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We had a good night at the Emirates Stadium last week. At the inaugural Drum Design Awards we came away with a total of 4 awards. Something that we’re very happy about, of course. What makes us absolutely delighted is the fact that the awards are in 3 different categories. And we mean really different categories.
First up, two gongs in experiential design for the Johnnie Walker House in Beijing and Umbro St James’s Park (in Burton upon Trent).
Next, copywriting for design, for Johnnie Walker Director’s Blend
And finally, for the real time interactive experience that is doodlr, a product of our in-house LOVE Labs initiative.
There’s a lot of navel gazing about whether you should or shouldn’t enter awards. Do they make a difference to your business? Do prospective clients care whether you’re award winners or not? Is it just vanity on the part of agencies, exploited to the full by the organisers of such events? Our answer to all of the above is ‘we don’t know’. But what we do know is that they are a great way of reminding a ridiculously talented and hard working team that all the hard work is worth it. And, in the case of last week’s haul, a great platform for us to demonstrate what we mean when we say that we find out what’s most interesting about your brand and then find the most interesting ways to communicate it. Some people don’t like the fact they can’t pigeonhole us – are we a design agency? A digital agency? An ad agency? Packaging designers? Well, yes, we do win awards for all of those disciplines, but what we’re really about is developing ideas that help brands connect with their audiences in the most creative, engaging and memorable ways possible. And then executing them with wit, craft and passion, whatever the medium.
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) invited us to install Artr to help celebrate their 10th birthday last Saturday. In collaboration with our friends at Rhythm, we got Artr ready for its first installation in an arts venue, projecting the collaborative canvas in the main lobby of the building while a bunch of other great techy installations filled other spaces.
By visiting factartr.com* on their smartphones, anyone could draw a brush-stroke and see it instantly added to the ever-changing composition on the wall. A truly collaborative masterpiece… bringing art to the masses!
* This event is now over, so please don’t try the factart.com URL.
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the team at our Shanghai office have made this delightfully delicious visual feast of Chinese delicacies and their symbolic meanings. It’s both mouthwatering and educational.
From all of us here at LOVE, we wish you a very happy, prosperous and flavoursome Year of the Snake! Xīnnián hǎo!
We’re looking for hungry, talented middleweights who can think beyond foil block posters and helvetica, who can have real ideas. A team player mentality is a must. You should be able to demonstrate excellent design skills with an eye for detail, technically excellent, adept at typography, capable of art directing shoots and thinking at pace under pressure as well as being digitally curious. You should be culturally literate and able to draw reference from a wide spectrum of influences.
We always put our creatives in front of clients, so an ability to articulate your thinking is important as is a willingness to travel, our clients are global.
If you’re interested, send an email (with Designer as the subject line) containing your CV and portfolio of work to email@example.com