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Spin designs a new visual identity for UCA

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…

Adam Curtis. Journalist

He’s not an artist, and he definitely doesn’t want to talk about type. Though rightly celebrated as a leading auteur of the documentary, Adam Curtis says that he is, at heart, a hack, with some big stories to tell. Following the iPlayer release of his longest film to date, Bitter Lake, Rick Poynor meets the filmmaker at his base at the BBC

This Are 2 Tone

With its stacked type and loafered ‘rude boy’, the identity for 2 Tone records was packed with attitude. Michael Evamy traces the design history of one of music’s great brands

This are 2 Tone

With its stacked type and loafered ‘rude boy’, the identity for 2 Tone records, one of the UK’s most important labels, was packed with attitude

All you need to know

All type, one weight and one point size – but this minimal poser design for the annual Pentagram LEcture by the late Alan Fletcher is full of information. By Paul Belford

Scotland Can Make It!

Glasgow studio Graphical House has designed visual identities for two cultural initiatives launched to commemmorate the Commonwealth Games – one celebrating Scottish manufacturing and design, and another reflecting on Glasgow’s relationship with the slave trade…

Full points

Celebrating type in design with full stops from the Monotype collections

Angular serifs and graphic scripts

From inventive experimental sans to angular graphic serifs, Gareth Hague, type designer and co-founder of design studio and type foundry Alias, reveals the font choices du jour…

Word power

The late, great Massimo Vignelli valued meaning, simplicity and restraint, ensuring that his work had lasting qualities

The Trends issue: Type design

From angled serifs to graphic scripts, Gareth Hague, type designer and co-founder of design studio and type foundry Alias, reveals the font choices du jour

Women not laughing or eating salad

Is the portrayal of women in stock photography finally moving away from outdated clichés? Sales of Getty’s Lean In collection suggest that some positive change may be under way

What's the story?

The Storytelling issue, Oct/Nov 2017, is out now.
We invited writers to respond to our cover image
this month: read their stories inside.
PLUS: Tom Gauld, Oliver Jeffers, Giphy & S-Town

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