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Wednesday, 18th June 2014 at 9:29am
An installation at the GREAT Festival of Creativity celebrates Britain and Turkey’s relationship through clever use of colour.
‘Palette’, by Paul Cocksedge, consists of translucent acrylic circles in red, white and blue, representing the colours of the British and Turkish flags.
When the circles overlap, different tones are produced, such as purple or pink, an effect that the artist says ‘celebrates that collaboration’ between the two countries.
The GREAT Festival of Creativity highlights the best in British and Turkish design and took place in Istanbul in May.
Find out more about ‘Palette’ here - do you think the installation celebrates Britain and Turkey’s history?
Tuesday, 17th June 2014 at 5:36pm
‘Amazing Magnetic Levitation Device!’ showcases the Crealev CLM2 Levitation Module, which can levitate objects up to twenty pounds in mass.
The module consists of two halves: the base and a platform on which to place an object.
Using electromagnetism, the module levitates and rotates books, a brick on a cushion and even a model of the Millennium Falcon.
Watch the levitation module in action below and tell us what you think of the device.
Saturday, 14th June 2014 at 5:45pm
Do you have a passion for integrated marketing communications and a background in senior agency account management? Then The Think Tank might be for you.
We are looking for an Account Director to join our account management team to manage the strategy and planning of a variety of client accounts.
If you have the expertise and knowledge to make your mark in our growing marketing agency then find out more here.
Friday, 13th June 2014 at 3:57pm
The posters, which use bold colours and clean lines (reminiscent of Tom Eckersley’s work for London Underground), warn Londoners about the road closures during the race.
The campaign also includes outdoor, press and digital work in the run-up to the event, which reaches the city on the 7th July.
Find out more about the Tour de France here and let us know what you think of the posters.
Friday, 13th June 2014 at 3:56pm
‘Research Institute’ will contain three female minifigures: an astronomer, a palaeontologist and a chemist in a laboratory setting.
Dr Ellen Kooijman, who submitted the idea, said: "It seemed logical that I would suggest a small set of female minifigures in interesting professions to make our LEGO city communities more diverse.”
The set beat six other ideas, including a Sherlock-themed set, and will be available from August.
Find out more about ‘Research Institute’ here and tell us what you think of the idea.
Thursday, 12th June 2014 at 4:22pm
The black stainless steel installation, by James Hopkins, is carefully arranged to ‘create slippages in perception’.
Therefore, as the viewer moves around the sculpture, it seems to morph into different shapes.
Watch the video below to see the sculpture transform and tell us what you think of the playful project.
Thursday, 12th June 2014 at 4:22pm
Andreas Preis created butterflies with slogans, such as ‘stay weird’, ‘you’re lovely’ and ‘let’s lead, not follow’, for his project ‘The Butterfly Effect’.
He produced more than a thousand butterflies with the messages, which he then gave away or placed in public places, including restaurants, exhibitions, and even lampposts.
Take a look at the butterflies here and tell us what you think of the project.
Wednesday, 11th June 2014 at 2:05pm
Transarquitetônica by Henrique Oliveira is made of tapumes (a wood used for temporary construction), which is used as a skin over a metal framework.
The installation, which is so large that visitors can walk around inside its tunnels, winds around its space in the Museu de Arte Contemporânea and tapers into smaller roots at one end.
Watch the video below or take a closer look at the installation here – would you wander around Transarquitetônica?
Wednesday, 11th June 2014 at 2:03pm
£31bn has been invested into community projects since the National Lottery began twenty years ago and Browns Newsagents has raised the most Lottery funding out of all Scottish independent retailers.
Some of the local projects that have benefited from the funding, such as Samba Ya Bamba and Scottish Youth Theatre, took part in the ‘Lotto Cheer’ flash mob to say thank you to Lottery ticket buyers.
Watch the flash mob below and let us know if it brought a smile to your face.
Tuesday, 10th June 2014 at 4:04pm
Designed by architectural lighting designer Dean Skira, ‘Lighting Giants’ uses RGB LED spotlights to illuminate the cranes at the Uljanik shipyard in Pula.
The project came about when the 158-year-old shipyard was going to be relocated, although Skira first came up with the idea in 2000.
Funded privately and by the Croatian Ministry of Tourism, ‘Lighting Giants’ has to accommodate the working activities of the shipyard.
Find out more about the project here or watch the video below.
Friday, 6th June 2014 at 11:59am
The first Keynote speaker was Joe Middleton, CEO of PlayerLayer, which makes sports clothing usually worn as an additional layer. PlayerLayer garments are worn by professional sports teams and universities across the world. Joe’s insights on reaching customers and getting them to participate in the brand to push it to the next level were punctuated by his own examples that pushed his own brand into a current and in demand product.
Mark Wakelin, CEO of Tquila, a customiser of Salesforce software illustrated how simple changes and modifications can enhance the channels which reach and interact with customers wherever they are.
