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Video Games

Super Nintendo Land: Mario kart, leaked plans and patents

Anyone who has ever cursed the name of a blue shell or screamed bloody murder at a well placed banana peel will undoubtedly be planning a trip to Japan at some point in the near future. I'm referring, of course, to the Nintendo theme park currently...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Super Bowl 51: Every Ad We Have So Far

The New England Patriots will clash with the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl 51 this coming Sunday, February 5th, but we're not interested in any of that. No. We're only interested in what happens between the plays. As is usually the case, brands are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Ads of the Week: Super Bowl Special

The Super Bowl isn't just the biggest day of the year for the NFL, it's by and large the biggest day of the year for ad land too, as countless millions from across the globe tune in to watch armies of heavily armoured blokes bash seven shades out of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Super Mario Maker is the game the creative industry has been waiting for

The first time I booted up Super Mario Maker last Thursday evening (yes I got it a day early because it transpires Amazon are just THAT reliable) I was immediately struck by just how intuitive it was. Whereas I had experimented with game building...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Punk Rock meets Nintendo. Finally!

Jeff Hong is something of a fringe celebrity in certain corners of the internet thanks to the Brooklyn, New York-based storyboard artist's recent “Disney Unhappily Ever After” illustrations, which took Disney princesses and transplanted...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

UEFA Super Cup branding bridges east and west

It’s been almost a week since Liverpool Football Club's brand received a significant boost when the team beat Premier League rivals Chelsea on penalties to lift the UEFA Super Cup. But what about the event’s own image? Having taken the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Will China turn the world of marketing on its head?

Many of us know the story of rapid economic growth in China. In 2006 China's GDP surpassed the UK's, and by 2016 the Chinese economy was more than 6 times larger. As such in the last ten years China has transformed itself in a number of key areas...

Posted by: Qumin
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: New designers, the RAF, feeling super and other stories

Village Green - New Designers Graduate show New Designers has unveiled a new visual identity, featuring imagery that depicts a mishmash of brightly coloured materials and objects. Now in its 33rd year, the two-week-long graduate show highlights the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Super Bowl Ads 2018

Whilst traditional TV advertising has long been superseded by digital as the most relevant and important medium for marketers and agencies alike, adland always resets itself for one night in February. One night where ad spend is at an annual high and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Anheuser-Busch claim 3 minutes during Super Bowl 51 and announce lineup

As one of the biggest beer companies in the world, Anheuser-Busch is a name that's become synonymous with the Super Bowl, which itself is probably the single occasion on the US calendar where the most beer is consumed. Cementing this unspoken holy...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Skill up for 2017 with 4 key Creative Super Powers

We are ushering in the new year with our first CS Presents of 2017 and it’s all about Creative Super Powers… Do you remember what it was like to be a child. Go find a LEGO set and start to build off plan. Remember what it was like to be...

Posted by: Creative Social
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Video Games

Nintendo announce Universal Theme Park and Legend of Zelda Escape Room!

Video games and theme parks are two of my lifelong passions, so to say that the concept of the two coming together would something of a dream come true for yours truly might actually be an understatement. As if taking a page directly from the dream...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

A Short History of Guinness World Records Day

Happy Guinness World Records Day! Launched to celebrate the day the Guinness World Records book sold its 100 millionth copy, the 12th annual GWR Day will see upwards of 600,000 people around the world attempting to secure their place in the history...

Posted by: Guinness World Records
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Video Games

Nintendo Switch: Lifting the veil on the NX

When Nintendo dropped their surprise announcement yesterday afternoon, and finally gave us our first glimpse at the NX (now known as the “Nintendo Switch”), I was in two minds about it. First there was a sense of relief, as this reveal...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From YO! Sushi to World Sailing and Pandora

Paul Belford Ltd – YO! Sushi YO! Sushi has unveiled a pretty bold rebrand, which actually goes so far as to drop “Sushi” from the main logo. Elsewhere, it also takes on a decisively simpler, and more illustration-inspired look. The rebrand was...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Tent & Super Brands London 2015

The 9th Edition of Tent and Super Brands London offered an insight into what is happening in the international design scene right now. From Super Brands to Tent London exhibitors showcased the highest standard of contemporary design and craft all...

Posted by: London Design Fair
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Design

Smart Boy: If Nintendo made Smartphones

When Nintendo announced their intent to move into smartphone gaming earlier this year, the internet was abuzz with gamers pontificating on their pros and cons of the company's decision to branch out beyond their own home consoles for the first time....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Spurs score the world's first sliding pitch

The rivalry between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal is one almost as old as the game of football itself, so when The Gunners moved from their home ground of Highbury to the high-tech Emirates Stadium back in 2006, Spurs fans were left feeling more than...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Has Nintendo sold its soul?

Nintendo is a company that is particularly dear to the hearts of many 20-30 year old generation X/Y straddlers such as myself. We grew up with Mario and Link and Donkey Kong, and even today, whilst many of us might have neglected the bright colours...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

There's nothing fast about super-fast broadband

“Superfast broadband is much faster and more reliable than standard broadband. It lets you make video calls, do homework online and stream music, all at much higher speeds - and all at the same time.” That’s what the Government...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Recreating the Super Bowl Ads Brick By Brick

This month A+C studios released 'Brick Bowl', a self-initiated challenge to recreate the best of the Super Bowl 2015 commercials as a stop motion animated film, using thousands of Lego bricks in less than 36 hours. A+C Studios is an animation...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Advertising

Ad World is crazy in Love

Depending on your point of view, Valentine's Day is either the most romantic day of the year, or a cynical ploy designed to separate gullible lovebirds from their hard earned cash, which was originally birthed for the sole reason that a group of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Best 2015 Super Bowl Campaigns (PART 2)

Nissan Whilst I normally don't care much for the “Prank” ads that have become more popular since the rise of the YouTube star, I couldn't help but fall for this remarkable clip from TBWA\Chiat\Day LA. One of a number of videos for a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Newcastle Brown Ale goes satirical for the Super Bowl

Though Newcastle Brown Ale, the Heineken-owned British beer brand that is surprisingly popular across the pond, lack the finances to buy a national TV ad during the 2015 Super Bowl, they have struck upon an ingenious way in which to buy regional TV...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Nintendo to finally join the smartphone revolution?

No, Nintendo are not launching their own smartphone (though I have no idea why, as it would probably result in Black Friday levels of consumer chaos, and their have been rumours that they might be developing their own Android tablet), but are...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Super sized sugary lettering from jelly London's Alison Carmichael

This week we have some giant lettering news for you... Quite literally, it's billboard size. From 1st December until 19th December, a VivaWomen! exhibition “There’s a Good Girl” will exhibit female artists and creatives who...

Posted by: Jelly London

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