Poppy app to commemorate World War 1

Poppy app to commemorate World War 1

Few people can have failed to realise that 2014 marks the centenary of the start of World War 1. As part of the commemorations we have been commissioned by Lets Go Global to create a responsive web app that showcases work produced by the Poppy project. Poppy is running in libraries across Greater Manchester throughout 2014. Artists and members of the community work together to create poems, illustrations, music, video and audio based artwork that reflects their contemporary and conceptual view of the Great War.

When a piece of content is uploaded through the content management system a red or white poppy is created in the app. A red poppy represents stories about war whilst white ones reflect more peaceful themes. Clicking on a poppy reveals the content and a number of share options – each time a poppy is shared on social networks it grows in size. The movement of the poppies across the screen is controlled by an algorithm which ensures that the motion is fluid and organic, much like poppies moving in the wind. Ease of use was central to the development of the app and the responsive design works across all digital devices without the need to download. The app is built using javascript and the HTML5 canvas element.

Karen Shannon, Director, Lets Go Global had this to say: "Corporation Pop has been a pleasure to work with. We came to them with a vision of a creative app that exhibits people's artwork, with poppies that flourish and grow as they're viewed. We're really excited by the finished app, and the website. They're a fantastic way to explore the Poppy project, and a beautiful tribute to the First World War."

Have a play with the Poppy app and share content with your friends.

Earlier this year we developed the Poppy website where you can find more information about the project.

Date : 09.09.14

Type : Web app | Website

Sector : Arts

Secrets of the Vatican video stings

Secrets of the Vatican video stings

Secrets of the Vatican is an hour long documentary commissioned by Channel 4 which, to quote the Channel's own publicity 'is the epic story of the collapse of the Benedict papacy'. 

To support the programme we have been commissioned to produce 4 short videos which will be available on YouTube and shared on Twitter and Facebook. Each video takes a quote from the programme and uses animated typography to cleverly illustrate the themes expressed in the quote. VoiceOver was provided by Channel 4.

Each video is available to view on our Vimeo page. The programme airs at 11pm on 25th March on Channel 4. 


Date : 24.03.14

Type : Motion

Sector : Broadcast

Do Something Brilliant website

Do Something Brilliant website

Today sees the launch of 'Do Something Brilliant' – a national three year campaign, run by Community Channel and funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The campaign champions communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and aims to inspire people to do something brilliant in their own lives that will make a big difference to themselves and the people around them.

We've been commissioned by Community Channel to develop the website, where a whole host of 'little brilliant things' are housed to celebrate what’s on offer locally and provide suggestions for people to get involved. Visitors to the site can upload their own ‘little brilliant thing’ and comment on those submitted by others. They can register their intention to do something similar or note that they’ve done the same thing. An ‘inspiration’ section gives tips and ideas on how to create your own ‘little brilliant thing’ whilst videos from Community Channel feature the best charity and community from around the UK. Content is categorised into one of the four campaign strands (‘active’, ‘creative’, ‘green’ or ‘together’) so that visitors can search for activities by both type and region. Corporation Pop have also built a social media scraper which searches Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for content tagged with the hashtag #somethingbrilliant and then pulls it in to the site where, after moderation, it appears in the appropriate ‘brilliant thing’ category.

Nicola Morris, Head of Online at Community Channel, had this to say, “Partnerships are at the heart of our Do Something Brilliant campaign and the generosity of Corporation Pop in both terms of time and resources has been imperative to ensuring this campaign a success. The interactive nature of the website is what’s core to creating conversations between charities, communities and individuals and it’s this factor which is integral to help to inspire others to do #somethingbrilliant”

We’re honoured to have been asked to work on this important national campaign and we’ll be keeping a close eye on the site as it grows over the next three years.


Date : 25.02.14

Type : Website

Sector : Charity

We're nominated for a Brand Impact Award!

We're nominated for a Brand Impact Award!

Another award nomination and this time it's a Brand Impact Award in recognition of our work with The Cream Group for Creamfields and Cream Ibiza.

The Brand Impact Awards, brought to you by the good folk at Computer Arts magazine, is a new international competition that celebrates creative excellence and consistency across branding design. We won't know our fate until the awards ceremony which takes place in London on the 6th March. We're in the Entertainment category and will be up against some stiff competition so wish us luck!

View the shortlist.

Date : 24.01.14

Type : Company news