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Crayon Creatures. Realise your children's wildest imaginings in 3D

by Jessica Hazel. Every proud parent's fridge is covered in as many sugar-paper masterpieces as can possibly be blue-tacked onto it. The only problem with this is that they get increasingly dog-eared with each slam of the kitchen door and eventually...

Posted by: Creativepool
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CP Loves... The strangely moving web art of Dain Fagerholm

by Magnus Shaw. Animated GIFs - the curse of the internet. In spite of the myriad possibilities of HTML5 and the rise of some truly brilliant digital designers, there's still a tendency for the keen amateur website builder to become very excited...

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Workshop

Designing Creatures: Tips and Tricks

When it comes to designing creatures, there are many different ways to approach the task. Everyone I’ve spoken to does it slightly differently and prioritises different aspects, leading to a sense of uniqueness even with two designs which have...

Posted by: Luke Luckhurst
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Inspiration

A Critique of Criticism (for anyone who’s ever had a bad review)

On January 29th 1968. the New York Times carried a review of an album by an up and coming musician. Unfortunately for the aspiring artist it was not a positive one. ‘Alienated Young Man Creates Some Sad Music’ ran the headline, and the...

Posted by: Richard Holman
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Workshop

5-step guide to creating a realistic 3D display model

We, humans, are visual creatures and tend to be attracted to "nice things". That is a well known fact and can be noticed in almost every part of our lives, no matter if it is cars, furniture or even a nice bottle of wine. We react to nice design and...

Posted by: Božo Kaurić
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Inspiration

Agency insights on how to remain creative during lockdown

Doomsday may not have befallen us yet, but a few of my acquaintances dare to disagree. Being stuck at home with 18-month-olds (and sometimes with 81-year-olds) makes some of us wish we could just step outside and catch that blessed virus once and for...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

World Cleanup Day 2019: Zero waste and plastic-free photography

Can a photo save the world? With World Clean Up Day taking place on the 21 September, explore tips by top Shutterstock photographers on how they empower environmental issues through powerful images. When UK photographer ​Kev Gregory​ made his...

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Leaders

Bill Murray & Co return in new Ghostbusters game trailer

Nostalgia has been big for business for the past few years and a new HD Ghostbusters game is set to continue that trend as Bill Murray and his team of trusted scientists return for more adventures. Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered delivers a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The digital dark art of Tom Exton

One look at illustrator and graphic designer Tom Exton’s book would never give away the fact he started out designing car number plates. But that’s exactly where his venture into digital dark art began. “I got my start working as a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Ads of the Week: The last of the big Christmas spots and other stories

Havas London - Heathrow Heathrow has unveiled its second-ever Christmas advert, revealing the epic, 50-year-long love story of Doris and Edward Bair, the much-loved teddy bears, who were shown in the airport's first Christmas TV ad last year. The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Rebrand Roundup: The Diana Award, Cruel Sports, Serbia and other stories

Jones Knowles Ritchie - The Diana Award Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR) has rebranded The Diana Award, the youth charity set up in memory of the Princess of Wales. The Diana Award was established in 1999 following the death of Princess Diana and...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week: Hodor holds the door at KFC and other stories

BBH - KFC With the new series of Game Of Thrones just a couple of weeks away, MindsEye director Ben Taylor steps forward to help you relive one of the most heartbreaking scenes from the show. Working through BBH London, the spot sees Hodor (played...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Are politicians targeting you on social media?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and presume that at least 75% of the people reading this piece have an active Facebook account. Such is the all-encompassing ubiquity of the great social media titan, that it's not unrealistic of me to make this...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Ads of the Week

TMW Unlimited - Lynx TMW Unlimited has created a candid digital campaign for Lynx about what it means to be a man in 2017. The “Men In Progress” campaign comprises nine videos featuring a cross-section of British men talking honestly...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Creative Opinions: VR (The Emotional Connection)

Dan Phillips, Head of Digital and Interactive at MPC Advertising Cutting to the core of who we are and evoking primitive human emotion forms the basis of experiences that are talked about, shared and remembered. In advertising, therefore, it is no...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Selmore - ASN Bank Did you ever give any thought to the fact you've never switched banks in your life? I know I haven't. In fact, I've been with the Halifax for almost 20 years and I'm not even sure why. It turns out that I'm not alone according to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Leo Burnett - McDonald's McDonald’s has launched a dependably bold new TV spot from Leo Burnett promoting its Chicken Legend range. The spot features an incredibly intimidating Judo instructor at what appears to be a village hall and a man...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Agency of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy

Follow their passions for Booking.com To kick off its new integrated brand campaign, Booking.com has released the new “Food Lovers” TVC by Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo. The 30-second and 15-second launch TVC, “Food Lovers,” features...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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