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Tasty George Clinton box set for Record Store day

Ready for Record Store Day, a delicious new box set featuring unique marbled vinyl discs, a DVD and two CDs celebrates George Clinton's 2014 performances at Metropolis Studios in London. We talked to its designer, Jon Daniel

Operation Black Vote launches controversial ad campaign

A new campaign by Saatchi & Saatchi London for Operation Black Vote, an organisation that aims to encourage the BAME community to vote in the forthcoming elections, is getting a lot of attention on Twitter, though is its message getting through?

Alan Kitching's A-Z of Letterpress

A new book showcases the extensive wood-letter fount collection of Alan Kitching's Typography Workshop in true committed style –  every image featured in his A – Z of Letterpress was originally printed by hand...

Friends or No Friends?

Interesting tactical idea from JWT and Age UK: in a response to the current Facebook 'Friends' posters, an outdoor campaign features similar layouts but this time with images of older people and the line 'No Friends'

Graphic designer? GD& want to hear from you

Publishers GraphicDesign& have developed a survey which includes questions about practice, perceptions and prejudices in the design industry – alongside others concerning age, education and pay. The results will be analysed and published in a book at the end of this year. But they need your help...

The future of car design, according to Ford

Speaking at the Salone del Mobile in Milan earlier this week, Ford director of design Joel Piaskowski predicted a future for cars featuring 3D printing, car sharing, and autonomous vehicles...

Bridgeman Studio Award 2015: The Great Outdoors

CR is partnering with Bridgeman Images, the art licensing specialists, for the second annual Bridgeman Studio Award to source new talent for the contemporary art platform. You could win a licensing deal with CultureLabel, a commission for the Wilderness Festival and professional representation for your work

Avaunt: the luxury adventure magazine

Port magazine founders Dan Crowe and Matt Willey have launched a new bi-annual publication with polar explorer Ben Saunders, described as "an adventure and innovation magazine for the international luxury market." We spoke to Crowe, Saunders and design director Alex Hunting about the title, and plans to expand it into a luxury lifestyle brand.

Ooorg, errrg, aaaar: Monster Supplies site now in zombie

The website for the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies has undergone a redesign – and is now more widely accessible to the undead. Be it details on edible products or gifts, the site's contents can be translated into a variety of monster languages from mummy's hieroglyphics to full on werewolf...

His hands magic

Opening in Suffolk this Friday is a free exhibition showcasing 50 years of work by the late lettering artist, designer and engraver Michael Renton - a collection that was nearly destroyed after he died unexpectedly in 2001.

See the other side to homelessness

An interesting poster campaign for homeless charity DePaul UK has just gone up on several street corners in London. The clever use of each site invites passersby to consider that there is "another side to the story" in terms of volunteering shelter for young people sleeping rough...

Paul Smith on photography, creativity and Instagram

Speaking at an Instagram event in London on Monday, designer Paul Smith discussed his love of photography, his relationship with art and music and why he likes to post pictures on the social media site...

New Don't Hug Me I'm Scared film released!

Today sees the release of the fourth film in the Don't Hug Me I'm Scared series, which takes on the theme of computers, to hilarious effect...

How brands should use Instagram

Speaking at an Instagram event in London yesterday, photographer Adrienne Pitts, Instagram creative strategist Alistair Cotterrill and Jade Harwood of knitwear brand Wool and the Gang shared their tips for using the platform - plus Paul Smith spoke about his career, creativity and why he uses the social media site.

A new marque for Glenlivet

SomeOne has worked with illustrator and craftsman Christopher Wormell to create a new symbol for Glenlivet whisky, replacing the brand's thistle marque with a linocut depicting the river that flows through its estate.

Creative coding: the making of Hackaball

Hackaball is a responsive ball for children that can be programmed to make games, teaching basic coding and computer skills. Created by digital agency Made by Many, it started out as a studio assignment and has since raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter. We spoke to Made by Many's Rachel Mercer and Richard Ling about the product and process of developing it.

Ads of the Week

We have some great work to share with you this week, for Orbis Access, Desperados, Moyee coffee, Specsavers, Think! and Kids Company. First up though is this Cold War-inspired short film from Taco Bell...

Nick Cave's Sick Bag Song

Artist and musician Nick Cave’s latest book offers a visual document of a 22-city tour of North America, scrawled on the back of airline sick bags. Designed by Pentagram’s Angus Hyland and published by Canongate, it’s a fascinating collection of doodles, lyrics, thoughts and verse...

Richard Ayoade and TomSka on YouTube and filmmaking

Speaking at Ad Week Europe in London yesterday, director Richard Ayoade, YouTube filmmaker Thomas Ridgewell (TomSka) and Dave Bedwood, creative director at M&C Saatchi, discussed how platforms like YouTube are changing filmmaking, how online content differs to traditional media and what the ad industry can learn from online video.

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