Creative Wave – December 16

Creative Wave – December 16

Happy Friday everyone, After a tough week of partying it’s nice to relax into the soothing arms of a nice wooly jumper. And what an extra bonus to have the additionally warming embrace of this week’s Creative Wave to wash away the cobwebs and the technicolour yawns.

 

TUNE FOR THE WEEKEND-

It’s a bit sombre but it feels wintery and I love it. Radiohead’s classic Exit music for a film is my choice for this week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8051Hipbmmw Used to wonderful effect in the Westworld finale last week.

 

 

* Have a look at the Campaign Annual 2016, looking at the best agencies and ideas of the year-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/annual-2016

 

 

* Nike’s new Are We Running Today? campaign might just be my favourite of the year. So simple and so good it hurts-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/nikes-trainspotting-style-rants-swipe-smartphone-generation/1418411

 

 

* Here’s a beautiful in-depth look at the top 10 children’s books of the year-

https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/12/12/the-best-childrens-books-of-2016/

 

 

* Nice campaign from France here uses snow sculptures of animals to make a point about CO2 emissions in mountain areas-

http://creativepool.com/industryupdates/news/jwt-paris-cover-cars-with-beautiful-snow-sculptures-to-make-sobering-point-about-co2-emissions.11845

 

 

* Here’s what some other agencies have done for Christmas. Nothing touching DeFrosty though… obvs-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/best-agency-christmas-cards-2016/1418490

 

 

* Something for fans of TV comedy Fleabag – the writer Vicky Jones has a new play premiering next summer at the Soho Theatre-

http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/touch/

 

 

* Mourn the passing of Alan Waldie this week by diving back into the archives and (re)discovering some of his greatest hits. Posters and commercials that redefined advertising-

https://davedye.com/tag/alan-waldie/

 

 

* Bounce with Buster and his other friends in this Virtual Reality recreation of the Christmas John Lewis ad, which is revolutionary because you can control it with your hands-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vst2LYP-19U

 

 

* Amazingly this is not The Daily Mash, but real life. Captain Morgan have signed a deal with Leicester captain Wes Morgan with some pretty funny contractual stipulations-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4037176/Wes-Morgan-signs-agreement-drinks-giant-stating-Leicester-man-shout-s-one-Captain-Morgan.html

 

 

* The results of the 2016 adwatch are in and there were officially the country’s favourite ads of the year. I must admit, this is the first time I’ve ever seen the DFS ones-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/uks-favourite-ads-2016/1417979

 

 

* Really interesting short documentary about how you can buy the top spot on Reddit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxNvUWN3vYk

 

 

* Here’s the first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to Interstellar. It’s called Dunkirk and is of course a war film-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-eMt3SrfFU

 

 

* If you’re anywhere near New York in the near future, check out Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo is what is apparently an excellent modern retelling of Othello

http://variety.com/2016/legit/reviews/othello-review-daniel-craig-david-oyelowo-1201939890/

 

 

* Check out Donald Glover performing his latest Childish Gambino single Redbone live on Jimmy Fallon this week-

http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/childish-gambino-redbone/3441128

 

 

* Someone with way too much time on their hands has made a nature documentary purely using in-game footage from Grand Theft Auto 5. Pretty impressive-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsXsyepW6pM

 

 

* Read about Keith Cartwright and his fascinating Saturday Morning project to promote peace in American communities-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/10-essential-advertising-people-year-no-9-keith-cartwright/1418531

 

 

* Here’s Pitchfork’s rundown of the best 100 songs of the year

http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/9981-the-100-best-songs-of-2016/

 

 

* And here’s Resident Advisor’s predictably obtuse guide to their writers’ favourite 20 albums of the year

https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2859

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