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Inspiration

Celebrate 15 years of INSA at the D&AD Festival 2019

D&AD and Shutterstock unveiled a colourful mural at the entrance of the D&AD Festival to celebrate 15 years of influential artist INSA’s body of work. File under 'Unresolved' can be found in Ely's Yard on the exterior of the Old Truman Brewery...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Careers

My design tournament submission

Zimri Mayfield has an amazing design channel where he hosts a competition called Design Chicken Chicken, and I made it into the tournament. Here's my video going through my first round submission; a logo and flyer I had to complete in just three...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Continuous Lines: The Creative Mind Behind Our Branding

At JJ Media Group our values are reflected in every aspect of our branding and culture. We are spontaneous, experimental and collaborative. Our mission is to provide our clients with an all-round, efficient, continuous service that exceeds their...

Posted by: JJ Media Group
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Features

Is art advertising (4): American Gothic

It is one of the most recognisable paintings of the 20thcentury. It has been ripped off, spoofed and copied thousands of times. Among other things, it has sold pharmaceuticals, beer and biscuits. Few people can actually tell you what it’s...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Features

Is art advertising (2)?

Is art advertising? Sometimes it can look like it. Equally, advertising can sometimes look like like art. Take the fascinating example of State Street’s “Fearless Girl”. Under cover of night, she was placed directly opposite...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Features

Is advertising art?

Over twenty years ago, I originated (I think) what has become a cliché. I put together a Better Briefing workshop for some of the suits and the planners in the agency. I thought they should know what does and does not help creative people do...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Features

Is art advertising (6)? Emperors, Kings and Queens.

Art is communication. Especially public art. In times gone by, when few could read or write, public monuments were nothing more and nothing less than propaganda. Julius Caesar commissioned statues of himself in armour to remind the citizens of Rome...

Posted by: Patrick Collister
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Design

foam Studio plays with perceptions of ‘car porn’ in new art series

foam has released two lines of work exploring alternative visualisations of the traditional ‘car porn’ genre. The works, bias and WARP CLASSICS, apply two bold and distinct styles to automotive machines. Simulated light, reflection and surfaces...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

When AR and VR combined: Say hello to Mixed Reality

Don’t worry - I get it. You click on the title of this article and think “my god what?!” ANOTHER new medium, tech trend/fad/what-do-you-macallit I need to get my head around? Hush. Breathe. Sit down. Let me explain things to...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Exploring a dark romanticism with Elizaveta Porodina

In her experimental fashion and fine art photography, Elizaveta Porodina effortlessly extracts the underlying emotions from her subjects to produce captivating images that make her the modern-day master of dark romanticism. Based in Munich,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Awards

Last Chance to Enter The 6th Annual Lovie Awards

The Lovie Awards is the only truly pan-European award to honour the full breadth of the Internet including Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Mobile and Apps and Social. The Extended Entry Deadline is 29 July 2016 at lovieawards.eu....

Posted by: The Lovie Awards
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Working in chalk and cheese with Studio C&C

Studio C&C is design duo Adam and Donal, who complement each other's strengths to produce collaborative design, art, publishing and fashion pieces. Their trippy, tropical style caught our eye... First off tell us who you guys are, what you create...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

In The Toolkit: Seven top creatives share their favourites

Some people buy fast cars or exotic holidays. Others invest their cash in digital technologies or own 500 pairs of shoes. But if there’s one thing a creative’s wallet has a soft spot for it’s ‘kit’. Who can walk past a...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Inspiration

Berlin Dispatch: Contemporary Art in the Sammlung Boros Bunker

The Sammlung Boros private collection of contemporary art is a remarkable story of history, architecture and artistic curation housed in a former WWII bunker in Berlin-Mitte. The word ‘bunker’ is not used lightly here. The entire...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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News

Artist Boss: Sir Anthony Caro

What is Artist Boss? This project looks at the life and work of prolific sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013) and his studio assistants. Throughout his expansive career, Caro employed studio assistants in the production of his work, and we are...

