Jubilee Pantone Queen Palette
In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 colourful years on the British throne, Leo Burnett London teamed up with Pantone to create a colour guide book of the Queen’s best colour matching outfits for the Royal Jubilee. The guide is numbered featuring PANTONE Colour references citing the date and location that determined her outfit colour choice.
The Information Commissioner’s Office will write to 50 top UK websites this week to find out what actions have been taken towards compliance with the new EU e-Privacy Directive.
During a press briefing last week the deputy commissioner and director of data protection David Smith declined to reveal which businesses were included on the list, but confirmed that site traffic was one of the criteria.
The websites in question will have 28 days to respond to the ICO’s letter…
Keep Calm and Carry On
Upon the outbreak of World War Two the British Government’s Ministry of Information commissioned posters to be distributed throughout the country as a means of allaying public fear. Three different posters were produced and while the first two designs were widely distributed the third poster, simply bearing the words ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ along with the royal crown, was held in reserve intended for use only in times of extreme crisis.
Although hundreds of thousands of these posters were produced, only a handful ever saw the light of day. Even now ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ is a phrase which perfectly encapsulates the traditional British ‘stiff upper lip’.
eBay is opening a pop-up shop near London’s Oxford Street, based entirely around instant purchasing via QR codes.
Located on Dean Street, it will be open for five days from December 1st, won’t have any tills and will have only 200 items on display.
To make a purchase, customers will be asked to scan a product’s QR code using a smartphone, which will in turn direct them to the payment section of the eBay website.
The real reason for creating this pop-up isn’t entirely clear (it’s not the first time the company has done this as you can see above). But it’s certainly a good PR stunt, and it’s safe to assume that eBay wants to reinforce the fact that the site should be a destination for Christmas shopping. Especially since the total amount spent online last Christmas by UK shoppers is estimated at £2.8bn…
The “Heroine of Hackney”, whose moving speech against the riots was seen around the world after being filmed by Matthew Moore, has been identified as a local jazz singer.
13.35 Photographer Amy Weston - who took the picture of the woman jumping from a burning house in Croydon yesterday
London and UK riots: live
Rolling coverage of the violence that has engulfed London and other cities, as Prime Minister David Cameron returns to chair emergency response meeting.
Debris outside a Foot Locker store in Brixton, south London
Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA
London riots - live blog
• Looting spread to Enfield, Brixton and Walthamstow
• Blackberry messenger used to co-ordinate trouble
• Acting Met chief promises ‘robust’ response