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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...

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Leaders

'A five-year-old could have done that!' Do artists have it easy?

Regular readers of the Creativepool blog will know that, although I am no artist, I like nothing more than to spend several hours at an exhibition, having a good moan. True, I don't need to be in an exhibition to do that; Ed Reardon lives - he's 42...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Inventive Instagramming

Instagram isn’t all about Kimye’s family portraits and belfies. It can also be a tool for you to forge your own online artistic identity. Why not get inventive with the Instagram format? With a little twist, you can use those grid lines...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

jelly London at Secret 7", Somerset House

Secret 7" opens for another year tomorrow, at the swanky new venue of Somerset House. The hotly tipped exhibition, featured in this week’s Time Out, brings music and art together for a fantastic cause, and features 700 artists from all over the...

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CP Loves... Berlin's East Side Gallery

by Ashley Morrison Understandably, a lot of people hate graffiti, mainly because it takes the form of the pointless defacement of public or private property with little more than large and ugly "tags," carried out by people who are - usually -...

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Features

Secret 7" sleeve artwork revealed

Now that Secret 7” is over for another year, and all the records have been sold, we can finally reveal which sleeve belonged to which jelly artist. The immensely popular exhibition, which took place at Somerset House, featured work from eleven...

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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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Industry

How Fedrigoni led 19 artists against Covid-19 - #BehindTheIdea

Creativity can change the world. Every creative professional knows that, and you will hear that notion more and more this year, especially after a year as tumultuous as 2020. Knowing that, Fedrigoni set off to actually try and change the world for...

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Inspiration

The Top 10 most exciting 3D artists

The third dimension has been enticing artists for decades, but it’s only in relatively recent years that some incredibly talented creatives have been able to truly utilise the flexibility, the depth, the power and the potential of 3D artistry....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Emerging contemporary artists you should definitely know

Looking at the contemporary art scene is not an easy task. Especially because the cutouts, themes, platforms and diversity are the size of planet Earth. One way that I always prefer is to find something in the artwork that takes me out of the...

Posted by: Daniel Da Hora
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Leaders

Grayson Perry and Apparata create A House for Artists in East London

Grayson Perry is working with London-based architects Apparata on an affordable-housing scheme with integrated studios for artists located in Barking, east London. A House for Artists is designed to provide relatively low-cost rental accommodation...

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Inspiration

Bounce Cinema launches its mission to break new ground for young artists

Cinemas ain't what they used to be, that's for sure. The excitement of a trip to the silver screen to experience thrills, romance, adventure or intrigue has been slowly erased by the banal, sterile environment of the multiplex. Now, the tickets are...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Top 10 best GIF artists of 2015

Recently the Adam Leibsohn, COO of Giphy, gave a talk about the importance of communication through GIFs (well, he would, wouldn’t he). But a partisan opinion aside, the tendency to rely on GIFs to communicate our thoughts and feelings online...

Posted by: Jade French
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Inspiration

The evocative video artistry of Andrea Pierri - #MemberSpotlight

Andrea Pierri thinks of himself as a creative video maker, and if there is one thing that certainly isn't missing from his videos, that is creativity indeed. From poetry to visual arts and communications, Andrea can gain inspiration from almost...

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Inspiration

The many friends of Friend + Johnson - #CompanySpotlight

It isn't often that we feature artist agents around these shores. Every time we do, incredibly inspiring companies such as Friend + Johnson remind us why we should never stop. Every artist represented by Friend + Jonhson works differently, but the...

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Inspiration

The motivation of a textile designer - #MemberSpotlight

From events management to setting up her own business in graphic and textile design, the journey of Tracy Hall has been an interesting one to say the least. A fine artist at heart and filled with Amazing creative energy, Tracy loves drawing for...

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Industry

Unpausing life with O2 and the excitement of technology - #BehindTheIdea

The pandemic crisis has brought most of the world to a halt, at least when it comes to planning and the most social activities. Arguably, we have stopped doing the simplest of things too - like buying a new piece of technology or enjoying the thought...

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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

The multicolour travels of an Art Director - #MemberSpotlight

From Cape Town to London, Illustrator & Art Director Justin Poulter has never given up on his ambitions and dreams of becoming an established artist in the creative industry. Some designers find inspiration by being exposed to a number of creative...

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Inspiration

From Russia with Heart, Soul and Ambition - #MemberSpotlight

Freelance Illustrator Anna Lyubimova certainly knows what it means to find your own way in a crowded industry. Born and raised in a country where creativity is still somewhat undervalued, Anna found her place as an illustrator with an amazing style,...

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Inspiration

Blending photography and graphic design - #MemberSpotlight

Freelance photographer Dean Dorat has a particularly distinctive style. As a creative who was used to playing around with all sorts of portraits, words, signs, shots from the street and other types of creations, her work has always been incredibly...

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Industry

A very "Jeep" Connection from Publicis Middle East - #BehindTheIdea

Among the various consequences of Covid-19, travel restrictions were the one that left us the most with an insatiable yearning for adventure. As audiences around the world felt the need to reconnect with nature and adventure, the Jeep brand...

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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...

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Inspiration

Behind the life of a talented cartoonist - #MemberSpotlight

Clearly, being a cartoonist isn't for everyone. It requires mastery of a certain style, a flair and a very peculiar sense of humour. Simon Ellinas certainly has both. Born with a pen and pencil in his hands by his own admission, Simon has been...

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Inspiration

From Bogotá to London with creativity and resilience - #MemberSpotlight

Karen Burbano tries to find inspiration everywhere around her, especially in the stories of other successful graphic designers and artists from all around the world. A talented art director and designer, Karen has been living in London since 2015,...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Photographer?

A guide to photography rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Telling entire stories with the power of one frame. Capturing emotions in a shot. This is the matter of which photographers are made; masters of...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

The fearless gambles of Signal Film - #CompanySpotlight

How do you cut through the noise in the overly-technological age of social media? How do you aim to be different when the barriers of entry to production stand lower than ever? If all this sounds discouraging, you should clearly read the story of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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