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New Don't Hug Me I'm Scared film released!

Posted by Eliza Williams, 1 April 2015, 14:30

Today sees the release of the fourth film in the Don't Hug Me I'm Scared series, which takes on the theme of computers, to hilarious effect...

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Paul Smith on photography, creativity and Instagram

Posted by Rachael Steven, 31 March 2015, 18:31

Speaking at an Instagram event in London on Monday, designer Paul Smith discussed his love of photography, his relationship with art and music and why he likes to post pictures on the social media site...

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How brands should use Instagram

Posted by Rachael Steven, 31 March 2015, 17:30

Speaking at an Instagram event in London yesterday, photographer Adrienne Pitts, Instagram creative strategist Alistair Cotterill and Jade Harwood of knitwear brand Wool and the Gang shared their tips for using the platform, offering advice for brands and creatives on hashtags, comments and content...

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Music Videos of the Month

Posted by Eliza Williams, 31 March 2015, 15:45

It's been a grand old month for music videos, and we have some gems to share with you here, opening with a space age adventure from director Saman Kesh for Kygo's Stole The Show...

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A new marque for Glenlivet

Posted by Rachael Steven, 31 March 2015, 11:30

SomeOne has worked with illustrator and craftsman Christopher Wormell to create a new symbol for Glenlivet whisky, replacing the brand's thistle marque with a linocut depicting the river that flows through its estate.

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Creative coding: the making of Hackaball

Posted by Rachael Steven, 30 March 2015, 13:25

Hackaball is a responsive ball for children that can be programmed to make games, teaching basic coding and computer skills. Created by digital agency Made by Many, it started out as a studio assignment and has since raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter. We spoke to Made by Many's Rachel Mercer and Richard Ling about the product and process of developing it.

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Ads of the Week

Posted by Eliza Williams, 27 March 2015, 10:45

We have some great work to share with you this week, for Orbis Access, Desperados, Moyee coffee, Specsavers, Think! and Kids Company. First up though is this Cold War-inspired short film from Taco Bell...

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Nick Cave's Sick Bag Song

Posted by Rachael Steven, 26 March 2015, 13:12

Artist and musician Nick Cave’s latest book offers a visual document of a 22-city tour of North America, scrawled on the back of airline sick bags. Designed by Pentagram’s Angus Hyland and published by Canongate, it’s a fascinating collection of doodles, lyrics, thoughts and verse...

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Richard Ayoade and TomSka on YouTube and filmmaking

Posted by Rachael Steven, 26 March 2015, 11:51

Speaking at Ad Week Europe in London yesterday, director Richard Ayoade, YouTube filmmaker Thomas Ridgewell (TomSka) and Dave Bedwood, creative director at M&C Saatchi, discussed how platforms like YouTube are changing filmmaking, how online content differs to traditional media and what the ad industry can learn from online video.

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A new kind of play centre by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Posted by Eliza Williams, 26 March 2015, 11:10

Life with small children can get repetitive. One of the most common repeats is the soft play centre, which seems to have an identikit, brightly coloured look wherever you go. But now there's a new kind of play centre in town: The Idol, created for the Abbey Leisure Centre in Barking, London is designed by the artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and sports a strikingly different style...

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