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Designs of the Year category winners announced

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 23 April 2014, 10:44

The Design Museum has announced the category winners in the 2014 Designs of the Year Awards, which include the Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK) in the digital section, The Seaboard Grand piano keyboard in product and James Bridle's Drone Shadows project in graphics (shown above)...

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Lush gets a digital makeover

Posted by Rachael Steven, 23 April 2014, 10:02

Method has created a new website and customer magazine for cosmetics brand Lush, with a surprisingly minimal design...

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Made Thought rebrands G.F Smith

Posted by Rachael Steven, 22 April 2014, 16:30

Made Thought has designed a new visual identity, website and brand book for paper company G.F Smith, which it says aims to better reflect the brand's heritage and the people behind its products.

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Pick Me Up 2014

Posted by Antonia Wilson, 22 April 2014, 16:30


Monster-making, confessing your typographic sins, illustrating for Vogue and designing record sleeves... Pick Me Up festival returns to Somerset House in London this week for a fifth year, showcasing graphic art in all its forms, alongside a series of talks, workshops and other events. Plus CR has ten different exclusive PMU t-shirts to give away.

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Google Glass goes into the wild

Posted by Eliza Williams, 22 April 2014, 16:07

Anomaly in New York has created a new short film for Google Glass that shows that the product is not just for urbanites but can also be of real use as a tool for research....

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Richard Turley to leave Bloomberg Businessweek

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 22 April 2014, 15:32

After four years helping to produce some of the most visually arresting magazine design in recent years, Richard Turley is to leave Bloomberg Businessweek for MTV...

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Cartoons go bald to promote cancer awareness

Posted by Eliza Williams, 22 April 2014, 12:05

April is Cancer Awareness Month in Brazil, and ad agency Ogilvy Brazil has created a campaign to help support kids with the disease that features various famous cartoon characters – including Garfield, Popeye and Hello Kitty – all with their heads shaved.

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Garden Cities of To-morrow

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 22 April 2014, 10:55

Eleven artists were invited to create works for Letchworth: A Vision of Utopia, an exhibition celebrating the world's first 'garden city'. Designer Nicholas Jeeves' entry was a one-off hand-made edition of Garden Cities of To-Morrow, the treatise written by the city's founder Ebenezer Howard...

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British Pathé uploads 85,000 films to YouTube

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 17 April 2014, 15:14

British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 vintage news reports and 'cinemagazines' to its YouTube channel in order to bring its newsreel archive to an international audience...

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Typography is a practice

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 17 April 2014, 12:00

Adobe's Typekit has just launched a new site dedicated to honing typographic skills, via a series of lessons and resources, under the name Typekit Practice...

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