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Typography & Illustration as Effective Marketing Tools

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Visual engagement is a fundamental part of digital marketing, and often the trick is balancing a tactical strategy with creative content.

Guest Post: Typography & Illustration as Effective Marketing Tools

Friend and colleague, Charlotte Mary Rose recently wrote this article on the importance of illustration and typography within marketing communications. As a photographer, blogger and Head of Creative Communications for creative production company Jelly London, she has her finger on the pulse of art and design within the marketing and advertising industry. Here are her thoughts…

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26/11/2013 at 3:13 pm

Popular Blog Posts This April

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Let’s take a look at the most popular blog posts from the past 30 days!

Popular Blog Posts This April

It’s May and spring is finally here! Hooray! We’ve looked at our visitor counts, likes and notes to find the blog posts with the stickiest content. So grab your mobile or tablet, find yourself a sunny spot and have a look…

Here’s a round-up of the posts which received the most attention this month.

September’s Most Popular Posts

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Top of the blogs: the most viewed posts from September!

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HARIBO ADVERT 2012 – SHE’S TANGFASTIC
HARIBO ADVERT 2012 – SHE’S TANGFASTIC

Three Blind Mice worked with London-based advertising agency, Quiet Storm on their latest TV & cinema campaign for confectionary company, Haribo! link

Kit-Kat: Crane Animatic
Kit-Kat: Crane Animatic

The latest fantastic ‘Have a Break’ ad to hit our screens had its pre-production treatment created by non-other than our house team of illustrators and editors. link

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kiss – a love story
kiss - a love story

Racecar’s first independent short film, they explore the consequence of something as innocent as a kiss. “Kiss” is a love story between the Earth and the moon; every solar eclipse is the moons attempt to reach the sun… link

London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week

With the launch of the London Fashion Week, we thought it was a perfect time to display some of the fantastic fashion illustrations that our artists have. link

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A COVER STORY
A COVER STORY

This was the last cover illustration the late Peter Campbell painted as resident designer for the London Review of Books. Peter was also the magazine’s most prolific contributor, and not just as art critic. His quirky erudition showed too in his choice of subject, writing about such things as escalators, weeds, bicycles, bridges and hearts. link

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And We’re Off! London Olympic Games 2012!
And We’re Off! London Olympic Games 2012!

Today the 2012 Summer Olympic Games officially begin with the much-anticipated opening ceremony! Many of the games will be held at the new, 200 hectare Olympic Park (above), built at Stratford in the east of London. link

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Leicester’s Ice Cream You Scream
Leicester’s Ice Cream You Scream

Earlier this year we worked with previz agency, Three Blind Mice to produce a fun flash game as part of their summer marketing. link

 

Leicester’s Ice Cream You Scream

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Earlier this year we worked with previz agency, Three Blind Mice to produce a fun flash game as part of their summer marketing.

The story was relatively simple; Three Blind Mice have left the advertising industry for the summer to run a tastier business on the beach – an ice-cream van! The aim of the game: to serve ice creams to customers.

game reference

To get a better feel for the game, we spent some time looking at existing shop-like games, such as Burger Run and found some visual reference material (above) of ice creams. It was hungry work!

rough sketch

Three Blind Mice’s house team produced some rough layout and character sketches; they looked fantastic! The roughs helped us grasp perspective as well as work out game play.

mock play

While we were organising artwork, we were working with our flash designer on game rules and flash logic, sourcing sound effects and testing the game at various stages. We had to make the game relatively easy to play, yet challenging to score. This was achieved through having to click on items in a specific order and a restricted time limit on play.

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In August, Three Blind Mice launched the game to their friends and clients. Scores ranged from 800 points, up to a difficult 2000 points! Last week, they awarded their generous prize of a summer hamper to top score holder, Catherine Cullen at Adam & Eve DDB. Well done!

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If you fancy having a play and trying to beat a score of 2000, click here!

The Alchemist’s Most Viewed [July]

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Top of the blogs: the most viewed posts from July!

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HARIBO Advert 2012 – Just too good

HARIBO Advert 2012 – Just too good

Quiet Storm creative team, Trevor Robinson and Neal Colyer got in touch with pre-viz rep, Rob Taylor to produce storyboards for their ‘Just Too Good’ campaign. Three Blind Mice artist James produced the trace and line before house artist, Jo Ley stepped in to bring each frame to life with colour.

