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From Grit to Glory

In a nation where rugby has always ruled, Wales was enjoying a resurgence in the beloved sport of football. The Football Association of Wales (FAW) is the third oldest association in the world; however, as the playing field of sports branding evolves to meet the demands of lucrative sponsorship deals, FAW’s brand identity was missing the goal.

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The un-geeking of VR

For most of its short existence, the use of VR headsets while in public has been deemed awkward by those who aren’t fans, or as geeky when worn by those who are indeed fans. Now, a new venture in hip northeast London is trying to turn the former groups into converts, by throwing into the mix some Blade Runner-style pods, a poke bar and a generous list of craft beers.

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Sketch the City

The London artist Carl Lavia, also known as Sketch, is on a mammoth mission to sketch the 69 cities of the UK. In this ambitious project the self-taught artist is creating hugely detailed illustrative maps of the island nation’s cities from an aerial point of view.

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Football Crests are a Minefield

A great article I read on Creative Review today, "Freelance illustrator, columnist and Leeds United fan Ben Tallon talks about how vitriolic social media attacks are not the way forward when a football club’s new logo goes horribly wrong."

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The Compton Cowboys

This latest Guinness Ad titled ‘Made of More’ is a beautifully shot, cinematic look into a group of men who care for horses in LA. The spot follows on from previous Guinness adverts like, Sapeurs, telling their unique stories and rounding off the day with pints of the black stuff.

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