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Ads of the Week

Posted by Eliza Williams, 28 November 2014, 16:21

Our collection of great new ads this week includes work for Old Spice, BMW, Greene King IPA, and the new Hobbit film. First up though is a cheeky little Christmas film for Maille gourmet mustard...

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A type of blue – the typographic covers of Blue Note

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 28 November 2014, 14:52

Blue Note record sleeves have provided jazz with many of its most enduring photographic images. As it turns 75, a new history of the label shows that it was no slouch when it came to covering its music in wild typographic expression, courtesy of graphic designer, Reid Miles...

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A little film about Thomas Burden

Posted by Rachael Steven, 27 November 2014, 17:12

Handsome Frank has released the latest in its 'A little film about' series, profiling illustrators represented by the agency. The new film features CG artist Thomas Burden, who discusses his work, influences and life in Chichester with his cat Cortez...

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See The Unseen's Emporium at Somerset House

Posted by Rachael Steven, 27 November 2014, 17:00

In the December issue of CR, we speak to the founder of The Unseen, an "exploration house" using science, technology and traditional craft to create products that change colour in response to the environment. The company has now launched an emporium at London's Somerset House, housing bespoke designs, colour-changing gifts and accessories and a piece of clothing that can read your aura...

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Wild Beasts create a gif novel with Mattis Dovier

Posted by Eliza Williams, 26 November 2014, 13:58

Mattis Dovier has created a 'gif novel', set to the soundtrack of two unreleased songs by Wild Beasts. He has collaborated closely with the band to create the work, which is released online next month. We talk to Dovier about the project, and share four exclusive gifs from it here...

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New type from Sawdust, Fontsmith, Benoît Bodhuin & more

Posted by Rachael Steven, 26 November 2014, 11:00

Our latest monthly pick of great new type designs, projects and events includes a bespoke typeface for fashion blog Nasty Gal, type in motion at Liverpool’s FACT gallery, skeletal letterforms from Sawdust and a lovely animated film promoting Font Font’s Open Type Web Fonts.

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Weight Watchers takes unusual approach with new ad

Posted by Eliza Williams, 25 November 2014, 17:33

Our relationship with food is a complex one, as this new ad for Weight Watchers from Wieden + Kennedy Portland points out...

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TEDxAmsterdam launches the Human Clock

Posted by Eliza Williams, 25 November 2014, 16:45

To promote the forthcoming TEDxAmsterdam conference, agency We Are Pi has created the Human Clock, a digital timepiece filled with faces from all over the world...

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How our December cover was created

Posted by Creative Review, 25 November 2014, 12:04

The cover of our December Photography Annual issue features a new digital finishing technique developed by Precision Printing that creates a high-build, super glossy finish

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Eight of the best Christmas window displays

Posted by Rachael Steven, 24 November 2014, 15:48

With Christmas shopping season well underway, department stores on both sides of the Atlantic have transformed their windows with elaborate festive displays. Here's a look at some of the finest we've seen so far...

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