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Ads of the Week

Posted by Eliza Williams, 31 October 2014, 15:09

This week we were impressed by ads for BBC Drama, HSBC and Sixt, plus a sweet online tool from the Barbican. First up though, are a set of US holiday ads (yep, it's started) for the Gap, shot by Sofia Coppola...

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Kemistry Gallery Needs You

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 31 October 2014, 12:22

Faced with imminent closure, London's Kemistry Gallery is hoping to reinvent itself as the first centre in the UK dedicated solely to graphic art and design. Next February it aims to stage a pop-up show which will work as a pilot for the next phase of its development – but it needs your help...

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Reely and Truly: a new film on photography by Tyrone Lebon

Posted by Eliza Williams, 31 October 2014, 11:30

Filmmaker and photographer Tyrone Lebon has created a new documentary that offers a loose portrait of over 20 photographers at work, and muses on the nature of photography today...

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Music Videos of the Month

Posted by Eliza Williams, 30 October 2014, 16:40

It's been a great month for music videos, with this round up featuring promos for Roy Kafri, Kasabian, Panda Bear, Bambooman, Murlo, Keaton Henson, and OK Go. First up though, a slice of animated brilliance for Sebastien Tellier...

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Honda goes interactive in new ad campaign

Posted by Eliza Williams, 30 October 2014, 12:00

Humble dad by day, member of a criminal underworld by night? Then this new interactive ad for Honda from Wieden + Kennedy London and director Daniel Wolfe will be right up your street...

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Illustrating a Heart of Darkness

Posted by Nate Evuarherhe, 30 October 2014, 10:20

The Folio Society has published some beautiful illustrated editions of classic novels this year, from A Clockwork Orange to Day of the Jackyll. Here, Nate Evuarherhe, assistant librarian at the V&A Museum, speaks to illustrator Sean McSorley about his artwork for a new edition of Joseph Conrad's troubling novella, Heart of Darkness...

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New illustration: Chad McCail, Ian McDonnell, Kristjana Williams & more

Posted by Rachael Steven, 28 October 2014, 11:05

The first in our fortnightly pick of new illustration work features a beautifully drawn field guide to East London wildlife, an illustrated guide to the life and work of Francis Bacon, rock-and-roll themed prints from Dorothy and a fascinating mural documenting the history of London's Becontree Estate.

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The crafty one: CR November issue

Posted by Creative Review, 27 October 2014, 17:45

The November issue of CR is a craft special with features on several contemporary makers: from bicycle builders and bespoke shoemakers, right through to the latest creators of virtual reality...

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Barry Island's typographic climbing wall

Posted by Rachael Steven, 27 October 2014, 17:39

Artist Gordon Young has transformed a neglected stretch of seafront on Barry Island with a 40-foot long typographic traversing wall made out of thousands of recycled plastic shapes.

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New manifesto from David Shrigley (in the form of a book)

Posted by Eliza Williams, 27 October 2014, 13:30

The arrival of a new book from David Shrigley is always a pleasant way to begin the week: titled Weak Messages Create Bad Situations, this latest tome from the artist is published by Canongate and features over 400 new drawings. As you might imagine, it is rather amusing...

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