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Brilliantly funny new ad from Canal+

Source: Creative Review | Published: Tuesday 27th of January 2015 04:50:00 PM

First we had the Bear, now Canal+ gives us unicorns...

Canal+ has returned today with another instant classic ad, created by BETC Paris, the agency behind its earlier spots including March of the Penguins, The Bear and The Closet. The new ad features the mix of hilarity and epic drama that we've come to expect from the brand, this time centering on the story of Noah, and his quest to make sure that all animals are present on the ark.

Making the ad led to some unexpected conversations in the agency, according to CCO and President, St  Read More»

Canadian passport reveals its design secrets

Source: Creative Review | Published: Friday 23rd of January 2015 04:37:00 PM

Images by Imgur user chachichachichicken

New Canadian passports have been hiding a whole series of design gems between their innocuous-looking pages; you just need an ultra-violet light to see them...

While the new-look passports have been in use since July 2013, there's one aspect to their design that has not (to our knowledge) been duly celebrated until very recently. This week, a post on Imgur via Reddit alerted our attention to one of the most surprising design reveals we've seen. As one commenter pointed out, "It's like a party on every page".

Loaded up onto Imgur user chachichachichicken displayed several shots of his friend's passport: "My buddy got his new Canadian passport and had the wisdom to take a look at it under his black light," he wrote. "We thought we'd share...".

And what a revelation the images turned out to be: each fairly standard-looking page of the passport (historical figures, well-known monuments etc) is brought to life in a blaze of pattern and colour when view under a 'black light' or ultra-violet light source. The design feature acts as an additional security feature that many Canadian's are just unaware of but presumably is viewable at passport desks around the world.

In 2010 I wrote about the UK passport redesign, in which the Identity and Passports Service evoked this isle's sea-faring tradition in its rendering of an Albion of yesteryear. Conversely, it was the very modern design of the Norwegian passport that last year set the internet into a documentation-based frenzy.

Now Canada has revealed its hand. While its certainly not as cooly minimal as the Norwegian effort, it's difficult not to enjoy the party.

The full series of images is at imgur.com. All images by Imgur user chachichachichicken

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Come Dine With Me

Source: Creative Review | Published: Friday 30th of January 2015 11:52:00 AM

With its mix of unexpected locations and great food, the Disappearing Dining Club shows how eating out can be a truly memorable experience...

Where do you want to eat tonight? This might sound like a simple question but nowadays the answers can seem endless, particularly if you live in one of the world?s major cities. We are in the throes of a ?food age?, and where you choose to eat out ? whether it be at a fancy restaurant hosting a Michelin starred chef, a local-but-special backstreet place that?s been there for decades, or a food cart that does Mexican street food just the way you like it ? says a lot about the kind of person you are, or want to be.

The food industry has always been governed by fashion, but now it feels like the trends come and go more speedily than ever. In the last few years we?ve been through the pop-up restaurant trend, the supper club trend, the bar in a toilet trend, the no reservations trend, the speciality caf  Read More»

New type: Formist, Hoefler & Co, Studio Feed & more

Source: Creative Review | Published: Tuesday 27th of January 2015 09:30:00 AM

Our latest pick of new type designs, projects and events includes a guide to combining typefaces from Thames & Hudson, punk inspired lettering from Montreal studio Feed and new releases from Fontsmith and Hoefler & Co. First up, though, is a new style blog with some striking headlines...

Kod & Form/Christopher West - Space Matters

Style blog Space Matters is described as a digital moodboard "where creative minds share their ideas and processes" - edited by Lisa Corneliusson and Nike Felldin, it features a series of image galleries curated by designers, photographers and creatives working in fashion.

The site was designed by Swedish studio Kod & Form and Christopher West, and features a great use of Commercial Type's Druk family coupled with Times New Roman.

"Space Matters is the product of a long collaboration with the editors," explain West and Kod & Form's Edvard Scott. "There was no initial brief, other than an idea to create a new take on the daily fashion blog, as we have come to know it...[with moodboards], visitors can dig into the material: explore images, read shorter texts, watch video and listen to songs, just as if they where visiting the studios of the artists."

"We've also tried to bring "editorial design" to your browser," add the pair. "One of our main design influences was an old German magazine called Twen, published in the 70's. It is filled with iconic photography and even more iconic typography. When Commercial Type released their font family Druk in mid 2014, the same time we started the project, we knew instantly that it was a perfect match. In a time when online typography is developing in a very fast rate, our goal as designers was ... 'how far can we intertwine the expression of the material into the design?'"

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Unpacking Packaging

Source: Creative Review | Published: Thursday 29th of January 2015 12:06:00 PM

The Pentawards aims to showcase the best in packaging worldwide: we asked design strategist Silas Amos to analyse what its latest winners tell us about current food packaging trends

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CR February iPad edition: The Food issue

Source: Creative Review | Published: Tuesday 27th of January 2015 05:45:00 PM

Don't forget you can also get the February's CR, the food issue, for iPad, where you'll find all the print mag articles and exclusive additional content in Hi Res, our showcase gallery section, and CRTV, with video profiles of creative people, animations and other moving image work from around the world....

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Ads of the Week

Source: Creative Review | Published: Friday 23rd of January 2015 04:31:00 PM

Need a laugh? Well you're in luck as this week's advertising round up is filled with comedy spots, including work for Friskies cat food, Loto, Mercedes-Benz, and Sims4. Kicking off proceedings is a booty-tastic number from Moneysupermarket, which comes with an 'epic strut'...

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New designs: Bloomberg, Julia, Brand & Deliver & more

Source: Creative Review | Published: Thursday 29th of January 2015 02:40:00 PM

Our latest pick of new designs includes a book on identity design for start-ups from Gestalten, graphics for PJ Harvey's Recording in Progress experience at Somerset House and branding inspired by the golden ratio for financial services technology company Davidsohn.


First up, though, is Bloomberg's new website, Bloomberg Business, which groups the media outlet's various news offerings - Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Graphics - under a single site, bloomberg.com

Bloomberg worked with Code and Theory on the site's design and in an article announcing the launch, says it is the centrepiece of a new digital strategy "to  Read More»

Casey Neistat: maverick filmmaker

Source: Creative Review | Published: Monday 26th of January 2015 11:58:00 AM

Casey Neistat dropped out of high school at 15, became a 'professional dishwasher', and now makes some of the most-watched films on YouTube. This film from Design Indaba tells his story

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