Cannes Lions 2022 Grand Prix winners spherical up (and some reflections)

Cannes Lions 2022 Grand Prix winners spherical up (and some reflections)

When it was announced that the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, which celebrates the best advertising projects from around the world, was returning to an in-person event this year after two years off due to Covid, it prompted many questions. Would it actually go ahead or would Covid return? Would we all feel comfortable being […]



Zora J Murff’s sequence asks how a lot we management our personal picture

Zora J Murff’s sequence asks how a lot we management our personal picture

Self Portrait as a Dreamed Man (after Bayard), 2020. All images from the series American Mother, American Father © Zora J Murff Before his career in photography flourished, US-based artist and activist Zora J Murff was a social worker in the criminal justice system in the US, specifically helping young people avoid incarceration. The two […]



Ten Secrets and techniques to Write Higher Tales

Ten Secrets and techniques to Write Higher Tales

Writing isn’t easy, and writing a good story is even harder. I used to wonder how Pixar came out with such great movies year after year. Then, I found out a normal Pixar film takes six years to develop, and most of that time is spent on the story. In this article, you’ll learn ten […]



NB Studio designs Royal Mail’s Pleasure stamp sequence

NB Studio designs Royal Mail’s Pleasure stamp sequence

NB Studio and illustrator Sofie Birkin have created a new Pride-theme special stamp series for Royal Mail to mark the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Pride rally in 1972 – a march organised by members of the Gay Liberation Front to protest homophobia and transphobia. The designs are based around the idea of ‘a […]



Are inventive budgets actually shrinking?

Are inventive budgets actually shrinking?

Recently, it’s felt that a chat about the creative industries isn’t complete without at least a passing gripe about shorter timelines, shrinking budgets, or both. But like the familiar refrain of ads just not being as good as they were ‘back in the day,’ it’s largely murky territory as to whether clients’ purse strings really […]



Kelly Anna brings the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 marketing campaign to life

Kelly Anna brings the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 marketing campaign to life

Perceptions of women’s football in the UK have been transformed in recent years. This is partly thanks to the success of England’s Lionesses, but much of the legwork is also being done at grassroots level by fan-led platforms such as ThisFanGirl and football and fashion zine Season. The sport is set to gain even more […]



Atticus Overview: Is This E book Writing Software program Your Writing and Formatting Resolution?

Atticus Overview: Is This E book Writing Software program Your Writing and Formatting Resolution?

You’ve fought through the first draft. You’ve worked with your editor to complete all the passes needed to make your book the best it can be. It’s ready to become a book. Now what? Read on to see if you could benefit from Atticus, a new book writing software.  Pin I had an acquaintance who […]



The large cash questions: a information for brand new creatives

The large cash questions: a information for brand new creatives

Whether you’re landing your first job, branching out as a freelancer, or getting ready to negotiate your first pay rise, the topic of money can be intimidating. Many new creatives have never been taught how to have these conversations, and rates, salaries and budgets have traditionally been cloak and dagger affairs. The good news is […]



Brutal however cinematic documentation of the NYPD murder division

Brutal however cinematic documentation of the NYPD murder division

Until 2018, the NYPD had never in its history granted a photographer access to its homicide division — which isn’t wholly unsurprising, when you consider both the grizzly nature of the profession, and the innumerable misconduct scandals that have plagued the NYPD over the years. However, for two years (2018-2020) New York-born photographer Theo Wenner […]



The fragile balancing act of artistic and business work

The fragile balancing act of artistic and business work

Is it a creative industries myth that bigger budget client work can’t be creatively fulfilling? Design studio DR.ME, photographer Emily Stein and branding studio NB weigh in Many fresh-faced creatives enter the industry armed with lofty ambitions that every project they work on will be pushing the boundaries of commercial creativity in one way or […]