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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Rog Walker – A Photographer’s Craft

posted by on 28/07/2014

I’m not sure how I let this one slip under my radar when it first came out. VSCO as you all know are redefining the way we process digital photography and their editorial/film content online is an even greater inspiration platform. Teaming up with one of my favourite photographers, Rog Walker to share a segment of his story which includes what photography and the ability to create means to him. Photography like any other medium is a physical manifestation of what is birthed in the mind of the creator. He sums it up nicely: “For me, it not just about taking a pretty picture. Photography is my voice; the goal is to speak eloquently.” Watch the full short on the reverse.

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BOSE – Scene Unseen | Dancehall In Japan

posted by on 20/07/2014

Everyone’s always been fascinated by subcultures and scenes, whilst trying to find their own sense of belonging. Bose have created a trilogy of short documentaries exploring music influenced scenes around the world, starting with an investigative look at the rather odd success of dancehall and reggae in Japan. Yes, you read that right. I remember when I first came across a dancehall video from Japan and being completely baffled. I just thought it was a fad, a really niche scene in Tokyo but this documentary says otherwise. It’s a fundamental part of their life and the music, the style and culture runs through them.

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Acura – Pulse | Advert

posted by on 19/07/2014

You can’t knock the importance of sound when making a film, this spot from Chris Sargent for Acura’s Pulse is evidence. The pacing and build up is beautiful with all the bokeh and cutaway shots to show the car from different angles. The sound is what takes you on the journey and slowly amps up the suspense to a climatic finish that celebrates the car’s performance benefits. ‘When man and machine connect. the extraordinary happens’. This whole spot feels a scene from a Christopher Nolan movie.

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Larsson & Jennings x Wong Wong – World Cup Watch

posted by on 16/07/2014

Man, life doesn’t quite feel the same since the World Cup ended. Rushing home to watch the daily 9pm game was something I could get used to. Football took over the world for 30 days; advertising, branding, food, collaborations, Rihanna and more; it was definitely eat, sleep, watch football. I’m always sceptical about collaborations and releases during such high profile events as 90% come across as money grabbing schemes with no real authenticity or purpose behind it. If you haven’t heard of Wong Wong then please click here and get acquainted. Football inspired design at its best, real minimalist and wearable on a day to day basis unlike your jersey. They’ve teamed up with one of my favourite brands for a special collaboration watch. More on the reverse.

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Google – The Long Walk | Short Film

posted by on 11/07/2014

A beautiful film piece on an inspiring story of a person who holds a unique achievement in India’s history. This film is a celebration of democracy and one man’s persistent effort and belief in the system. His passion and joy conveyed through the film is just wonderful to watch and not to mention it’s shot exceptionally well. India’s a funny country when it comes to politics; everyone’s aware of what’s going on and active when it comes to protests and voting. Around 65% of people voted which is crazy considering the population is over a billion. Here we struggled to get 20% of people to vote. Watch the short film on the reverse.

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New Balance – Move Forward

posted by on 05/07/2014

‘If your heart was in charge of your feet, beating down to the beat of your dreams to the speed of the future…’. 

Lovely film work from New Balance – an aspirational short film from Cole Webley for the brand. The narrative and concept of it reminds me of Levi’s Go Forth campaign from a few years back which features a similar message; to keep pushing on and breaking boundaries. This is the level of film I’d love to produce at work, strong narrative with brilliant execution and art direction.

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London’s Garden Bridge

posted by on 05/07/2014

Now this is pretty sweet and something to rival NYC’s popular highline and I’m all for introducing a little bit more green in our city. One of the things that I miss about India is the greenery and FRESH AIR – my lungs have taken a beating since coming back to the city. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick (the guy behind the Olympic Cauldron) – the new £150 million crossing from Temple to South Bank. With plans to launch in 2018, the construction should be starting sooner rather than later. It’s got backing from the Mayor as a green scheme and a bunch of private investors – rumours are that Apple are interested. iBeacon bridge? Who knows. More imagery on the reverse.

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Apple – iPhone 5S – Parenthood

posted by on 01/07/2014

Man, it’s weird be back in an environment so dominated by advertising, brands and titles with each vying for human connection with their consumers. Apple as we all know are one of the best at it. Strong brand guidelines that never swerve too far away and look for the ‘edgy’ business that most want. They’ve always kept it clean, simple and straight to the point. This latest one taps into the parents with a beautiful spot featuring several moments in an iPhone could help in a child’s life – from capturing moments, to play time and educating them on basic human process such as brushing their teeth. You’ll end up aww-ing at some point during this clip, if you don’t – you’re one cold hearted mofo. Smile.

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BIC – The Universal Typeface

posted by on 01/07/2014

Guess who’s back? After a refreshing month away in India, I’m back in the home of materialism and colonialism. Slowly getting back into the swings of things – not too fussed about all the endless content that I missed out on. Here’s something that I stumbled upon that’s a little different from the norm, BIC – the disposable pen company has launched the Universal Typeface Experiment, a digital attempt to create a unique handwritten font by using as much handwritten letters as possible. You might be wondering how this is possible – it’s all digital using Mobile Connect technology which allows users to to write in a natural way – as they would with a BIC pen on paper.

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Cristiano Siqueira – World Cup Posters

posted by on 24/05/2014

Boom! Only a few more weeks to go till the World Cup 2014 begins in Brazil and to celebrate this ESPN hired Brazilian-based illustrator and designer Cristiano Siqueira to create posters for each of the 32 participating teams. I think in the past week, I’ve had over 100 press releases with World Cup related garbage from collaborations and adverts from official sponsors etc – it’s an endless tide of awful content. So it’s nice to stumble of a real gem like this. His style of vectors have a real comic book feel to it, each piece shows the unique story of the heroes that’ll lead their countries onto the pitch in June. View the rest after the cut.

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