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What makes a great image? CR's Photo Annual judges share their favourite work

With just a few days left to submit work to CR's Photography Annual, we asked this year's judges about the work that has inspired them recently and what they think makes a great image. Here, Sarah Thomson, head of art production at Fallon London, discusses her favourite image makers and the magazines making great use of photography...

Saul Bass-like Game of Thrones Title Sequence

“Since I love Saul Bass, the 60?s and HBO’s Game of Thrones, I made an … Read more posts by Gian Bautista

How to Create a Varsity Lettering Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Learn how to create a graphic style that you can apply to live type or any vector object. The result is reminiscent of the patches on school sports jackets, and can be achieved with a few simple strokes and effects in Adobe Illustrator. Show More Summary

Just For Fun Calligraphy by Joan Quirós

Following our post yesterday about ligatures, today we're excited to share yet another article about typography. This time we feature an incredible personal project on calligraphy by Joan Quirós, a graphic designer born in Valencia,Show More Summary

A New Media Artist looks to Iranian Spam

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Completed in June, "Like Pearls" in as an animated and interactive web-based collage inspired by Farsi spam from Allahyari’s inbox.

Dancing with the star

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

After listening to “Stella di Napoli,” her mightily impressive new CD of rare bel canto arias just released by Erato, I felt many of the old sparks reigniting.

Until Alleged Rapist Is Disciplined, Columbia Art Student Will Carry Mattress Around Campus

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

A Columbia University student who says she was raped in her dorm room on campus is launching a performance art piece to call attention to her experience as well as the larger epidemic of rape at US colleges.

What makes a great image? CR's Photo Annual judges share their favourite work

With the deadline for submissions to CR's Photography Annual fast approaching, we asked this year's judges about the projects that have inspired them and what they think makes a great image. Here, Jessica Crombie, head of visual creative at Save the Children, discusses great documentary series, smart storytelling from the Guardian and the importance of challenging stereotypes...

Living Walls at the Olympic Park in London

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London has been open in full to the public for a few months now, but there's still a lot of building work going on. To help beautify the hoardings that are masking the work, the London Legacy Development Corporation teamed up with Moniker Projects and Create London to put together 'Living Walls', 2.5kms of public art in the park.

A Week of Spatial Sound on 4DSOUND at Amsterdam Dance Event; Open Hack Lab Call

As if Amsterdam Dance Event, the electronic music mecca of Europe and the world’s largest festival of its kind, weren’t packed enough already – there’s more. Tucked inside the festival we’ve got five days of programming devoted to spatial audio, on the 4DSOUND system. Show More Summary

Ivan Cash's Last Photo Project comes to London

Over the last year, filmmaker Ivan Cash has been visiting various cities across the US and asking random strangers to share the story of the last photo that they took with their phone. For his latest short film, he has come to Londo...

Tracing a Lineage of Tech-Minded Women Artists

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

It's hard now to go more than a couple months without stumbling across another exhibition showing "artists [who] question the boundary between art and technology." It's enough to make you never give another crap about the boundary between art and technology. But I'm not sure the artists involved in such shows really do either — at least not the ones in Coded After Lovelace.

Film4's new look

Film4 has launched an updated on-air brand identity with 16 new idents created by ManvsMachine. The films feature movie references throughout and were shot using a custom built in-camera device to create a moving film strip effect.....

How To Write A Novel With The Snowflake Method With Randy Ingermanson

If you write fiction, or you want to, sorting out your writing process for a book is a core task. Are you a pantser? Are you a plotter? Or perhaps, you might be a Snowflaker … Today I talk to Randy Ingermanson about his book, How to write a novel using the snowflake method, and […]

Ballet Men

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Let’s hear it for the boys! Ballet dads driving round their dance-mad kids, guys joining girls at the barre, the fabulous men of The Australian Ballet … we love you all! We’re kicking off every Monday by celebrating our favourite … Continue reading ?

Happy Labor Day from UnBeige

2 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

Murat Gok, Border (Hammock), 2010 Après Labor Day, le déluge, a sunburnt French monarch once said. May your day off be festive, adventurous, restful, quiet, or productive, as you see fit. And in case you’ve already reached the bottom...Show More Summary

white whale Makes your monome Into an Amazing Modular Step Sequencer

It seems everyone is getting in on modular gear these days, thanks to the Eurorack format. But many of these modules are variations on a theme – new models of old classic modules, existing synthesis components and filters that have just been reborn as a module. Show More Summary

The Dream Modular Rig, Making Amazing Sounds: Cyrus Rex

cyrusrex + Baseck – #DBC611G-1D from Muff Wiggler on Vimeo. Pulsing, rattling, buzzing, quivering, the music of LA-based artist Cyrus Rex is a sumptuous feast of sound. Here’s a musician who connects massive arrays of gear, like some...Show More Summary

Samuel Michlap (update)

When I first wrote about concept and visual development artist Samuel Michlap back in 2006, he had recently started his blog and his website was still under construction. Since then, of course, he has added a considerable volume of work to his redesigned website, and his film industry credits now include titles like The Lion […]

Irma Vep as a Space Between the Artist and Her Creation

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Artist Michelle Handelman has taken the epic 7-hour film Les Vampires about a bizarre underground criminal gang and transformed into "Irma Vep, The Last Breath," a video project that is about "living in the shadows, criminal anxiety and the relationship between the artist and her creation, both fictional and real."

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