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Two minutes of noise for the NHS and the art of self-isolation

Last night at around 8pm, something quite spectacular happened: En masse, the UK took a few minutes out of its prolonged panic and self-isolated worry to take to their doorsteps and applaud the people who have emerged as the real MVPs in this time of...

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Spotlight: Art director Stephen ONeill gets high on type

According to Scotland-born and London-raised art director Stephen ONeill, the two tips he’d give young creatives is to be witty and irreverent with their work. “Always have something in your portfolio that’s got a bit of...

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Inspiration

Anxiety, loneliness, heartbreak, Peanuts

Peanuts! A children’s comic strip, with the coolest dog in the world, reaching more than 350 million people in 75 countries. But a comic strip way ahead of it’s time, addressing modern day neuroses such as anxiety, loneliness and...

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Brands cut through with Banksy remakes

Street artist Banksy caused a stir this week with a tongue-in-cheek stunt which saw one of his pieces self-destruct after selling for £1m (US1.4m). An original version of his Girl with a Balloon picture was fitted with a secret shredder which...

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Leaders

The art of Campari arrives in London

Many of the people stumbling out of work and into 30 degrees heat this week will more than likely be thinking of rounding off the working day with a palate-scraping Spritz. Intrinsically Italian, this classic aperitivo treat is particularly...

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Inspiration

A crush on pulp

London's Lever Gallery is a commercial art gallery devoted to post-war lifestyle illustration - something of a forgotten art form in the UK. Whereas in the US artists such as Michael Johnson, Renato Fratini and Gianluigi Coppola have a strong...

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Inspiration

Type Safari in Andalucia

Andalucía, the largest region in southern Spain, has severe weather. And over time, it has helped to create a wide range of typography in beautiful disrepair. Temperatures can hit 50 degrees celsius, occasionally followed by a month’s rainfall in...

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Inspiration

The greatest logo ever created... In Croydon

Station Road in Croydon is hardly the world’s most glamourous street. A winding row of semi-derelict buildings squashed up against mobile phone repair shops. However, up above a boarded up shop called ‘itters needs’, I spotted the...