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CP Loves... Letman

by Jessica Hazel Letman, aka Job Wouters is a Dutch-born illustrator and graphic designer who confesses he is "cuckoo about letters". Mostly painstakingly hand drawn or painted, Letman's letters are transparent, imperfect and say things far...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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Leaders

Spin 360° with new exhibition launch at Magma

London based studio, Spin, is the focus of Magma’s new exhibition, which launched last night. in the basement of their lovely new flagship store near Covent Garden. This celebration of 20 years of design exhibits limited edition prints that bring...

Posted by: Jade French
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Inspiration

Looks: engaging a post-human existence

The new ICA show Looks is a group exhibition presenting work by the likes of Wu Tsang, Stewart Uoo, Juliette Bonneviot and Morag Keil opening 22nd April until 21st June. It’s an investigation into our contemporary relationship with technology,...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

5 (Evil) Minutes with... Fede Alvarez

You can’t find an industry more creative than the movie industry; from the hundreds of people on set and the thousands involved in post-production, to the scores responsible for the amazing marketing and immersive digital and online experiences...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

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...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

Opinions - Kindling. What do eBooks mean for writers?

by Magnus Shaw If you read my columns with any regularity, you'll have noticed a little ad in the footer inviting you to buy "ADVICE" - a collection of my writing on advertising (it's very good, by the way). Those kind enough to have clicked through...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Trailblazers. Stripping off for Ryan McGinley.

by Jessica Hazel Earlier this week the artist Bat For Lashes announced details of her third album "The Haunted Man" and released this very striking cover art. Bat or Natasha Kahn, as she is also known, was striped of everything including her...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight: Rory McLeish

Rory McLeish is a 3D artist and concept designer from Glasgow, now based and working in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. A couple of years ago Rory moved back to the UK after spending 5 years in Los Angeles working in the visual effects industry, and is...

Posted by: Creativepool
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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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Inspiration

A nostalgic review of Christmas advertising

To coincide with everyone's 2017 Chrimbo advert reviews, we asked Philip James, our Creative Director to do a round up of the Best Christmas Adverts ever..... not just this year! 'Though I am a sucker for a new technology, new cinematic quality and...

Posted by: Shadowplay
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Inspiration

Book Review: The Secret of Successful Advertising?

I must admit to being slightly addicted to books about how people are persuaded to buy things. Yet the very preponderance of such books indicates that there are very many competing opinions and theories of 'How we decide’ (also the title of one...

Posted by: Steve Osborne
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Leaders

Black Friday 2016: A Creative Review

Black Friday is a very modern phenomenon. A true triumph of commercialism, it's a perfectly placed date in the cultural calendar that gained so much attention a few years ago that South Park deemed it necessary to construct a feature-length episode...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Creative Review Photography Annual now open for entries

We're very happy to announce that Creativepool have come on board as a media partner for the CR Photography Annual this year. The Creative Review Photography Annual 2015 is now open for entries, accepting work from students and independent...

Posted by: Creative Review
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Creative Translation teams up with JCDecaux and Creative Review

Our friends at Creative Translation have teamed up with JCDecaux and Creative Review to cast their keen talent-spotting eyes nationwide. You might’ve noticed the campaign already - following the success of the creative showcase at our Pool...

Posted by: Joe Bracken
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Leaders

Karmarama bail on BBC creative review

Karmarama dropped out of the statutory review yesterday for the BBC's creative account, which is looking more lucrative than ever before following the recent ambitious BBC Music ad (created by Karmarama) featuring a host of celebrated artists...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Samsung wraps up its global agency review

Samsung recently finished its global agency review, adding Wieden & Kennedy and BBH to the roster, and keeping Leo Burnett and Starcom MediaVest on board. The results have given the Publicis Groupe a fair amount of breathing room considering the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

MillerCoors launch a formal review for Miller Lite account

MillerCoors recently announced that the creative account for Miller Lite, the fourth-largest beer brand in the US, has been put up for review, and has sent requests for proposals to the Publicis Groupe's Leo Burnett Chicago, Omnicom's TBWA LA and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Anheuser-Busch InBev launch media agency review

American brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev has recently announced an agency review of their US media, an account with an estimated ad spending of $600 million! This is the latest in a series of reviews launched globally by the brewer, including a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Industry

Q&A and Portfolio Review with Shaun Clarkson

View Larger Map If you're a budding interior designer looking for that big break, then you don't want to miss this! Shaun Clarkson, one of the UK's most successful Interior & Architectural Designers, and star of Chanel4's 'Four Rooms' will be...

Posted by: Create Britain
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Features

Who wants to be in Creative Review?

We all do. Let's face it, that's the honest answer. We're all creatives, therefore we're all big, blinking show-offs, therefore we want our work splashed across a ruddy great DPS in the next available issue of CR. And don't say you don't, because you...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The benefits of the employee-owned business model

It was just at the beginning of March that BrandOpus announced its shift to the employee-owned trust model. I welcomed the news with much enthusiasm, if anything because I love everything those guys do and believe an employee-owned model can only...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Pursuing a healthy work-life balance - #MemberSpotlight

Being a creative professional isn't a job - it's a life commitment. We think creative, work creative, dream creative and sometimes even entertain us with creative hobbies. It's like a curse, but one we're much happy to have. Yet when Designer & Art...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Ambitions in Silk - #CompanySpotlight

Nobody likes change. Somehow, it is how we as humans are coded from the onset. Change freightens us, making us defensive and sometimes even aggressive, in the attempt to preserve a status quo. For that reason, it is fascinating to see how the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

How to handle a PR crisis: the best examples from brands

Whether we’re speaking about our economy or the reputation of a brand, there’s no denying that 2020 has been a year littered with crises here and there. We've seen different kinds of responses here and there, and if you are a brand, you...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Leaders

It's time for a branding reset

A sudden global pandemic has truly shaken the brandscape we used to know and cherish. Many organisations have panicked and jumped aboard the train of the most technological solutions, sometimes losing bits of themselves in the process. It is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Facebook’s business model is in danger

Facebook made it quite clear that the company isn’t fine with Apple allowing users to opt out of personalised ad tracking with iOS 14. Of course, that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody. Some context first: Apple has officially...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The value of balancing commercial and personal projects - #MemberSpotlight

All work and no play... well, you know the rest. It is hardly a coincidence that Jack from the Shining was a writer, and thus, a creative professional himself; the importance of balancing commercial and personal projects is much discussed in recent...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

A simple guide for creating high-converting Facebook Ads

Despite some may say Facebook is declining, it is still the biggest social network worldwide with billions of active monthly users in the second half of 2020. With such huge potential, advertisers all around the world should be experts in crafting...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Features

Diversity in the industry is still a problem

So the industry isn’t diverse enough. Big surprise, huh? You’ve heard it a lot in the past year, that we’re still “a long way ahead” of where we should be in terms of inclusion for underrepresented talent. Diversity in...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

The impact of remote filming on clients and producers

Among the many innovations that the 2020 Covid crisis accelerated, remote filming is certainly the most interesting. If anything, because it was a proper life-saver for an entire sector. Both the events and the production industry have been forced...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo

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