It’s fine on the Mac where you can have a variety of pointing devices at the same time, but until they do something about it at Microsoft you can have a graphics tablet or a mouse but, according to Wacom, as if we didn’t know already, not a graphic tablet and a mouse. We have a hint from Microsoft that Americans and Canadians can, but here, out in the boondocks, it’s not possible. Graphics tablets are position-dependent so to click on a menu at the top of the screen you have to move the pen to the top of the tablet. Fun the first time, but seriously boring thereafter. Anyway, the latest Wacom offering is the 4in x 5in ArtPad II now bundled with Dabbler 2.0SE, the consumer-end drawing software.
The design studio has renamed the funeral comparison service Beyond, giving it a new identity centred around a three-dimensional, cartoon man, which looks to counter the “sunsets, flowers and doves”
A new, independent magazine celebrating classic graphic symbols has launched, based on a popular Instagram account created by a London-based designer.
The charity has published its second Design Economy report, which looks at the value of the industry and who makes it up. While design contributes £85bn to the economy, there
D&AD’s annual student and graduate awards sees 194 recipients of its coveted pencil prizes this year, with a campaign for the housing crisis taking the top spot.