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The design of Spare Rib

Posted by Creative Review, 28 May 2015, 14:38

As the British Library makes the entire archive of women's magazine Spare Rib available online, we republish co-founder Marsha Rowe's article on how the original design of the publication came about – from its tissue paper logo to the ground-breaking image used on the first issue's front cover...

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Evian's back with LittleBig Babies

Posted by Creative Review, 28 May 2015, 10:21

The latest outdoor series in BETC's long-running and extremely popular Evian campaign matches adult legs with infant torsos in paired posters

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New D&AD Ad Filter blocks bad advertising

Posted by Eliza Williams, 27 May 2015, 12:48

Tired of watching terrible pre-roll ads on YouTube? Well, download the new Ad Filter from D&AD and you'll only see award-winning work...

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Exposure: Photographer Andy Lo Po

Posted by Gemma Fletcher, 27 May 2015, 12:15

Art Director Gemma Fletcher examines the work of Photographer Andy Lo Po, in the sixth installment of a series looking into new talent in photography, from recent graduates to photographers breaking into the industry...

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Nils Leonard at Typo Circle

Posted by Creative Review, 27 May 2015, 10:02

Grey London chairman and chief creative officer Nils Leonard will give the next Typographic Circle lecture, which takes place on Thursday May 28 at the St Bride Library

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Are older women finally in fashion?

Posted by Eliza Williams, 26 May 2015, 16:30

Fashion ads are filled with cool older women at the moment, from Joan Didion for Céline and Joni Michell for Saint Laurent, to Helen Mirren for L'Oreal and Charlotte Rampling for Nars. Does this mean that brands are finally waking up to the style – and the buying power – of the older generations?

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Cannes Film Festival 2015: the Posters d'Or

Posted by Isabel Stevens, 26 May 2015, 14:45

The Cannes Film Festival gives out more and more prizes every year. So why not a Palme d'Or for posters, asks Sight & Sound's Isabel Stevens...

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There are many ways to make a photobook

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 22 May 2015, 15:06

Self Publish, Be Happy, the London-based outfit which celebrates the art of the self-published photobook, is holding a special project space at the Offprint art publishing fair at Tate Modern this weekend. It aims to inspire visitors to have a go at making their own books – using all manner of photographic processes...

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Wordplay: typographic installations from Monotype

Posted by Rachael Steven, 22 May 2015, 11:45

A series of typographic installations were unveiled in Clerkenwell this week, courtesy of Monotype and Clerkenwell Design Week. Lettering-based artworks include a wooden bench sculpted in the shape of Neue Haas Unica, an anamorphic mural in Clarendon and a lovely use of Festival of Britain typeface Festival Titling.

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PG Tips' refreshing rebrand

Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 22 May 2015, 10:39

You can't get much more mainstream than PG Tips, which makes Jones Knowles Ritchie's clean, crisp and witty rebrand all the more welcome

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