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For all you typography fanatics out there – including our very own art director Sam Freeman – watch this video of Luca Barcellona’s rather incredible freehand Fraktur writing. The writing display is for the Legacy of Letters Italian tour, organised by Paul Shaw.

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This may look like another site that sells fonts (which it is), but Fontshop.com also helps you improve your design skills with typography tips and tutorials. There is also a 10 per cent educational discount if you register with a .edu e-mail address and use the code EDU10.

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Over the next couple of weeks D&AD is to feature articles on its site, from some of the best in the business. The first piece focuses on copywriting by Simon Veksner of BBH, who talks about the death of the traditional copywriter and how the role has changed over the years.

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Michael Johnson reflects on his observation that consultancies often treat branding projects as fait accomplis, going into client boardrooms with pre-decided solutions. But as logos need to be ever more versatile, an openness to client strategy would be a better starting point.

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