Paul Murphy’s article Far From Perfect (DW 4 June) is surely a wind-up. Why else would a such a well respected design magazine publish such drivel about Macromedia Flash? This package is making the Web a more beautiful, interesting and faster place, while also allowing Web designers easier access to the online arena. Independent research (King, Brown & Partners, February) has shown that three in four Web browsers are able to see Macromedia Flash movies immediately (http://www-euro.macromedia.com/software/flash/survey/main.html), and that nearly 146 million Internet users have downloaded the plug-in. In any case, why would you just want to read about Paul Oakenfold’s music when you can actually hear it? Andrew Massey email@example.com
The Guardian Media Group’s Sunday paper, The Observer, has launched a biannual, print design magazine, which looks to bridge the gap between consumer and specialist publications.
Online art shop RoomFifty has worked with studio Intoart, commissioning four disabled creatives to design prints that are being sold for £20 each.
Protests against climate change and ecological destruction are currently taking place across the world – we speak to graphic designer, Clive Russell, about how the eco group has used creativity
Samsung says its Space Monitor has been designed to address the customer desire for more deskspace by offering an elegant solution, which allows the product to blend into its environment.