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ADCE European Creativity Festival: Empowering Creatives to Lead the Change

ADCE (Art Directors Club of Europe), Tue, Nov 05, 2019

Executive director of the Art Directors Club of Europe Festival Mercè Segú explains how this year’s conference is “focused on the essence of creativity”

This Friday and Saturday (November 8th-9th), the ADCE European Creativity Festival will fill Barcelona’s Disseny Hub with designers and creatives f... Read more


Tiny Bullet: A Director with a Maker’s Attitude and Designer’s Eye

Thomas Thomas Films, Sun, Nov 03, 2019

The Thomas Thomas director on her design sensibilities, amping up the visuals and real-life gnoming

Tina Bull (AKA Tiny Bullet) took a meandering (but very scenic) route into directing. With a sign writer for a dad, she soon became a typeface expe... Read more


Huge Gets Inked

Huge USA, Fri, Nov 01, 2019

Production design lead Paul Williams on running the agency’s beautiful in-house magazine and embracing the weirdness of Halloween for its latest issue

Ink. is the employee-run zine from the crew at Huge. It was launched in 2017 by production design lead Paul Williams, distributed on a quarterly ba... Read more


“Small Can Thrive Against the Huge — and Do It in Our Own Unique Way”

StrawberryFrog, Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Corel Theuma on lessons learned growing up in Malta and his decision to join the team at StrawberryFrog as co-ECD

Corel Theuma was meant to work in engineering, following in the footsteps of his father. But, like many of those that make up the advertising indus... Read more


From ‘Paris Through Pentax’ to ‘The Deep Blue’ with Antoine Pai

Reverse, Mon, Oct 28, 2019

The REVERSE director on inspiring a series of copycat filmmakers, cheekily landing his first ever directing gig, and launching a series of festivals for French techno fans and farmers

Antoine Pai’s journey to becoming a filmmaker is as cheeky as it is canny. After cold-calling a bunch of Parisian production companies, he was even... Read more


No Shortcuts, No Cheat Codes

COMPULSORY., Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The team at COMPULSORY tells LBB’s Alex Reeves how they’ve slowly home-grown their production company into a formidable force that the industry can trust

To many in the London production scene, COMPULSORY might look like new kids on the block. And compared to many of the other houses nominated for Be... Read more


“We Have to Be Constantly Reinventing”

staging.lbbonline.com, Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Luis Arnal, managing director of INSITUM, speak to LBB’s Addison Capper about the Latin American design firm’s recent acquisition by Accenture Interactive and match-up with Fjord

The month of August saw Accenture Interactive further stamp its global footprint with the acquisition on INSITUM, a 15-year-old Latin American serv... Read more


Brexit Uncertainty Blamed for UK Marketing Spend Dip in IPA Bellwether

LBB Editorial, Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Q3 Bellwether report sees first drop in spend for seven years; Paul Bainsfair warns of a ‘false economy’

A ‘wait-and-see approach’, triggered by economic and Brexit-related uncertainty have been blamed for a dip in marketing budgets uncovered by the Q3... Read more


Reiko Mori on Leading Stink Tokyo Through Japan’s Shifting Commercial Scene

Stink, Wed, Oct 16, 2019

The executive producer talks to Laura Swinton setting up Stink’s first Japanese office, gearing up for the Olympics and learning her craft with Hollywood stars

As the host of the 2020 Olympics, next year all eyes will be on Japan. But the world’s athletes are not the only ones with their eyes on Tokyo. In ... Read more


The Stop Line of Love: How Daisuke Hirata Scooped the Spikes Grand Prix

Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Wed, Oct 16, 2019

The director tells LBB’s Adam Bennett about rising to the challenge of a 10-second drama, his respect for animation, and his dream of becoming a baseball star

It’s been a busy 2019 for Daisuke Hirata’s awards cabinet. From the Best Director win at the ACC awards to scooping the Grand Prix at Spikes for ‘T... Read more