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New type

Posted by Rachael Steven, 24 October 2014, 17:46

This month’s pick of new type designs, projects and events includes new releases from foundries Klim and Blackletra, a lovely letterpress printed newspaper and an exhibition exploring type and manual printing methods...

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Bagpuss, the marmalade cat

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 24 October 2014, 16:46

Emily's cat Bagpuss; the most important, the most beautiful, the most magical saggy old cloth cat in the whole wide world. And as new book The Art of Smallfilms reveals – originally, marmalade. So what happened to him?

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Scott King art directs new UAL student magazine

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 24 October 2014, 13:17

The debut issue of Artefact, the new newspaper for the University of the Arts London, features well-honed student journalism, imagery by a range of established artists and photographers and an influential name in the art director's chair: Scott King. I talked to him and the London College of Communication's Simon Hinde about the launch of the new project...

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Ads of the Week

Posted by Eliza Williams, 24 October 2014, 13:06

Here's CR's pick of the best ads that we've seen these week: including work for Facebook, Virgin America, Lacoste, Full Circle, Google, and the UK's Coastguard service. First up though, a Halloween-inspired film for Ikea...

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Designa: technical secrets of the visual arts

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 23 October 2014, 11:01

A new sourcebook aims to reveal the secrets behind the many of the patterns and symbols that occur in the traditional visual arts. From Celtic and Islamic designs, to studies of curves, perspective, symmetry and the 'golden section', Designa is a real box of delights...

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Posted by Antonia Wilson, 22 October 2014, 15:50

From cosy geladas to luminous squid, here are some of our highlights from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 winners and shortlisted works...

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Hans Eijkelboom's People of the 21st Century

Posted by Eliza Williams, 22 October 2014, 13:32

We are used to seeing photos of people who stand out on the street – those who are snapped by fashion mags for having a 'look' all their own. But what about the rest of us? We might just find a place in Hans Eijkelboom's new book, People of the 21st Century...

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The Art of Smallfilms

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 22 October 2014, 12:43

From the puppets created for Bagpuss and The Clangers, to the paper cut-outs that shaped the world of Noggin the Nog, the archive of Smallfilms has been meticulously detailed in a new publication from Four Corners Books. It's both a celebration of handmade creativity and a tribute to British eccentricity and imagination...

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Unquiet films: The Art of Satire

Posted by Rachael Steven, 22 October 2014, 11:34

The latest instalment in The Times' Unquiet Films series offers a fascinating look at the work of political cartoonist Peter Brookes.

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Hear from six of the best from The Modern Magazine

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 22 October 2014, 9:54

Following on from its Modern Magazine conference last month, magCulture is releasing a video interview with one of six of the main speakers every Wednesday. The second film has just gone live and features Elana Schlenker, the designer behind the ‘pamphlet of typographic smut' – Gratuitous Type...

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