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Clean Air poem printed in "smog-eating" material absorbs pollution

British poet Simon Armitage wrote "In Praise of Air," which does exactly what it says on the tin:

I write in praise of air. I was six or five/when a conjurer opened my knotted fist/and I held in my palm the whole of the sky./I've carried it with me ever since.

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SMSupermalls apologises for rape shirt - but it's plagiarized too.

SMSupermalls in the Philippines are in trouble today. Somehow this t-shirt, with the line "It isn't rape, it's just snuggle with a struggle" made it to their shops.

Someone out shopping found the shirt, tweeted this and it was soon retweeted many times.

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Brand New School Revamps Ford Campaign

Integrated creative company Brand New School recently completed a national campaign for Ford via Team Detroit to help launch its annual Built Ford Tough Sales Event. Directed by Jonathan Notaro, the series of four commercials is a new take on the auto manufacturer’s popular spots for their best selling line of trucks.

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Pound and Grain creates multi-platform campaign for Gentle Fawn

Gentle Fawn is a Vancouver-based women's clothing company that has been around for ten years. They used to sell exclusively to distributors. Now they're selling direct-to-consumer. To mark this change, Vancouver-based digital shop Pound And Grain gave Gentle Fawn a revamp, with an improved website and e-commerce experience, not to mention a social media and content marketing plans.

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Ben Gibbs, Jan Cilliers and Celest Gilbert Launch GIRL OVERBOARD

Film and commercial VFX Supervisor Ben Gibbs, VFX Supervisor and Lead Flame Artist, Jan Cilliers and Executive Producer Celest Gilbert launch creative studio GIRL OVERBOARD.

Gibbs is best known for his collaborations on Spike Jonze films including “Her” and “Where the Wild Things Are,” as well as numerous award-winning projects for commercial directors Lance Acord, Mark Romanek, Tarsem and Ulf Johansson. The Girl Overboard team kicked off the summer by collaborating with Park Pictures on their recent campaign for Apple.

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#Gamergate - Insulting consumers shrinks the market

Something has been brewing on twitter for over three weeks now, that game console makers such as Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, should be keeping an eye on, as well as game publishers such as Activision, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft. By extension, you ad agency folks working on these brands should sit up straight, put that pumpkin latte or stanky IPA down for a moment, and take some notes. It's gonna get messy.

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Howling Music Launches Office in London with Grammy-Winning Producer David Hentschel

NASHVILLE—Howling Music, a Nashville-based provider of original music for advertising, has opened an office in London in collaboration with Grammy-winning music producer, engineer and composer David Hentschel, known for his work with such artists as Elton John, Genesis and The Yellowjackets.

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Director Nick Losq Joins Bully Pictures

Director Nick Losq, whose work combines humor and natural performances with cutting-edge visual effects, has joined Bully Pictures for advertising projects.

Losq has already completed several assignments through Bully. They include a multi-spot package for Radio Shack and GSD&M, Austin, related to this year’s World Cup competition, and a campaign for Tribe Hummus through New York agency DeVito Verdi.

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