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Canadian passport reveals its design secrets

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 23 January 2015, 16:37

New Canadian passports have been hiding a whole series of design gems between their innocuous-looking pages; you just need an ultra-violet light to see them...

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Ads of the Week

Posted by Eliza Williams, 23 January 2015, 16:31

Need a laugh? Well you're in luck as this week's advertising round up is filled with comedy spots, including work for Friskies cat food, Loto, Mercedes-Benz, and the Sims 4. Kicking off proceedings is a booty-tastic number from Moneysupermarket, which comes with an 'epic strut'...

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The Collective Quarterly

Posted by Rachael Steven, 22 January 2015, 15:35

New magazine The Collective Quarterly combines travel journalism with an artist residency programme and online shop. We spoke to founders Jesse Lenz and Seth Putnam about the concept and the latest issue, which offers a fascinating look at the sights, scenery and residents of the Absaroka mountain range in rural Montana...

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PJ Harvey at Somerset House

Posted by Eliza Williams, 22 January 2015, 15:28

PJ Harvey is currently recording her ninth album in a specially constructed studio in the New Wing at Somerset House in London. And, as part of a project created with Artangel, members of the public can go in and watch her...

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CR February: Yum! It's the Food issue

Posted by Creative Review, 22 January 2015, 10:36

Our February issue looks at how creativity is changing what and how we eat, with features on the story behind the Leon fast-food chain, apps for farmers in the developing world, the Disappearing Dining Club, trends in food photography and initiatives to tackle food wastage

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Predominant.ly lets you browse iTunes' library by colour

Posted by Rachael Steven, 21 January 2015, 17:02

OpenWork - a design collective made up of Susana Carvalho, Kai Bernau, Elisabeth Malcolm and Daniel Powers - has created a new site allowing users to browse over 148,000 albums from iTunes' music library by the colour of their artwork.

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Artist INSA makes his latest animated gif... from space

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 21 January 2015, 14:50

UK street artist INSA is known for his animated Gif-iti wall pieces, but he has upped the scale for his latest project: it required a 14,000 square metre canvas and a pair of satellites to create the world's largest animated gif...

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Adidas addresses the haters in new spot

Posted by Eliza Williams, 21 January 2015, 11:09

A new ad for Adidas, created to promote the brand's "shiny new boots", takes a light-hearted swipe at all the haters out there on social media...

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Björk's Vulnicura album artwork

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 20 January 2015, 20:07

Vulnicura, the new album by Björk, has just been released on iTunes, two months ahead of its official physical release on CD and vinyl. The album features artwork and typography by M/M Paris and two portraits of the artist by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin...

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Vital Arts transforms Royal London Children's Hospital

Posted by Rachael Steven, 20 January 2015, 13:19

Since 2012, Vital Arts has been working with artists and designers to make the Royal London Children’s Hospital feel more welcoming for young visitors. The building’s transformation is now complete, with new works by illustrator Chris Haughton, textiles designer Donna Wilson and toy designers Miller Goodman.

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