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A three-dimensional ‘pixellated’ installation

Wednesday, 19th November 2014 at 2:47pm

Many Small CubesAn architect has created a carefully balanced installation made of aluminium cubes.

Sou Fujimoto’s ‘Many Small Cubes’ has a three-dimensional pixellated effect, with the different sized cubes stacked, suspended, and balanced into a towering form.

The centre of the installation is hollow, encouraging the public to explore ‘Many Small Cubes’ from its interior.

The installation has been created for the FIAC art fair in Paris.

Take a closer look at the installation here and let us know what you think.

Tagged Sou Fujimoto, Many Small Cubes, installation, sculpture, art, design, creative, clever, fun, architecture

Paddington’s Britain campaign

Wednesday, 19th November 2014 at 8:25am

Paddington's BritainVisitBritain wants tourists to ‘see Britain through Paddington’s eyes’ as part of its marketing campaign.

The ‘Britain is Great’ campaign has teamed up with the new Paddington Bear movie and is encouraging tourists to take selfies using the hashtag #PaddingtonsBritain.

Campaign branding has also been placed in the film itself, with VisitBritain’s marketing director Joss Croft saying: “the film demonstrates the warm welcome that Britain delivers to all our visitors - albeit in this case an ursine Peruvian”.

Find out more about the campaign here and tell us if you’ll be seeing the movie.

Tagged VisitBritain, Paddington, movie, marketing, advertising, tourism, creative, campaign, brand

Nine basic principles of responsive design

Monday, 17th November 2014 at 12:10pm

Responsive designA collection of fun minimalist gifs demonstrates nine principles of responsive web design.

The gifs, created for Froont Blog, show how web content reacts to design elements, like flow, relative units, and breakpoints, through dynamic comparisons.

The blog also considers the advantages and disadvantages of webfonts and system fonts, bitmaps and vectors, and responsive and adaptive design.

Take a look at all the gifs here and let us know what you think.

Tagged responsive design, web design, graphics, gifs, creative, digital, technology, fun, design

Digital flowers that bloom when approached

Friday, 14th November 2014 at 3:51pm

Digital flower installationA former factory has been transformed into a reactive digital installation of flowers that bloom when a viewer walks up to them.

The installation, by teamLab, covers four inner walls of the factory in Japan.

The digitally rendered flora blooms and explodes into petals when a visitor approaches the walls, filling the dark room with colour.

The flowers are rendered in real time and refreshed every hour.

Take a closer look at the installation here and tell us what you think.

Tagged installation, teamLab, digital, technology, art, design, flowers, creative, fun

Colourful minimalist posters for a wine brand

Thursday, 13th November 2014 at 1:19pm

Bordeaux Wines adA new series of print ads for a wine brand uses simple but clever imagery for a striking campaign.

The adverts for Bordeaux Wines use silhouettes of wine bottles against colourful backgrounds, reminiscent of retro French posters.

The posters include a bottle that has taken root in the ground and a bottle transformed into a telescope looking at the stars.

Take a look at the rest of the adverts here and tell us what you think.

Tagged Bordeaux Wines, posters, adverts, advertising, brand, marketing, campaign, art, design, creative

The Pantone Hotel

Tuesday, 11th November 2014 at 10:04am

Pantone HotelA Pantone Hotel has opened in Belgium, dedicated to all things colour.

The hotel is part of the Pantone Universe campaign, which has seen the company branding products with colours and their associated Pantone codes.

Decorated with Pantone paintings, furniture, and fixtures, the Hotel’s design was put together by Olivier Hannaert, Michel Penneman, and Victor Levy.

Take a closer look at the Pantone Hotel here and tell us if you’d stay there.

Tagged Pantone Hotel, Pantone, Olivier Hannaert, Michel Penneman, Victor Levy, architecture, interior design, creative, design, hotel

Stunning paintings made with fire

Monday, 10th November 2014 at 1:35pm

A French-Canadian artist creates stunning paintings from fire and smoke.

Steve Spazuk uses candles and industrial lighters to brush flames against his canvas, leaving strokes of soot behind.

He then uses a range of instruments, including brushes, to shape the smoke into striking and ethereal pictures.

