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Q&A with motion graphic designer Nicola Gastaldi

Nicola Gastaldi is a motion graphic designer for visual effects and post production company Smoke & Mirrors in London. For the CR Annual launch party last week, he created an audio-visual installation, using projection mapping, especially for the event. We spoke to Gastaldi about his work and how he created the installation…

Offset 2014: Day one

Creative conference Offset kicked off in Dublin this morning, with talks and debates on book cover design, animation, illustration, graphics and advertising. Here are a few of the highlights…

Six New Ads To Watch

This week’s round up brings together new ads for VW, Pepsi Max, the Sochi Paralympics, Sony and Widerøe Airlines. First up though is the follow-up to last year’s hugely successful dancing pony spot for mobile network 3. This one continues the ‘silly stuff’ theme and features a little girl and her singing pet cat – but does it live up to expectation?

Kate Moross: Make Your Own Luck

Art director and illustrator Kate Moross has published a book offering advice for aspiring creatives and a look at her impressive career so far…

Sound & Vision

We talk to Caroline Burton-Fairbrother, former Director of Video at Virgin, about big budgets, bedroom directors and breaking new artists

UK MVAs: For The Love Of Music Videos

If MTV’s annual music video awards show is a celebration of the promo as a vehicle for star power, the UK MVAs are all about honoring it as an art form, as the winners at last night’s award ceremony amply proved.

Accept & Proceed’s studio gallery

London design studio Accept & Proceed has curated an exhibition by set designer Gemma Tickle as part of a project to turn leftover space at its East London office into a gallery.

Flexible identity systems: all played out?

Once, identity systems were fixed, consistent and rigidly policed. So-called ‘flexible’ identities have changed all that, as Michael Johnson documents here. But, he asks, have they too now reached the end of the line?

East London Comic & Arts Festival

The East London Comics and Arts Festival takes place this weekend at Bethnal Green’s York Hall and includes screenings, workshops, live drawings and talks on graphic art and illustration.

Dvein and Blacklist’s Science idents

Subscribers to US TV channel Science may have spotted its weird and wonderful idents created by Spanish art direction studio Dvein and New York production company Blacklist.