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There are many ways to make a photobook

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 22 May 2015, 15:06

Self Publish, Be Happy, the London-based outfit which celebrates the art of the self-published photobook, is holding a special project space at the Offprint art publishing fair at Tate Modern this weekend. It aims to inspire visitors to have a go at making their own books – using all manner of photographic processes...

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Wordplay: typographic installations from Monotype

Posted by Rachael Steven, 22 May 2015, 11:45

A series of typographic installations were unveiled in Clerkenwell this week, courtesy of Monotype and Clerkenwell Design Week. Lettering-based artworks include a wooden bench sculpted in the shape of Neue Haas Unica, an anamorphic mural in Clarendon and a lovely use of Festival of Britain typeface Festival Titling.

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PG Tips' refreshing rebrand

Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 22 May 2015, 10:39

You can't get much more mainstream than PG Tips, which makes Jones Knowles Ritchie's clean, crisp and witty rebrand all the more welcome

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D&AD 2015: the winners

Posted by Rachael Steven, 22 May 2015, 10:00

The winners of this year's D&AD Awards were announced at a ceremony in London last night, with juries awarding five black pencils, four white and 44 yellow. Here's our round-up of the most successful projects and agencies...

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Living Mural transforms Sydney Opera House

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 22 May 2015, 9:15

As part of the annual Vivid Sydney festival the huge ‘sails’ of the Sydney Opera House are transformed into an artist's canvas. This year, a project conceived by UK studio Universal Everything completely illuminates the building with a 15-minute animation sequence made by 22 different artists…

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Photo London

Posted by Antonia Wilson, 21 May 2015, 16:00

In the largest ever takeover of Somerset House, the first annual Photo London opens this week, with commissioned shows and galleries and publishers from around the world exhibiting iconic images from the masters and fresh new work by emerging artists.

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Carter Wong puts Howies wardrobes up for auction

Posted by Rachael Steven, 21 May 2015, 14:33

In 2003, Carter Wong teamed up with 13 artists and illustrators to customise a range of abandoned wardrobes for clothing label Howies. The agency is now selling four of those wardrobes on eBay to raise money for homeless charity Café Art...

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CR June: The Age issue

Posted by Creative Review, 21 May 2015, 12:37

Our June issue looks at how the creative industries are engaging with our ageing population – and how working both for and with older people can create a better world for everyone...

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New illustration: Eleanor Taylor, Karrie Fransman, Jessica May Underwood, Daniel Frost & more

Posted by Rachael Steven, 21 May 2015, 12:20

Our latest pick of new illustration includes the winning work from this year's Prize for Illustration, awarded by the AOI and London Transport Museum, a vibrant installation for Southbank Centre's Alchemy festival, floral displays at Harrods and a charming book of untranslatable words from around the world.

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Behind the scenes at Ikea HQ

Posted by Rachael Steven, 20 May 2015, 10:00

Last week, we took a trip to Ikea’s HQ in Älmhult, Sweden for the brand's Democratic Design Day: an annual event offering a behind-the-scenes look at its testing lab, design centre and forthcoming products, from collaborations with British fashion designers to toys designed by children...

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