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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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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Cold beer, hot fonts and other stories

Thirst Craft - Cold Town Beer There's a new craft beer brewery in the notoriously chilly city of Edinburgh, but they didn’t have a name, positioning or brand to speak of - so they turned to Glasgow studio Thirst Craft. With over 2,000...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Cannes Lions Contenders 2018

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity remains a cornerstone event for the advertising industry, even now, in its 65th year. Whilst there are plenty of changes to consider at this year's festival, with Publicis “taking a year...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Cannabis-infused caramel and other stories

Noise13 - Dovana All woman-led San Francisco agency Noise13 has unveiled a cute, playful identity for Dovana, a “sophisticated” range of cannabis-infused caramel. The agency was approached by the “mom and pop duo,” who...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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How to Approach Humour Across Cultures

Four years ago this November, I was on a date with a lovely Japanese businesswoman in downtown Shibuya, Tokyo. Desperate to impress, and wary about breaking some sort of cultural taboo, I started chatting about humour in different languages. I tried...

Posted by: Textappeal
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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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