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Design

Would you buy a magazine printed with HIV+ Blood?

The current edition of an Austrian magazine has been printed with the blood of HIV+ subjects in an effort to help raise awareness of the frequently misunderstood condition. All 3,000 copies of the Spring issue of Vangardist, a “Preogressive mens...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Farewell The Word Magazine

by John Fountain I've been a subscriber of The Word since 2003. Forget any other music, arts or entertainment magazine, this was the one that I wanted to read. But sadly now this brilliant magazine created by David Hepworth and Mark Ellen has gone...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Whipped Woodlouse? Why The Economist is giving away insect ice-cream

A few years ago, I arrived at Stockport station in Cheshire. It was early morning and I was feeling distinctly peckish. Fortunately, as I reached the foot of the stairs from the platform, a well-known retailer of baking goods was holding a promotion,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

Last week, Private Eye tried to satirise advertising - and failed.

You're probably familiar with the magazine Private Eye. If not, you just need to know it's the longest running satirical publication in the UK (maybe the world), is edited by Ian Hislop from 'Have I Got News For You', and is still remarkably fresh,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Is this the most ineffective press ad of all time?

I'm sorry for implanting a most unwelcome picture in your head, but I was taking a bath the other evening. The radio was on, I was leafing idly through a magazine and that's when I saw it - the least effective print ad of all time. In fact, it was so...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Coming soon… an interview with Creativepool MD, Michael Tomes

by Ashley Morrison. Cue fanfare! Cue fireworks! Cue lots of awards! For those of you who are longstanding members of the Creativepool network, you’ll notice that the website has been completely reinvented. They flicked the switch earlier this...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Market conversations in the web 2.0 world

Kitcatt Nohr & Lazar Dzamic Since December 2007, Lazar Dzamic has lead the digital planning offering at Integrated agency, Kitcatt Nohr. Along with Planning Director, Richard Madden, Lazar leads digital strategy as Digital Planning Director, for...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Job Description: Journalist.

It is a journalist's job to find news and to report on it as quickly as possible, in an arresting and engaging style. Whether reporting on a local planning decision or a dramatic international conflict, journalists play a key role in society. They...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Job Description: Art Editor.

Art editors are responsible for the way a magazine looks. They present the words and images in a way that is easy for the reader to digest, with high visual impact. In the highly competitive consumer magazine market, the art editor's role is...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... How Anthony Gerace uses a Playboy.

by Jessica Hazel On first glance, these chromatic collages from Anthony Gerace appear to be quite simple compositions but what they actually represent is hours and hours of trawling through vintage magazines such as Life, Playboy and Popular...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Dead heat. Why The Exclusives is unfair on us all.

by Magnus Shaw Perhaps we shouldn't expect anything more from ITV2 - after all, this is the home of Celebrity Juice, Life On Murrs and The Only Way Is Essex. But while those shows may grate and irritate, they manage to avoid devaluing and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Why neglect asset delivery? Don’t fall at the last hurdle.

There’s no denying it, the world of print advertising has changed drastically since 46 years ago when Tapestry began. The introduction of the internet and the rise of digital advertising has had a large effect on print media, causing brands and...

Posted by: Tapestry
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Features

Twist and shout. How a town gained a brand from a happy accident.

To create a brand for a new building is to take on one of the most challenging projects in the industry. Once the brick dust has settled and the scaffolding rolled away, there's a need to create an identity and personality for a new development....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 minutes with... David Freer - Founding Partner at O Street

"We are a multi-disciplinary (only bit of jargon, promise!) design company with a head office in Glasgow. We pride ourselves in offering a wealth of big company experience with small company overheads. Our sleek approach also allows us to work with...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Job Description: Proofreader.

A proofreader performs a 'quality check' on publications, usually just before they are due to go to print. Proofreaders get involved after others, such as the author, editor and typesetter, have done their jobs. It is the proofreader's role to act...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The five most creative magazine covers of all time

Considering the magazine industry is in a pretty wobbly state, it's surprising how tame modern cover designs tend to be. Usually smothered in teaser lines over a bland Photoshop creation, it's increasingly difficult to tell one title from another. It...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Photoshop Fail. Ads And Magazine Covers To Make You Cringe

We love Photoshop because it's one of the design industry's best tool and friend. Nowadays with the never ending supply of tutorials, apps and YouTube videos, anyone can be a designer, photographer and retoucher. With some fair amount of knowledge,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

50 Years of Sunday Times Magazine Covers

My God, this is going to be a disaster, said Roy Thomson, the owner of The Sunday Times back in 1962. He was talking about the launch of the very first colour magazine to be included with a newspaper a maverick step forward and gamble when newspapers...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Annie Leibowitz and the ultimate Rolling Stone magazine cover

It is December 8, 1980. Photographer Annie Leibowitz is greeted by John Lennon at the door of his New York apartment at The Dakota. She is here to take a shot of Lennon for Rolling Stone. 'It'll be great,' she promises the former Beatle 'I'll put...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Trends

Predicting the death of the influencer

One of the biggest YouTuber festivals arrives in the UK next month and ahead of the launch, Jim Louderback, the company's CEO, offers his predictions for the year ahead... There’s a lot happening in the world of online video, social platforms...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Rebrand roundup: Cocoa Jones, The Big Issue, Azerbaijan and more

Cocoa Jones - Supple Studio​ The new branding for young chocolate product Cocoa Jones has been created by Supple Studio with a colourful theme that brings through the heritage and cultures of its two founders. The luxury confectionary company was...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Animal Planet, Temper, Infinite Sessions and more

Animal Planet by Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv New York-based design studio Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv has rebranded nature channel Animal Planet led by a new distinctive logo intended to be better recognised across all platforms. The blue...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Rebrand Roundup: Taster, The Economist, True Water and more

Taster by Koto London-based design studio Koto has overseen the branding for French food delivery service Taster. The design is typical of the Koto’s minimal style while at the same time jumps out with a bold, colourful and eye-catching...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

LIDA launches European brand campaign for Invesco

Digital and direct marketing agency LIDA has launched a new campaign for Invesco bringing to life its exchange-traded fund (ETF) offering across Europe. The work shows the opportunities that can unexpectedly surface in troubled times and features...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Sherwood Forest, The Guardian Weekly and more

Sherwood Forest by Cafeteria Sherwood Forest in the UK has rebranded with new work from Sheffield-based design studio Cafeteria and Birmingham-based illustrator Tom Woolley. The assets include new branding, website, print and advertising...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Inspiration

Next-Gen Brand Builders You Should Know

If you spend a bit too much time sitting in back-to-back meetings, planning rollout dates, looking at demographics and campaign performance analytics you can sometimes be in danger of forgetting what ‘it’ feels like. What is it exactly?...

Posted by: Crush
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Features

October's Essential Reads

Our CEO, Anant Sharma, rounds up his best reads of the month, from a luxury boutique that only exists in a messaging app to keeping it real with AI. I thoroughly enjoyed the overview of Vice’s history. I had no idea it became so large it was...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

CULT The independent digital agency, CULT has announced its appointment of Matt Watson as Executive Creative Director. Previously, a creative director at Digitas UK and SapientNitro. Since Cat Turner and Bridey Lipscombe opened its doors in 2012,...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Events

Celebrating BIG with Beauty Papers

With summer over and the Christmas season just starting, it’s busier than ever at JJ Media Group. We have an incredible line-up of new exclusive events coming up over the next two months, starting with an epic free rave to celebrate the new...

Posted by: JJ Media Group

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