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Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 4:55pm
Starting with the New Year’s 2014 celebrations, the ‘Year in Review’ covers the World Cup, the ice bucket challenge, and the #HeforShe campaign.
Watch the Year in Review below and tell us what are your highlights of 2014.
Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 4:36pm
Harvey the dog has advertised for Thinkbox since 2010, but this final festive-timed ad will see the much-loved pet falling in love.
Thinkbox said: “[We] will carry on advertising on TV but we always had in mind that we wanted to complete Harvey’s story at some point.
"Now feels like the right time and there’s no better way to leave him than in love.”
Let us know when you spot the ad on television or have a sneak peek here.
Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 12:43pm
Ford’s ‘Yule Tube’ is a short stop-motion film, which spoofs popular videos like ‘Spider Dog’, ‘Dove real beauty sketches’, and ‘Coca Cola Christmas Truck’, as well as other pop culture references like Frozen and LEGO.
The film was painstakingly put together from footage shot over thirty hours, using lovingly handcrafted elements.
Watch the short below and let us know what you would have included.
Thursday, 11th December 2014 at 5:11pm
The IPA has devised a novel way of testing the effectiveness of Christmas 2014 adverts: Dogglebox.
Ellie, Paddy and Duffie, the IPA’s canine testers, were exposed to a series of high profile television adverts. Their posture, eye position, yawns, barks and pants were scientifically analysed and measured to determine emotional engagement with the adverts.
Lorna Hawtin, Disruption Director at TBWA/Manchester said, “We looked quite hard for a segment that hadn’t already seen a lot of adverts that are out there. We wanted to find a group of consumers that really reflected UK households.”
The initial indicative test results showed that clips from John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s had the greatest impact.
Watch the Dogglebox video below:
Wednesday, 10th December 2014 at 2:41pm
The airline has capitalised on the popularity of the New Zealand-filmed Tolkien trilogy by using stunning vistas, clever references, and plenty of humour.
Director Peter Jackson and actors Elijah Wood and Sylvester McCoy star alongside elves, orcs, and of course, human ‘passengers’ in the video.
Watch the short film below and tell us if you think more airlines should shake up their safety videos.
Tuesday, 9th December 2014 at 4:28pm
Stephen Orlando, an Ontario-based photographer, has transformed the repetitive motions of canoeists, kayakers and swimmers into gorgeous light paintings.
Attaching customisable LED lights to his subjects, Orlando used long exposure times in order to capture the movements across the water.
The strands represent individual strokes across time and space.
Stephen said "Using LED lights with custom colour patterns and long exposure photography, I'm able to tell the story of movement. This technique reveals beautiful light trails created by paths of familiar objects."
Let us know what you think about these stunning images and click here to view more.
Thursday, 4th December 2014 at 4:31pm
Artist Sonja Hinrichsen has created these beautiful snow drawings by walking over the frozen Catamount Lake in Colorado.
Sonja and over 60 volunteers wore snowshoes to tread these beautiful and highly decorative patterns into several miles of snow.
This piece of land art is part of Sonja’s Snow Drawings series, an on-going project that provides the community with an opportunity to experience their familiar surroundings as art.
The creative process and the relationship with the outdoors is a central element in Sonja’s work; as art and the landscape fuse together, the project unlocks a sense of modern society’s re-engagement with the natural world.
The aerial photographs help demonstrate to a wider audience how systems of designs can transform the landscape into art.
Let us know what you think of this gorgeous swirling land art and click here to find out more.
Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 at 4:44pm
The billboard for the Quebec City Magic Festival has a magic mop, which can be commanded from a distance by its owner.
Catching the eye of bystanders, the mop continues to paste the poster to the board in front of an astounded crowd.
Watch the mop in action below to discover the secret of the magic trick and let us know what you think of it.
Wednesday, 26th November 2014 at 2:54pm
Studio Diip’s ‘Fish on Wheels’ is a robotic four-wheeled car, attached to a bespoke tank that includes a webcam that tracks the goldfish’s movements.
The tracking data is relayed to an Arduino microchip, which then drives the vehicle in whichever direction the fish is moving.
The studio said: “Our pet fish have always been limited to their water holding area known as ‘the fish tank’. In an attempt to liberate fish all over the world, the first self-driving car for fish has been developed. Hopefully this invention will encourage more development in enhanced pet mobility, so pet animals can travel the world more freely.”
Watch Fish on Wheels in action below and tell us if you’d buy this for your goldfish.
Tuesday, 25th November 2014 at 3:44pm
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park has teamed up with Ogilvy & Mather Chicago for the short videos, which offer animated interpretations of famous works, including A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Hemingway’s writing is often perceived as simple and lean, but the films aim to challenge viewers by exploring the deeper meanings behind it.
Watch some of the videos here and let us know which other famous novels you would like to see immortalised on Instagram.
Tuesday, 25th November 2014 at 1:13pm
The company, which enables people to advertise their extra living space for travellers and tourists, will be posting the ‘night at…a KLM plane’ opportunity on its site - all entrants need to do is state why they should be the winner.
Three individual nights are up for grabs on the MD-11 airbus, which has stylish refurbished interiors by TANK.
‘Night at…a KLM plane’ follows Airbnb’s previous giveaway, which was a stay at the Château de Chenonceau in the Loire valley.
Find out more about the competition here and tell us if you’ll be entering.
Monday, 24th November 2014 at 4:50pm
Eurostar’s #bettercloser campaign uses customers’ real responses to show the greater cultural understanding between London, Paris, and Brussels since the train service began in 1994.
Artists, including Jean Jullien and Adrian Johnson, brought these responses to life in the form of creative marketing material, including posters and an exclusive Metro newspaper wrap.
Read more about the campaign here.
Wednesday, 19th November 2014 at 2:47pm
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.
Monday, 17th November 2014 at 12:10pm
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.
Friday, 14th November 2014 at 3:51pm
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.
Tuesday, 11th November 2014 at 9:59am
The TV spot sees a little boy taking his best friend Monty on trips, gradually noticing that he’s looking wistful on the run-up to Christmas and deciding to give him the present he deserves.
Last year’s John Lewis ad was ‘The Bear & The Hare’, soundtracked by Lily Allen.
Watch Monty the Penguin below and let us know if you think the advert spreads festive cheer.
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.
Monday, 3rd November 2014 at 1:26pm
A London bar displays its cocktail menu with fun and quirky pop-up illustrations.
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.
Wednesday, 29th October 2014 at 12:18pm
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.
Tuesday, 28th October 2014 at 3:59pm
‘Blogger Mystery: The Descendants’ puts a 21st Century spin on a haunted house story, by following five bloggers as they stay in a spooky manor.
Players can follow the bloggers’ posts as they fall victim to an ‘unknown horror’ and also take a look at @mysteryclues on Twitter to try to gather evidence.
Any online sleuths who correctly work out the mystery will win a £50 book token from Waterstones.
Find out more about the game, which ends on Halloween, here.