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Last chance to see our Talent Spotting project

Posted by Creative Review, 28 August 2015, 16:04

This weekend is the last chance to see our Talent Spotting project, in association with Creative Translation, which sees work by 20 UK creative graduates placed on JCDecaux digital screens at some of the UK's busiest shopping centres, train stations and ad sites

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Pantone Smoothies

Posted by Eliza Williams, 28 August 2015, 15:55

It's almost the weekend... Surely it's time to create a smoothie in an exact Pantone shade?

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Project Project's minimal identity for shirt brand PYE

Posted by Rachael Steven, 28 August 2015, 13:31

New York design studio Project Projects has worked with typographer Aurèle Sack and fashion designer Mary Ping to create a new visual identity for Hong Kong shirt brand PYE. The minimal system features a bilingual logo and custom typeface inspired by the brand's mathematical name.

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Harvey Nichols: The Provocateurs

Posted by Eliza Williams, 28 August 2015, 12:54

The fashion and luxury industries have a reputation for seriousness, but over the last decade and a half luxury department store Harvey Nichols, with its ad agency adam&eveDDB, has shown that its customers will respond to humour too, especially if it comes with an edge. The brand's marketing work may have received as many complaints as it has awards, but is impossible to ignore – we take an in-depth look at it here.

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Beautiful Floating Points video created using 'light-painting machine'

Posted by Creative Review, 28 August 2015, 11:24

A new video for Floating Points' track Silhouettes takes light painting to a whole new level

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Fe2O3 – making glyphs with ferrofluid and magnetic fields

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 28 August 2015, 9:32

Typographer Craig Ward has once again collaborated with biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill on the development of Fe2O3 Glyphs, an ornamental typeface produced by subjecting ferrofluid to magnetic fields. The resulting glyphs are set to feature on a series of unique letterpress prints...

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Playful objects of desire: Mario Bellini

Posted by Eliza Williams, 27 August 2015, 14:59

"I think of a design project as an exploration that involves both the mind and the senses," says Italian designer and architect Mario Bellini in a new book of his work published by Phaidon. "In order to understand something fully I must test it and investigate it thoroughly, just as children do, when they touch and taste everything around them.”

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The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 27 August 2015, 13:45

Today, Penguin book cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith publishes her first illustrated book, The Fox and the Star, a tale of love, loss and self-discovery. Here, she reveals how she came to make it and how her skills with pattern, colour and shape helped inform its pages...

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Heartbeat: 100,000 balloon installation in Covent Garden

Posted by Creative Review, 27 August 2015, 11:31

London's Covent Garden plays host to an installation by French artist Charles Pétillon featuring 100,000 white balloons as part of London Design Festival

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Pushkin Press launches Vertigo crime series

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 26 August 2015, 15:50

Next month Pushkin Press launches its new Vertigo imprint, dedicated to republishing crime classics from 1920 to 1970. The series has a range of suitably dizzying cover designs created by Jamie Keenan and, here, he explains the thinking behind the bold typographic direction...

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