Spazuk’s work includes haunting works of faces and birds, with residual soot framing them against the white backgrounds.

See the artist in action below and let us know what you think of his work.



Tagged Steve Spazuk, art, artist, fire paintings, creative, innovative, clever, design

Digital mosaic recreates WWI soldier’s portrait

Friday, 7th November 2014 at 4:35pm

A photograph of a British Army private killed during World War One has been recreated as a digital mosaic.

The mosaic of Pte James Beaney is made of more than 30,000 images of people taken at recent commemorative events, and of original pictures from the War.

The work was devised by artist Helen Marshall, who chose the soldier for his everyman face and because he looked directly at the camera.

Take a closer look at the mosaic here and let us know what you think.


Tagged digital, mosaic, art, creative, World War One, BBC, photography, crowdsourcing

A ‘selfie-compatible’ giant sculpture

Wednesday, 5th November 2014 at 2:02pm

A giant appears to be crawling out from underground in Budapest’s Széchenyi Square, thanks to artist Ervin Loránth Hervé.

The innovative sculpture, called ‘Feltépve’ (‘ripped up’), is made of grey polystyrene and looks as though he’s pulling up the grass in order to escape.

Designed for the Art Market Budapest, the temporary installation is described as ‘selfie-compatible’, with visitors encouraged to take photos of themselves with the sculpture and share them on social media.

Find out more about Feltépve here and tell us if you’d grab a selfie with it.

Tagged Ervin Loránth Hervé, Feltépve, installation, sculpture, art, design, creative

1000 Instagram photos show London in a day

Tuesday, 4th November 2014 at 1:35pm

If you’ve ever wondered what an average day in London is like for a tourist, a new video made from over a thousand Instagram photos gives you a good idea.

Lorenzo Antico compiled 1017 photos from Instagram users into a stop-motion video, called ‘London in a day - INSTAGRAM’.

The photos reveal different perspectives on classic British food, famous landmarks, and popular tourist activities.

See the mini-film in action below and tell us what you’d Instagram if you were a tourist in the city.




Tagged London in a Day, Instagram, video, London, tourism, Lorenzo Antico, fun, creative, stop-motion

A house of wax designed to melt in a month

Monday, 3rd November 2014 at 4:30pm

An artist has created a real house of wax to celebrate an old candle-making factory in London.

Alex Chinneck’s installation, called ‘A pound of flesh for 50p’, is a realistic two-storey house made of paraffin wax bricks.

The house has been deliberately designed to melt over the space of a month, so will only be on display on Southwark Street until the 18th November.

Chinneck's other works include the Covent Garden illusion, featured here.

Find out more about the artwork here and let us know what you think.


Tagged Alex Chinneck, art, installation, design, sculpture, creative, house of wax, A pound of flesh for 50p

A fun pop-up menu for a cocktail bar

Monday, 3rd November 2014 at 1:26pm

A London bar displays its cocktail menu with fun and quirky pop-up illustrations.

The menu, designed by Helen Friel and Joe Wilson, details the cocktails through pop-up pictures, which show the drinks against an equally striking pop-up background.

Created for the Beaufort Bar in the Savoy Hotel, the pop-ups are a bright contrast to the sleek, black menus.

See them in more detail here and tell us what you think of the creations.


Tagged pop-up, illustration, art, design, fun, creative, Helen Friel, Joe Wilson, Savoy

Argos ‘Get Set Go’ campaign targets commuters

Wednesday, 29th October 2014 at 12:18pm

Argos bubbles gameArgos has given commuters the chance to win bundles of prizes by playing its interactive multiplayer game.

The game, which was developed for the Motion@Waterloo indoor screen, lets four commuters at a time pop giant, high-definition bubbles on the 40m screen.

Players use their smartphones to play the game, which uses a dynamic queuing system and real-time smartphone-to-screen connections.

Find out more about the campaign here and let us know what you think.

Tagged Argos, Get Set Go, experiential, innovative, technology, interactive, game, fun, creative, marketing

A pop-up restaurant on a frozen river

Monday, 27th October 2014 at 1:02pm

RAW:almondA British design studio is going to build a pop-up restaurant on the surface of a frozen river.

OS31 won a competition to build the RAW:almond restaurant in Canada, where it will sit between the Assiniboine and Red River.

