusive festival of new. The major changes Cannes Lions is instituting for 2018 are as follow:- The...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Dare.Win Dare.Win group has announced the promotions of copywriter Fabienne Fiorucci (formerly of Y&R and TBWA\Paris) and art director Damien Foui (formerly of Marcel and TBWA\Paris) to Creative Directors. This dynamic duo, known by their nickname...

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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Karmarama - Philadelphia Philadelphia, the Mondelez power brand and category leader, has appointed Karmarama as their new lead creative agency across Europe, following a competitive pitch at the end of last year. Philadelphia tasked agencies to...

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Technology

Finalists announced for the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards

The finalists for the seventh annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, which celebrates women that are changing the face of technology in the UK, have been announced this week. From entrepreneurs and engineers driving the business agenda to...

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Advertising

McCann and Mastercard offer free London travel with Android Pay

Whilst the public transport system in London is amongst the best in the world (anyone who says otherwise is obviously deluded or has obviously never been to New York), it can prove pretty pricey. Mastercard are betting on this with their latest...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Taylor Herring unleash a Giant Robot Hamster on the streets of London

I'm rarely one to be impressed or amused by self-knowingly quirky gimmicks, but Taylor Herring have taken the art of the advertising stunt to a completely random and wonderfully bold place with this latest creative stunt for Kwik Fit. I'm referring,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Chester Storyhouse to Belgium's deSingel

True North - Chester Storyhouse True North has named and branded the Storyhouse, a new £37 million arts development in Chester, which is being designed by Bennetts Associates. The Storyhouse will be the biggest cultural space outside of London,...

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Advertising

Jack Morton brought in the London New Year with a charitable bang!

Say what you want about Boris Johnson, but the bumbling buffoon/Mayor of London really knows how to put on one hell of a show! His New Year’s Eve fireworks, delivered in partnership with Unicef, saw in 2016 with a truly breathtaking show...

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Design

Redesigning the London Tube Map

French architect and designer Jug Cerovic has unveiled a new design proposal for the London Tube map as part of his INAT project, which aims to standardise metro maps around the world. His Tube map proposals uses bright shades to highlight...

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Advertising

Could you spend Halloween night in the world's largest grave?

Iv'e never been particularly intimidated by graveyards, but I think even I might balk a little and the prospect of spending a night under the Paris Catacombs, especially having recently seen the movie “As Above, So Below.” But Airbnb is...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

London's Garden Bridge receives £2 million but still faces set backs

UPDATE Since I reported on the Garden Bridge last week, it appears there has been something of a reversal in its potential fortunes. Public opinion has been mixed from the start, but whilst it appeared the £175 million plan was previosuly certain...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The O2 becomes the world's largest 3D light projection

On Thursday night (February 15), the O2 in Greenwich was transformed into a spectacular canvas for the world's largest ever light projection. In honour of the upcoming Rugby World Cup, O2; the England Rugby teams official partners, created a series...

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Advertising

Rugby continues to dominate campaigns

VCCP London England rugby partner O2 has unveiled its first ever animated campaign, which sees the England Rugby Team turned in to giants through the power of support. Created by VCCP London ahead of the biggest tournament in English Rugby history,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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