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Nick Cave's Sick Bag Song

Posted by Rachael Steven, 26 March 2015, 13:12

Artist and musician Nick Cave’s latest book offers a visual document of a 22-city tour of North America, scrawled on the back of airline sick bags. Designed by Pentagram’s Angus Hyland and published by Canongate, it’s a fascinating collection of doodles, lyrics, thoughts and verse...

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Richard Ayoade and TomSka on YouTube and filmmaking

Posted by Rachael Steven, 26 March 2015, 11:51

Speaking at Ad Week Europe in London yesterday, director Richard Ayoade, YouTube filmmaker Thomas Ridgewell (TomSka) and Dave Bedwood, creative director at M&C Saatchi, discussed how platforms like YouTube are changing filmmaking, how online content differs to traditional media and what the ad industry can learn from online video.

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A new kind of play centre by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Posted by Eliza Williams, 26 March 2015, 11:10

Life with small children can get repetitive. One of the most common repeats is the soft play centre, which seems to have an identikit, brightly coloured look wherever you go. But now there's a new kind of play centre in town: The Idol, created for the Abbey Leisure Centre in Barking, London is designed by the artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and sports a strikingly different style...

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Do we need more humour in advertising?

Posted by Rachael Steven, 25 March 2015, 16:35

In a conversation with Ogilvy Group UK vice chairman Rory Sutherland at Ad Week Europe today, comedian Jimmy Carr said British advertising was in danger of becoming boring, with clients and creatives too worried about offending audiences.

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Cover revealed for Harper Lee's new novel

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 25 March 2015, 12:23

It's not unusual to see the title of an author's most well known work included on the cover of their latest book. But in the case of Harper Lee's first novel in 55 years, the reference to her classic work of 1960 is evoked via some clever typographic shadowing...

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Craig Oldham at Typo Circle

Posted by Creative Review, 25 March 2015, 11:05

Self-styled 'designer, writer and Yorkshireman' Craig Oldham will give the next Typographic Circle lecture

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Also Shot on iPhone 6

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 25 March 2015, 10:22

Apple's new Shot on iPhone 6 campaign has come in for a bit of a reality check courtesy of two pranksters in San Francisco...

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CR April issue: creativity in health

Posted by Creative Review, 25 March 2015, 9:57

Creative Review's April issue looks at creativity, design and innovation in healthcare, from extraordinary prosthetic limbs, to the impact of health tech and how artists, illustrators and designers are transforming hospitals

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Albertus and The Prisoner

Posted by Alistair Hall, 24 March 2015, 16:35

The Albertus typeface crops up in all manner of applications from John Carpenter films to the street signage used in the City of London. But it was also a vital part of creating the visual world of the 1960s TV show, The Prisoner, appearing throughout the series in range of subtley tweaked versions. Alistair Hall investigates...

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Chase & Status on musicians working with brands

Posted by Eliza Williams, 24 March 2015, 16:15

Appearing at Advertising Week Europe today was Saul Milton, one half of electronic music duo Chase & Status. Milton, who has previously worked with brands including Red Bull, shared his opinions on the pros and cons of musicians teaming up with commercial partners...

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