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D&AD 2015: the winners

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…

Living Mural transforms Sydney Opera House

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

Photo London

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.

Studio Dumbar’s big bold mark for VBMS

Studio Dumbar’s new identity for Visser & Smith Marine Contracting is in the grand tradition of Dutch graphic design studios providing serious industrial concerns with powerful, quirky marks

Technical Ecstasy: Hipgnosis Portraits

Famed for its surrealist sleeve design, Hipgnosis also took rock portraiture into altered states. In our recent May issue, Adrian Shaughnessy reviews a recently published book exploring the enduring influence of Hipgnosis imagery.

New type: Face37, Stefan Kjartansson, Leicester Print Workshop, Colophon & more

Our latest pick of new typography includes a digital version of Milton Glaser’s stencil typeface by Rick Banks, a project to document Leicester Print Workshop’s letterpress collection, new releases from Robert Holmkvist and Stefan Kjartansson and a new online type foundry selling work by students at Lausanne’s University of Art and Design.

So you want to be a freelance illustrator?

In his new book Champagne and Wax Crayons, illustrator and art director Ben Tallon offers some wise advice for students, graduates, and creatives interested in freelancing. Below are a series of extracts from the book, offering some helpful tips on charging for work, choosing an agent, building your network and finding your style.

Sight and sound: an interview with Squarepusher

After 20 years performing under his Squarepusher pseudonym, electronic musician Tom Jenkinson is still toying with strange new sounds and audio visual experiments. We spoke to the artist about visuals for his recent gig at the Barbican and new album Damogen Furies, the children’s television shows which influenced his creative output and why he is keen to avoid sticking to any particular genre.

PRN: an art and health magazine for nurses

PRN is a new magazine for nurses which aims to combine professional advice with original illustration and articles on art and health. We asked founders Anna Magnowska and Laura Quick about their plans for the title and why they wanted to launch “a beautiful read” for nurses.

Avaunt: the luxury adventure magazine

Port magazine founders Dan Crowe and Matt Willey have launched a new bi-annual publication with polar explorer Ben Saunders, described as “an adventure and innovation magazine for the international luxury market.” We spoke to Crowe, Saunders and design director Alex Hunting about the title, and plans to expand it into a luxury lifestyle brand.

His Hands Magic: the work of engraver Michael Renton

Opening in Suffolk this Friday is a free exhibition showcasing 50 years of work by the late lettering artist, designer and engraver Michael Renton – a collection that was nearly destroyed after he died unexpectedly in 2001.

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