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Thursday, 3rd March 2011 at 12:11pm
For those of you who appreciate innovative and creative design as much as we do, especially when it is around the corner from the Think Tank Office, we wish to share that the dates for Clerkenwell Design Week
have now been officially set for 24-26 May 2011.
Look forward to the return to The Farmiloe Building
on St John Street in 2011. This year the exhibition will be even bigger with the elegant building, once the home of Victorian lead and glass merchants, set to house some of the most exciting names in design! Exhibitions include the House of Detention
, a Victorian prison, hosting an international design exhibition for the diverse and most innocative contemporary talent. The nature of both spaces will ensure the product is presented in new and creative ways and will act as a canvas for site specific installations.
For an exciting overview of those exhibiting and what to expect, please click here
Tagged Clerkenwell, Clerkwenwell Design Week, creative, Design, Exhibitions, London, May 2011, St John Street, Think Tank
Friday, 25th February 2011 at 4:25am
It won't be the first time we at The Think Tank have found ourselves rather giddy about the many new i-phone apps that currently available for download. It goes without saying that phones are set to be the new computers by 2015; to this fact, we have all resigned. What is so exciting however is the speed and diverse nature to which these applications are being created.
Take for example the creation of the Nike Training Club
app (a get fit customizable training regime), the Nash Ramblas
app (a guide to the London festival of architecture) or even the Rob Walters Salary Checker
(a guide to find out how much you are really worth), it's anybody's guess as to what the next app creation will be. So, let's get guessing!
Tagged App, Architecture, iPhone, London, Marketing, Nash Ramblas, Nike Trainign club, Rob Walters Salary Checker, Think Tank
Wednesday, 23rd February 2011 at 11:32am
Tagged books, Design, novel poster, posters, print, stephen fry, the writing is on the wall, Think Tank, Twitter
Whether you are a lover of descriptive classical literature, or prefer the shortcomings of a 160 character tweet - we at the Think Tank cannot deny our love of text and the influence these variations can have on our day.Novel Poster
have set up a project to celebrate this diverse mix and evolution of writing with a collection of ten unique poster designs highlighting five classic novels of literary acclaim and five of the most well-known twitter users. The novel poster prints are entirely composed of only the book's complete text, from beginning to end, and are fully legible. The celebrity ones are composed of only the twitter feeds, and are also fully legible.
The interest and popularity surrounding this project has resulted in Novel Poster setting up on Kickstarter
to allow people to pre-order the posters via pledges.
Our initial thoughts are, with his extensive twitter feed and many a published book, essay and script, what WOULD the size of Stephen Fry's poster need to be??
Wednesday, 9th February 2011 at 2:12am
Tagged apple, Bone Collection, creative, Design, Dinosaurs, industry, ipad, ipod, Marketing, Reads Lin, steve jobs, Think Tank, usb
As Design Director of Bone Collection
Reads Lin puts it, 'don't just think different, be different,' a comment in direct response to Steve Jobs' (Chief Executive of Apple) motto of 'think different.'
We at the Think Tank are rather big fans of all things 'different' and Lin and his team have created some seriously cool, yet practical, 'things different.' What better way to protect your pad/pod/phone than with a unique and seriously cool case? What better device to entrust with the storing of all your most vital information than a dino usb drive?Cool Hunting
have also cottoned on to just how cool these are and clever in their ability to set themselves apart from the $1b+ industry for apple accessories too. Click here
to find out where to buy your quirky added extras from and set yourself apart from everyone else now.
Thursday, 3rd February 2011 at 5:48am
As the volatile year of the Tiger makes way for the more prosperous year of the Rabbit, predications allow for more tranquil times; wild peaks and troughs replaced by gentler hops. So if last year proved something of a challenge for you, then the good news is this year will be more ongoing and peaceful.
What better way to celebrate than with a bout of digital creativity as produced by Benji Davies and Jim Field of Frater Films
? So, to all from us at the Think Tank Gung Hay Fat Choy: Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year!
Tagged Benji Davies, Chinese New Year, creative, Frater Films, Jim Field, Rabbit, Think Tank, Tiger
Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 at 5:50am
Whilst we at the Think Tank love nothing more than creating ads and visual marketing, Morgan Spurlack are doing quite the opposite as they seek to de Ad the city that never sleeps. The bright lights, and infamous advertising of the Big Apple, are being photoshopped out in a No Ad: New York campaign led by Morgan Spurlack, an internet based effort to remove all visual advertising from Times Square.
Tagged Advertising, Big Apple, bright lights, Marketing, Morgan Spurlack, New York, No Ad: New York, photoshop, Think Tank, Times Square
The inspiration? Sao Paulo's ban from outdoor advertising on the basis of visual pollution. If you agree, grab your mouse and click onto Morgan Spurlack's
site and clean up the streets yourself. There is even the option of de advertising your own city. So, who wants to take on The Big Smoke??