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Adland's Podcast ep 4: Ray Larabie - the prince of fonts

Everyone has seen something that Ray Larabie has done, even if they might not know his name.
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Adland's Podcast ep 3: Ian David, founder of FEARLESS on the future

This time on Adland's podcast, in the episode I chat with Ian David, founder of Fearless, a creative network of mavericks.

The UN releases six creative briefs that they want your help with

The UN has just released six creative briefs for anyone to take a stab at.
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A Creative Director wrote the Joy of Pandemic Cooking to help us through these times

As many people adjust to working from home, one creative decided to turn lemons into lemonade, literally.
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Adland's Podcast ep 1: Harry and Meghan rebranding - what can the Sussex ex-royals do?

In these strange quarantined times, we chat with Belén Wilson about the future for Harry and Meghan. The brand.
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Adland's Podcast Episode 2: The Corona conundrum

I talk with freelancing Creative Director Evan Brown who is not allowed back to the Bay Area due to the Corona Virus spread and safety precautions tak

Raffles Milano - 15 scholarships for the International Masters in Design and Fashion

Have you ever fancied the idea of living in Milano as a budding Designer, soaking in all the inspiration from Zona Tortona to the historical sights?
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Under 26 and interested in a Design career? IED Barcelona has a scholarship contest open to students globally.

Start your professional future in an international environment! Show your talent and creativity.
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A-Sides & B-Sides short stories by Evan Brown

Sometimes the books we review here are written by people in advertising, rather than about advertising. This is one such case.
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Colour Psychology Today

Colour Psychology Today reveals new colour psychology information that comes from the author's pioneering research and studies on colour.

From marker roughs to finished ad, the PG tips story

Students, curious onlookers, clients and ad-dicts alike should promptly leave here and go read David Dye's "Encounters with Monkey", wh
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Decoding the Irrational Customer

Of course we want to eat healthy, we say as we munch down on a french fry, ignoring our hypocrisy.
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Paid Attention

Paid Attention by Faris Yakob I've followed @faris for a while on Twitter. I've live-streamed a few of his presentations.
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Digital Doesn’t Matter (and other advertising heresies) out in paperback now.

Will you look at that Åsk Wäppling is now listed as an author on Amazon...
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Ad Chat: Luke Sullivan on creative culture and not being an asshat

Luke Sullivan needs no introduction, really.
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Ogilvy, the writer. Ogilvy, the farmer. Ogilvy, the spy.

Anyone who works in advertising knows about David Ogilvy.
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Digital State: How the Internet is Changing Everything

What is the Digital State? What is our Digital State of Mind? What does the Digital State mean for brands and for businesses? These are the quest
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Top ten tips for teams on placement from Johnny and Angus

Listen up, young and old, n00bs and not Johnny and Angus have made a list of 10 Little Nuggets for Placement Teams. Their advice is solid.
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What kind of a tool are you? from The practical pocket guide to account planning.

Ever felt like your office is full of tools? Ever wondered if you were one? Ever wanted to get less tooly and better at planning?
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Ad Brief: When Brands should not speak & how to put words in celebs mouths: Guest Evan Brown

We were a bit shocked when we recorded the podcast this week as it was the day we saw tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombs.
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The Ad Brief Podcast: This isn't a a joke, this is very serious

Welcome folks, to another Ad Brief Podcast hosted by moi and Noah Rosenberg of Happymedium.
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Ad Brief: When we're jetlagged and can't stay on topic.

Jet lagged out of my mind we managed to talk about everything from Jenny Nyström's Santa Claus later made world famous by Coke, to Black Friday a
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Shocker: Copywriter writes book ... set in advertising.

Like the novel "E" by Matt Beaumont this fictional book is set in the advertising business, but "Truth in advertising" also deals
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Bob's book about Bill and the other ad men during the creative revolution

In A History of Advertising That Changed the History of Advertising Bob Levenson will show you that the simple rules: "Tell the truth", &quo
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World premiere of... The Ad Brief podcast. Episode 1: case studies study.

