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Friday Favourites

It’s no secret that we love a good design collaboration here at Design Bridge, and we’re big fans of this new Cadbury x House of Holland range of t-shirts. Each t-shirt is based on a popular Cadbury chocolate bar and uses the word marques recently crafted by us, with profits going to The Prince’s Trust. Tasty, fashionable and charitable – what’s not to love?!

House-Holland-x-Cadbury-Twirl

House-Holland-x-Cadbury-Boost

House-Holland-x-Cadbury-Crunchie

House-Holland-x-Cadbury-Wispa

Thanks to Jess for sharing – you can see more on POPSUGAR.

Winter is here

Can we talk about Game of Thrones for a minute? Alex H shares Westeros Design, a pastiche brand design agency website who specialise in “bringing brands to life across a wide range of brand channels — from beer stein to battlefield”. The case study quotes are particularly genius.

WesterosDesign_HouseStark

WesterosDesign_PetyrBaelish

WesterosDesign_HouseArryn

And while we’re on the subject, Tourism Ireland has commisioned an incredible 77 metre-long tapestry, which depicts many of the plot lines from seasons 1-6.

GoTTapestry_start

GoTTapestry_Dracarys

The tapestry is currently in display at Belfast’s Ulster Museum, and there’s a digital version that you can explore online here. You can read more about the project on AdWeek.

Pip & Pop

From wintery darkness to a world of colour. Starting this weekend, and running until 3rd September, Australian artist Tanya Schultz is bringing her sugary, psychedelic glitter world to the Netherlands with an installation at the 38CC Gallery in Delft.

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You can see more of Schultz’s rainbow-coloured world on her website and on Instagram at @pipnpop. Thanks to Alicia for sharing.

Magnum Photography Awards

This week the 2nd annual Magnum Photography Awards winners were announced, with photographers spanning categories that include Portrait, Photojournalism and Fine Art. All 41 winning photographers’ work will be on display in a digital exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London later this year, and you can get a sneak preview online here. We’ve selected a few of our favourites below:

Photo from Magnum, by JasonFlorio:MOAS

Photo from Magnum, by JasonFlorio:MOAS

Photo from Magnum, by Lissa Rivera

Photo from Magnum, by Lissa Rivera

Photo from Magnum, by Paul Estabrook

Photo from Magnum, by Paul Estabrook

Photo from Magnum, by Daniel Shipp

Photo from Magnum, by Daniel Shipp

Good brand taglines are dying…

From pictures to words, and to end our Friday Favourites this week, Caroline recommends reading this short blog post: Finally, someone produces a decent tagline worth writing about. In Caroline’s words: “Taglines tend to feel increasingly laboured – even if they are good or helpful. You hear a brand’s name and anticipate the kind of rounding-off, news reporter style melody of the accompanying tagline. The one he mentions at the end has a cool story to it, but it’s only really compelling once you read the blog post. Otherwise it sounds a bit like the ironic, self-effacing brand tone of voice we’re hearing a lot these days. Still, it’s a refreshing way to approach a tone of voice – undecorated honesty!”

Happy reading…

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