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No pressure: The designer who has Bowie as a client

By John Fountain With a new album soon to be released, a stripped down remix of 'Sound and Vision' on air for Sony and a must-see exhibition at the V&A, it seems that after 10 years of next-to-nothingness, the enigma that is David Bowie is back. And...

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Annie Leibowitz and the ultimate Rolling Stone magazine cover

It is December 8, 1980. Photographer Annie Leibowitz is greeted by John Lennon at the door of his New York apartment at The Dakota. She is here to take a shot of Lennon for Rolling Stone. 'It'll be great,' she promises the former Beatle 'I'll put...

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Inspiration

Spotlight: Spot the celebrity in Pete Ellis' album of illustrations

While illustrator Pete Ellis jokes he grew up in London’s Thornton Heath long before Glastonbury headliner Stormzy arrived in the area, the rapper wouldn’t look out of place in one of Ellis’ art pieces. His portfolio is awash with...

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Leaders

Mark Ronson and McCann create a 'Priceless' cover of Uptown Funk

To celebrate the credit card brand's 19th year of sponsoring the Brit Awards, MasterCard have teamed up with celebrated producer (and BRIT Award winner) Mark Ronson to give six of his fans the chance to record a cover of his ubiquitous hit...

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Leaders

Charlie Hebdo cover unites millions against religious fascism

By now you will almost certainly have seen the front cover of today's landmark edition of Charlie Hebdo. Indeed, it might even be your Facebook profile picture by this point. But whilst the image in question might seem a little tame given the events...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

BBC Music gathers 27 music stars for ambitious Beach Boys cover

In a new brand film created to promote the work of BBC Music, the BBC have created an ambitious new film that features a total of 27 current and legendary pop stars performing a new arrangement of the classic Beach Boys song “God Only...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Album covers located on Street View

The Guardian have been delving into the amazing world of Google Street View of late, and have been coming up with some clever uses for the world's most detailed map. Last month they placed famous artworks from around the world back in their original...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Inspiration

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Toby Willsmer

The details in Toby Willsmer's beautiful illustrations are as fascinating as the countless career paths he's ventured into. From web design to being a scuba diving instructor, from illustration to running a music label, we have collected some of the...

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Leaders

Banksy's Balloon Girl revealed as the UK’s favourite British artwork

Street artist Banksy has been ranked ahead of the likes of Turner and Constable with his Balloon Girl ranked the “nation’s favourite British artwork” in a new study which shines a spotlight on our ever-changing tastes in art. The...

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Leaders

Nearly Normal Celebrate Record Store Day's 10th Anniversary

To celebrate Record Store Day's 10th anniversary this Saturday, Jelly London's masters of paper craft animation and illustration Nearly Normal were honoured to work with Vinylize!, an exhibition at Concerto Record Shop in Amsterdam. Vinylize!...

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David Bowie Stamps launched into space by Royal Mail

LIDA has partnered with Royal Mail to develop a competition delivered through social media to support the launch of a new collection of special stamps to honour the late David Bowie that went on sale this week. The ten-stamp set features six images...

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Campaign for shocking David Bowie memorial in Brixton

A crowdfunding campaign to bring a lightning-bolt statue in memory of the sadly departed David Bowie to London is aiming to raise just under £1 million in 28 days. The campaign, which launched on the Crowdfunder website last week, was organised by a...

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Leaders

Peter Saville had a hand in new CALVIN KLEIN logo

Calvin Klein's new creative director Raf Simons recently unveiled an updated logo for the iconic American fashion label and has revealed that he enlisted the help of British graphic design legend Peter Saville. The Belgian fashion designer, who left...

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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: From EURO 2020 to Breadwinners

Y&R - UEFA EURO 2020 As the universal symbol of connection the bridge will be at the core of the UEFA EURO 2020 branding created by Young & Rubicam. The tournament will be celebrating its 60th anniversary and to mark this special edition, it will...

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Leaders

The V&A celebrates 50 years of Pink Floyd design genius

Pink Floyd are widely regarded as the god-fathers of progressive rock music and one of the biggest and best bands of all time. The prog rock genre gained the title due to the way it's practitioners tried to push the boundaries of what what until then...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Rebrand Roundup: From the Tate Modern to STÓR

Peter Saville/Morph - Tate Modern British graphic design legend Peter Saville is the mastermind behind the new graphic identity for the Tate Modern art gallery; a colourful model of the complex itself that includes the new Herzog & de Meuron...

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Inspiration

I Can't Believe This Is One Photograph.

We all know Photoshop, and we all know that no photo nowadays can be guaranteed to be in its original form. The image below is a perfect example of this. That’s four separate images edited into one right? It’s obviously photoshopped, and...

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Features

Spotlight - Hamish Jordan - Photographer

"Photography allows me to show things from my point of view - I love that." Creativepool manages to grab a cuppa with Hamish Jordan, Photographer, to chat about taking risks, networking and the irresistible power of The Force... Describe your work...

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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...

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Workshop

Portfolio Tips

What happens when you do get an interview? How will you ensure your portfolio impresses your interviewer or client? Here are some tips that are essential in creating a great portfolio: 1. Keep it to an A3 size minimum Contrary to what your tutors...

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Industry

Automating the past: 10 iconic ads reimagined using AI | #HistoryMonth

The great fear behind artificial intelligence is that it will somehow end up replacing us entirely. Until recently, I would have said these fears are unfounded but then I stumbled upon the incredible horror that is NVIDIA GauGAN - an AI that can...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

Capturing live music magic with Jonny Nolan | #MemberSpotlight

Jonny Nolan is a music and portrait photographer based in Bristol and Chester. As a music photographer, he as been lucky enough to shoot the likes of Arlo Parks, Royal Blood, Idles, beabadoobee, The Kaiser Chiefs and The Streets among many...

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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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Inspiration

Discussing the LatAm film industry with filmmaker Alejandro Giorlando

Alejandro Giorlando is a dubbing coordinator for NatGeo by day, and an ambitious, driven filmmaker by night. He dreams of directing his own feature film, even though government support and the problems in the LatAm film industry get in the way....

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Leaders

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Advertising

With the 2018​ FIFA World Cup kicking off this very afternoon, we've scoured the internet to bring you the best ads, campaigns, brand activations and more that have sprung up in the last few weeks in honour of the tournament known to those who...

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Leaders

David Bowie's furniture up for sale at Sotheby's

David Bowie's extensive collection of pieces by the Memphis group is set to be auctioned in London. Before his death earlier this year, the musician was an avid collector of works by the Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and the Milan-based Memphis...

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Inspiration

The Real Deal

My inspiration from this year’s Festival of Creativity in Cannes came from experiencing people who were the Real Deal. ‘Real Deal’ness was heard in every word of Condé Nast Artistic Director Anna Wintour’s elegant...

Posted by: Ann Wixley
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Leaders

Deutsch take over the Grammys with a little help from Gwen Stefani

Whilst many might consider the Grammys to be little more than a back-slapping exercise for the US recording industry's biggest money-makers that celebrates numbers sold over genuine artistry (much like our own Brit Awards), it can't be denied the...

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Leaders

David Bowie: A Death in Design

When the news dropped yesterday morning that the man born David Robert Jones (he changed his stage name to avoid being mistaken for Davy Jones from The Monkees) had passed away at the age of 69, I was actually half way through my 7th or 8th run...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

The O2 becomes the world's largest 3D light projection

On Thursday night (February 15), the O2 in Greenwich was transformed into a spectacular canvas for the world's largest ever light projection. In honour of the upcoming Rugby World Cup, O2; the England Rugby teams official partners, created a series...

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