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Pantone Smoothies

It’s almost the weekend… Surely it’s time to create a smoothie in an exact Pantone shade?

Fe2O3 – making glyphs with ferrofluid and magnetic fields

Typographer Craig Ward has once again collaborated with biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill on the development of Fe2O3 Glyphs, an ornamental typeface produced by subjecting ferrofluid to magnetic fields. The resulting glyphs are set to feature on a series of unique letterpress prints

D&AD New Blood 2015: the winners

D&AD has announced the winners of its New Blood student awards, with three black, four white and 20 yellow pencils going to projects for Nationwide, Airbnb, WeTransfer, WWF, Pantone, BBC, Vice and more.

Further thoughts on a flag for the ‘former’ United Kingdom

Last September, Scotland decided to remain part of the United Kingdom, but with the SNP’s significant presence in Westminster, Scottish independence is still firmly on the political agenda. Quentin Newark follows up his previous post on what the UK flag might look like should Scotland eventually become a separate nation and, in light of what other nations have done, looks at some more design ideas

Front to back: The Book of Strange New Things

The new novel from Michel Faber, The Book of Strange New Things, features a cover designed and art directed by Canongate’s Rafaela Romaya and illustrated by Yehrin Tong. In the latest instalment of our Front to Back series, the pair talk through the process behind creating a unifying symbol and pattern design for the book

Record sleeves of the month

This month’s round-up of intriguing, unusual or beautiful album art includes work for The Horrors, Fink, Sohn and Oneohtrix Point Never. First up, though, is Melbourne studio Tin&Ed’s work for Australian musician Chet Faker’s album, Built on Glass…

The return of Father Brown

This month sees another fine set of reissues from Penguin – GK Chesterton’s Father Brown series, designed in-house by Matthew Young with a nod to the influential work of Romek Marber

Pantone’s Colour of the Year

2013 is coming to an end, which means its time to bid farewell to Emerald and welcome Radiant Orchid – Pantone’s colour of the year for 2014.

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