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.