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Trends

Design Trends 2017: Upcycling

The concepts of building something out of nothing and finding gold in somebody else's garbage are very much at the heart of a trend that could very well be seen as a euphemism for 2017 as a whole, given the widespread disappointment with the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Found Studio launch room-scale demo studio to help brands understand VR

Output Group’s creative content studio Found has unveiled their first room-scale VR demo studio in Farringdon, built to help brands better understand the potential of virtual reality and to showcase the studio’s latest project, Vanishing...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Upcycling: Swedish Pop-Up Turns Fashion Into Food

The upcycling trend continues to evolve and grow in new, fascinating and unexpected ways with this latest bonkers, but brilliant activation from Sweden. Outdoor apparel brand Houdini Sportswear wanted to prove just how natural their clothes are. So...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Brand Case Studies: How Sonos found its voice

When Sonos opened their first retail store in New York’s SoHo this summer, it was a pioneering moment for the brand. Having dominated the wireless speaker market, eclipsing other competition easily and steadily along its 14 year journey, Sonos...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Tim Nicholls uncovers the lost beauty of the Artcade

Some of my fondest childhood memories involve cycling to the local arcade with a handful of 20 pence pieces and experiencing the kind of immersive experiences my Sega Mega Drive simply couldn't offer. Of course, with the passing of time and the march...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The lost art of throwing a TV out of a hotel room

Iv'e been a semi-professional musician for over a decade now, but have yet to trash a hotel room, snort drugs from a stripper's behind or destroy a television in a fit of adrenaline fuelled madness. So basically, the movies lied to me. Of course,...

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....

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Ballin’ On A Budget: Found Art For Inspiration

Found objects can provide great sources of inspiration, from hard-nosed plug men to hairy neckties, artists and designers don’t need to look far for materials to play with. As we see funding cut, art spaces become more competitive and materials...

Posted by: Jade French
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Economy

The not so super market. Why Tesco has lost its way.

The CEO of Tesco, Philip Clarke, is now the ex-CEO of Tesco. He left the job last week, having failed to turn the retailer's fortunes around. Indeed, some would argue that he was actually the catalyst for the decline in the store's success. These...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The hardest word. Has 'sorry' lost all meaning?

by Magnus Shaw. Last weekend the BBC screened an episode of 'Tweenies' on their CBeebies channel and a minor fuss broke out. I should point out I don't watch CBeebies habitually and have never watched a complete 'Tweenies' show in my life - but I...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Getting found on Creativepool

The 'Profile Search Criteria' you set up for your profile is a great way to get your Creativepool profile found and stand out from the crowd! The main purpose of the profile search criteria is to provide the website with key information which is...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Why has British TV advertising lost its sense of humour?

Last year, Nick Gill, executive creative director at BBH, was writing about the 2011 Arrows Awards. He made some interesting points about TV and how we seem to be watching more of it these days, rather than less. He said that we Brits are now...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Entertainment

10 most popular TED talks of all time

“TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics”. In this article, we have...

Posted by: Mind Doodle
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Inspiration

Don’t let the obsession kill you

Ever since I remember I was always obsessed with something. The first obsession I remember taking over me was collecting Lego sets at a very young age. It drove my dad insane, because living in post-communist Poland western Lego sets were pretty...

Posted by: Przemek
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Trends

Implementing Augmented Reality for creative events and conferences

Both Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are currently receiving high attention in the media and online gaming world. But what exactly is the difference between Augmented and Virtual Reality and how can this trend be integrated into the...

Posted by: Phil Michael
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Technology

Can we save the world's coral reefs with 3D printing?

Over the last couple of years 3D printing has been used to build houses and bridges, create new body tissues and organs, and pioneered as a future development through which we'll be able to build space stations and space exploration devices in situ...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

The Best Valentines Day Campaign's of 2017

Whilst most of us know deep down that Valentine's Day is little more than a reason for couples to buy more cards and chocolate for one another and for singletons to buy more beer, ad land continues to pull out the punches every year. 2017 is no...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Agency Christmas Cards: The Best of 2016

Celebrating the beauty and loud/quiet wonder (depending on your preference) of the festive season is something all agencies are essentially required to do, otherwise they'd undoubtedly be labelled as scowling humbug merchants. Still, some agencies...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Helen Marten claims 2016 Turner Prize

The winner of the ever controversial Turner Prize was announced yesterday (December 5), with 31-year-old painter and sculptor Helen Marten claiming the 2016 prize. The youngest of the four shortlisted artists, Marten, who graduated from...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

CHI&Partners - Argos CHI&Partners and Argos are set to unveiled an incredibly fast-paced new spot this Saturday to promote the speed of the Argos “Fast Track, Same Day Delivery” service, which allows customers to choose from four...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Free The Bid aims to break gender bias in advertising once and for all

Gender bias has, until now, been one of those issues a lot of us like to sweep under the rug, even though we all understand it's a major problem. For many, it's a lingering reminder of a bygone age of rampant misogyny and prejudice that we'd rather...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Rise of the Machines: AI is taking over Hollywood, Creativity, and Beauty

As part of my ongoing series of articles focusing on how technology is gradually overtaking humanity in terms of creative prowess, I've decided to this month focus on Artificial Intelligence, with a few recent news pieces that sent my tech-paranoia...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From the BBC to Brighton Pier

Pentagram - Mastercard The Mastercard logo is arguably one of the most recognisable emblems worldwide, but for the first time in 20 years, Mastercard has thrown caution to the wind by undergoing a thorough rebrand, completed by Pentagram partners...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2016: Thursday's Top Highlights

AKQA announce Future Lions winners AKQA announced the winners of Future Lions, the official student awards at the Cannes Lions yesterday. Future Lions challenges students to come up with an idea that would not have been possible three years ago for...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

Cannt Festival 2016 Encourages Diversity And Togetherness

Now in its 7th year, the CANNT Festival will be taking place in London and Seattle between the 20th and 24th of June, to inspire, showcase and reward the best creative talent. As in previous years, the timing of CANNT corresponds with the Cannes...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Guide to Computing: INK and Docubyte

INK’s James Ball, aka Docubyte, discusses the thought process behind the G​uide to Computing photo series ... Guide to Computing Guide to Computing represents the first release of a body of work documenting the beginning of our computing...

Posted by: INK

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