December 12, 2017

sensei

se. iv

four score and sensei years to go

HEAR
These wintry months call for tunes that sound like radiators warming up and body speeds lowering to the pace of a Greenland shark. So pls enter electronic artist Joe Seaton AKA Call Super and his album Arpo, which is the little bit of slippery sonorous rhythm you need to warm your cockles. Also, his dad plays clarinet on the record and it sounds like Crash Bandicoot discovered shrooms.

Follow up with Icelandic producer Ólafur Arnalds, whose melodic lamentation talents were used recently on adam&eveDDB’s ad for International Red Cross, pluuuus he’s just released a remastered version of his 2007 record Eulogy for Evolution on label Erased Tapes as they celebrate their tenth anniversary. Keep your eyes on peeled mode in January too for Nils Frahm’s new record All Melody for even more piano-heartstring-meltdowns.

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December 5, 2017

sensei

se. iii

hold tight and bandage up, things bout to get sensual healing

TOUCH

Is your Christmas jumper game in dire need of a touch-up? Then head over to Somerset House on the 9th Dec for Give A Knit, where you’ll hang out with a couple of eco-designers for a session of clothes upcycling, a phrase that sounds suspiciously like another to add to the Buzzwords That Should Be Banned list, but is actually for a great cause, namely not contributing to the 1.5 MILLION TONNES OF CLOTHES WE THROW AWAY EVERY YEAR.

The workshop is in collaboration with environmental charity Hubbub and you’ll spend it embellishing, reimagining and somehow “digitally hacking” your garms. Please make sure you go just so we know wtf that means.

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November 29, 2017

Creative Social Presents: F**k That’s Good

We sent @jensties down to last weeks last ever CS Presents, here's the DL! 

There’s plenty of crap out there. But there’s also plenty of creative goodness. And it’s the latter that is the focus of Creative Social’s ‘F**k That’s Good’ evening.

The premise is simple. Ask six people, who are already killing it in their respective fields, what blows their creative mind. And since it was Creative Social’s last CS Presents event, each speaker was asked to name their expected trend for 2018.

If you didn’t make the event - we got your back. Here’s a digest of what went down.

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November 29, 2017

Get Creative in Under 3 Minutes

Being creative doesn't mean spending hours agonising over a single idea. In fact quite the opposite. Forcing yourself to work under a timer can often achieve better results, much like working to a really tight deadline. Some of my finest design work has been created when it felt like it was physically impossible to achieve. The kind of hear-your-heartbeat-in-your-ears kind of stress.

Putting yourself under false deadlines will help push out different kinds of imagination and also improve your ability to get across a really good idea in a short amount of time. For instance for a pitch or if you really want to kick-ass at Pictionary.

Here's a list of ways to boost your flow of creativity and help improve your portfolio, just make sure you have a watch/timer handy and go for it.

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November 28, 2017

THE WINNER

A week ago we exhibited our Safe Passage brief at the amazing cause2create #createchage festival. It was an amazing day of talks, performances, exhibits and of course beers for those who stuck around for the wrap party.

 

Out of the 4 finalists exhibiting, we could only have one winner. The YCC and Safe Passage came to a decision... the winners are… EMILE & ANNE! They’re a creative team from Denmark and this was their response to the brief was Displaced Teens

They’ve bagged themselves 2 week paid creative placement at Wunderman London as well as tickets to D&AD festival in April 2018! They’ll also be receiving D&AD annuals and YCC goodies! AND not only that but they’ll be working with Safe Passage directly to see if they can make their idea live - exciting times!

Safe Passage also loved the idea +One and they’ll also be working with Claudia so see if they can bring this idea to life too!

The other finalist we're Alexandria with Mums Know Stress and Joaquin with Sleeping Child who’ll be receiving 3 CD book crits & D&AD annuals and YCC goods.

So that’s a roundup of the competition, keep your eyes peeled for more opportunities, you never know where an entry will get you!

Published by: Charlotte K in All

November 28, 2017

Cut, Paste & Manipulate – an evening with James Dawe

Peeps, we've joined forces with Jelly again for an evening of inspo, with the illustrator, James Dawe.

His style of work involves photo-collages and digital manipulation, in which distorted portraits are a recurring theme. His work is ever unexpected, often abstract and also dramatic. James caught keen eyes for his work on a series of alternate covers for Bloomberg Business week. Some of his other clients include Red Bull, Warp Records, GQ Style, Sky Sports and Network Rail. James graduated from Brighton University in 2006 and has been working as a freelance illustrator in London ever since.

This intimate evening is being held at Jelly's offices and they'll be liquid refreshments too.

Ticket price is refundable on attendance. And we apologise, but due to the nature of the building, access is limited via stairs only.

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November 28, 2017

sensei – se. ii


se. ii

the second edition of things to experience in London with all five sense muscles. basically the sensing equivalent to heads, shoulders, knees and toes. plus one more, I dunno, someone call M. Night Shyamalan.

SEE

Sum art, fellow philistine, because Alex da Corte is exhibiting his new show Bad Land at Josh Lilley Gallery in Fitzrovia. Imagine Nicki Minaj owned and art directed The Black Lodge from Twin Peaks and perhaps you’d get somewhere close to picturing this 4-room shrine to neon and plastic. Da Corte dresses up as Eminem too so there’s guaranteed additional lols, promise.

Go on your own for maximum varnish-inhalation but careful you don’t get too lean just from looking at his bongs made of Tic Tac packets - settle for an 11am espresso martini down the road at the Riding House Caff instead, like a good civilised mutt.

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November 21, 2017

sensei

se. i

Presenting your new weekly wisdom of London-based cultural stimulants (not like that) for all five senses.

SEE

The animated music video for Teardrop Estates’ Scary Gary (below) featuring Frank Leone and Gary Wilson, visuals created by wicked collective RUFFMERCY who have worked with the likes of Nas, Madlib, Jonwayne, Flying Lotus and DJ Shadow. In other words, your dream dinner party guest-list, as long as your dinner party features Meyhem Lauren’s Turkey Meatloaf and getting batshit on that stuff they drink in Earl Sweatshirt’s EARL video. And after all that if you don’t feel like you’re passing Skittles through as kidney stones, then bleed your brains on some Pussykrew visuals and the latest from director João Pombeiro for the new Nightmares on Wax tune.

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November 14, 2017

FINALIST

The entries are in and the judging has been done. We can now announce our finalist showcasing their ideas at this years Cause2Create #CREATECHANGE festival are...

Emilie & Anne with ‘Displaced Teens’

Joaquin Olascoaga with 'Sleeping Child'

Alexandria Bailey with ‘Mothers Know Stress’

Claudia Chan with '+One'

We’re not going to reveal any more about the finalist ideas until Saturday 17th November where you can see the ideas for yourself at the festival in the Impact and Action Gallery. Check out the full line up and get your tickets here

See you there!

Published by: Charlotte K in All

November 8, 2017

CAUSE 2 CREATE FESTIVAL

CAUSE2CREATE Festival is back for its second year on Saturday 18th November... and your ideas could be part of the lineup!

Through our incredible competition in partnership with C2C, your ideas could be featured in the IMPACT AND ACTION gallery amongst other powerful exhibitors and speakers. And if you haven't already, there's still time to crack on with the brief download it here:

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But even if you don’t get shortlisted get down there! It’s bound to be an amazing event,  with creative activities to be part of and lots inspirational people around to learn from.

Check out the full line up here

Or to secure a ticket go here

And who knows, maybe we’ll be able to #CREATECHANGE