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Inspiration

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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Inspiration

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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Inspiration

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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Inspiration

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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Global creative calendar: May 2021

A year ago, this forecast of upcoming events became irrelevant, almost overnight. However, since then, we have all adapted - and now, a sense of rejuvenation is on the rise. Compared with pre-COVID life, we may go less often, stay closer to home, and...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Features

What makes IAMS top dog in the pet food game? #BehindTheBrand

When it comes to pet food, there are arguably a handful of brands that sit at the top of the grand pantheon. Whiskers and Pedigree are perhaps the most immediately recognisable to even those who would never dream of letting a furry friend share their...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Amplification through simplification - A guide to going in-house 

The rise of digital encouraged many brands to reconsider who implements each part of their marketing. The need for more content as part of a digital transformation has created an increased demand for in-house resources. But going in-house isn’t...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Job Description: Branding Designer

A branding designer shapes a brand and how it’s presented to the public. In order to breathe life into a brand and give it a tangible identity, a branding designer must express their thinking via words and imagery that cut through the noise and...

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Inspiration

Take a deep breath - #MemberSpotlight

Mariano Gabriel Vidal is an animation artist. He is also the character designer behind the 2018 International Emmy Kids Awards Nominee show Mini Beat Power Rockers. The best part is that, by his own admission, Mariano also got into the industry by...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

23 Moons of Animation - #CompanySpotlight

How do you succeed in a challenging animation market? Creative animation studio 23lunes might have a few stories to tell about that. Operating in what CEO and Director Jordi García defined a pretty limited Spanish market, 23lunes works daily to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Slices of Creativity - #MemberSpotlight

Whoever has been in the industry for a long time knows that there is no fixed way to perform tasks or achieve effective results. The story and creative process of Motion Graphics Designer Jonathan Chen demonstrate that quite well. No matter the kind...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Working with or working for?

Do designers need other designers? I live in a relatively small town - there’s a lot of history here, and there’s also a large-ish college, which means that there’s a good mix of people and a growing creative community. I think...

Posted by: Tony Clarkson
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Inspiration

Balancing distinction with familiarity - #MemberSpotlight

Have you ever heard of a no-waste designer? Creative Director of Misfit Creative Pete Brady might be a first. Pete believes that everything in design must have a purpose. There is no room for wasted space, no way that any part of a design may be...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Passing on the craft and passion through generations - #MemberSpotlight

It doesn't come off as a surprise to us that Rupert Allcock draws his personal inspiration from ordinary people doing unordinary things. Breaking expectations is pretty much what creativity is all about - it is where the award-winning works...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The value of individualisation in the new world of retail

When you think of retail and Covid-19, you can't help but feel a sense of discomfort pretty much off the bat. Retail has been heavily hit in the middle of this pandemic, with high street stores and firms closing up, tourism going down and an overall...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance musician/composer?

A guide to freelance music composition rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Musicians and composers set the mood of the stories we love and cherish the most in our hearts. Without musicians, horror films would...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

7 Story Archetypes: using plot to build brands

At Southpaw we’re kind of obsessed with storytelling in the brand building process. Within storytelling’s golden trio of character, incident and plot, it’s plot that provides the vital framework to hang everything from. Enter the...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Leaders

Screens aren’t going anywhere - Hero or Villain?

The explosion of screens into our daily lives, as companions, assistants, and entertainment hubs has been phenomenal. Most estimates even suggest that screens now outnumber humans on planet Earth. The growing societal concern of the dangers of...

Posted by: Rob Bennett
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Inspiration

Raw simplicity and clarity of design - #MemberSpotlight

It sounds cliché, but one of the most important recommendations a starting designer should heed is to keep things simple. Easier said than done, of course - and yet some designers, such as Jennifer Swales, make of simplicity the founding stone...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

A look at influencer marketing and dating brands

Influencer marketing is on the rise, as influencers prove to be one of the most effective marketing tools in the era of social media. These inspiring social figures can attract hundreds of thousands of followers, bringing a wide array of benefits to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance illustrator?

A guide to freelance illustration rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Illustrators are the makers of dreams. By combining art, design and creative skills, illustrators work to produce original images for a wide...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

From a seaside town to filmmaking in Central London - #MemberSpotlight

If there's one thing you will learn from all of these Member Spotlights of ours, it is that ambition can get you anywhere. No matter where you are coming from, or where you want to go. This was the case of Corry Raymond. Born and raised in a seaside...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Outmatching Digital with Fedrigoni's cultural heritage - #BehindTheBrand

When digital took over the world and the first Kindle was released, some publishers shuddered and panicked as they saw printed paper declining like never before. A few were forced to cease operations. The smallest book shops still struggle to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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