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Morag Myerscough’s artwork in the sky spreads eco-friendly message

Designer and artist Morag Myerscough has been enlisted to design the flags that line Oxford Street in London, using the commission as an opportunity to spread an environmental message in her signature radiant aesthetic. The installation consists of 105 individual four-metre flags, which have been created using recycled marine plastics. Stretching from Tottenham Court Road on the east side of…...

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To Have & To Hold collects the best paper bag designs of the last century

Around a decade ago, as designer Tim Sumner was finishing his studies at the University of Central Lancashire, his tutor Andy Bainbridge introduced him to the UCLan Ephemeral Archive – which rescues and preserves usually fleeting objects such as posters, leaflets and packaging. Within were many wonderful relics from years gone by, but one type of relic in particular caught...

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KFC’s new ad: no dialogue, just chicken

Entitled Can’t Resist, the ad follows several characters as they undergo the excruciating inner struggle of resisting their KFC. From a stand-off over the last wing in a bucket to the frustration of waiting for friends to turn up, the film adopts a playful approach that gets its point across in the total absence of any dialogue. According to Coleman,...

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Modern Designers’ new test card-inspired BBC Philharmonic campaign

Manchester-based agency Modern Designers has created the new season campaign for the BBC Philharmonic. Modern Designers has worked with the broadcasting symphony orchestra, which is based at Media City in Salford, since rebranding it in 2016. The studio has produced the campaign designs for every season since. For this new project, which Modern Designers started working on at the beginning...

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Nina Bachmann’s illustrations combine the everyday with the absurd

Munich-born illustrator and graphic designer Nina Bachmann has carved out a niche for herself blurring the boundaries between banality and absurdity. Using garish colours and eccentric characters, her illustrations offer up a visual feast for her viewers to gorge on. Mostly, these are created using acrylic and oil sticks on canvas, but she also regularly builds sculptures with different materials…...