Where design meets food

Food was the theme of the latest edition of thread, a series of creative events in Bristol curated by Fiasco Design. Over the course of the evening, in between trips to the pizza van and making tortillas in mini kitchens, there were three talks about food, design, and how they can work together.  Australian food stylist Peta O’Brien, aka POB, talked of how long it takes to soft-boil an ostrich egg  (47 minutes), Tom Hovey revealed why he always draws in red and blue when illustrating for the Great British…

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GDPR: the best and worst repermission campaigns

Is anyone else going to scream if another GDPR re-permission campaign email lands in their inbox? If you didn’t know (from the hundreds of emails you’ve already had), today is the day companies have to make sure they’re compliant with GDPR. What is GDPR? A good question. GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, and is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for everyone within the European Union. In short, it’s a big deal, and so companies want to make sure they’re compliant. The repermissioning…

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7 tools to create a site that works for everyone

The W3C has a comprehensive list of requirements that can be completed to achieve web accessibility, be that at AA or the stricter AAA level. However these are not enforced and, as a result, often overlooked. They’re also not exactly up to date, as the last full version of the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) was released nearly a decade ago.  But don’t worry, there are many simple ways to make your sites more accessible, and ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy your content. Here are seven…

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Face your GDPR fears with this enlightening infographic

The new General Data Protection Regulation – or GDPR – laws come into effect across the EU on Friday 25 May, and it’s almost impossible to ignore them, especially if your inbox is filling up with increasingly desperate emails begging you to review privacy policies, or to give companies you can’t even remember ever buying anything from permission to stay in touch with you. GDPR’s a bit of an annoyance if you’re an ordinary individual, but it’ll at least mean more control over the data that companies hold on you.…

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13 design-led ways to tackle climate change at WDCD

Climate change is predicted to have catastrophic consequences across the globe. That’s why annual design conference What Design Can Do – in partnership with IKEA Foundation and Autodesk Foundation – launched the Climate Action Challenge, a global competition inviting creatives to use design to combat climate change and its impacts. Some 400 proposals for helping communities adapt to climate change were submitted from 70 countries across the world. 13 winners were selected to enter a six-month accelerator programme – and the final projects were today presented at What Design Can…

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Let’s talk about money

Whether you’re a freelancer working from home or a small studio owner, something everyone has in common is money. You do the work, you get paid, right? Sounds simple. However, making sure you get paid correctly and on time requires a lot of planning and patience, which many freelancers will attest to.  There are many things you need to consider when calculating how to price your design services, so where do you start? Earlier today Mitch Goldstein, a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences,…

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Join Glug’s club for great creative deals

Everyone likes a good deal, and if you’re after some great deals that can help you in your design career then there’s a new free platform that can sort you right out. Glug Club is a brand new initiative from Glug, one of the most popular creative events around. It started out as a handful of friends talking shop and showing off their work in an East London pub in 2007, and since then has grown into an international movement with events all round the world and talks from some…

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Spot your cartoon favourites in this CMYK celebration

Cartoon Network has been up and running in the USA since 1992, but it took another year to arrive in Latin America, making 2018 the 25th anniversary of Cartoon Network Latin America.  And to mark 25 years of entertaining kids (both young and old) and inspiring the next generation of animators, the ever-popular channel commissioned Buenos Aires studio Le Cube to create this 25th anniversary celebration film. Designed by Argentinian freelance illustrator Delfina Perez Adan, this wonderfully stylised short brings together a whole host of Cartoon Network favourites from the…

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Computer Arts cover competition 2018

 If you’ve got great ideas and a passion for design, this is your chance to work with Computer Arts and create a one-off cover, showcasing your talent to the creative industry. In partnership with our friends at D&AD New Blood, this year’s competition is offering a £700 prize for the winner, and with the addition of a special decorative print finish from our pals at Celloglas, this will be a unique addition to the winner’s portfolio! The brief To enter you must be a current student or recent graduate (within…

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What does OFFF really mean?

This year’s OFFF Barcelona is just around the corner. Taking place 24 – 26 May, the ever-popular design festival promises to delight with a range of innovative and international speakers, plus workshops, activities and performances. The upcoming event is the eighteenth edition of OFFF Barcelona, and to mark the occasion it’s trying to answer a crucial question: just what exactly is OFFF? As well as trying to find some definition through all the talks, Italian artist duo Mathery have puzzled it out with some lateral thinking for the OFFF opening…

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