Articles tagged fun

When we’re travelling, it can be hard to get a feel for the ‘real place’ beyond the tourist destination – but not so for one lucky couple.

Glennis LaRoe and Kip Geddes have taken part in a unique marketing campaign for Quebec, which saw them live in a mobile beach hut.

Moved by helicopter, truck, and boat, the couple would wake up in a brand new part of Quebec, finding themselves in the midst of sheep, festivals, a rocky outpost, and much more – helping them to experience everything the Canadian province has to offer.

The ad, which you can watch below, encapsulates their incredible experiences, while a 360-degree website replicates the fun virtually.

Let us know what you think of this campaign and if you’d love to take part.

A fun competition gives you the chance to create a brand new letter of the alphabet.

The contest, run by The Book Collector, asks designers to imagine a 27th letter, based on the Latin alphabet used in English-speaking countries.

The letter has to be based on ‘a recognised sound or combination of sounds’, with the visual reflecting the designer’s creativity.

Interestingly, the competition was thought up by James Bond creator Ian Fleming, who first ran the idea in a magazine in 1947.

Celebrating the 70th anniversary, the contest has been resurrected by Fleming’s nephew James, who said: ‘Anyone with an idea as to how the English language could be improved in a way that complies with the competition rules can take part. Last time submissions included '-sion', 'th' and 'st', but alternatives are yours to explore. Given that most people embrace the fast-moving world of social media, perhaps this time the new letter will become part of the alphabet.’

Entries are open until 25th April 2017 – find out more here and let us know if you’ll be designing a brand new letter.

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.