Warhol digital art discovered on floppy disks


A collection of digital artwork by legendary artist Andy Warhol has been rediscovered after nearly thirty years.

In 1985, Warhol used an Amiga computer to demonstrate its graphic design software, saving his experiments on floppy disks which were kept in the Andy Warhol Museum’s archives.

The art was long-forgotten, until artist Cory Arcangel found a YouTube video of the Amiga product launch and started an investigation into the lost disks.

Twenty eight digital images, including a recreation of Warhol’s iconic ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’, have been successfully restored.

Find out more about the art here and tell us what you think of Warhol’s digital designs.

LEGO in numbers


Did you know that over 500 billion LEGO bricks have been made since 1958? This fact and more have been revealed by a YouTube channel in a fun new video.

Alltime Numbers’ gives a variety of interesting statistics about the popular toy, including how many hours have been spent playing with LEGO, the company’s history, and the location of all the LEGOLANDs in the world, demonstrating the bricks’ universal appeal.

Watch the video below to discover some LEGO trivia and let us know if you know any other unusual facts about the iconic toy.

YouTube gains British Pathé archive


British PathéBritish Pathé has entered into an historic partnership with YouTube, which means its entire archive will be shareable for the first time.

The company, which documented news and events from 1910 to 1976, is also working with Mediakraft Networks to distribute the 85,000 videos in the archive.

British Pathé covered world-changing events in the 20th Century, including the World Wars, Emily Davison’s death at the 1913 Derby and the start of teenage pop culture.

The CEO of British Pathé, Roger Felber, said: “We have found the best conditions to ensure that our archive content will continue to act as a pioneer in moving images and retain its heritage for future generations.”

Take a look at the British Pathé website here and let us know what you think about the company’s latest move – is it time to open up the archive?

The best April Fools of 2014


April Fools 2014April Fools presents companies with a unique opportunity to communicate with their audiences in a more light-hearted way, and this year was no different, The Drum has compiled a list of some of the top April Fools videos of 2014.

Once again, this year did not disappoint in terms of creativity, with a number of companies jumping at the chance to create some funny content.

From square eggs, to a yeasty new soft drink from Vegemite, Malibu even pitched in with their ‘plans’ to launch the world’s first mobile tasting app which would let you taste cocktails by licking your phone screen!

But perhaps the best offering came from YouTube, who released a video claiming to be secretly behind viral trends of the past – and even showcasing what they intend to be the trends of 2014!

See YouTube’s video below, or take a look at the rest here, and let us know which is your favourite.

‘Rise of Social Media in E-commerce’


MobStac has released a new infographic highlighting the importance of social media in e-commerce.

The infographic reveals some interesting facts, such as how many social media users have purchased a product online after sharing it on a social network.

It also offers tips for e-commerce businesses looking to broaden their social media reach, including how to use different channels, such as Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest, to best effect.

Take a look at the whole infographic here – do you trust a brand more if it has a social media presence?

Hilarious Poo-Pourri advert


You might think it would be difficult to advertise a toilet spray, however Poo-Pourri have done just that with this hilarious video advert.

The video features a contrast between a young and elegant actress speaking in a most ‘proper’ way, with a shockingly crude script.

The advert has been a massive success – having already had more than 10 million views on YouTube!

So it would be natural to expect this toilet spray to become a common fixture in a bathroom near you.

Take a look at the video below, and order yourself some Poo-Pourri spray here.

Skittles video encourages you to break figurines


Skittles advertSkittles has released a new video on YouTube that has an added quirk.

The video is an interactive advert, so once the main spot finishes you can click on it and get some additional footage. Whilst the idea of having interactive videos isn’t new normally you just click through to a new video, this one has the footage all in one video.

Quirky and clever, the only down-side is that it doesn’t seem to work on embedded videos.

Watch the main ad below and click here to access the YouTube version.

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