Hello World it's time to figure out just how Swedish my accent really is (A: not very).
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The ultime ad-crib book, Joelapompe's 100 Visual Ideas, 1000 Great Ads

This is a book you need to stuff in every xmas christmas stocking that belongs to an adgrunt or a student of advertising.
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Advertising Concept Book - buy one for every one of your clients.

I have one reason you should get this book. The entire book looks like a comp.

The Official AdLand Advertising Tutorial: Part Seven - Case Studies

Today we bring you Part Seven of the ongoing Official AdLand Advertising Tutorial.
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101 Contrarian Ideas About Advertising

If you read the Ad Contrarian, then you know what this book is like.
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Dave Trott's mischievous seeding of Creative Mischief

Those who follow @Davetrott on twitter can't help but notice that he retweets anyone who speaks of his new book: Creative Mischief.
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George Parker writes another book: Confessions of a Mad Man.

George Parker, our favorite crusty curmudgeon behind adscam, has written another book.
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Luke Sullivan's childhood had insanity, addiction, and Rock 'n' Roll

Most of us weren't blessed with a perfect childhood.
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ADCE Annual, Lürzer's Archive - the Art Directors Club of Europe Annual 2010 out now

The 19th edition offers a unique opportunity to see the "best of the best" in advertising and design from across Europe.
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The Idea Writers: Copywriting in a New Media and Marketing Era

Teressa Lezzi, while I don't have a problem with this book. I have a problem with the title.
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Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

If you enjoyed Made To Stick, with its lively writing style and anecdata way of explaining things, you might want to pick up this one as well.
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Ad Nauseam: the back to school book for budding ad-cynics.

Thanks to Carrie McLaren I got myself a copy of the Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture as seen here, posing on a pile of sick bags wit
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Nouveau? Or not. The book from french Badland-King Joe la pompe

Joe La Pompe, the anonymous French guy who has been publishing twin ads on the web for almost as long as I have been Badlanding ads, has published a b
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Adland: Searching for the Meaning of Life on a Branded Planet

"With a unique blend of humor and insight, Othmer guides us through this rapidly changing business and lets us see the direction in which it is h
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The Official AdLand Advertising Tutorial Series - How to treat your Freelancer.

Since the economy is crumbling all around us and every agency seems to be laying people off left and right - but work is still being produced, so clea
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Dabitch wants the ABCD3D book for Xmas!

I want this book pretty dang bad, ABC3D is as much a work of art as it is a pop-up book - each letter moves and some turn into other letters when you
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Jonathan Salem Baskin - Why did you write "Branding only works on cattle?"

I haven't read the book yet, hence it's unrated (if you have read it feel free to share your views).
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Alex White - "Advertising design and typography" - the new bible book for budding designers.

When I first spotted this book, I thought I had died and gone to heaven.
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Forget All the Rules You Ever Learned About Graphic Design: Including the Ones in this Book

Bob Gill is a genius when it comes to graphic design, and this book is the proof of it.
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LogoMania

The quick-hit format gives designers easy access to creative ideas.
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Graphic Design as a Second Language: Bob Gill (Hands on Graphics)

This publication is part of the Handson Graphics series - an exciting and unique collection exploring the work of respected and highly talented intern
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Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking

Open your eyes to a new way of doing business—that honest marketing makes more money, because customers who trust you will talk about you. Learn how t
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The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media to Reach

The Internet has profoundly changed the way people communicate and interact with each other.
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72andSunny Publishes "The Ghost of Bobby" by Ex-Adman David Miller

72andSunny has published its first book, called "The Ghost of Bobby." It's written by former advertising executive and Glasgow/London-b
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Hey Whipple, one more time! The third edition of Luke Sullivan's guide to creating great advertising

A lot has changed since the first edition of the now staple creative diet book "Hey Whipple, Squeeze This", not just that Dick Wilson who pl
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Paul Arden on God

The man who always said "God is in the details" has lost religion and thus put out a book on the subject.
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Paul Arden quips again.

