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Jigsaw isn't rubbish

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 4 March 2015, 16:24

In an unusual move for a highstreet fashion brand, the new campaign for Jigsaw's spring/summer 2015 collection by The Corner sees images of the company's new clothing lines placed against pictures of landfill...

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Spin designs a new visual identity for UCA

Posted by Rachael Steven, 4 March 2015, 10:20

Design studio Spin has created a new visual identity for the University for the Creative Arts, a group of art and design colleges in Kent and Surrey. We spoke to Spin's Tony Brook and UCA vice chancellor Simon Ofield-Kerr about why the university needed a rebrand and the thinking behind the new look...

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Disrupted By – cutting through the art of noise

Posted by Leila Johnston, 4 March 2015, 10:06

The term ‘disruption' has become such a pseud's staple in recent years that the title and theme of 'Disrupted By', the third annual Curated By event organised by the graphics design department at Sheffield Hallam University late last year, was always going to raise eyebrows...

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The GAYTMs are back!

Posted by Eliza Williams, 3 March 2015, 16:45

Last year, Australian bank ANZ caused a stir with its makeover of a selection of cash points in Sydney in celebration of the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in the city. Following the massive success of this first campaign, the GAYTMs are back again this year, with more elaborate designs and even music...

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Designers use Everyday Things to promote Earth Hour 2015

Posted by Rachael Steven, 3 March 2015, 14:09

To promote Earth Hour 2015 - a global lights-out event to raise awareness of climate change - WWF and environmental charity Do the Green Thing have commissioned designers and artists to create a series of products using everyday objects. Inventions include a functioning paper record player and some charming robot toys made out of stencils...

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OFFSET 2015: schedule and new speakers announced

Posted by Rachael Steven, 3 March 2015, 11:06

Creative conference OFFSET takes place in Dublin this weekend, with three days of talks spanning design, advertising, photography, animation and illustration. The final schedule has just been announced, with new speakers Barber & Osgerby joining Angus Hyland, Ian Anderson, Hey Studio and Grand Budapest Hotel designer Annie Atkins on Friday.

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CR March iPad edition: The On-screen issue

Posted by Creative Review, 2 March 2015, 16:50

The March issue of CR, which looks at the world of creativity on-screen, is also available for iPad, where you'll find all the print mag articles and exclusive additional content in Hi Res, our showcase gallery section, and CRTV, with video profiles of creative people, animations and other moving image work from around the world....

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Penguin launches Little Black Classics series

Posted by Eliza Williams, 2 March 2015, 15:11

To celebrate its 80th birthday, Penguin Books has launched Little Black Classics, a series of 80 titles priced at 80p each. The mini books feature short stories, poetry and dramas drawn from Penguin's wider Classics list and their sleeves have a distinctive, black-and-white design. We talk to Penguin's art director Jim Stoddart about how he devised the series' look...

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Y it's the Belfast Children's Festival

Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 2 March 2015, 13:29

Design studio Paperjam has created a flexible, fun identity for the Belfast Children's Festival which builds on its work for the organising body Young at Art

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New drug driving ad from the DfT

Posted by Eliza Williams, 2 March 2015, 9:30

The DFT has launched a new Think! campaign to mark a change in the law in the UK with regards to driving under the influence of drugs, which comes into force today.

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