Articles tagged fun

Eurostar encourages users to change their travel state of mind in a fun New Wave-style ad.

The ad follows a group of young travellers experiencing their trip abroad from a more 'cultured' perspective, putting a new spin on scenic meals, romance, and dancing.

The tips include asking locals for directions instead of using your phone, making sure that the only plans you make are to lunch for longer, and to look up to take in your stunning surroundings.

Take a look at the full ad below; let us know if you'll be taking on a travel state of mind.

Google has gone the extra mile to entertain users today (13th February), who can follow the story of a pink Pangolin on the search for love in time for Valentine's Day.

The interactive game encompasses four unique scenarios, in which you can navigate the cute mammal with your keyboard.

The main aim of the game is to collect objects within a pressing time limit, including cocoa beans in the desert to make a delicious cake and musical instruments underwater to learn a new song. Each new environment is unlocked after successfully collecting enough tokens in the former, with charming animations moving the story forward.

Play the game on Google now and let us know how you get on.

If you ever wanted a more fun way to brush up on your geography than reciting capital cities, look no further than The World Song Map.

Creative house Dorothy's creation gives continents, nations, rivers, and landmarks song titles, with over a thousand plastering the colourful map.

The vintage-style map takes in classics like Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen, Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis, and Fade to Grey by Visage, along with Roxy Music's Virginia Plain and - of course - Frank Sinatra's New York, New York.

Take a look at the map here and tell us if you'll be buying it.

Our first inspirational design find this year is the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle.

Unlike normal puzzles, the laser-cut creation is made of 133 uniquely shaped pieces which can be arranged in an infinite number of ways ‒ and on either side.

Showcasing an incredible image of the galaxy taken by the Hubble Telescope, the puzzle is inspired by the ingenious ‘Klein bottle’ principle, which is an ‘impossible’ 3D object with no boundaries.

Explore the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle, created by designers Nervous System, here and tell us if you’ll be buying one to play with.

From marketing and advertising to art and design ‒ and everything in between ‒ we’ve covered some interesting things this year on The Think Tank blog. So now, we’re returning to our Friday Five series to look at a few of our best blogs in 2016:

What typeface are you?

Ever wondered what font you should be? Apparently, we’re Helvetica, according to CreativeBloq’s quiz, which is still online

ASDA’s #GiantHen campaign

Let’s return to the Easter spirit for a moment and remember how ASDA teamed up with animators Framestore to create a massive chocolate hen.

Commuters ain’t afraid of no ghosts

To celebrate the new Ghostbusters film, Waterloo station saw ground being literally broken by the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man ‒ definitely our favourite experiential stunt this year.

The Importance of Colour

A fun series of infographics showing us how colour can make all the difference in design ‒ now, is that a shark or an iceberg coming towards us?

KitKat launches pop-up chocolatory

And finally, another chocolate-related blog, which saw KitKat sprinkle a touch of Willy Wonka magic on Westfield.

These are just our pick ‒ let us know which blogs you’ve enjoyed reading this year.

A sweet spot for Australian retailer David Jones takes a look at the different ways we ‘Christmas’, celebrating our idiosyncrasies during the holiday season.

Starring Cate Blanchett, the ad takes in flaming barbecues, garish Christmas jumpers, and scheduled fun, shining a light on the festive spirit down under.

Designed to show that ‘David Jones provides endless possibilities for everyone’, the ad ends on Blanchett waking up on Christmas Day, realising that there’s no wrong way to do Christmas.

Watch the ad below and let us know how you Christmas.

There aren’t many bath products that are also fun and educational – but then there’s Archaeology Soap.

These colourful bars of soap consist of four distinct layers made from different materials (so they erode at different rates), representing the layers of the Earth.

And, if that wasn’t enough, the soaps also contain two plastic dinosaurs which are gradually revealed as the ‘Earth’s layers’ wear away.

Strictly speaking, it should be called Palaeontology Soap (as the word ‘archaeology’ doesn’t apply to dinosaurs’), but its creators have said they will change the name.

Take a closer look at the fun soap cubes here and tell us what you think of Archaeology Soap.

A fun project reveals the creativity of Swiss designers, celebrating the power of the imagination.

Let’s Play asks some of the country’s leading creative to pose for a portrait ‒ before building something out of wooden blocks.

But there’s a catch: they have to use three blocks left behind by the previous player and they have just half an hour to perfect their creation.

Let’s Play then combines each portrait with a picture of the designer’s construction, creating diptychs that offer a unique insight into creativity.

See more of Let’s Play here and let us know what you think of the project.

Apple has released its new festive ad, with a rather quirky take on opening our hearts to everyone.

‘Frankie’s Holiday’ follows Frankenstein’s Monster as he tries to make friends at Christmas, recording his music box on his iPhone and using his neck bolts as bulb holders.

At first, the villagers seem less than pleased to see him, but with the help of a little girl, Frankie can deliver his present and make friends at the most wonderful time of year.

Watch Frankie’s Holiday below and let us know what you think of Apple’s ad.