If you’re going to be passing through New York this easter weekend, then be sure not to miss out on Virgin Atlantic’s very own easter egg hunt! Three hundred egg sculptures have been designed by respected artists and designers for charity. The eggs can be found all over Manhattan and are to raise money and awareness for charities ‘The Elephant Family’ and Agnes Gund’s ‘Studio in a School’. Sounds like an exciting and potentially rewarding day out all round – we at Creative Action wish we could be there!
Mark Jump’s ‘Frying Lady’
2014 egg designs from Echo Design and Naeem Khan © Maverick Inman
Source – Virgin Atlantic
One of our favourite magazines Alef (published in Doha, Qatar and printed in both English and Arabic) has released their 5th issue this month. Focussing heavily on cultural topics in the middle east, this magazine is both colourful and fascinating.
“We are living in an age when countries of the Gulf are spearheading world-class architecture and cutting-edge research into science, medicine and technology; when GCC organisations are investing in knowledge-based economies, and authorities are nurturing youth through art, education and culture.” Jack Thomas Taylor, Editor in Chief says.
Make sure you do not miss out on this – check out Alef online too!
Look what we received in the post this morning from the lovely Graze team! Light and healthy snacks to keep us going – we at Creative Action are currently fighting over the olives and bread and it’s not even 11.30 yet!
Startup Bahrain is an online monthly magazine filled with some of Bahrain’s best business advice, entrepreneurs and writers. The magazine provides unmissable services for beginners and entrepreneurs in Bahrain and all over the world. This issue, they feature a fabulously exclusive interview with one of Bahrain’s most important investors and entrepreneurs – Prince Khalid Bin Alwaleed, where he talks about his work, life and much more. We at Creative Action highly recommend you check this magazine out, it’s inspiring, educational and best of all it’s free! See it here.
Source - Startup Bahrain
We came across this clever and engaging video on Creative review and think it’s rather brilliant! A film to prove why design is so important, this film can be viewed by anyone around the world as it features just graphics and no spoken language. Original and refreshing. If you have a spare few minutes this is definitely worth a watch! ‘Shape’ was designed and directed by Animation alumnus Johnny Kelly, written by Scott Burnett and produced by Grehan.
Source - http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2014/april/shape-a-new-film-to-promote-design
The Creative Action team are very sad to hear that the legendary branding guru Wally Olins, chairman of Saffron Brand Consultants and former chairman of Wolff Olins, has died. His fabulous reputation will live on to inspire and encourage businesses and creatives all around the world. Known best for approaching businesses in an unconventional way, Wally believed companies should have true, honest faces. He saw companies as representations of people – filled with mixed and complex personalities, traits and mannerisms. An extremely intelligent and energetic man, whose illustrious career will never be forgotten.
Sources – Design Boom, The Guardian & Wolffolins