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Technology

The Week in Tech: E3 2015 Special

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from humble beginnings to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Final straw: Oval Space and The Pickle Factory go plastic-free

Two of London’s most popular music and events spaces are set to be the first multi-purpose venues to eradicate the use of single-use plastic. Oval Space and The Pickle Factory are taking the action, dubbed Oval Green, in a first step towards...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Awards

Final call for entry: The Rado Star Prize UK

Last Chance to apply to win £5,000, exhibit at designjunction and receive a Rado watch. The Rado Star Prize UK is a unique opportunity for emerging designers who are graduating now, or have recently graduated. Rado is working with...

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Entertainment

Election Fever: The Final Countdown

The 2016 US general election has been an almighty farce, let's not pull any punches here. Farce makes for great fuel when it comes to creative work though. Running the range from the daft to the strikingly satirical and the just downright bemusing,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Rufus Leonard mount one final REMAIN campaign

It's finally here. June 23. EU Referendum day. A day that will live in infamy whatever the outcome. The last few months have seen a dramatic escalation in propaganda from both sides. So much so that's it's genuinely difficult to know who to believe....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

D&AD 2016 Day Three: The Final Winners Roundup

After three days on intense deliberation, the 54th D&AD Judging Week has come to a close. 749 Pencils have been in awarded in total, decided by juries made up of over 200 of the world’s top creatives. Entrants can visit the official Pencil...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

TFL and Barber & Osgerby unveil final Crossrail designs

The interior designs for London’s new Crossrail trains from design duo Barber & Osgerby, have been unveiled by the Mayor of London and Transport for London. Barber & Osgerby have acted as design consultants for the interiors, working alongside...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

McDonald's unveil the final phase of their “My Burger” experiment

To celebrate the climax of their “My Burger” campaign, McDonald's and Leo Burnett have unveiled a new TV ad, which will showcase the five winning burgers from the fast-food restaurant chain's ambitious crowdsourcing campaign. Each of the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

The blue shells and the bob-ombs of Gamescom 2017

Gamescom is, to all intents and purposes, very much the sexier, more refined European cousin to E3’s bold, brash American convention. If E3 is a Michael Bay movie (all big bucks, explosions and exposition), then Gamescom, which wrapped up this week...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Visions in VR: What has E3 2017 told us about the future of VR gaming?

Considering what a big year it had last year, VR was remarkably thin on the ground at E3 2017. Yes, VR has been largely absent from the show floor, save for a few niche booths and afterthoughts. Now that the three main gaming headsets are out in the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

BMB - Hilton Hotels The BMB agency has been appointed by Hilton Worldwide to lead its social and content strategy across the EMEA region. The agency was appointed to the £9 million account without a pitch and has been tasked with assessing,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Sony @ E3 2016

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Centre for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from rather humble...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

How it was done: Choreographing Warframe through iMessage

Great Guns director Dan Trachtenberg is a big fan of free-to-play video game Warframe, so when the opportunity came up to helm a promo for the title he was beyond excited. The result is an amazing six-minute CG film full of action including...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Oscars 2019: Who will win big at Sunday's Academy Awards?

Every year, Digital Cinema Media (DCM) launches a Fantasy Film League for the media and advertising industry, asking for predictions on who will win big at the Oscars which will be held this Sunday (24 February) in 2019. As the deadline to enter is...

Posted by: Zoe Jones
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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2017: Top Speaking Sessions at the Palais

Whilst it's the awards and the general glamour of Cannes that might dominate headlines, the real heart of Cannes Lions lies in the festival's celebrated speaking sessions. Championing the sharing of ideas and the betterment of the creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

Publicis - Fairy Fairy has brought to life the power of a single drop of its famous washing up liquid with a playful art installation of bubbles. Fairy wanted to come up with an engaging way to showcase its unique mileage messaging: “one drop...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 10 Ads of the Week

J. Walter Thompson London - HSBC J. Walter Thompson London has created a touching, feel-good ad for HSBC celebrating how little things can make a big difference. Demonstrating the small but powerful features of HSBC’s digital current accounts...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

This Harry Potter themed bar proves alcohol can be truly magical

I love Harry Potter; the books and the movie, and I'm not even remotely ashamed to admit it. I also, however, love drinking (beer particularly). Not to excess, but let's just say enough to loosen my tongue and provide a lighter head for a heavy...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Week in Advertising

72andSunny Amsterdam – If Carlsberg Did Haircuts Carlsberg recently launched the latest instalment in its ongoing “If Carlsberg did” films, a series that has historically been a little hit or miss, but is firing on all cylinders here. Created...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

3D technology - Ford creates a design "CAVE"

There’s nothing we like more than a nice bit of 3D and Virtual Reality. That is, if our trips to the cinema are anything to go by. There was a time not so long ago when watching a film in 3D was a bit of a treat. Now the technology is arguably...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Kevin Myers' art packs a punch

Some of the characters in Kansas City-based illustrator Kevin Myers’ portfolio include Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man and Wolverine. But there are also lesser-known characters like Hellboy, The Main Man and Dawg and Silver Surfer...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Why Cadbury is lost for words

Last month, Cadbury launched a campaign with Age UK to raise awareness about the issue of loneliness amongst older people and encourage the nation to get involved by 'donating their words'. This week, the latest stage of the work was unveiled with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Rebuilding the world with LEGO

Last week, everyone's favourite building block LEGO launched its first brand campaign in 30 years with an ad which has received 2.5 million views on YouTube and counting. Rebuild the World was thought up by French creative agency BETC Paris and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

A moment with The Visual Agency

Indigo Award had the pleasure of meeting not one, but three extraordinary talents behind The Visual Agency-a multifaceted design company that has been taking the world by storm since 2011. The faces behind the enterprise are Giacomo Bettiol as...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The bigger picture with Charis Tsevis

Charis Tsevis’ personality is as complex as his art. Having grown up in Athens, he’s developed a passion and appreciation for different cultures which has influenced the way he works. “I’m a dedicated scholar of gestalt...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Unboxing freedom and individuality for Zalando

Fashion and lifestyle platform, Zalando, has launched a new campaign celebrating free thinkers and and self-expression through Grey London. Led by an ad starring well-known personalities Adwoa Aboah, Alice Hurel, Felicity Hayward, Rain Dove and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

5 great Champions League ads

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost four months since the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Final took place in Madrid but Europe’s biggest club competition is back. All 32 teams are ready to go for the first round of group stage games...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advice

An insider's guide to the 3D animation pipeline

The process of creating a 3D animation is much more complex than most people think. The number of steps to produce a 3D animated video can vary a great deal, depending on the animation studio involved and the scale of the project itself. But...

Posted by: Dream Farm Studios
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Entertainment

How Desperados became the most inclusive brand overnight

At London’s newest event space, Magazine, there’s a giant octopus serving drinks, a Human Mirrorball in the middle of the dancefloor and custom-built ‘see the stage boots’ to allow for good views of the DJ. These are just some...

Posted by: Ryan Watson

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