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Coldplay goes interstellar

In-Depth:  Coldplay goes interstellar

Hello Charlie matched the ambition of Coldplay’s stadium rock with a sweeping set of animations for the band’s tour visuals.

Review:  Pixelmator 1.5 review

In a market dominated by Adobe Photoshop, Pixelmator does its best to stand out, with a unique interface and an ever-growing set of…

Beat the copyright cheats

In-Depth:  Beat the copyright cheats

How do you protect your work from being ripped off online? Here are five ways to keep your designs safe.

News:  Apple Shake's demise confirmed

Following Apple's removal of its Shake high-end compositing tool from its website and store, we've received confirmation that it's no longer…

GridIron Flow review

Review:  GridIron Flow review

When was the last time you bought a piece of software that changed the way you work? GridIron Flow is a rare example of a groundbreaking…

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS review

Review:  Canon PowerShot SX200 IS review

The PowerShot SX200 IS is Canon’s first ‘travel-zoom’ camera, a new category of cameras that put fairly long zooms onto bodies from the…

Review:  DigiEffects Freeform AE review

Digieffects latest plug-in, Freeform AE, aims to bolster After Effect’s 3D toolset, allowing you to warp layers in 3D in a way that’s just…

Modbook (UK version) review

Review:  Modbook (UK version) review

A digital sketchbook is on every illustrator, artist or 3D modeller’s wishlist. We’d all like a combination of graphics tablet and laptop…

Review:  Eizo FlexScan S2242W review

To create the FlexScan S2242W monitor, Eizo has essentially shoehorned a 24-inch monitor’s specifications into a 22-inch shell and offered…

Review:  NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi2 review

NEC’s LCD2690WUXi2 is it’s designed to offer high-quality output for print designers who don’t have the need or budget for a £1,000-plus display.

Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II review

Review:  Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II review

Canon’s new Pixma Pro9500 Mark II is the first new pro-level A3+ inkjet since its predecessor went head-to-head with HP’s Photosmart Pro…

Review:  LaCie 730 30-inch monitor review

LaCie’s 730 30-inch display may be an extravagance too far for even the most high-profile design agencies – despite being the best 30-inch…

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LaCie 730 30-inch monitor review

Comment:  Create a vector map collage

I'm afraid not, no. This was a commercial commission, so cannot be used for any purpose except by the company who commissioned it (and us…

LaCie 730 30-inch monitor review

Comment:  Iain Macarthur

Please contact the artist about licensing his work. Iain's site is at