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50 essential terms every graphic designer should know by heart

Graphic designers have their own language. It's true. Margins, kerning, letterpress, ascenders and descenders. These technical words are just a hint …

Graphic Design

Ultra Violet: Pantone's Colour of the Year 2018

It's official. Pantone has revealed Ultra Violet as its Colour of the Year for 2018. Communicating originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking, …

UltraViolet

Luminous: Frea Buckler's screen printed explosion of colourful geometric shapes

<i>Luminous</i> is a new solo exhibition at Smithson Gallery in Shoreditch by British female artist Frea Buckler, filled with dynamic shapes, blazing colour …

My Amazing Body Machine: Incredible paper-cut artworks of the human anatomy

Chromatogram: 15 otherworldly cardboard pods takeover a derelict former cinema in Blackburn

The faded glory of a vast, abandoned cinema and 19th century Cotton Exchange in Lancashire had its lost nobility temporarily revived as the backdrop …

A creative's guide to Paris

Dubbed one of the world's most romantic cities, Paris is more than just a destination for love; it happens to be a thriving centre for art, fashion, …

Why the grass is never greener and how to be happier today

Lifestyle. Opportunities. Wealth. Just think how far we’ve come in the past 100 years – especially when you consider what we have today compared to …

Of House and Home: Illustrator Alice Pattullo's new solo exhibition of folklore and superstitions

This summer, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is hosting <i>Of House and Home</i> by illustrator Alice Pattullo, presenting the artist’s most ambitious project to …

10 things freelance designers wish every client knew

Just like the relationship between romantic partners or family members, the relationship between client and freelancer is important, enriching, but …

Matteo de Mayda captures the changing face of Angola, and the divide between rich and poor

Italian photographer Matteo de Mayda recently travelled to the former Portuguese colony of Angola to document the country and its people ahead of the …

67 York Street launches in London's Marylebone to support designers and makers

London's ongoing gentrification and rising commercial rents have meant that many designers and crafters are struggling to find affordable retail …

Caroline Gavazzi's images of tropical flowers in glasshouses look like impressionist oil paintings

In England in 1844, Henry Fox Talbot placed a leaf on a sensitised sheet of paper, covered it with glass, exposed it to light and obtained its …

Tactile paper-cut illustrations that break the mould by Germany's WRK Design

Beautiful embroidered brooches of birds by Paulina Bartnik

Complements: 3D printed modular chocolates by Universal Favourite

Like any respectable design agency, Australia's Universal Favourite spends its days partnering with clients to make great projects, and at the end of …

Ditch the freelance guilt: How to make the most of a more flexible work life

The first couple of years of freelancing weren't exactly a walk in the park. But now you're established, and have a few steady clients under your …

Craig & Karl's playful illustration intervention gives a new lease of life to an abandoned garage

Bringing a whopping slab of neon vibrancy and joy to a forgotten petrol station in west London, Craig & Karl’s chipper new public art installation …

Bird Stamps: Intricate paper-cut artworks of birds that seem to leap off postage stamps

Diana Beltran Herrera is a Bristol-based Colombian designer and artist who loves to work with ordinary everyday materials – such as wire, cardboard, …

Walled City: Andy Yeung captures an aerial view of a "claustrophobic" Hong Kong

Never before seen images of David Bowie from three iconic British photographers

This stunning series of photographs highlights the many sides of the late and great, David Bowie. Captured by three iconic British photographers, the …

20 free or affordable tools to help money-saving freelancers run a lean business

It’s National Freelancers Day thanks to IPSE, so we thought we’d join in and celebrate by sharing 20 of the latest free and affordable tools for …

Artist sculpts huge ceramic coral reef to highlight the threat facing our oceans

For her series Changing Seas III, artist Courtney Mattison – featured previously – has crafted a large-scale ceramic coral reef installation to …

Coral Reefs

One Year, Two Rooms: A photographic exploration of 12 months in a London flat

When award-winning London photographer Darran Rees found himself living in a small London apartment, he decided to challenge himself and see if he …

10 essential websites to help you find more freelance work

Every successful freelancer knows that finding work should be a daily focus. Yes, you might attract potential clients via your website or get some …

90 Instagram accounts to follow for daily graphic design inspiration

When it comes to getting a daily dose of inspiration for your graphic design projects, nothing beats the visual delights of Instagram. From global …

Graphic Design

Photographer Charlie Clift documents Brits in Europe ahead of the EU referendum

In the run up to the EU referendum, London photographer Charlie Clift has travelled across Europe to see what life is like for the 1.2 million Brits …

The Floating Piers: Artist Christo helps people to walk on water in Italy

It was a dream first imagined in 1970, and now it has finally become a reality – conceptual artist Christo has walked on water. Over the weekend, he …