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My London Design Festival 2019 highlights

One of the strange truths about working in the creative industry is how easy it is for your focus to narrow and shut out other people’s exciting projects. It’s a trap that leads to people becoming predictable and something I don’t...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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What is art?

That’s a big question, but two recent exhibition visits have led me to ponder, and think about the essential Duchamp revelation that if you put a urinal in an art gallery, it becomes, art. The Stanley Kubrick exhibition at The Design Museum...

Posted by: JSR Agency
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Join the Losers' Club in London today

Pennywise the clown makes a long-awaited return today as IT Chapter Two is released in cinemas, but excitement is spreading beyond the big screen to the pavements of London. ESI Media’s Evening Standard has partnered with Warner Brothers and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Adapt or die: 5 design principles for today's luxury brands

The world is changing fast, and luxury consumers are changing with it. So, what should luxury brands do to adapt, and how can design help? As a generation, we’re far better off than our parents. Millions can now afford things that were once...

Posted by: Lewis Moberly
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Rebrand Roundup: Beyond funerals, odd pops and other stories

SomeOne - Funeralbooker (Beyond) Studio SomeOne has rebranded and renamed funeral price comparison website Funeralbooker, with a “charming” and “radical” identity that aims to stand out from a “sea of sameness” in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Rebrand Roundup: Poetry, hair, taxis and other stories

Pentagram - Poetry Foundation A Pentagram New York team led by Michael Bierut have designed a new, typography-based visual identity for US-based organisation The Poetry Foundation. The organisation, based in Chicago, is a literary group and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Rebrand Roundup: Snacks, whales, dolphins and other stories

BrandOpus - 9NINE 9NINE has unveiled a new identity and packaging for their range of healthy snacks with the help of leading strategic brand packaging design agency BrandOpus. Originally named “9Bar,” the brand needed to elevate itself...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Now - Leo Vegas Leo Vegas, the online casino, has launched the second installation in its campaign starring “Leo,” the 'Lion King' of mobile casino gaming. The campaign, created by Now, demonstrates how the brand's titular mascot is able...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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Rebrand Roundup: From Kentucky to Outer Space

Beardwood & Co - Iron-Tek Beardwood & Co took inspiration from a classic American poster by Harold Von Schmidt for a packaging and ID rebrand of the Iron-Tek protein supplement range, in what its agency is referring to, rather boldly, as a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Brand Case Study: Branding marijuana in the 21st century

In 2012 Colorado became the first state to pass laws governing the legalisation, tax and regulation of marijuana. Washington, Alaska and Oregon followed soon after, and overnight the magical herb’s image and perception in American culture was...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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#fansofcannes: Coca-Cola's Icon Mashup

It’s not often that a brief is given to a broad set of industry creatives, each with their own distinct style and sense of expression, and for the output to be both artistically diverse, whilst sharing a striking consistency of spirit. Yet...

Posted by: Jones Knowles Ritchie
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Rebrand Roundup: From Cuban Rum to Marbled Popcorn

Pearlfisher - Havana Club Pearlfisher has partnered up with a team of Cuban artists to reposition the Havana Club rum brand as a hand-crafted product designed to appeal to rum connoisseurs and first time drinkers alike. A new identity and visual...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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BBH London help Tesco bring back vinyl to the masses

Considering that most of the music ever released is now available for our listening pleasure at little more than the click of a button (as long as you have a stable broadband connection of course), it might seem a little regressive to think that...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Rebrand Roundup: From Irn-Bru to Swedish Fish

jones knowles ritchie - Irn-Bru The fizzy drink “Made from Girders” and beloved of anyone of Scottish descent who has ever experienced a bone shattering hangover is getting a rebrand for a modern age. jones knowles ritchie has created...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Stella McCartney unveils triumphant and patriotic Team GB kit

Whilst it might not mean quite as much as their athletic achievements, there is something to be said for a team that looks good and (perhaps most importantly) like an actual team. As such, in order to make sure our athletes properly represent the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The Week in Branding

SomeOne create flowery identity for Hello Student SomeOne has created the new brand identity for a student accommodation service from Empiric Student Accommodation, which aims to provide accommodation and services for student living. The consultancy...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Rebrand Roundup: From Maccy D's to Gumtree's

Boxer - McDonald's Boxer has designed a new packaging range for McDonald’s in order to help the fast food giant better reflect its vision as a more modern and progressive company. Beginning in the US, the new look will also roll out to the UK...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Say bye to Coco: Is Birch the next trend in packaged water?

British design studio Horse has created a unique log-like carton and a Norse-inspired identity for the aptly-named Tåpped; a drink actually made from birch-sap. Created to help the Finnish drink break into the UK market, the design aims to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top 5 Ads of the Week

Wieden+ Kennedy Portland bring back the Old Spice guys The “Old Spice Guy” spots for the titular aftershave by Wieden + Kennedy has been something of a cultural phenomenon, and with good reason; it's a bloody good idea, it's delightfully...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Kehinde Wiley rethinks the way kings are made

A unique collaboration between the premium vodka brand, Grey Goose and artist, Kehinde Wiley will culminate in a series of events during the Miami art fair next month. The acclaimed artist will be displaying portraits in his “Modern Kings of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The Flying Spaghetti Monster and the nature of belief

In the UK, we have the odd instance of a fringe school pressing for the right to teach archaic or arcane ideas to children. This is usually the desire to include creationism, or other religious notions, in their science classes. In the USA it's a...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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5 minutes with... James Ramsden of Rufus Leonard

James Ramsden is a Creative Director at Rufus Leonard, an independent creative communications agency with over 25 years experience helping brands succeed in today’s always on world, located in the heart of London’s busy Clerkenwell...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Versace for H&M

As you might have already heard repeatedly from every eager fashionista out there, there are just five weeks left until H&M reveals it's latest in a long line of designer collaborations Versace for H&M on November 19th for the forthcoming winter...

Posted by: Creativepool

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