Here's another pep talk for you special snowflakes who need someone to remind you to keep your opinions and your backbone, despite what the adgam
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Cutting edge advertising - excerpt.

As a cutting edge communicator, you need to know what is happening. You need to understand the changes.
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The Arrangement

During the grim, glum cacophony of images and sounds that constitutes the first few minutes of The Arrangement, a self-loathing advertising wizard (Ki
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How to Get Ahead In Advertising

After the release of Withnail & I, British writer-director Bruce Robinson continued his satirical assault on British culture with this fiendishly
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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Cary Grant stars as an advertising executive who dreams of getting out of the city and building a perfect home in the country, only to find the transi
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Boomerang - Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy makes a graceless debut as a romantic lead in this comedy from Reginald Hudlin.
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Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite

The inspired follow-up to the international bestseller It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be.
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How to catch the Big Idea: The Strategies of the Top-Creatives

Great and successful advertising ideas do not come about just by chance; they result from a professionally managed creative process.
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Which Ad Pulled Best?: 50 Case Histories on How to Write and Design Ads That Work

Focusing on real-world learning about advertising and research, this book shows the reader how to determine the factors that make advertising effectiv
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Cutting Edge Commercials: How to Create the World's Best TV Ads for Brands in the 21st Century

This is the definitive step-by-step guide to creating cutting edge television commercials, exploring everything from how television communicates, how
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Copywriter: A Life of Making Ads and Other Mistakes

Chronicles an advertising man's journey from Young Turk to scarred veteran --- with pit stops and side trips along the way.
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Cutting Edge Radio: How to Create the World's Best Radio Ads for Brands in the 21st Century

This is the first definitive side-by-side guide to creating cutting edge radio commercials, exploring everything from how radio communicates, what kin
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Twenty Ads That Shook the World: The Century's Most Groundbreaking Advertising and How It Changed Us All

James B. Twitchell's celebration of the greatest 20 hits of the U.S.
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Strange Red Cow: and Other Curious Classified Ads from the Past

Came to my plantation, in Springfield township, Philadelphia county, near Flour-town, the 26th of March 1776, A STRANGE RED COW.
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All-american Ads 50s (Icons Series)

Second in a series of books featuring advertising by era, All-American Ads of the 50s offers page after page of products that made up the happy-days d
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The E Before Christmas

Once again told entirely in a series of e-mails, the further adventures of the characters from e take them into the run-up to Christmas.
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E: A Novel by Matt Beaumont

A fast-paced, wickedly funny tale of office back-stabbing and corporate intrigue that unfolds in a succession of escalating e-mails.
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All-american Ads of the 60s (Midi Series)

60s Americana galore!
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All-American Ads of the 70s (Midi Series)

Discofunkalicious
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They Call Me Naughty Lola: Personal Ads from the London Review of Books

I've divorced better men than you. And worn more expensive shoes than these.
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Madscam

Advertising industry insider George Parker dishes the dirt on big advertising agencies and reveals Madison Avenue's best-kept secret: that your b
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Tres Logos

Logo design is one of the most crucial and challenging tasks in graphic design.
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No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs

We live in an era where image is nearly everything, where the proliferation of brand-name culture has created, to take one hyperbolic example from Nao
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Neubau Welt

My house, my pool, my horse, my Learjet, my Mercedes, my wife, my toys, my trees, my garden, my cockroach. Now it's really all yours.
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Tom Ford

Tom Ford has become one of fashion's great icons.
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Logo Savvy: Top Brand Design Firms Share their Naming and Identity Strategies

How to choose a name and create a catchy mark
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New Masters of Poster Design: Poster Design for the Next Century

In much the way that the CD replaced the album, the poster has waned as a messaging vehicle.
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The Best of Business Card Design 6 (The Best of Business Card Design)

This edition of Rockport's best-selling Best of Business Card Design series features an innovative collection of the most current and best work b
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Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer

Technology has sent shockwaves of change through the world of commercial art.
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1,000 Type Treatments: From Script to Serif, Letterforms Used to Perfection

The ability to wield typography is one of those things that is a clear indication of a talented designer.

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