Posted by: Bath Spa University
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Technology

Berlin Dispatch: transmediale 2016

With technology advancing in new and diverse directions year on year, it can be difficult to take time to consider the wider implications of its growth on our civilisation. Lucky then, that for the last 29 years, Berlin’s transmediale festival...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Bold colours and cheeky images with Pâté

Pâté's strong, simple images and quick wit have served him well during his thirteen-year career with two of London's largest advertising agencies, earning him numerous industry awards including the coveted D&AD Yellow Pencil. We chatted with the...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Entertainment

Immersion is Key: 10th anniversary of New Frontier Festival

For the last 10 years, Park City, Utah has been home of New Frontier Festival. A Sundance Institute exhibition of films and new-media art that explores and pushes the boundaries of conventional cinema. New Frontier provides the highest level of...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Trends

Jelly artists pay tribute to David Bowie

The tragic news that David Bowie lost his courageous battle with Cancer at the age of 69 has sent shockwaves across the globe. The iconic entertainer & visionary has, without doubt, influenced each and every creative alive today, and will continue...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Features

Focal Point: From Graffiti to Screen Printing with ZEBU

How would you sum up ZEBU? ZEBU are an art and illustration duo from Berlin. Our work is bold, reduced and humorous. How did you guys get started in the industry? We have our roots in graffiti and urban art culture. Back in the day we were a...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Paris Dispatch: Creativepool ♥ Palais de Tokyo

Fun, it seems, is something we adults are a little short on. These days, the word is something we’ve learned to measure out or schedule in. It’s time to let lose; and we know just the place… Palais de Tokyo is easily the coolest...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

The Manchester Print Fair Highlights 2015

Celebrating print design in all its glory This weekend saw The Manchester Print Fair hit the city, taking over the Edwardian Engine Hall at the People’s History Museum for the second time this year. A regular feature on Manchester’s independent...

Posted by: Michelle Collier
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Inspiration

Berlin Dispatch: Slavs & Tatars at Hamburger Bahnhof

Founded in 2006, the art collective Slavs and Tatars have continuously created thought provoking, hilarious and politically charged work. Although taken under the wing of art establishments such as the MoMA, their work also speaks to a graphic design...

Posted by: Jade French
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Getting back to basics with Leslie David

Leslie David is a very busy lady, but she still managed to have a quick chat with us about her work processes. Whether working for high profile brands like Lancôme or making artwork for musicians like Röyksopp, she’s got a knack for...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

The Art of the Production Line at the Barbican

Travel has become a favourite theme of galleries recently. First we saw KK Outlet get cheeky with their Commute Nice, London show, and now the Barbican are mid-way through their show Station To Station: A 30 Day Happening. Having travelled through...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

Meet the artist behind The World's Smallest Portfolio

Two weeks ago, jelly London set D&AD New Blood Festival-goers a brief entitled Making Your Mark. The aim of the brief was to get students promoting themselves and to get their work noticed. jelly received so many great submissions, but one really...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Design

Happy London visions with artist Sandrine Boulet

Sandrine Boulet has given London a much-needed cheeky makeover with her cartoon inspired designs. Forget those grey towers or the pigeons down at Trafalgar Square, and instead enjoy these magical Mary Poppins moments and sausages riding the tube. If...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Artist prints Wikipedia: makes 7,600-Volume anthology

You know when someone has a grade A idea that’s so good you wish you’d thought of it (or had the print resources) to do it yourself? Well, welcome artist Michael Maniberg to the art and design win of the week. He printed English-language...

Posted by: Jade French
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Design

Surreal minimalism merges architecture with philosophy

Florence based artist, Michele Durazzi, creates a surreal world where architecture and nature meet. Using different 3D rendering software, he’s able to abstract and manipulate the images, making the human figure seem insignificant and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Etsy's Manmade: Celebrating men who make

This weekend, renowned online marketplace Etsy teamed up with Crafty Fox Market and Mr Wingate to create Manmade: a celebration of “men who make.” Mr Wingate, a self-proclaimed “maker” who designs and sell his own homeware...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Design

Carsten Höller Time Lapse, when art meets architecture

Everyone is talking about Carsten Höller’s new Southbank Centre survey show, as part of his exhibition with the Hayward Gallery. And with good reason.He’s installed a giant slide, a flash of silver curves over that famous Brutalist...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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