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Bob Gill on how to have a good idea

Last week D&AD held a President’s Lecture in London that brought together three greats of the creative industries: Bob Gill, Sir Alan Parker and Lord David Puttnam, to talk about their early careers in advertising and the founding of D&AD (which is 50 years old this year).

Dublin’s inspirational OFFSET festival 2012

Summarising a design conference as rich as last weekend’s OFFSET in Dublin in a single blog post is something of a tall order. Speakers included Stefan Sagmeister, Seymour Chwast, Von, and Friends With You – and that was just day one…

In search of the £25 logo

To find out just what you can get for your money, studio Mat Dolphin went looking for a low cost logo for their new plumbing business

Where is the content? Where is the comment?

Illustration has become entrenched in navel-gazing and self-authorship, says Lawrence Zeegen. Obsessed with its own craft, it has withdrawn from society’s big debates to focus on the chit-chat of inner sanctum nothingness. It’s time for the profession to stop pleasing itself and engage with the world outside

Royal Institution video channel

A highlight of the seasonal TV schedule in the UK, the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures have always provided a nice slice of science in the midst of the hymns and carols. Now many of the RI’s classic lectures are featured in a new video channel

The £25 logo

Many designers are outraged by the growing number of spec and crowdsourcing sites offering logo work for extremely low prices. But what kind of service do these sites really supply? London design studio Mat Dolphin decided to try and find out…

Arem Duplessis at EDO

Last week the Editorial Design Organisation played host to Arem Duplessis, design director of The New York Times Magazine and one of the most respected magazine designers working today. I went along to hear him talk through his body of work

Rian Hughes at Typo Circle

Type designer, illustrator and writer Rian Hughes will be giving the next Typographic Circle lecture, on November 24

CR lecture: Angus Hyland

Sohnar in collaboration with CR are presenting a series of free evening lectures, beginning with a look at ten of the world’s most enduring symbols with Pentagram’s Angus Hyland

Epic Audi ad reveals Le Mans driver experience

This beautiful new ad for Audi from BBH London stars Audi Le Mans team leader Allan McNish and gives a real insight into the physical endurance required to be a Le Mans driver…