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Design

New exhibition proves comics are not just for teenage boys

Unfortunately there is still something of a stigma attached to grown men and women reading comic books. Personally I take umbrage with the assumption that all comic books are trite super hero stories as some of my favourite comics are anything but....

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Motionless pictures - are graphic novels the new movies?

When we were kids (assuming everyone is over 40, because it makes me feel better) we read the comics and grown ups went to the pictures. Sure, we queued for Star Wars and Jaws, but flat images of impossibly ripped blokes and pneumatic ladies in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Anxiety, loneliness, heartbreak, Peanuts

Peanuts! A children’s comic strip, with the coolest dog in the world, reaching more than 350 million people in 75 countries. But a comic strip way ahead of it’s time, addressing modern day neuroses such as anxiety, loneliness and...

Posted by: Stephen ONeill
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Advice

You need to find time to write…

I have a relatively busy life. Beyond my 9-6 job in London as a Creative Director, I have to spend 2 hours either side commuting to and from work, 5 days a week. I generally stagger in from 8pm, I find I'm pretty exhausted, hungry, creatively drained...

Posted by: Andrew
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Entertainment

Creatives and Comics Unite for Stand-Up Comedy Military Documentary

Adland creatives and comedians have joined forces for the world premiere of I AM BATTLE COMIC, a thought-provoking documentary about stand-up comedians on a mission to entertain American troops in the Middle East. Directed by Superlounge Co-Founder...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

WPP Lindsay Pattison has been named Chief Transformation Officer of WPP with responsibility for getting its agencies to work more closely together for its top 50 clients. Her appointment to the newly-created role comes at a pivotal time for WPP,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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How to get your first job in CG

When applying for a job, people often say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Well, we call BS on that. In our industry, talent and creativity are obviously paramount. But that’s a little vague, isn’t it? What are...

Posted by: Saddington Baynes
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Features

Beach Meets : Patrick Savile

We first came across Patrick’s work many, many moons ago when he showed at the gallery at a People of Print exhibition - maybe back in 2011. But his recent show at Shoreditch mainstay Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes really blew us away. Get down there...

Posted by: Beach London
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Features

Beach Meets: Jayde Perkin

Continuing our series of recent grad interviews, we chatted to Jayde Perkin - her delicate watercolour illustrations are full of cute pastel tones, and fun representations of everyday life. Plus, I’m a sucker for an illustrated gallery scene...

Posted by: Beach London
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Features

The Rise of Retrobranding

Nostalgia in a digital age; a longing for local, community values in a culture of globalisation; striving for trust in a world that mistrusts big business; fear; bravery; trend. Whatever the reasons (and there are many), more and more rebrands are...

Posted by: Emily Jeffrey-Barrett
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: From Politics to Chocolate, or both

Design Army - Harper Macaw Ahead of this year's heavily publicised and unprecedentedly divisive US presidential election, the creative gurus at Design Army are encouraging American citizens to chose their chocolate bars based on their political...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Focal Point: Working in chalk and cheese with Studio C&C

Studio C&C is design duo Adam and Donal, who complement each other's strengths to produce collaborative design, art, publishing and fashion pieces. Their trippy, tropical style caught our eye... First off tell us who you guys are, what you create...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Mark Foster Gage brings gothic glamour back to the New York skyline

Gothic architecture might be all the rage in the fictional world (just look at Gotham city in the DC Comics universe), but in reality, there's something of a stigma attached to it. It's the antithesis of the clean, plain, cold exteriors favoured by...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Berlin Dispatch: Style synthesis with Jadye Perkins

Jadye Perkins is something of a DIY flâneur, having moved from Devon to Bristol by way of Berlin putting together zines and exhibitions with her friends along the way. Out of all the stories of 'creative types moving to Berlin', we like Perkin's...

Posted by: Jade French
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Trends

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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Features

Puck Collective Launches The Jungle Book Club

Get yourself lost in the leafy undergrowth and howl with the wild beasts of Puck Collective's Jungle Book Club! Last Thursday (April 16th) we visited the launch and exhibition exploring the scale and beauty of the Jungle fauna with proportional...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Puck Collective Launches The Jungle Book Club

Get yourself lost in the leafy undergrowth and howl with the wild beasts of Puck Collective's Jungle Book Club! Last Thursday (April 16th) we visited the launch and exhibition exploring the scale and beauty of the Jungle fauna with proportional...

Posted by: Alexandra Schott
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Trends

Good ideas, executed flawlessly

As part of Fotolia’s ‘Unstock’ series we spoke to Contributor Darién Sánchez about his foray into the stock industry to uncover more about his unique illustrations and graphics.Darién SánchezFO: Can you introduce...

Posted by: Fotolia
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News

Slipped Discs. Who's buying all this vinyl?

How much would you pay for a copy of Nik Kershaw’s album ‘The Riddle’? Should you wish to add it to your iTunes collection via Apple’s store, it would cost you about £5.50. On Amazon’s marketplace, you could pick up...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Under the skin. Why are we so obsessed with tattoos?

Late last year, a picture of Cheryl Cole appeared on the internet and in various newspapers. Nothing particularly odd about that; Ms. Cole is a constant media fixture. Only this picture, which she had released herself, was of her backside, newly...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

The Secret Life of Heroes - Pop Art

We love our classic superheroes, villians and Disney girls, but what do they get up to when they aren't kicking butt and going about their daily requirements? Are they super and perfect in every environment? Or are they just like you and I?...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Matt Johnstone - Illustrator

- View Matt's Creativepool profile. ‘Matt Johnstone is an illustrator based in London. He grew up in the Sussex countryside in a village called Steyning and since graduating from Central St. Martin's College of Art & Design has illustrated for...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Toby Willsmer - Artist and Illustrator

"Style is everything: don't leave home without it." Creativepool grabs five minutes with Toby Willsmer, Artist and Illustrator, to talk creative control, dream projects with Marvel and finding your own style. How long have you been an Artist and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Steve Martin - The comic who went somewhere new.

by John Fountain I've just been reading Steve Martin's autobiography - Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life. Although I knew that he was a funny guy, I wasn't aware how alternative his act was back in the 70's, or how creative his writing. When he began...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The art of the comic book

Comics have been a large part of popular culture for generations. Today, this genre continuously churns out amazing artwork from some extremely talented artists. Of course, comic books are close to many designers' hearts because often they are their...

Posted by: Creativepool

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