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NEW Hovis advert with Victoria Pendleton

NEW Hovis advert with Victoria Pendleton

We recently produced a photomatic for MCBD’s latest series of Hovis ads featuring Victoria Pendleton. Our artist Richard drew the frames and our in-house editor, Ajay, put the finished piece together.

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Valentino by Sandra Suy

Valentino by Sandra Suy

What do you think of this fantastic new personal piece, entitled “Valentino” by Sandra Suy.

Once again, another beautiful, hand drawn fashion creation!

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d&ad new blood 2012 – our top picks!

d&ad new blood 2012 – our top picks!

At the end of June, the jelly team headed to D&AD’s New Blood exhibition, showcasing the very best new talent from graduates in graphic design, visual communication, and other commercial creative arts.

Here’s a selection of our favourite graduates…

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PITCHING FOR SUCCESS

PITCHING FOR SUCCESS

We understand that the pitching process, to both existing and new clients, can be a formidable experience; with tight deadlines and high expectations, your presentation needs to be perfect.

That’s why our clients turn to us…

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And We’re Off! London Olympic Games 2012!

And We’re Off! London Olympic Games 2012!

Today the 2012 Summer Olympic Games officially begin with the much anticipated opening ceremony! Many of the games will be held at the new, 200 hectare Olympic Park (above), built at Stratford in the east of London.

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Having a Plan: Your Marketing Maestro

Having a Plan: Your Marketing Maestro

This week I have thought hard about where to start and well, the beginning seemed the logical option. Having a plan.

I want to start with an interesting article I read in The Guardian about orchestra conductors. It fascinated me because, like many people, I had always taken for granted the role of a conductor!

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Social Alchemy’s Most Viewed Blogs [June]

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Top of the blogs: the most viewed posts from June!

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24 HOURS IN A&E

24 HOURS IN A&E

4 Creative got in touch needing press ad visuals to aid their print and outdoor advertising campaign; artist Bill drew these two line illustrations, showing of various types of A&E patients waiting for a consultation.

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Vodafone Freebees – Character Development

Vodafone Freebees – Character Development

Our in-house team were approached by BBH to draw and develop bee characters for their latest campaign for Vodafone.

Here are a selection of the black & white frames drawn by our artist, Aaron!

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who cannes? who cannt?

who cannes? who cannt?

To celebrate the launch of our brand new website, we’re giving away an extremely limited edition ‘C*NT’ print by award-winning hand-lettering artist, Alison Carmichael.

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Fashion Illustration – back ‘in vogue’

Fashion Illustration – back ‘in vogue’

Following an article recently published in Grazia Magazine about Fashion Illustration making its way back into the limelight after years of Fashion Photography filling the covers of magazines, we decided to showcase a sample of our most recent fashion illustrations.

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STUNNING STATIONERY

STUNNING STATIONERY

Office stationery is representative of the presenter and their company, speaking volumes of whom they are and what they’re about. This was definitely the main consideration when advertising agency WCRS came to us with a stationery conundrum for their new brand identity.

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Kitty’s massage

Kitty’s massage

Here is a video that will make you wish cats could give massages. This humoristic and refreshing spot shows that the fun of an advert doesn’t depend on the playfulness of the product as this one is selling… Kitty litter!

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Work update: Newsletter templates

Work update: Newsletter templates

Earlier this year, we teamed up with design agency, What Creative, to produce a new set of templates for Jelly London and Three Blind Mice.

The brief was to produce templates which were visually stimulating and lead the recipient to click on featured links and articles.

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14 Fantastic Animal-Inspired Artworks!

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Animal Artworks on Pinterest

It’s been a while since we’ve showcased our creative finds! This week we’ve selected a few of our favourite Pinterest finds featuring different animals – everything from fish to birds! Click on the link under each image to get access to their original site, and see more of our awesome artwork pins – enjoy!

pitbull photobooth kisses
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Look at me
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Amazing Sculptures Made Of Coat Hangers
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Resin-Embedded 3D Goldfish Paintings
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Chameleon
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Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell
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A platypus drawn with a ballpoint pen by the incredibly talented Sarah Esteje
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Surfrider OceanArmor
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Hidden animal teacups: beasties that emerge from the depths of your milky tea
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Futuristic Animal Sculptures Made Out Of Broken CDs
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Paula Swisher
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Nuts and bolts and other metal scraps take on a life of their own thanks to Portland-based artist Brian Mock
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Romance Is Dead
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Made out of push pins, wow.
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Check out all of our finds on Pinterest here! (socialalchemy)

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