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www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8sR-9vMrgE
Last week we brought you Michael Johnson’s thoughts on Virgin Atlantic Airways’ new aircraft livery, designed by his consultancy Johnson Banks and unveiled last month. This week we bring you a time-lapse video from You Tube of the new identity designbeing implemented.

http://colorschemedesigner.com
If you want to know what colours complement each other, then check out the site Colour Scheme Designer. The site has recently been updated, with the new version allowing CSD to be used as a widget within your own website, while each colour shade in the palette can be individually edited now.

http://post2.paperlessmedia.co.uk/t/r/l/mkrkuk/hllrdkljd/r
This is a little gimmicky, but we love Bristol-based digital consultancy Positive’s new website, where the digital experts have wiped away their old image – literally. On entering the site, the user can wipe away the screen to reveal the new site underneath.

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/aug/04/top-10-graphic-design-books
Freelance designer Patrick Cramsie’s latest book looks at the story of graphic design. With his wealth of knowledge on the subject, The Guardian has asked Cramsie to choose his top-ten graphic design books – publications that have shaped our visual culture.

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