Designed for Winnipeg’s annual winter festival, the restaurant will be made from metal scaffolding and shaped like an ‘x’ to represent the crossing of the rivers.

RAW:almond will open to the public on the 22nd January and you can read more about the pop-up here.

Tagged RAW:almond, OS31, pop-up restaurant, installation, construction, creative, fun, design

Striking posters depict principles of design

Friday, 24th October 2014 at 12:24pm

Principles of Design postersA graphic designer has immortalised the ten principles of design in striking three-dimensional posters.

Efil Türk layered coloured paper in geometric patterns on a matte grey background and added a description below each artwork.

The principles of design include balance, hierarchy, and emphasis, and help make a good piece of work great.

You can see all of the posters here and tell us which is your favourite.

Tagged principles of design, Efil Türk, posters, art, paper art, design, visual, creative, fun

Kaleido Wall transforms Sydney Opera House

Thursday, 23rd October 2014 at 4:36pm

Kaleido WallVisitors to the Vivid Sydney event in Australia saw the Opera House in a whole new perspective, thanks to the Kaleido Wall 1.0.

The Kaleido Wall, by Vin Rathod, is a four-feet deep wall covered in a lattice of mirrored panels, which reflect their surroundings.

Located on Sydney Harbour, the wall reflects Sydney Opera House and transforms it into a colourful mosaic.

Take a look at Kaleido Wall here and tell us what you think.

Tagged Kaleido Wall, Vin Rathod, installation, sculpture, art, design, Sydney Opera House, creative, fun

Fashion brand creates baloon selfies

Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 at 5:04pm

SelfiebrationAn American fashion brand is celebrating its 20th birthday with a ‘#Selfiebration Machine’.

Old Navy is encouraging tweeters to tweet a selfie and a birthday wish with #Selfiebration.

The company will be displaying the machine in New York and Los Angeles, where tweeters can see their pictures blown up with balloons.

Watch the machine in action below and tell us what you think of the concept.

Tagged Old Navy, #Selfiebration, social media, experiential, marketing, public relations, Twitter, innovative, fun, creative

The North Face surprises shoppers with vanishing floor

Tuesday, 21st October 2014 at 2:25pm

The North FaceOutdoors brand The North Face has given its customers a new challenge with its pop-up shop in South Korea.

Known for representing exhilarating outdoor sports, the company surprised unsuspecting shoppers by slowly removing the floor from underneath their feet.

The customers had to grab hold of the wall, which was covered in rock-climbing holds, but a greater challenge awaited them in the form of an item of North Face clothing and a countdown timer.

Watch the video below to discover the outcome of the challenge and tell us what you think of the stunt.

Tagged The North Face, stunt, experiential marketing, pop-up shop, retail, creative, brand, campaign

Eerie dioramas produced by 3D printing glitches

Friday, 17th October 2014 at 3:46pm

DioramaAn artist produces eerie dioramas by deliberately glitching the 3D printing process.

Mathieu Schmitt creates dark, snowy scenes with objects, such as benches, lampposts, and cars, which are intentionally imperfect.

The objects are the result of corrupted 3D model data, giving them misshapen or distorted features.

Schmitt then places the objects into black cubes, which block nearly all natural light, and then illuminates the odd features for a beautiful, yet unsettling, effect.

See more of his work here and tells us what you think of it.

Tagged Glitched, Mathieu Schmitt, art, design, 3D printing, clever, creative, technology, innovative

The Top Colour Trends of 2014

Thursday, 16th October 2014 at 3:15pm

Colour TrendsShutterstock has released a new infographic revealing the colour trends that have dominated 2014 so far.

The infographic uses data from Shutterstock’s downloads to analyse which colours have been the most popular this year.

Green has been on the rise, with an 81% increase in downloads, thanks to events like the World Cup, where most photos featured either grass pitches or the Brazilian flag.

The infographic also examines colours by countries and continents, with green and blue dominating North America, red and orange rising in popularity in Africa, and pink making a statement in Russia and China.

Take a look at the whole infographic here and tell us your favourite colour of the year.

Tagged Colour Trends, Shutterstock, colour, design, images, art, photography, creative, technology

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