Cover story

There’s always more than one way to tell a story: New York Times Magazine design director Arem Duplessis takes us through the process of creating three covers for his title, from initial sketches, to final artwork, with some ideas along the way that, for one reason or another, didn’t make the grade

Pantone Swatch album art

Graphic designer and artist David Marsh combines two of his interests in a series of prints – Pantone swatch graphics from Adobe Illustrator and classic album covers

Tangerine Tango: the colour of 2012

Goodbye Honeysuckle, hello Tangerine Tango, or as we prefer to call it 17-1463, announced today as Pantone’s colour of the year for 2012

Honeysuckle 18-2120 for 2011

We know you love this one: it’s Pantone’s colour prediction for next year! So away with your Turquoise already and in with Honeysuckle (18-2120) for a pink 2011

Data visualisation, 17th-century style

While information design seems wholly modern, its roots can be traced back to early scientific explorations, as a new Royal Society exhibition reveals…

Pantone Plus Series launches

Pantone, the company that sets the world’s standards on colour, has relaunched its Pantone Matching System as The Plus Series. As part of the launch of The Plus Series, the company has released this mini documentary giving an insight into the way it works…

The Colour of 2010

Mimosa is, like, so this year. In 2010, Pantone tell us, turquoise is going to be everywhere…

The story behind Obama’s digital campaign

The Obama campaign picked up the Titanium Grand Prix at last week’s Cannes Lions advertising festival, and was praised in particular for its integration of digital into a traditional approach. Speaking yesterday at Fallon advertising agency in London, Thomas Gensemer of Blue State Digital, the company behind, explained how the website contributed to Obama’s success.

A2/SW/HK: Faber Beckett covers

As part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, Faber & Faber is publishing an extensive series of Samuel Beckett’s work, including 18 novels, plays and short stories that will appear over the next two years