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The Strandbeests are alive… Video

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Since 1990, Dutch artist Theo Jansen has been creating “Strandbeests” or “beach creatures” that can walk on the sand, powered by wind, and which he describes as “new forms of life”.

Bill Plate and Gene Howard. The Swingin’ Eye. Album Cover, 1960

Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

A new book finds California’s graphic design scene to be pioneering and offbeat.


Coding Christmas trees at the White House Video

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The official Christmas trees outside the White House in the US have a received a digital upgrade, with people able to control their light patterns remotely using a Google coding tool.

Type Worship type and lettering advent calendar 10

Designers come together to create typographic advent calendar

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 | By Sarah Dawood

Online advent calendar gallery created to show numbered typography by different designers for each day of December.

Tessa Metcalfe – Jeweller

What do creatives keep in their drawers?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

Photographer Harry Mitchell has been commissioned by Hiive – a social network for creatives – to photograph the contents of creatives’ drawers.

Grace Wilson

Comic artists illustrate the news

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

Off Life comic has turned to artists for its Yellow project, which will see the week’s news distilled into a different illustration every week for a year.

Mindcraft: A Century of Madness, Murder and Mental Healing

Wellcome Collection launches online exhibition on madness

Fri, 5 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

The six part interactive story has been designed so that viewers can be engaged in a multimedia environment and drill down into deeper Wellcome Collection archival content. 

Canticum Canticorum engraving

Felix Dennis’s Eric Gill collection

Mon, 1 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Following his death earlier this year, Felix Dennis’s collection of Eric Gill works is being auctioned off.


Illustrated idioms from around the world Video

Mon, 1 Dec 2014 | By Sarah Dawood

Illustrator Marcus Oakley has worked with writer Matt Lindley to visualise proverbs on travel website HotelClub.

RCA book cover

Royal College of Art releases GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years book

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 | By Sarah Dawood

The book has been published to accompany the college’s current exhibition looking at the last 50 years of RCA graphic design.

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