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From the archives: Bibliotheque’s identity for Moving Brands

Last week a tweet alerted us to Bibliotheque’s poster clean-out, so we swooped down the road to nab some of their beautiful work. Amongst the Dieter Rams prints and AGI brochures, we also came back to the studio with an…

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From the archives: Bibliotheque’s identity for Moving Brands

Best of brand 2013

Image taken from Outsider’s Wes Anderson Collection site, as below. Selecting your favourite brand projects from 2013 is – in the words of MB Exec Creative Director Darren – a bit like being forced to name your favourite family members.…

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Best of brand 2013

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2013 roundup – 5 favourites from the last year

‘Face Stamps’ by Hüman After All at Pick Me Up 2013! It was a good year for talks, exhibitions and interactive experiences, providing plenty of inspiration for fresh graduates like myself. Here are the five events and releases I found…

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2013 roundup – 5 favourites from the last year

2013 round up – The bumps and spills along the road to employment

Last year’s news reports taught us all the impact of overworked, overstressed interns, making the idea of interning slightly terrifying. I was told to expect tea runs, store cupboard cleaning and rearranging files on the journey to becoming an employed…

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2013 round up – The bumps and spills along the road to employment

2013 round up – A provocation. (Five minutes to write, 40 years of pondering)

An unusual defence of the word in a world of the visual, courtesy of MB’s senior copywriter, Philip Browning   A provocation. (Five minutes to write, 40 years of pondering). My dog understands ‘toy’ as a word. Deliriously, it smells of chewed-up…

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2013 round up – A provocation. (Five minutes to write, 40 years of pondering)

2013 round up – a year of anTi-V

After the sports dense year of 2012, people needed to get back to what we know best – inactivity and binge watching. So let’s have a look back at 2013 through the medium of tv, but tv-that-isn’t-quite-tv. AnTi-V, as I…

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2013 round up – a year of anTi-V

Resurrect the dead: The MB conductive ink hack

Last weekend we hosted our inaugural Hack day. Partnering with Bare Conductive, we invited illustration, coding, industrial design, animation and graphic design experts to get messy with Bare’s conductive paint and their brand new piece of kit, the Touch Board.…

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Resurrect the dead: The MB conductive ink hack

Getting inky for the MB hack day

Image thanks to Bare Conductive This weekend MB London is holding our first hack day, in collaboration with the team at Bare Conductive. After working with conductive ink for last year’s Joule project, we’ve been keeping a beady eye on…

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Getting inky for the MB hack day

The creative traits of great business leaders

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue and head of design Marcos Weskamp Fast Company recently launched part one of their two-part ’25 best CEO-Designer Duos’, calling out the 25 “dynamic partnerships that are shaping today’s most innovative companies.” Whilst we don’t disagree…

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The creative traits of great business leaders

Moving Brands turns 15

MB’s 11 minute showreel from 2002. Epic. Moving Brands turns 15 this week. In 1998, Moving Brands’ five founders set up shop in London. Aged 19 – 23, with skills that spanned film-making, tech, business and graphic design, they cheerfully…

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Moving Brands turns 15

Elon Musk: PayPal to rocket science in 14 years

To many, the name Elon Musk doesn’t mean anything. The names PayPal and Tesla Motors do though. This man is the name behind those two other names and he is where to look for the future of rocket science and…

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Elon Musk: PayPal to rocket science in 14 years

Celebrating the first five years

In 2008 Swisscom launched their new brand into the Swiss market. As their proud creative partner, we shared a film that showcased our process, skipping through the 300 page brand guideline document, before showing the brand leap into the world.…

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Celebrating the first five years

Genius startups by design

Launching a startup is notoriously competitive and all-consuming. For those with a vision but with limited funding, knowing where to focus resources and attention is difficult. Ben Wolstenholme speaks to Moving Brands CEO Mat Heinl about his learnings as the…

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Genius startups by design

What is the role of brands in creating consumer movements? A response

This post is a response to The Guardian article, ‘What is the role of brands in creating consumer movements?‘ and written from a conversation in the studio between members of the Moving Brands team.   Brand should not be seperate to the…

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What is the role of brands in creating consumer movements? A response

Get smart: the impact of switched on clients and consumers

Earlier this week we had a great session with Mike Waller, Senior Lecturer from Goldsmiths and Programme Leader of the MA in Innovation in Practice, and the students from this course. It’s always interesting to open the studio to students…

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Get smart: the impact of switched on clients and consumers

An epic shift in design consulting?

The past few months have seen several buyouts in the design space, notably Accenture’s recent acquisition of Fjord. Moving Brands’ Mat Heinl predicts what it might mean for the design consultancy model. The acquired: the rising stars All of the…

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An epic shift in design consulting?

Has the Bitcoin bubble burst?

It was a bubble many predicted to burst. Bitcoin, after a meteoric rise in the wake of  the Cypriot banking crisis, lost half its value in just six hours. Launched in 2009, the digital decentralised currency was previously the domain of hackers,…

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Has the Bitcoin bubble burst?

3D printing will bring about the end of the production chain as we know it: Discuss

  Up until now, the big stories in 3D printing have generally been consigned to the novelty pile. But 2013 looks set to be the year 3D printing is speculated about in terms of practical use, with some even claiming…

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3D printing will bring about the end of the production chain as we know it: Discuss

Is the financial sector ready for design-lead innovation?

Recently MB’s Mat Heinl spoke at the Anthemis Senior Executive Roundtable, at the launch of their Innovation Jury Report. The theme of the fireside chat was ‘Innovation through design in the physical and digital world.’ Mat joined Anthemis Founder Sean…

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Is the financial sector ready for design-lead innovation?

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