A speaker from Salesforce.com, spoke of their growth from a four-man company to a multi-billion dollar organisation in 15 years. This astonishing growth is due to a commitment to servicing the customer and guiding companies to draw customers in on their own, customised, path to purchase.
Finally, we had a look at social retail with Dean Fankhauser, CEO of Nuji, a social retail startup. He spoke of the growing egocentric consumer and how their world revolves around them via their mobile device.
Think Tank Senior Account Manager, Steve Mancour, says: “This was a well organised event and sought to create a little of the vibe of Silicon Valley near Silicon Roundabout. The idea of networking, talks, wine and beer tasting, accompanied by some delicious food proved a winning combination and certainly seemed to encourage some great conversations from speakers, supporters and guests alike.”
Friday, 6th June 2014 at 11:58am
Kibon’s project, called ‘Raise the Roof’, united local residents of a Brazilian town with artists.
The community has created 22 murals, which were then exhibited on the rooftops of Morro do Alomeo and could be seen from the cable car that travels over the shantytown.
Kibon's campaign aims to bring ‘culture to the community’, as well as being a unique publicity stunt.
Watch the video below or find out more about the inspirational campaign here.
Thursday, 5th June 2014 at 1:22pm
Atipo’s ‘Gallery of Papers’ ('Papeles de Cine') consists of fourteen handmade posters, all made of different kinds of paper.
Packaged in a sleek black box, the papers reference horror films, such as ‘Dracula’, iconic blockbusters like ‘Alien’, and modern classics (‘Edward Scissorhands’).
Atipo made the posters to promote Minke’s new interactive user-friendly website.
Take a look at the Gallery of Papers here and tell us which films would make good minimalist posters.
Wednesday, 4th June 2014 at 10:49am
The infographic, called ‘The Garden of Identifiers’, looks at the effectiveness of certain identifiers, such as cookies and fingerprinting, across different platforms.
It also covers why they should be used, including reach, accuracy and privacy.
Marketers use identifiers to gather information about their audience, helping them to optimise their marketing campaigns.
Take a look at the whole infographic here.
Wednesday, 4th June 2014 at 10:27am
The street art incorporates real objects, such as trees, bicycles and even cracks in walls in a range of inventive ways.
The collection includes a larger-than-life painting of a girl watering a tree, a cartoon slug raking autumn leaves under the pavement and a cheerleader whose pom-poms are made from tufts of grass.
Take a look at the twenty eight images here and tell us your favourites.
Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 at 1:33pm
The prototype, which Google describes as ‘fully self-driving’, is designed without a steering wheel or pedals, as it should be able to operate safely without human intervention.
The ‘pod-like’ car is capped at a speed of 25mph and its sensors can detect objects from up to ‘two football fields’ away, removing blind spots.
Watch the car in action below and read more about the self-driving car here – let us know your thoughts on Google’s invention.
Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 at 1:07pm
The infographic, which is a sequel to DesignMantic’s ‘The 10 Commandments of Typography’, looks at the significance of certain colours, the colour wheel and different colour models, such as Pantone and RGB.
It also explores how to use contrasting and complementary colours, including ‘hues, tints, shades and tones’.
Take a look at the whole infographic here and tell us what you think of the rules.
Thursday, 29th May 2014 at 1:46pm
The importance of meeting up with journalists face to face is still key in this world of email and online communication. It offers an opportunity to explore areas of mutual interest, and is critically important in some countries like Russia where press briefings are seen as a requisite for being perceived as a serious player in the market.
We have been supporting media relations with the Russian press for Formica Group over a number of years now, and the opportunity to get together was an important step in highlighting Formica Group’s activities at a local level.
Formica Group’s key representatives in Russia presented an overview of product ranges, surfacing trends and how Formica® laminate is being used and specified in buildings.
Jana says: “We invited the journalists to get involved and ask questions throughout the presentation, which led to some very interesting discussions such as the differences between country specific design trends, sustainability vs greenwash, as well as the latest advances in laminate manufacture and the material’s progression since 1913.
“The face to face meeting with journalists also helped to establish Formica Group’s presence on the Russian market and presented the company as an expert in their field.”
Thursday, 29th May 2014 at 1:32pm
The tourist board set up a mini Jet d’Eau de Genève in Canary Wharf and asked members of the public to cycle hard enough to power the fountain.
Whoever could power the fountain the longest won a luxury weekend for two in the Swiss city; now Geneva Tourism is offering the weekend package, along with other prizes, to players of the online game.
Find out more about ‘Jet off to Geneva’ here or watch the video below. Tell us what you think of this fun campaign.
Thursday, 29th May 2014 at 10:15am
‘Kinecdysis’, by Sougwen Chung, transforms the alphabet into blue, skeletal characters, which modulate and morph but retain their core shape.
Chung’s font represents ‘the modicum of our memory’ and is inspired by the Greek word ‘ecdysis’, which means ‘to shed’ or ‘to cast off’.
Discover the whole Kinecdysis alphabet here or try typing in the font here. Tell us what you think of this unique typeface.