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The Emerge blog has announced the graduates selected to exhibit at Emerge 2010. Chosen by Pentagram partner Domenic Lippa, the ten finalists are also designing a poster to be shown in east London. Emerge is the graphic design showcase of the London Design Festival, held at The Cube from the 18-26 September.

Here’s a competition perfect for coffee lovers. Apostrophe is asking people to ’espresso’ their creative talents by designing a winter takeaway coffee cup. The winning design will run in all Apostrophe shops from November to January 2011. Submit your designs by 16 August to

A new e-book from, set for release in August, is a must-read for all typographers. By Laura Franz at University of Massachussetts Dartmouth, it reveals how to think like a typographer in HTML and CSS, and provides modify rules for the Web, explaining why they work and when to break them.

For those who don’t know about the Kessels Kramer website, it’s time you had a look. The graphic design consultancy site is like some kind of Web chameleon, reincarnating itself from a shampoo planet group to a home site for the world’s largest rubber band ball and even the KK school of cookery – endless fun.

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