On 28 March Sky One starts screening South Park, a new comedy animation which features four deeply surreal and dysfunctional eight-year-olds, including Kenny, who gets brutally killed in each episode, Cartman, obsessed with Cheesy Poofs and aliens inserting probes up his arse and Kyle who enjoys kicking his baby brother Ike through the school bus (but it’s OK, Ike likes it). Other characters include gay dog Sparky and a Barry White-like school chef. Why do you need to know all this? Because once you’ve seen it you’ll want to download all the screensavers and icons, play the games and engage in the discussions and forums, all of which you can do at Comedy Central’s great website dedicated to the show at www. comedycentral.com/southpark. And for some reason it seems to prefer IE4 to Netscape.
As skateboarding makes its Olympics debut, designers discuss the creativity of skate culture and the art of great board design.
The library requires an identity for a new initiative, which looks to create a “single digital presence” for public libraries across the UK.
Three installations in total have been developed for the street, following an open call for “green” ideas earlier this year.
The new look features a redrawn wordmark, tweaked colours and a custom typeface, and was developed in collaboration with branding consultancy Mucho.