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When Harry met Ai Weiwei

Posted by Harry Pearce, 7 July 2015, 10:59

The Royal Academy of Arts is staging a major Ai Weiwei show in September. With the artist banned from leaving China, designer Harry Pearce decided to go and visit him at his Beijing studio to create an image that would symbolically bring the artist to London. He explains what happened next

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Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed 2015

Posted by Antonia Wilson, 6 July 2015, 16:30

From vibrant simulated seas to deeply personal family snapshots, we take a look at this year's chosen emerging artists from Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed at the Photographers' Gallery in London.

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Station to Station arrives at the Barbican

Posted by Rachael Steven, 3 July 2015, 15:20

Doug Aitken's travelling arts project, Station to Station, has arrived at London's Barbican Centre for 30 days of live events spanning music, film, dance, design and performance art. We took a look around the exhibition, which follows an ambitious programme of "cultural happenings" in the US.

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Ads of the Week

Posted by Eliza Williams, 3 July 2015, 11:20

It's hot, and the British are bothered. But to keep you chuckling while you boil, here's a comedy-filled Ads of the Week...

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D&AD New Blood 2015: the winners

Posted by Rachael Steven, 3 July 2015, 9:00

D&AD has announced the winners of its New Blood student awards, with three black, four white and 20 yellow pencils going to projects for Nationwide, Airbnb, WeTransfer, WWF, Pantone, BBC, Vice and more.

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Is Apple redefining luxury?

Posted by Tim Milne, 2 July 2015, 9:26

Apple's World Gallery iPhone 6 campaign, which won a Grand Prix at Cannes, is part of a wider strategy to shift the brand towards luxury – a new kind of luxury, writes Tim Milne

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Provocative theatre: an interview with Headlong's Henny Finch and Jeremy Herrin

Posted by Rachael Steven, 1 July 2015, 12:29

With a remit to produce "risk taking and provocative new work", theatre company Headlong has become known for its bold use of visuals and a desire to tackle some difficult themes. In this feature from our July issue, we speak to artistic director Jeremy Herrin and executive director Henny Finch about the company's work, from 1984 to Chimerica and The Nether

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Confusion at Cannes

Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 1 July 2015, 11:52

Too small? Too big? Too soon? It wouldn't be Cannes if there wasn't some controversy over what won. But this year feels different. This year's festival and the work that won has prompted some more fundamental head-scratching about the ad industry and where it is headed.

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Provocative ad campaign to raise awareness of US hunger

Posted by Eliza Williams, 30 June 2015, 18:20

BBH New York has created a striking new ad campaign that aims to tackle the issue of hunger in the US. It uses a series of spoof PSAs where countries such as China, Slovenia and Germany – all of which have better statistics regarding access to food than the US – appear to be offering to help America with its problem...

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New illustration: Wong Ping, Tom Cole, Owen Davey, Joe Morse, Jean Jullien & more

Posted by Rachael Steven, 30 June 2015, 10:42

Our latest pick of new illustration includes an animated campaign for Prada sunglasses, some large-scale murals for Fuller's beer, a beautifully illustrated book about monkeys by Owen Davey and a new edition of Toni Morrison's Beloved novel from The Folio Society.

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