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Grayson Perry: Playing to the Gallery

Posted by Rachael Steven, 1 September 2014, 13:26

Artist Grayson Perry has released a book based on his BBC4 Reith Lecture series, Playing to the Gallery, which aims to demistify contemporary art and prove that "anybody can enjoy it." An entertaining and insightful read, it also contains a new series of 30 witty drawings...

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New Oyster card holders celebrate the Year of the Bus

Posted by Rachael Steven, 1 September 2014, 12:38

Transport for London and designjunction have once again teamed up with Outline Artists to launch a limited edition set of Oyster card holders designed by illustrators and graphic artists.

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Supermundane: Here & There

Posted by Rachael Steven, 1 September 2014, 10:42

Graphic artist Supermundane (Rob Lowe) has a new show at Brighton's No Walls Gallery, described as both a microsopic and distant look at his work...

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Exploring Printing History at The Newberry

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 1 September 2014, 9:41

The Newberry Library's archive of printing history has been documented online since June this year, featuring everything from type specimens and catalogues, to posters and direct mail. It's also accompanied by some astute commentary, making it one of the most interesting print and type blogs around...

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Guardian Eyewitness exhibition at Foyles in London

Posted by Eliza Williams, 29 August 2014, 16:48

Opening next week at the flagship Foyles bookstore on Charing Cross Road in London is an exhibition of photographs by David Levene that have appeared in the Guardian Eyewitness series. A selection of the images are shown here, and we talk to Roger Tooth, head of photography at the Guardian, about what makes a good Eyewitness image...

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What makes a great image? CR's Photography Annual judges share their favourite work

Posted by Creative Review, 29 August 2014, 12:15

With the deadline for submissions to CR's Photography Annual fast approaching, we asked this year's judges what they think makes a great image and which photos have caught their attention in the past 12 months. First up is Alan Wilson, art director at AMV BBDO in London...

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Miranda July and Miu Miu launch Somebody app

Posted by Eliza Williams, 29 August 2014, 11:32

Miu Miu has teamed up with artist and filmmaker Miranda July to create a new app, Somebody, which allows you to send messages to friends and have them delivered, verbally, by a stranger nearby (who also has the app). I know, I know... you're thinking 'but when would I actually use that in the real world?' I was too, but then I watched July's quirky film to go with the app and suddenly this seems the way forward for all communication...

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How Zembla might have looked

Posted by Creative Review, 29 August 2014, 10:28

It's always fascinating to see how things might have looked if different design directions had been taken. Matt Willey recently shared a video of the dozens of alternate cover and logo designs considered for the late, lamented Zembla magazine.

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New Guinness Africa ad launches 'Made of Black' tag

Posted by Eliza Williams, 28 August 2014, 14:40

AMV BBDO has created a new Guinness ad for the Pan African market. Aimed squarely at a youth audience, it features a new tagline, 'Made of Black'...

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What would a UK flag look like without Scotland?

Posted by Quentin Newark and Kevin Denoual, 28 August 2014, 11:03

On September 18, Scotland will hold a vote on independence which could herald the break-up of the UK as we know it. If the Scots vote yes, will the UK need a new flag? If so, what would it look like? Atelier Works' Quentin Newark and Kevin Denoual have some suggestions

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