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Proud Creative

Proud Creative was formed in June 2005 when founder Dan Witchell left his role as creative director at on-screen branding specialist agency Kemistry

Together, Apart

Domenic Lippa and Harry Pearce are the latest designers to join the exclusive Pentagram club: dissolving one partnership in the process, but joining another, more challenging collective.

The best ad agency in London?

Despite having only one oicial client, Channel 4’s in-house agency, 4 Creative, has built a reputation for consistently stunning advertising campaigns. By Eliza Williams

Breaking News

Thanks to London’s evening paper wars, commuters now have a choice of two freesheets to grab absentmindedly as they head home. Last night, those who picked up Rupert Murdoch’s thelondonpaper got quite a shock.
Its front page appeared to splash on the assassination of President George W Bush. A grainy black and white photograph taking up almost the whole page showed the President clutching at his chest, while frantic aides hustled him away. Stern type below spelled out the enormity of what had (apparently) happened: George W Bush: 6 July 1946-Tonight 9PM. Heh?

Making The Book

This year’s D&AD Annual was designed by Andy Probert and James Littlewood, aka Design Project.
Here’s how they did it…

The Book

Last year’s D&AD Annual broke with tradition. Until then, the practice had been to hand the cover design over to either an ad agency or a design studio (they took turns) while treating the inside pages as a separate project. The result was a kind of packaging arms race where each year the challenge often seemed to be to produce the most ludicrous, overblown and often totally inappropriate solution possible.
Thankfully, sanity finally prevailed and, in 2005, D&AD gave over the whole book to Spin. The result was a beautifully-produced, conceptually consistent book which succeeded in honouring those chosen while also underlining D&AD’s charitable status.
This year, Design Project were chosen to produce the Annual. Check back later in the week for an interview with the designers on the project. In the meantime, have a look at what they did with it…

Stuck in Traffic

Car websites have been the source of some of the web’s most innovative work. But do they still cut it? Victor Benady revs up and reports back

The Future of TV?

You won’t find the world’s hottest broadcaster on any television set: Eliza Williams reports on the irresistible appeal of online video site, YouTube