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Record sleeves of the month

A look at the most striking sleeve designs we’ve spotted in the past few weeks, including artwork for Mogwai, Arcade Fire and The Jezabels.

Fold Here

In the face of a volatile market for printed books, publishers and shops are turning to paper-based products. It’s a great opportunity for creatives

Nick Asbury

Nick Asbury has a way with words; whether they’re written for a studio brief, or a personal project. He is the designer’s writer

D&AD Awards Winners 2013

McCann Erickson Melbourne’s Dumb Ways to Die and 4Creative’s Meet the Superhumans were the big winners at this year’s D&AD Awards, with Black Pencils also going to Gov.uk and Thomas Heatherwick’s Olympics Cauldron

200 gangrenous foot please mate

News that the UK could soon be following Australia’s lead and enforcing government-designed packaging for all tobacco products prompted us to take another look at the Australian design guidelines to see what we might be in for. It ain’t pretty…

Emerald to be the colour of 2013

Pantone’s announcement of its impending Colour of the Year has become almost as much of a Yuletide tradition as family rows and hangovers. 2013, we are told, is going to be all about Emerald, or Pantone 17-5641 to its friends

Meet Oli, the new face of Alder Hey

Alder Hey in Liverpool is the UK’s busiest children’s hospital and one of the biggest in Europe. USP Creative were asked to create a brand identity which would work for both the hospital trust and its charity

Can you make it look… even worse?

It’s an unusual design brief – to make the product as unappealing as possible. But that’s exactly what proposed designs for cigarette packaging in Australia hope to achieve, using a grim combination of photography, graphic design and type