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Ads of the Week

Posted by Eliza Williams, 6 March 2015, 14:25

It's been a bumper week for ads – here's our pick of the best.

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Biro miniatures by Greg Gilbert

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 6 March 2015, 12:13

Working in blue biro, Greg Gilbert's miniatures draw on city council photo archives and render elements from different times in exquisite detail. With a series set to be exhibited in Southampton this month, we talked to him about the project and creating work in this unusual medium...

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Lost Property – NoBrow's latest 17x23 edition

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 6 March 2015, 10:26

NoBrow's 17x23 short form comic book series is designed to help young graphic novelists get into storytelling. Its latest publication is a strange tale of things lost and found by Andy Poyiadgi...

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Life through the Ladybird lens

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 5 March 2015, 14:02

Ladybird by Design is a new book and accompanying exhibition which celebrate the centenary of the children's publisher. Both reveal how book design and illustration developed in mid-twentieth-century Britain – but also how Ladybird's affordable titles reflected the social ideals of the country's burgeoning middle class...

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Jigsaw isn't rubbish

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 4 March 2015, 16:24

In an unusual move for a highstreet fashion brand, the new campaign for Jigsaw's spring/summer 2015 collection by The Corner sees images of the company's new clothing lines placed against pictures of landfill...

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Spin designs a new visual identity for UCA

Posted by Rachael Steven, 4 March 2015, 10:20

Design studio Spin has created a new visual identity for the University for the Creative Arts, a group of art and design colleges in Kent and Surrey. We spoke to Spin's Tony Brook and UCA vice chancellor Simon Ofield-Kerr about why the university needed a rebrand and the thinking behind the new look...

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Disrupted By – cutting through the art of noise

Posted by Leila Johnston, 4 March 2015, 10:06

The term ‘disruption' has become such a pseud's staple in recent years that the title and theme of 'Disrupted By', the third annual Curated By event organised by the graphics design department at Sheffield Hallam University late last year, was always going to raise eyebrows...

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The GAYTMs are back!

Posted by Eliza Williams, 3 March 2015, 16:45

Last year, Australian bank ANZ caused a stir with its makeover of a selection of cash points in Sydney in celebration of the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in the city. Following the massive success of this first campaign, the GAYTMs are back again this year, with more elaborate designs and even music...

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Designers use Everyday Things to promote Earth Hour 2015

Posted by Rachael Steven, 3 March 2015, 14:09

To promote Earth Hour 2015 - a global lights-out event to raise awareness of climate change - WWF and environmental charity Do the Green Thing have commissioned designers and artists to create a series of products using everyday objects. Inventions include a functioning paper record player and some charming robot toys made out of stencils...

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OFFSET 2015: schedule and new speakers announced

Posted by Rachael Steven, 3 March 2015, 11:06

Creative conference OFFSET takes place in Dublin this weekend, with three days of talks spanning design, advertising, photography, animation and illustration. The final schedule has just been announced, with new speakers Barber & Osgerby joining Angus Hyland, Ian Anderson, Hey Studio and Grand Budapest Hotel designer Annie Atkins on Friday.

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