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TV's two-hour canal trip, complete with slow typography

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 31 July 2015, 15:07

This week BBC4 screened All Aboard! The Canal Trip, a two-hour real-time journey down the Kennet and Avon canal in England. The graceful movement and lulling sounds of the waterways made for compelling 'slow TV' but perhaps the cleverest part of the project was the use of type that appeared on bridges, passing boats and even on the water...

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Penguin's new website offers free book extracts to Tube passengers

Posted by Rachael Steven, 31 July 2015, 12:05

Penguin has launched a new website offering London Underground passengers access to free book extracts and author interviews as part of a campaign to celebrate its 80th birthday.

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Jeremy Deller designs new banknote for the Brixton Pound

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 31 July 2015, 11:09

To celebrate five years of the Brixton Pound, the capital's only local currency, the organisation commissioned artist Jeremy Deller to design a new B£5 note. The result is both psychedelic and political and continues to challenge more traditional approaches to banknote design...

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Exposure: Photographer Jack Davison

Posted by Gemma Fletcher, 31 July 2015, 11:00

Art Director Gemma Fletcher examines the work of Photographer Jack Davison, in the latest installment of a series looking into new talent in photography, from recent graduates to photographers breaking into the industry...

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Mondial: a beautiful new brand magazine from Rapha

Posted by Rachael Steven, 31 July 2015, 9:26

With some thought-provoking content and an aesthetic inspired by Twen and vintage cycling magazines, Rapha's new publication Mondial offers a stylish alternative to sport and gear-focused titles, and a beautiful showcase of the brand's products.

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Hudson-Powell to join Pentagram London

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 30 July 2015, 16:21

Pentagram has just announced that two new partners – brothers in fact – are set to join its London office. Luke Powell (above, on right) and Jody Hudson-Powell, whose studio Hudson-Powell was set up in 2005, will become part of the Pentagram stable in October this year...

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Vice teams up with Magnum for new Photo Issue

Posted by Rachael Steven, 29 July 2015, 16:26

Vice has teamed up with Magnum Photos for its latest annual Photography Issue, which is dedicated to social documentary and features work by new and established photographers from Europe, Africa, the US, Asia and the Middle East.

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Gradwatch: Alan Knox

Posted by Creative Review, 29 July 2015, 9:47

After touring this year's degree shows, we've selected visual communications graduates from across the UK who we feel have produced outstanding creative portfolios. Here, we speak to photographer Alan Knox, who has just graduated with a first class degree in communication design from Glasgow School of Art and been selected as one of Daniel Blau Gallery's 5 Under 30.

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Nick Deakin's cheerful designs for Sheffield Children's Hospital

Posted by Rachael Steven, 28 July 2015, 11:48

Illustrator and designer Nick Deakin has created a new series of murals for the eye department at Sheffield Children's Hospital, which aim to brighten up treatment rooms and make clinical assessments less daunting. Deakin's artworks are the latest in a series commissioned for the hospital by Artfelt, and form part of a wider plan to transform its patient spaces using art and design.

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New book documents Nike's running heritage

Posted by Rachael Steven, 28 July 2015, 9:23

Marketing agency Ignifi has designed a new book for Nike documenting the history of the brand and its running heritage. The publication covers the making of its famous swoosh, the story behind its name and the invention of key products from Pegasus to Air, with photography, letters and sketches from Nike's archives.

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