‘Polar bear’ takes a ride on the London Underground


Sky Atlantic has promoted the launch of a new series with a realistic ‘polar bear’ wandering around London.
Polar bear

For the launch of Fortitude, a new Arctic-based crime thriller, Sky Atlantic and Taylor Herring released a life-sized ‘polar bear’ into the city streets and also on London Underground, much to the amusement of passers by.

Eight weeks and a team of nineteen designers were required to create this massive bear.

Check out the ‘polar bear’ in action in the video below.

BAFTA promotes awards with film noir-inspired prints


BAFTAThe British Academy of Film and Television promoted this year’s awards with a striking poster campaign. 

BAFTA created film noir-inspired prints that symbolise the glamour and elegance of the event, while representing some of the films nominated, such as The Grand Budapest Hotel (image on the right).

BAFTA print editor, Toby Weidmann, described the campaign as “eye-poppingly beautiful and inordinately original.”

Take a look at the different prints here and tell us which is your favourite.

Cute vintage-style ad for new Galaxy S-pen


Samsung advert Ad agency Heaven and the directing duo Vallée Duhamel have made a new vintage-style ad for Samsung.

With the title ‘creativity at work’ and an electronic music background, the ad presents us the different functionalities that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-Pen can offer.

The result is a colourful collage of all the arts and crafts materials the S-Pen can emulate.

Watch this joyful advert below and tell us what you think.

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We are recruiting a Creative Designer / Art Director


The Think Tank is seeking a Creative Designer / Art Director with a strong design portfolio to work within our growing creative team.  

This role will involve the creation of a diverse range of marketing material as well as brand development work. 

Candidates will have worked in a similar agency environment and possess excellent knowledge of Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design. A knowledge of digital design would also be a benefit but not essential. We are growing rapidly and have an immediate need for an individual with a strong design and communications background who can add to our creative team that has a great reputation.

This is a fulltime position for a person with outstanding design skills to put their mark on a wide range of marketing media, aiding the growth of the agency.

To apply for this position please email our Creative Director, Shaun Madle, at shaunm@thinktank.org.uk including you CV and portfolio.

Volvo Trucks begin ‘The Chase’


Volvo Trucks has been releasing a series of videos showing imaginative ways they ‘test’ their vehicles, this latest edition involves their FL being chased through a Spanish town by a group of raging bulls.

This daredevil stunt was created with Swedish agency Forsman and Bodenfors.

The idea of this test was to show how the Volvo Trucks’ new city distribution vehicle handles extreme conditions and pressure situations.

You can enjoy this stunt from a 360 degree camera here, or see the video below, and tell us if you would be brave enough to lead the chase.

2013 Emmy Best Commercial Winner: ‘Inspired’ by Grey


Grey New York and MJZ director Nicolai Fuyglsig created this ‘Inspired’ ad for Canon. The spot won the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial on last Sunday at the 65th Annual Creative Arts Emmys.

The advert showcases the creative ways Canon users have captured images and videos, demonstrating users can extend their imaginations using Canon products.

The other three nominees were Wieden + Kennedy’s ‘Jogger’ for Nike, BBH’s ‘Jess Time’ for Google Chrome, and Crispin Porter + Bogusky’s ‘The Chase’ for Grey Poupon.

Grey’s win ended a streak of four straight victories for ads created by Wieden + Kennedy. Watch the shortlisted ads here.

Lastly, watch the winning ad below and tell us if this would inspire you.

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