Creative Social

Lagom magazine

Designer Elliot Jay Stocks and editor Samantha Stocks have launched a new quarterly magazine showcasing creative people, places and past times.

Wake up and smell the content

Last week the Creative Social blog tweeted a quote from a Cannes talk given by Pereira & O’Dell’s PJ Pereira, that stirred up some reaction on the subject of ‘content’. CS invited two of those who disagreed with the statement – CD ‘Gordon Comstock’ and agency Sell! Sell! – to write up their argument in a blog post

Pangrams for our time and more from Mill Co

Modern takes on the ‘Quick brown fox’ type designer’s pangram referencing the August riots are among the works on show at an exhibition of new projects from the Mill Co creative community

CR November issue

Our November issue features a print-tastic cover from Marian Bantjes which ties in with our profile piece on her, Open Studio, a look back at the early days of digital advertising and more

Shanghai scene

Old trainers and new freedoms: Patrick Burgoyne reports
from Creative Social Shanghai on a rapidly changing city

CS Shanghai: Final Thoughts

Shanghai after 4 hours sleep in 3 days and the hottest Szechuan meal known to man
Three days isn’t long enough to do more than scratch lightly at the surface of a place but my time at the Creative Social in Shanghai did bring home the scale of the changes that China has undergone. There are no more Period Police for a start…

CS Shanghai: The City Past and Present

Textile hanging featuring Shanghai landmarks by Jellymon
There’s a feeling that Shanghai has returned to its roaring glory days of the 30s, which means huge energy, huge opportunity…and huge inequality

CS Shanghai: Digital Snowglobes and Sad Lamps

Digit’s Daljit Singh showed two cool R&D projects at the Creative Social in Shanghai: a digital version of the snowglobe that shows the weather in any city in the world and a lamp that reacts to the day’s news…

CS Shanghai 2: The Slaughterhouse

Across the road from the Creative Social Shanghai event, where I’m blogging from this week, is a 1930s abattoir which has just been converted into a shopping and entertainment complex. Inside, now that the blood and gore has been washed away, it’s spectacular…

Creative Social Shanghai

I’m going to be blogging from Shanghai for the next couple of days as I’m here for the latest Creative Social gathering of creative directors from (mostly) digital agencies from around the world. We’re staying here at the Ruijin hotel – former Communist Party guest house, now chic hotel where a beer costs £10 and copies of Mao’s Little Red Book in each guest room have been supplanted by golf magazines and Fortune

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Kingston University

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Cultureshock Media