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Albertus and The Prisoner

Posted by Alistair Hall, 24 March 2015, 16:35

The Albertus typeface crops up in all manner of applications from John Carpenter films to the street signage used in the City of London. But it was also a vital part of creating the visual world of the 1960s TV show, The Prisoner, appearing throughout the series in range of subtley tweaked versions. Alistair Hall investigates...

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Chase & Status on musicians working with brands

Posted by Eliza Williams, 24 March 2015, 16:15

Appearing at Advertising Week Europe today was Saul Milton, one half of electronic music duo Chase & Status. Milton, who has previously worked with brands including Red Bull, shared his opinions on the pros and cons of musicians teaming up with commercial partners...

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First look at Design Museum's Designs of the Year show

Posted by Rachael Steven, 24 March 2015, 12:46

The Design Museum’s annual Designs of the Year exhibition opens to the public tomorrow - as always, it’s a fascinating show, but a challenging one to put together.

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Mad Men bench unveiled in New York

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 24 March 2015, 9:45

A bench made in honour of the US TV show Mad Men has been unveiled outside the Time & Life Building in New York, the fictional home of the show's agency, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Designed by Pentagram, it features the unmistakably louche silhouette of ad man, Don Draper...

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East London Comics and Arts Festival

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 23 March 2015, 13:09

This year, the East London Comics and Arts Festival is transformed into a two-day event in June. While tickets can now be booked via the ELCAF website, artist-in-residence Jillian Tamaki's sprawling poster for the event has also just been revealed (click through for the full version)...

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Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist

Posted by Creative Review, 20 March 2015, 17:31

The first major retrospective of the work of political artist Peter Kennard opens at London's Imperial War Museum in May, with over 200 pieces spanning almost 50 years. Alongside some haunting paintings and photomontages will be a new installation reflecting on the human and financial cost of war...

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Beautiful animation to promote The Grand National on C4

Posted by Eliza Williams, 20 March 2015, 16:48

The Grand National is approaching, and to promote Channel 4's coverage of the event, 4Creative has created a Disney-esque animation that tells a mythical tale of a unicorn-turned-racehorse...

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Ads of the Week

Posted by Eliza Williams, 20 March 2015, 15:25

In case you hadn't noticed, there was an eclipse today. While it was a bit of a damp squib in the cloudy UK, brands couldn't resist trying to get in on the sun-moon action. Our favourite piece of eclipse work came from Oreo, and it leads our pick of the best Ads of the Week...

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Top Tips for building a standout portfolio

Posted by Pip Jamieson, 20 March 2015, 13:53

In a hugely competitive industry, full of young talent looking for a break, how can you make your portfolio stand out form the rest? Pip Jamieson, founder of creative community The Dots, shares her tips gleaned from extensive research with creative directors and agency recruiters

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Elaine Lustig Cohen online

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 20 March 2015, 11:56

A new site dedicated to the work of US graphic designer and artist Elaine Lustig Cohen, who turned 88 earlier this month, has been launched by Kind Company. It's a fantastic resource – and in bringing her work to a wider audience, it's one of the best examples of online design biography out there...

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