The Chip Shop Awards are a different beast entirely. If you live in the UK, they're something of a minor celebrity in the events calendar; a place where the inspired and the profane sit side by side, chaotically intermingling.
Cannes might be long over, but like free rosé, the publicity just keeps on flowing. Here's the final roundup of everything interesting and vaguely self-promotion-shaped to come out of the South of France.
The Central Saint Martins Graphic Design Show opens to the public today, sponsored by Mullen-Lowe Group who will be revealing the winner of this year's Lowe Nova Prize later in the month. I went to the opening night viewing, and saw some intelligent, sophisticated and inspiring work.
What is the Glass Lion? Well, if you hadn't heard, the Glass Lion "recognises work that implicitly or explicitly addresses issues of gender inequality or prejudice, through the conscious representation of gender in advertising".
Sick of seeing all the free-flowing rosé, amazing Cannes houses rented for the cool people, party pictures and bikini shots already? Well, isn't it nice that the CANNESCELLATION Chrome plugin exists then?
The walk into the Old Truman Brewery is deceptive. You enter up some stairs, following the neon yellow flags fluttering in an uncomfortable English breeze and before you know it an army of signs, loud and confident in their protestations, surrounds you.