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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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Ad of the Week: Ikea, Wonderful Everyday

Posted by Eliza Williams, 17 April 2014, 11:40

Our Ad of the Week is this simple yet captivating spot from Mother for Ikea, which sends a kitchen into a spin...

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Harvey Nichols' new website

Posted by Rachael Steven, 17 April 2014, 10:38

Harvey Nichols has launched a new magazine-style website optimised for use on smartphones and tablets. It's an interesting approach to content marketing, but the site's design seems to have divided opinion...

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Bridgeman Studio Award: Tips from the experts

Posted by Creative Review, 17 April 2014, 10:30

CR has partnered with Bridgeman Studio, a new online platform representing contemporary artists, to launch the Bridgeman Studio Award 2014. To help you with your submission, Bridgeman asked creative professionals to give their insights into what's important when selecting licensed artwork...

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The shirt on your back: Guardian interactive explores Bangladesh's clothing industry

Posted by Rachael Steven, 16 April 2014, 15:46

It's almost a year since Bangladesh's Rana Plaza clothing factory collapsed, killing more than 1,000 people. To mark the event, the Guardian has released a powerful interactive exploring life in Dhaka's factories and the journeys our clothes make from factories to shop floors.

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Aesop's identity for Toastits toasties

Posted by Creative Review, 16 April 2014, 13:03

Aesop has created a playful pastel identity system for new Camden street food outlet, Toastits.

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Penguin to unveil new covers on WeTransfer

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 16 April 2014, 12:43

Penguin Books has launched a partnership with WeTransfer where selected book covers for new titles will be showcased via the full screen backgrounds to the file transfer website...

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The art of bank note design

Posted by Rachael Steven, 15 April 2014, 15:35

The Bank of England Museum's latest exhibition offers a look at some fascinating items from its archives, including bank note test prints and sketches by designer Harry Ecclestone.

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