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Robert Wilson's Helmand photographs brought to UK streets

Posted by Antonia Wilson, 21 October 2014, 15:45

A photo series by photographer Robert Wilson, documenting the homecoming preparations and final withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan, has been displayed on 59 billboards and bus stops in a site-specific exhibition across England and Scotland.

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Rodney Fitch: a tribute

Posted by Richard Williams, 21 October 2014, 14:29

"I always felt that I had a mission in life to deliver to ordinary people better places to shop". Rodney Fitch, one of the true greats of British design, has passed away. As a tribute we are republishing this 1996 Design Week interview by Richard Williams which caught Fitch at his charming best

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Ten years of button badges

Posted by Rachael Steven, 20 October 2014, 16:52

Ten years ago this month, London t-shirt and badge label Stereohype launched its first annual button badge design competition. With an exhibition of over 1000 submissions on display at LCC and a new monograph on the project just published, we asked co-founder Tomi Vollauschek about visual trends in badge design, and whether it's still a popular medium for graphic artists.

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Catch London's bus art sculpture trail

Posted by Creative Review, 20 October 2014, 15:21

2014 is the Year of the Bus in London, with a range of activities promoting and celebrating bus use. The latest addition is the Year of the Bus Sculpture Trail featuring work from 40 illustrators and artists

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Actis launches photography exhibition for tenth anniversary

Posted by Rachael Steven, 20 October 2014, 11:20

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, private equity company Actis commissioned photographer Harry Cory Wright to capture the communities, projects and businesses the company has invested in worldwide. His photos, taken using a large format plate camera, are on display in a touring exhibition and book designed by London studio Rose.

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I've fallen and I can't get up

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 20 October 2014, 10:15

There's something undeniably compelling about this test footage by VFX artist Dave Fothergill which sees a few hundred CG souls unleashed into the path of a spinning block. Demonstrating the power of Miarmy, some of the runners make it through, but most trip, fall down and, well, wiggle around...

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AOI Illustration Awards 2014

Posted by Antonia Wilson, 17 October 2014, 17:10

There's some wonderful work on show at Somerset House this month as part of the AOI Illustration Awards 2014. Here are some the winning images and other highlights from the shortlisted work...

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Will you be getting wood at D&AD next year?

Posted by Creative Review, 17 October 2014, 15:16

D&AD has introduced two new pencils to its awards line-up for 2015: wood and graphite. They will replace the old In Book and Nomination designations

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Bibliotheque is ten

Posted by Creative Review, 17 October 2014, 14:39

To mark its tenth anniversary, design studio Bibliothèque has curated a three-day exhibition including a reading room of the partners' favourite books, rare print items and an installation which remixes its output to date

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Bus Stop Not in Use, but sign now in use as bag

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 17 October 2014, 11:56

Transport for London's 'Bus Stop Not in Use' signs inevitably cause some level of frustration for the capital's bus passengers, but designer Keith Gray has reworked these messages of disruption into a series of courier-style bags...

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