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  • An annual report difficult to read because of a handicap

    By on 9 August 2014

    Most annual reports are difficult to read. Canadian agency WAX Partnership used that idea to give the annual from the Calgary Society for Persons with Disabilities (CSPD) an additional function. The brief of CSPD was to create a provocative...

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  • New: the Homelessfonts

    By on 11 June 2014

    This is quite brilliant idea based on the handwritten cardboards no one reads. The Spanish Arrels foundation, in partnership with the advertising agency The Cyranos McCann, presents Homelessfonts.org, the first website to let you buy fonts created by homeless...

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  • Fashion Revolution Day: Who Made Your Clothes? #insideout

    By on 24 March 2014

    On April 24th last year, 1133 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. On it’s first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, a group of designers start remembering the victims and raising awareness...

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  • Follow your heart. Also in advertising.

    By on 23 February 2014

    In social advertising, as here on Osocio, we are familiar with emotions. Because it is not about physical things but real people’s problems. Advertising to overcome problems. It is often about pain and sorrow. But almost always with a...

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  • Parkinson’s. A horror story?

    By on 17 February 2014

    An intriguing new campaign for Parkinson’s UK. 20 image makers (illustrators, designers), were briefed to produce posters illustrating different facets of the disease. The posters are unbranded, designed to straddle the line between art (OK, ‘content’) and advertising. Some...

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  • The right to childhood should be untouchable, but is still a taboo

    By on 3 February 2014

    There are still taboos. What recently was again the case with the project of the Cuban artist Erik Ravelo. Ravelo is known for his his work at Fabrica and as the man behind the United Colors of Benetton’s UnHate...

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  • Native Americans ask for rebranding NFL Redskins

    By on 30 January 2014

    This campaign from Oneida Indian Nation is about the use of the name and the mascot of the NFL team Redskins. The name of Washington’s NFL team has become a prominent civil rights issue. Members of Congress from both...

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  • Book review: Hidden Persuasion

    By on 27 January 2014

    33 psychological influence techniques in advertising Designing for behavior change is our thing here on Osocio.  We discuss the wide area of social campaigns from all over the world. ‘Is it a good or bad campaign’ is our first...

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  • A free typeface for climate loonies

    By on 24 January 2014

    Nice work from Matthew Anderson: Klima, a free typeface for the climate movement. Matthew: “Professional type designers deserve to be paid for their work, but most people working to stop climate change are volunteers — they’re never going to...

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  • Nonprofits, do you want a Backpacker Intern?

    By on 21 January 2014

    This is the opportunity for nonprofits to get a free expert in home. The expert is Mark van der Heijden, creative copywriter from Amsterdam. He travels around the world as ‘The Backpacker Intern’. Helping out agencies, brands and charities....

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