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Daniel Benneworth-Gray

Daniel Benneworth-Gray is a freelance designer based in York

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Design among the stars – in search of the secrets of the ★ sleeve

In his artwork for David Bowie’s last album, designer Jonathan Barnbrook provided the musician’s fans with a range of hidden elements to discover. Intrigued by the findings – and the theories behind them – our columnist finally opens up his own vinyl copy to see for himself

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Great work to take in and take home at this year’s Leeds Print Festival

The three talks that featured on the closing day of this year’s Leeds Print Festival offered up some very different approaches to printed matter – from film journalist Danny Leigh’s eulogy on the film poster, to The Designer’s Republic’s Ian Anderson and letterpress master Alan Kitching showing how the media thrives today

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The ABCD Awards’ book covers of the year

Fresh(ish) from last night’s Academy of Book Cover Designers Awards, our reporter champions an evening of inclusivity where artwork for everything from supermarket bestsellers to literary reissues is celebrated in the name of great book design. We have all the winning work here, too.