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My friend and fellow blogger Jenny Scott made this – and very nice it is too (and beautifully relevant…)

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While over in San Francisco, old school mate @paulcarr has written a fantastic article on the state of the newspaper industry, and a possible solution for their malaise. It’s a refreshing new take on a widely biased story. (newspapers reporting on their own demise? interesting…) You can read it here.

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Grain Edit

I discovered this great graphic design blog today via twitter. It says in the ‘about us’ blurb that Grain Edit is focussed on graphic design from the 1950’s to the 1970’s and modern design that shows a healthy appreciation of this time period. As this is also my favourite period of design, it’s a pretty easy win. There are lots of good interviews and well-informed opinion, and makes a healthy change from the myriad of creative listing sites.  Go check it out – it’ll put a smile on your face!

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Found this great site via Agency Spy, who posted up this fantastic Blackberry Ad. I love the simple idea, and shows that Blackberry has some balls to fight the onslaught of the iPhone. I’ve not been convinced by the effectiveness of their communication, it’s so bland, you just know it was death by committee. It ends up coming across like those horrible ads you see during the World Cup or the Olympics, but with 10 times more complexity. What should be a great time saving all-in-one device becomes a frigging rubiks cube of unfathomable clichés… Lets hope this (banned) ad points the way. A little bit more ‘bite’.

While on the website (which I highly recommend) I caught this little ditty from Heineken – the walk in fridge… It’s a slow burner but I’m totally in awe to how they did this. Kudos.

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Another fantastic link from ACL, here’s the blog A TIME TO GET. Anyone who posts on Mods and Rockers on Brighton beach in 1964 gets my vote! Here’s a couple of the youtube videos featured in the post…

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Oh my god, this is totally awesome. To whoever does these: I salute you. Via Ciaran Norris (a fellow enginer at Altogether Digital)
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Via Chungaiz’s excellent blog (and not too shabby mix) comes this disco wonderland. Valerie. Some fantastic mixes re-edits etc, and the best cover art I’ve seen in ages, a a ripe old 80’s mixture. It’s really got it’s shit together.

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An old friend from DAVE has a cracking blog. Go see POST-IT-UP – a moment of the day as documented on a post it note.

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