Creative Wave – March 30

Creative Wave – March 30

Happy… Thursday, again! A day early for a second week in a row because I’m gallivanting around once more tomorrow. Firstly, congratulations to everyone involved in the now officially Creative Pool Award-winning Keep DeFrosty Alive campaign. Well deserved! Soothe the weary award ceremony heads with a calming balm of intrigue and inspiration. DeFrosty would’ve wanted it this way.

 

TUNE FOR THE WEEKEND-

Does the band Talk Talk ring a bell? Probably not. I’d never heard of them until this week. Their fourth record Spirit of Eden is extraordinary though. Without this, I don’t think there would be a Radiohead. This is the first track _The Rainbow_ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8cshTD5qhA

 

OBSCURE HERO OF THE WEEK-

Meet Patrizia Panico. She’s possibly Italy’s most decorated footballer, with more than two decades in the game and 185 international caps for her country. She’s won 10 _scudetti_ league titles and five Coppa Italias, finishing top scorer in the country a record 14 times. She’s considered so deadly that they call her ‘The Scorpion.’ But last week she wrote a more significant page in the history books by becoming the first woman to coach a male team in Italy when she took charge of the under-16 national team. It will be interesting to see how she does in such a male-dominated and football-mad country. She said that she hopes before too long, moves like her’s are considered normal, because: “it’s only fair that everyone is given the same opportunity for work. In the end, meritocracy should always prevail.” Amen sister.

 

* We open this week with a rare good news headline: a new population of rare tigers has been found in Eastern Thailand, including several cubs-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39423053

 

* New from the best rapper alive ™ Kendrick Lamar, this is little sneaky peak of his fourth album which is reportedly dropping April 7th-

https://soundcloud.com/suicide_boys/kendrick-lamar-the-heart-part-4

 

* Entertainment Weekly go behind the scenes of the upcoming Twin Peaks revival. Premieres in May-

http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/23/twin-peaks-revival-showtime-cover/

 

* New from Martin McDonagh, the writer/director of the brilliant In Bruges, comes the intriguing Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. Weird title, but superb cast. Looks great-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jit3YhGx5pU

 

* While the film itself doesn’t look great, this new poster for Alien Covenant is absolutely fantastic. It reminds me of man being dragged down to hell in Dante’s Inferno. I love it-

https://i.redd.it/kk9e6ddko5ny.jpg

 

* Nice little film here takes a look at the evolving art of the TV show title sequence

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

 

* Check out this year’s Creative Circle Annual, which aims to celebrate outsiders with its anarchic, punk rock stylings-

https://vimeo.com/208501096

 

* Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown was one of last year’s most unique and provocative albums. Here’s an equally confrontational video for Ain’t It Funny, directed by Jonah Hill-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L4JnAuW00k

 

* This week Madeira airport was renamed in Cristiano Ronaldo’s honour. They also unveiled a fairly, er, suspect bronze bust of the great man. He can’t be happy with that!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/03/29/cristiano-ronaldo-unveils-horrifying-bronze-bust-madeira-airport/

 

* Ever fancied watching a chameleon dancing to Punjabi MC? Well now you can. Thanks Berocca-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMS0zBPYRBU

 

* Check out Usain Bolt, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Napoleon – among others – starring in the high-octane new Virgin Fibre ad–

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OClC9te1Qyk

 

* This new box-set of Pink Floyd’s early work is quite astonishing. Firstly, it looks amazing, and secondly it features 27 discs-

https://www.creativereview.co.uk/pink-floyd-records-early-years-box-set-hipgnosis/

 

* The future of True Detective is quite sketchy, but Deadwood creator David Milch has apparently just joined the team to help craft the third series-

http://www.darkhorizons.com/deadwood-creator-joins-true-detective-s3/

 

* From comic relief last weekend came this superb People Just Do Nothing spot, featuring the Kurupt FM boys and Ed Sheeran. It’s hilarious-

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

 

* Did you see this giant inflatable breast atop a Shoreditch office last weekend and wonder if you were hallucinating?

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/mother-puts-giant-breast-its-roof-stand-breastfeeding-mums/1428858

 

* Interesting move from Grey. To promote ethnic diversity and honour their original Jewish founders, they’re changing their name to Valenstein & Fatt for the next 100 days-

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2017/03/28/grey-takes-the-name-its-jewish-founders-spearhead-5-point-diversity-plan

 

* New trailer for another Spiderman reboot. This one takes place in the Avengers universe though and looks pretty entertaining. It’s called Spiderman Homecoming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiTECkLZ8HM

 

*Serbia is a funny old place. In this week’s Presidential Elections, one guy has decided to run a ‘spoof’ character who’s currently second in the polls-

https://www.indy100.com/article/serbia-president-candidate-ljubisa-beli-preletacevic-presidential-elections-april-2-7655716

 

* Listen to the first track off the new Public Service Broadcasting album. It’s called Progress, but paradoxically seems to mark a bit of a step backward for the band-

https://play.spotify.com/track/2P9hfsj5YmVqtaFDL5OtvI

 

* Here’s a new trailer for the 2017 version of Stephen King’s IT. This is part one – just featuring the kids – with part two following their grown-up adventures due next year-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnCdOQsX5kc

 

* It seems like Elon Musk is afraid his puny human brain is holding him back, because his latest venture is a chip in the brain called Neuralink

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/27/15077864/elon-musk-neuralink-brain-computer-interface-ai-cyborgs

 

* These are excellent – food bags that allow you to use your washing machine to cook a meal. They’re called Sous La Vie, and are predicated on modern Sous Vide techniques-

http://creativepool.com/industryupdates/news/the-food-bag-you-cook-in-your-washing-machine.13459

 

* This new ‘baby friendly’ extension for Chrome lets new parents browse the internet while entertaining their new-borns at the same time-

http://creativepool.com/industryupdates/news/the-baby-friendly-browser-extension-from-saatchi–saatchi.13430

 

* The head of Framestore Labs ponders the future of digital advertising, as Piccadilly Circus’ iconic screens are due for a revamp this year-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/does-piccadillys-revamp-signal-blade-runner-future/1428753

 

* New trailer for one of the year’s biggest films, Justice League. Not I said ‘biggest,’ rather than ‘potentially best’ or ‘most interesting’-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm3VgcyaPfo

 

*Halifax give another classic TV show an update with their new ad staring the Thunderbirds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWcz0J0CiUA

 

* Can you believe that World Air Max Day has already come and gone for another year? Crazy, right? Well, these subversive arty posters were a rare treat-

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/whos-behind-bizarre-nike-spoof-ads-surprise-its-nike/1428721

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