Rumi Hara’s surrealist tales of sisterhood, hitchhiking and orgies

Rumi Hara’s surrealist tales of sisterhood, hitchhiking and orgies

Born in Japan and now living in Queens, New York, illustrator and cartoonist Rumi Hara’s practice spans commercial projects; zines; single-panel large-scale comics and graphic novels. Her first comic book, Nori, came out in 2020 through renowned Canadian cartoonist publisher Drawn & Quarterly, and tells the story of a little girl growing up in 1980s […]



London exhibition mines ephemera from Jarvis Cocker’s previous

London exhibition mines ephemera from Jarvis Cocker’s previous

Pulp Ticket © Mantis Inc (1980), 2022, Jarvis Cocker Titled Good Pop, Bad Pop – The Exhibition, Cocker’s London show is tied into the release of his new memoir, which is focused on his childhood and youth in Sheffield and the early years of Pulp. While the band is synonymous with 1990s Britpop, it was […]



Publicity: Paul Guilmoth

Publicity: Paul Guilmoth

Paul Guilmoth’s photography draws on their work as a carer for the elderly, but instead of producing documentary images, Guilmoth sees their work as an escape and an opportunity to build new worlds “The week before Trula died, she began spending entire days reclined in her field. Her body would be so still we’d come […]



Google Pixel advert sees undesirable parts from images solid into the abyss

Google Pixel advert sees undesirable parts from images solid into the abyss

The magic eraser tool on the Google Pixel 6 smartphone allows users to effortlessly remove erroneous background objects and people. But where do they end up? The new spot from Google, by Anyways Creative, opens as a neat product demo for its ‘magic eraser’ tool. We watch as a snapper removes a runner from the […]



Apple doubles down on its knowledge privateness providing in new advert

Apple doubles down on its knowledge privateness providing in new advert

The spot is the latest from the tech brand which highlights how users of its iPhones can easily avoid their data being shared Apple is continuing to push its ‘tracking transparency tool’, which allows users to easily opt out of their data being shared on apps (or in, if they so choose). Previous ads in […]



Sequence of Occasions in a Story: Learn how to Order Scenes That Construct Suspense

Sequence of Occasions in a Story: Learn how to Order Scenes That Construct Suspense

Have you ever felt cheated when reading a book? Like the author held back information that would have enhanced your reading experience? Or neglected to include all the relevant details that would have allowed you to solve the mystery? Did the sequence of events in the story feel . . . off? Pin Think about […]



Are copyright battles destroying creativity?

Are copyright battles destroying creativity?

Tucked away in Paul McCartney’s recent book The Lyrics, deep in the first volume, is a surprising and little known story about the Beatles’ relationship with the Rolling Stones. It’s summer 1963 and Paul and John are on the Charing Cross Road in London, ogling guitars they cannot, just yet, afford. They hear a shout […]



BBC celebrates summer season of ladies’s sport in new advert

BBC celebrates summer season of ladies’s sport in new advert

Titled We Know Our Place, the campaign has echoes of Always’ seminal girl-power ad Like A Girl in its subversion of a phrase that has typically been used to hold women back. In the BBC ad, the expression aims to be celebratory rather than limiting, and to demonstrate the growing significance of UK women’s sport, […]



Dn&co’s new branding for ARC emphasises its position in science

Dn&co’s new branding for ARC emphasises its position in science

ARC is a real estate partner geared towards organisations and institutions specialising in science and innovation. These companies are brought together in place-based groups, or Advanced Research Clusters, positioned in and around cities like London and Oxford. “When you think about business parks, what comes to mind are places at the edge of town, where […]



An oral historical past of Take On Me by A-ha

An oral historical past of Take On Me by A-ha

The phrase ‘viral video’ was non-existent when Steve Barron started making the promo for then-unknown Norwegian band A-ha’s Take on Me. Today, it’s clocked up more than a billion views on YouTube – despite the fact it was released nearly 40 years ago in 1985, and was created using an animation style that came to […]