Version 5 of Macromedia’s Director is imminent. We’re reviewing it. The interesting thing is that it uses Xtras, third party plug-ins, like Quark’s Xtensions and the new PageMaker things. There’s a couple of dozen of them, including speech recognition (from Digital Dreams) and a very fast database called FileFlex from Component Software. They will be shipping within 90 days of Director 5’s formal launch. Don’t pay a lot for them. An unguarded passage in the press release reveals that at least one of the Xtras took “weeks rather than months to develop”.
Weird World Cup is a project that sees 20 illustrators create humorous artworks, which will be sold online to raise money for education charity Football Beyond Borders.
The British Dyslexia Association has put out guidelines that aim to encourage designers, businesses and teachers to consider those who struggle with reading and writing when making typeface, colour, spacing
Print your own tote bag, delve into film graphics and learn about the future of plastics at this year’s East London design festival, taking place 22-24 May.