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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

After Hours: setting problems, rules and limits

The After Hours exhibition at the Jerwood Space on London’s Bankside is a diverse compendium of personal projects from graphic designers working without a client or a brief. But are there any common threads to be found?

Kawamura and his dancing sperm

Party’s promo for Japanese channel Space Shower TV featured animated sperm dancing to viewer-chosen tracks, and when it came to sourcing the raw material for the production, the all-male team did it by hand

On the money: Are designers badly paid?

Are designers badly paid? How much should you charge? What do ad agency creative directors earn? Could you earn more abroad? Our January issue tackles these and other cash-related questions. Here, we share some of the key findings of the research we conducted for the issue

The Partners rebrand EMCAS

The latest project to make use of the sale notice style of painted lettering that we posted about earlier this month is a fresh rebrand of EMCAS, an “ethical claims management firm”, by The Partners…

Lifetime Achievement: Apple

An in-house studio comes top of the list of design D&AD award winners, but not just any in-house studio. Former D&AD President Richard Seymour discusses the contribution of Apple to the industry

D&AD announces all-time top award winners

As part of its upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations, D&AD has identified the designers, studios, ad agencies, creatives, directors and brands who have won the most pencils in its history

CR Annual: graphics picks

Over the next week, we will be posting about our judges’ choices for this year’s CR Annual, discussing the decisions and picking out some highlights. First up, graphic design

February

February’s best work includes an app designed to stop time-wasting in meetings, Darth Vader using the force, and 10,000 unique digital prints

Marina Willer joins Pentagram

Wolff Olins creative director Marina Willer is to become Pentagram London’s first female partner. She will become the design firm’s 18th partner worldwide