James Brown

On the pulse

The growing value of illustration and print is not lost on ceramist and designer Pacharapong Suntanaphan. Better known as Yod, or by studio name Visuallyod, he launched Curate 40 to

Cover of the June issue of Wired UK magazine

Varnished truths

Excessive foiling and other over-the-top print processes have been out of favour recently, reflecting more austere economic times, perhaps. But applied with intelligence and consideration – and in moderation –

The official Fifa World Cup South Africa 2010 poster, designed by Switch

The beautiful effect

The upcoming football World Cup has accelerated urban development in South Africa and helped kick-start a range of local initiatives, despite Fifa’s tight grip on the official branding. Lynda Relph-Knight

Hugo Manassei

Profile: Participle

With a new Government fired up about reforming the welfare state, the zeitgeist-embracing ideas of this radical service design group could move centre stage. Gina Lovett talks to founding partner


Dalton Maag has designed a font that will compete with ’over-hyped’ Helvetica. Which design icon would you like to design a challenger for, and why?

Best of the Web

http://tiny.cc/d9cnbThe US-based Creativity website (a monthly magazine until 2009), asks if we are really post-digital yet. Writers Teressa Iezzi and Ann-Christine Diaz look at how the creative industry and marketing

The ultimate result

Redesigning a mere country? We must go further and design nature itself, if we are to avoid environmental disaster, argues Bruce Mau. Adrian Shaughnessy is spellbound by the master

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