Another Director-killer, this time from Utah-based Strata. It’s MediaForge 2 and at the moment it’s strictly for Windows 95 and NT. Instead of Lingo it uses Visual MediaBasic and has a Web player, Webforge. Its Internet capabilities are said to seriously outdo Macromedia’s Shockwave. Regular price from distributor Principal (01706 832 000) will be 1000 after a three month half-price introductory amnesty. Strata has also brought out MediaPaint which allows you to tweak video images over a series of frames for 500.
The development is the first commercial project from the car brand’s Mini Living offshoot, and will include apartments, workspaces and services such as car-sharing.
An upcoming exhibition at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries will highlight the origins of English graphic design as spearheaded by scribes, engravers and painters during this period.
Last week, we spoke to the author of a new book documenting the rise and fall of 1980s culture mag The Face, famously designed by Neville Brody. Now, designers
7-Inches for Planned Parenthood has released a compilation vinyl boxset featuring original work from the likes of designer Shepard Fairey and musician Björk to raise money for the charity.