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Mondial: a beautiful new brand magazine from Rapha

With some thought-provoking content and an aesthetic inspired by Twen and vintage cycling magazines, Rapha’s new publication Mondial offers a stylish alternative to sport and gear-focused titles, and a beautiful showcase of the brand’s products.

His Hands Magic: the work of engraver Michael Renton

Opening in Suffolk this Friday is a free exhibition showcasing 50 years of work by the late lettering artist, designer and engraver Michael Renton – a collection that was nearly destroyed after he died unexpectedly in 2001.

A type of blue – the typographic covers of Blue Note

Blue Note record sleeves have provided jazz with many of its most enduring photographic images. As it turns 75, a new history of the label shows that it was no slouch when it came to covering its music in wild typographic expression, courtesy of graphic designer, Reid Miles

Six New Ads To Watch

This week’s round-up of great new ads features work for Greenpeace, Currys & PC World, Google Maps, Faber-Castell and Hornbach. We open, however, with the inimitable Ron Jeremy who stars in this amusing spot to promote the Toronto Jewish Film Festival…

Print and Paste and Anthony Burrill

Anthony Burrill is the latest artist to contribute to Manchester’s Print and Paste billboard project with a poster made up of individually printed giant woodblock letters

Castan

Designed by studio Carter Wong, the new headline font for clothing brand howies’, is quite possibly the only typeface made from a fallen chestnut tree

Hatch Show Print

From minstrel shows to Rock ’n’ Roll, from Elvis Presley to Elvis Costello, Hank Williams to the White Stripes, the history of Hatch Show Print is, in large part, the history of American music. For the first time, the work of this legendary Nashville print shop will be on show in the UK. We talk to Hatch manager, designer and curator Jim Sherraden about the shop’s unique archive and the enduring relevance of Hatch to today’s creative community

Brazil’s two biennales

This year’s 10th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennale was reframed by the context of nationwide protests

Richard Woods says DIY

Richard Woods’ new solo show DIY opens today at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London and features new work alongside a site-specific installation cladding the gallery in his distinctive wood-grain boarding

Big Issue vendors create own ads with M&C Saatchi

M&C Saatchi has taken a novel approach in its new ad campaign for the Big Issue, creating it in partnership with five Big Issue vendors, who thought of and executed their own campaign messages and posters

Hokusai: original mangaka

The sketchbooks of 18th century artist Katsushika Hokusai are packed with humour, charm and glimpses of everyday life. Pie Books in Japan has just published them as a beautiful collected edition

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