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Trailblazers: Our type of studio: Klim Type Foundry

Since releasing his first retail typeface, Feijoa, in 2007, Kris Sowersby, Klim Type Foundry’s founder has received numerous awards and accolades including: a Certificate of Excellence from the New York Type Directors Club; being accepted as a...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Fontsmith’s new luxurious typeface 25 years in the making: FS Siena

You can’t hurry a good typeface. All that sketching, drawing, honing, editing, balancing… Then there are the uppercase and italics to perfect, and different weights. Sometimes, it can take years. Few typefaces, though, would have been in...

Posted by: Fontsmith
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Focal Point: Charles Williams is Made Up

Made Up is the commercial illustration and type studio of Charles Williams. Rooted in drawing, geometric shapes, the continuous line, isometric grids, interconnected forms and a surreal three-dimensional aesthetic, we’ve long been a fan of his work...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Focal Point: Getting text heavy with Andrei Robu

Andrei Robu is a designer and artist who focuses on experimental typography. With over 15 years of experience as a brand designer, Robu has worked with many big names including Bloomberg, Nike Jordan, Wired, ESPN, The Golden Globes and Visa. His work...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Jelly London launch Melvin Galapon to their roster

jelly London are immensely excited to welcome the effortlessly cool, and highly sought after, Melvin Galapon to our exclusive roster of talent. Melvin is a graphic artist hailing from a small town in the Northwest of England. A graduate from Central...

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Workshop

Opinions- Are client amends a daily kick in the teeth?

by John Fountain If there's one thing that creative people and account handlers have in common it is that neither are telepathic, telekinetic or have the power to read minds. Yet it seems many clients think otherwise. Work that has been carefully...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Spotlight: Art director Stephen ONeill gets high on type

According to Scotland-born and London-raised art director Stephen ONeill aka Type Chap, the two tips he’d give young creatives is to be witty and irreverent with their work. “Always have something in your portfolio that’s got a bit...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Rich traditions at Grilli Type

There's a strong Swiss-led tradition at the root of all of Grilli Type's typefaces, but it's the kind of tradition which silently and faithfully holds everything else up, rather than the sort which gets regurgitated over and over again. In fact,...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: A type of art at Optimo Type Foundry

Optimo was initiated in 1998 as a bachelor project by Gilles Gavillet, Stéphane Delgado and David Rust. It was a way for them to release their own fonts, and Optimo became part of the first wave of digital foundries to emerge in the 1990s as a...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

36 Days of Type examines the endless graphic possibilities of typography

A project that’s been getting a significant amount of coverage on everyone’s favourite photo-centric social media hub of late, 36 Days of Type is so much more than an excuse for designers to bash out some nifty fonts. It also represents a...

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Leaders

Cincinnati's top agencies to duke it out in a new type of 'Fight Club'

This Thursday January 21st, three of Cincinnati’s largest advertising agencies: POSSIBLE, Rockfish and Barefoot Proximity, will compete in the inaugural “Agency Fight Night,” a real-time contest to see who can generate the most...

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Inspiration

Colour us impressed - Designing for colour blindness

When Transport for London released an infographic highlighting which trains were affected by the rail strike, they’d have been forgiven for thinking most of the discourse around the graphic would be linked to the rail strike itself. However,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance creative director?

Creative directors are amongst the most coveted individuals in the creative industries. They are generally recognised as kings and queens of their respective fields - masters of all trades that can wield relationships as confidently as they wield...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How to hire a great art director – 5 top tips

Creativity is a wonderful and very personal thing, but it can also cultivate chaos if it’s not properly guided by the right pair of hands. Those hands often belong to the art director. This is the part of the team that guides the creatives and...

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Features

Why one director swapped Miami for Manchester | #MemberSpotlight

For this week’s member spotlight, we’re getting to know an award-winning creative producer with a proven track record in everything from documentaries to music videos, commercials, and everything in between. David Morris, the head of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Find your space

Stumbled on the great meme of this thread’s hero image when I was having a particularly difficult time getting my shit together a while back. Somehow things just kept circling the drain and left me with empty spaces which were proving a bit of a...

Posted by: Richard
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Inspiration

Surfing the shitegiest

You’d be forgiven for thinking that a job that demands you spend a good deal of time casting around for ideas isn’t really a job at all. You might as well be recompensed for daydreaming; it could easily be mistaken for a very similar...

Posted by: Richard
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Inspiration

Missed the post

I missed posting yesterday after spending the weekend on a bicycle, with a camping stop between days (and Monday was a bit of a right-off {write-off?} as a result of all that physical effort.) Consequently my screen-time took a bit of a hit, for...

Posted by: Richard
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Inspiration

That’s not writing, that’s typing

For someone who’s supposed to draw for a living, I seem to spend a lot of time typing. Of course some people who type for a living make amazing things. Lines of code are amazing, I wish I could fathom it. And what some call typing others...

Posted by: Richard
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Inspiration

Brand connection through storytelling | #BehindTheBrand

One of the challenges for any new business is for the work to establish a meaningful connection with it's potential customers. In some cases it makes sense to look no further than the surrounding community. Any business in a small community with a...

Posted by: Glenn Rummler
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow the special ops man born with mischief in his blood

Paul Mallon is a man who feels he was always a perfect fit for Lucky Generals as it’s an agency, like him, “born with mischief in their blood.” He came to LG after working at Paddy Power, who were the agency’s first client...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How has influencer marketing changed in the last five years?

Alicia Van der Meer, digital marketing manager of Monumental, explains the evolution of influencer marketing in the last five years, with insight into how brands can get it right. With personal accounts from today’s influencers, Alicia dissects...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

How little or how much? The problem with value

A little story: My son is at art school here in Shrewsbury, where they’ve recently had their end-of-year exhibition. During the event, he managed to get a commission and a sale. When asked for a price, he froze for a few seconds and then...

Posted by: Tony Clarkson
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Features

Leveraging data for successful OOH campaigns | #CreativeCaseStudy

As the world came to a halt back in 2020, everything was impacted from the way we live and interact. As the world shifted from outside to online, even digital marketing saw a dramatic increase in usage. The pandemic dealt a severe blow to traditional...

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Inspiration

What are you working towards?

Sometimes, particularly when I hit a quiet spell, I start to wonder about the value of much of the work we do in an agency, work which never sees the light of day. More especially, the wonder leads to the dilemma of worrying about our contributions...

Posted by: Richard
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Inspiration

SodaStream set colour free in honour of Pride Month | #BehindTheIdea

In celebration of Pride Month, SodaStream has launched its 2022 “Set All Your Colours Free” campaign. In celebration of the groups which are rising within the LGBTQIA+ community and promoting acceptance and tolerance between people,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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