News Bulletin 12.10.12


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Colour me Cadbury and pass me a glass of Bond-themed Bollinger…it’s all here in the Weekly News Bulletin


Facebook: The things that connect us

Facebook recently released their first ever agency created advert entitled ‘The things that connect us’. Composed by Wieden & Kennedy (of ‘Just Do It’ and Old Spice ‘Man your man could smell like’ acclaim), the ad uses the analogy of a chair to explore our relationship with social media. We rather like the ad’s existentialist undertones, but make up your own mind by watching it here.


The choice is now shaken, stirred - or sparkling
The choice is now shaken, stirred – or sparkling

It’s Friday! So why not pop open a bottle of James Bond inspired Bollinger Champagne. The limited edition pack includes a gun silencer inspired gift box requiring a 3 digit passcode to open it (no prizes for guessing), whilst the bottle itself features a ’50 years of Bond’ logo. A tipple that has featured heavily in Bond films throughout the years, this Bollinger design comes courtesy of The Sparkle Design Agency.


Cadbury purple: also know as Pantone 2685C

This week, the ownability of colour in branding was hotly debated as it was announced that Cadbury have won the right to the purple Pantone 2685C . The Big Picture’s very own Stuart Chapman has written a piece for Research magazine exploring ‘why colour matters in design research‘.


Mokita on sentimentality in illustration
Mokita on sentimentality in illustration

If you’re around in London next Tuesday 16th October, why not head to Somerset House and join Mokita’s all day Illustration Symposium. Exploring the theme of sentimentality in contemporary illustration, it will cover everything from Hello Kitty to Folk Art and features speeches from a number of proclaimed industry professionals. For more information,  click here.


If last week’s NTB logo put the ‘M’ in impossible, why not try this one for size?

Name That Brand

And if you enjoy it that much, put yourself to the test with our very own Name That Brand game.