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New type: Formist, Hoefler & Co, Studio Feed & more

Posted by Rachael Steven, 27 January 2015, 9:30

Our latest pick of new type designs, projects and events includes a guide to combining typefaces from Thames & Hudson, punk inspired lettering from Montreal studio Feed and new releases from Fontsmith and Hoefler & Co. First up, though, is a new style blog with some striking headlines...

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How Fredrik Bond achieved an 'epic strut' for Moneysupermarket.com

Posted by Eliza Williams, 26 January 2015, 15:42

Mother's new ad for price comparison site Moneysupermarket.com has been causing many a chuckle this week. We talked to director Fredrik Bond about how it was made...

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Casey Neistat: maverick filmmaker

Posted by Creative Review, 26 January 2015, 11:58

Casey Neistat dropped out of high school at 15, became a 'professional dishwasher', and now makes some of the most-watched films on YouTube. This film from Design Indaba tells his story

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Canadian passport reveals its design secrets

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 23 January 2015, 16:37

New Canadian passports have been hiding a whole series of design gems between their innocuous-looking pages; you just need an ultra-violet light to see them...

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Ads of the Week

Posted by Eliza Williams, 23 January 2015, 16:31

Need a laugh? Well you're in luck as this week's advertising round up is filled with comedy spots, including work for Friskies cat food, Loto, Mercedes-Benz, and the Sims 4. Kicking off proceedings is a booty-tastic number from Moneysupermarket, which comes with an 'epic strut'...

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The Collective Quarterly

Posted by Rachael Steven, 22 January 2015, 15:35

New magazine The Collective Quarterly combines travel journalism with an artist residency programme and online shop. We spoke to founders Jesse Lenz and Seth Putnam about the concept and the latest issue, which offers a fascinating look at the sights, scenery and residents of the Absaroka mountain range in rural Montana...

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PJ Harvey at Somerset House

Posted by Eliza Williams, 22 January 2015, 15:28

PJ Harvey is currently recording her ninth album in a specially constructed studio in the New Wing at Somerset House in London. And, as part of a project created with Artangel, members of the public can go in and watch her...

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CR February: Yum! It's the Food issue

Posted by Creative Review, 22 January 2015, 10:36

Our February issue looks at how creativity is changing what and how we eat, with features on the story behind the Leon fast-food chain, apps for farmers in the developing world, the Disappearing Dining Club, trends in food photography and initiatives to tackle food wastage

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Predominant.ly lets you browse iTunes' library by colour

Posted by Rachael Steven, 21 January 2015, 17:02

OpenWork - a design collective made up of Susana Carvalho, Kai Bernau, Elisabeth Malcolm and Daniel Powers - has created a new site allowing users to browse over 148,000 albums from iTunes' music library by the colour of their artwork.

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Artist INSA makes his latest animated gif... from space

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 21 January 2015, 14:50

UK street artist INSA is known for his animated Gif-iti wall pieces, but he has upped the scale for his latest project: it required a 14,000 square metre canvas and a pair of satellites to create the world's largest animated gif...

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