Creative Wave – December 12

Creative Wave – December 12

Start the penultimate week before Christmas on the front foot. Inspirational bangs, bots and beats aplenty!

 

TUNE FOR THE WEEKEND-

A great blast from the past that I heard again recently. The Cure with the brilliant _A Forest_ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xik-y0xlpZ0

 

* This is a nice pre-Christmas surprise: the first trailer for The Last of Us 2. I cannot freaking wait-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBJgZ8D6Hhg

 

* Heart-warming news here that more young people are watching Planet Earth than X-Factor. Just when you’re about to lose faith in the next generation-

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/attenboroughs-call-of-the-wild-pulls-in-young-viewers-gntqpxqdl

 

* Here’s a new spot from Beats by Dre which again involves some of the world’s biggest sports stars in a fairly flashy affair-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dDJEC_d3Uw

 

* Now I like Christmas jumpers, but a line has to be drawn. Boohoo are on the other side of the line because these two-person Xmas jumpers really are not acceptable-

http://metro.co.uk/2016/12/07/this-christmas-jumper-is-perfect-for-all-the-nauseating-couples-in-your-life-6306093/

 

* Last week I was bemoaning the fact that the Uncharted games were all over, but I was wrong! Next year there’s going to be a nice-looking spin-off staring too female heroines from the series-

http://www.darkhorizons.com/uncharted-the-lost-legacy-game-demo/

 

* Amazon have a brave vision for the future of shopping: a physical place where people can browse groceries and then take items home with them. So, kind of like a supermarket-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/amazon-shows-off-queueless-supermarket/1417751

 

* This year, McDonalds have developed augmented reality advent calendars on their tray-liners that use Blipper to give customers prizes-

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cy6XOXMXAAAfkzZ.jpg

 

* It was announced this week that Helen Marten has won the coveted Turner Prize. I must admit, I didn’t get any of the four shortlisted artists’ work but congratulations I guess-

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/dec/05/helen-marten-an-artist-who-thinks-differently-from-the-rest-of-us

 

* Here’s a fun idea from Korea. Cheil Worldwide have created a children’s book that claims to teach all of life’s lessons through golf

http://creativepool.com/industryupdates/news/cheil-create-a-childrens-book-that-teaches-life-lessons-through-golf.11786

 

* To celebrate the launch of Dead Rising 4, Xbox recreated the game’s trailer live using Christmas lights and extras, and asked Facebook users to help them start it up-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/xbox-creates-dead-rising-4-trailer-christmas-lights/1417909

 

* Secret Cinema is back in 2017 with a new spectacle. This time they’ve chosen Baz Luhrmann’s lush Moulin Rouge to bring to life. It opens Valentine’s Day next year-

http://www.secretcinema.org/moulinrouge

 

* As the first season comes to a close, here’s why Westworld is the defining TV show of 2016-

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/dec/07/why-westworld-is-the-defining-show-of-2016

 

* Ahead of his three-month residency at XOYO in 2017, probably the best dance music DJ in the world, Andy C, talks about his plans-

https://djmag.com/news/andy-c-chats-dj-mag-about-his-xoyo-residency

 

* Former (current?) Spiderman Andrew Garfield is producing a film based on the Dassler brothers: one of whom started Adidas, while the other set up Puma

http://www.darkhorizons.com/garfield-producing-adidas-vs-puma-movie/

 

* Follow The Guardian’s countdown to the best film of the year, with a new entry in their list appearing every day-

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/29/the-50-best-uk-films-of-2016-full-list

 

* Ten photographers share their best photo of Donald Trump. These are incredible-

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/nov/10/photographers-best-trump-shot

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