In pursuit of an idea

The Design of Understanding conference was a welcome celebration of how stories can help to make great work

Gunn Report 2013 Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s Gunn Report – which rounds up the most awarded work and agencies in advertising each year – have been announced, with McCann Melbourne’s Dumb Ways To Die campaign for Metro Trains the clear star of 2013.

Pick Me Up Picks

Graphic art fair Pick Me Up has selected 16
emerging illustrators to produce a body of new work for this year’s show in London. We spoke to four of those chosen for the event about their process, work and inspiration

Six New Ads To Watch

Our latest advertising round-up features spots for Nike, Netflix, Canal+, McLaren and fashion designer Roland Mouret. First up though is this amusing number to advertise Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday, which features The Killing’s Sarah Lund getting very serious about knitwear…

New Nike Football spot from W+K São Paulo

The road to the 2014 World Cup will no doubt be paved with ads, with Nike Brazil releasing one of the first this weekend, an epic spot directed by Daniel Kleinman titled Dare To Be Brazilian…

Studio focus: Baby

US DJ Storm Queen and X Factor band Little Mix don’t have much in common musically, but their latest albums both feature designs by London studio Baby. We asked founder Simon Moore about creating identities and campaigns for politicians, musicians and authors.

Go With the Flo

Frustrated by a lack of opportunities to ‘make things’, Flo Heiss has become the latest digital advertising pioneer to leave major agency life behind

Lovie Awards 2013: winners announced

A kaleidoscope of cats, the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage and an app invented by three tax drivers are among the winners at this year’s Lovie Awards, celebrating the best in European digital creativity

The A-B-C of 4-4-2

Designer Rick Banks explores the evolution of football lettering in a not for profit book co-authored by Sheridan Bird

Q&A with 101’s Simon Schmitt

Simon Schmitt, formerly of Sid Lee Amsterdam and AKQA, has recently joined London agency 101 as creative director. We talk to him about why he made the move, and what excites him about advertising right now…