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Understanding of ethics In design
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Let’s just say that we didn’t see this campaign coming. But, is it a smart move from Gucci?
The second chapter of The North Face and Gucci’s partnership has just dropped with an exclusive collaborative video from streetwear site High Snobiety that, to the internet’s delight, features TikTok star and trainspotter Francis Bourgeois.
The multi-hyphenate trainspotter, engineering student, model, and content creator took his unbridled passion for trains and railways to TikTok, where he has since garnered almost two million avid followers. Charting locomotives across England, Bourgeois records himself on his GoPro, a humorous aesthetic that has become ingrained in his TikTok psyche and persona. Running up and down the platform, gesturing for the conductor to blow the whistle, and giving us tours of rare train model interiors are all part of a day in the life of his trainspotting adventures.
With the quiet award ceremonies and a declining box office goers, what’s to happen to the future of cinema?
The Golden Globes were semi ‘cancelled’ this year leaving many of us puzzled. The reason behind the awards’ omission from TV sits among questions about the organisation’s membership and its integrity.
Even so, the winners – Will Smith for Best Actor and Nicole Kidman for Best Actress – may even make us doubt whether the Globes are motivated by art or popularity. There seems to be minor acknowledgement for arts and foreign films and the motto often seems to be the bigger the star the bigger the award.
On January 14, just a few days ago, Visa launched its first rebrand since 2014. The big change? Its logo no longer includes its name, Visa. Instead, three horizontal stripes, blue, white and gold, make up this bare-faced logo.
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As a generation of creative freelancers and artists come of age on social media, the lines between being a creative and an influencer are increasingly blurring. There is a new wave of creatives raised from the era of Instagram, YouTube and TikTok…
When we sat down to interview Ana Grigorovici of Uncommon Goods, she excited an epiphany in our relationship with design. Grigorovici reminded us that “everything is design” because almost everything is designed.
“Every interaction is designed, our outfits are designed for different occasions from interviews to parties. Someone once told society that different types of clothing are fit for certain occasions etc. From technology to architecture to fashion, these are the fabrics of society and they are all designed. Asking why design is important is like asking why water is important – our lives are made of design!”
Black hyperlinks had been the standard for many years, but why the sudden shift to blue? One can assume that it is because RGB phosphorescent monitors were becoming more readily available in comparison to monotone phosphorescent monitors that could only produce one color.
As a creative, it can be often depressing to hear about the poor effect some creative industries have on the environment. Take the fashion industry, for example, it accounts for about 8-10% of global carbon emissions, and nearly 20% of wastewater.
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