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Airside has created five interactive background illustrations for CBBC’s new website.

The BBC is on the look-out for more designers to create backgrounds for CBBC Web pages. Airside was commissioned in August to create backgrounds themed on space, underwater, city, fairground and underground worlds.

The BBC has animated the pictures for PC users, while Mac users receive a static version.

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