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New type

Posted by Rachael Steven, 31 July 2014, 13:16

Our latest round up of new and noteworthy type designs, projects and events includes a look at McDonald Gill's lettering for military headstones, a custom typeface for the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and a new book from Unit Editions exploring type and image...

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Spot the Stop!

Posted by Creative Review, 31 July 2014, 12:00

Our latest edition of Monograph, free with subscriber copies of CR, features 15 full-stops from typefaces in the Monotype archive. How many typefaces can you spot? (Bonus points for the designer's name and year)...

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Remember when Levi's ads were great?

Posted by Eliza Williams, 30 July 2014, 17:42

Levi's has a new ad out. Set to an uplifting pop tune, it feels like a journey through some of the brand's best ads – there is a nod towards Laundrette, to Dangerous Liaisons, even to BBH's classic Nick Knight print ads featuring older models. Yet rather than making this the greatest Levi's ad ever, by echoing these classic ads this spot just makes me miss the jean brand's advertising glory days...

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The making of the Barrowland Park album pathway

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 30 July 2014, 15:42

Arranged like records on a shelf, artist Jim Lambie's 'album pathway' in Glasgow lists the names and dates of thousands of bands that have played the city's famous Barrowlands venue since 1983. Russ Coleman, the sculptor who worked on the Comedy Carpet in Blackpool, tells us how he turned his hand to coloured concrete...

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Jude Law stars in new Johnnie Walker ad

Posted by Eliza Williams, 30 July 2014, 10:59

Johnnie Walker Blue Label has released a new ad-cum-short film online, which features actors Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini engaging in a 'gentlemen's wager' over the ownership of a beautiful sail boat...

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The Consumer Is In Charge. Of What?

Posted by Bob Hoffman, 30 July 2014, 10:08

In a world in which a handful of companies largely control what we see, hear, and buy, how can anyone claim that the consumer is the one in charge? This, says Bob Hoffman – aka The Ad Contrarian – is "one of the inescapable clichés of modern marketing" which "shows a remarkable and frightening lack of understanding about what's really going on"...

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Angels of the water

Posted by Rachael Steven, 29 July 2014, 14:50

Creative agency Taxi installed a poignant sculpture on a British Columbia beach on Thursday to raise awareness of Canada's annual Drowning Prevention Week. The large scale installation features 75 sand angels, each representing a person who drowned in the region last year...

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Myerscough and Morgan make Love on the Southbank

Posted by Creative Review, 28 July 2014, 17:41

With typical typographical panache, Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan have created a temple of love on London's Southbank

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Jacob Dahlgren art for the Royal London hospital

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 28 July 2014, 12:29

A new artwork by Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren was recently unveiled at the dental hospital at the Royal London. It's one of the latest commissions from Vital Arts, the Barts Health NHS Trust organisation that aims to improve the hospital environment for patients and staff...

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Silk Pearce mark 15 years at Aldeburgh

Posted by Creative Review, 28 July 2014, 11:57

Design studio Silk Pearce has worked with the Aldeburgh Music festival for 15 years: a landmark celebrated in an exhibition of images of the area's distinctive landscape

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