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Is Apple redefining luxury?

Posted by Tim Milne, 2 July 2015, 9:26

Apple's World Gallery iPhone 6 campaign, which won a Grand Prix at Cannes, is part of a wider strategy to shift the brand towards luxury – a new kind of luxury, writes Tim Milne

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Provocative theatre: an interview with Headlong's Henny Finch and Jeremy Herrin

Posted by Rachael Steven, 1 July 2015, 12:29

With a remit to produce "risk taking and provocative new work", theatre company Headlong has become known for its bold use of visuals and a desire to tackle some difficult themes. In this feature from our July issue, we speak to artistic director Jeremy Herrin and executive director Henny Finch about the company's work, from 1984 to Chimerica and The Nether

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Confusion at Cannes

Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 1 July 2015, 11:52

Too small? Too big? Too soon? It wouldn't be Cannes if there wasn't some controversy over what won. But this year feels different. This year's festival and the work that won has prompted some more fundamental head-scratching about the ad industry and where it is headed.

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Provocative ad campaign to raise awareness of US hunger

Posted by Eliza Williams, 30 June 2015, 18:20

BBH New York has created a striking new ad campaign that aims to tackle the issue of hunger in the US. It uses a series of spoof PSAs where countries such as China, Slovenia and Germany – all of which have better statistics regarding access to food than the US – appear to be offering to help America with its problem...

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New illustration: Wong Ping, Tom Cole, Owen Davey, Joe Morse, Jean Jullien & more

Posted by Rachael Steven, 30 June 2015, 10:42

Our latest pick of new illustration includes an animated campaign for Prada sunglasses, some large-scale murals for Fuller's beer, a beautifully illustrated book about monkeys by Owen Davey and a new edition of Toni Morrison's Beloved novel from The Folio Society.

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A6 Notebook

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 29 June 2015, 18:03

A6 is a measurement of paper size. The A6 is a road which runs for over 300 miles from Luton to Carlisle in England. Creative partnership Asbury & Asbury has brought the two together in the form of a notebook, its first product in a new series of items dedicated to the British A-roads...

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Vans x Murakami

Posted by Rachael Steven, 29 June 2015, 14:49

Vans has collaborated with artist Takashi Murakami on a range of t-shirts, skate decks, surf boards and shoes for its premium Vault by Vans label. We spoke to Vans' VP of merchandising and design, Steve Mills, about the partnership, and how collaborating with artists and fashion labels has helped transform perceptions of its classic shoes.

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Cannes Lions 2015: The winners and some reflections

Posted by Eliza Williams, 28 June 2015, 10:05

Well it's all over for Cannes Lions for another year. The juries have deliberated, an unspeakable amount of rosé has been drunk, and it's time to round up the major winners. Brace yourself, there are a lot...

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Zio Ziegler mural marks 70th anniversary of UN charter

Posted by Rachael Steven, 26 June 2015, 15:05

Artist Zio Ziegler has created a vast new mural in Oakland, California to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Charter, which was signed in San Francisco 70 years ago today.

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Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase Turns 25

Posted by Eliza Williams, 25 June 2015, 16:25

The Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase is something of an institution at the Cannes Lions festival, and this year it celebrates a big birthday – 25 years. In honour of reaching such a grand age, the agency invited 25 of its most famous alumni to create a special new film, which was shown for the first time at the festival this morning...

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