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  • Picture your perfect camera

    Which of the flash new features on digital cameras are just hype, and which will make a difference to your photography? Here’s our guide to buying your next digital camera.

  • Multimedia search comes of age

    Internet search providers are reacting to users’ rising interest in finding video content on the Web. But there are some steep challenges to be overcome.

  • Renegade Master

    “The design community used to be an exclusive club. Now they let any riff raff with a computer in.” Meet the ever-contrary Ian Anderson, founder of the unique Designers Republic.

  • Graphics for gamers guide

    As games such as Doom 3 push PC hardware to its limits, gamers are looking to PCI Express cards to maximize performance. We investigated the best upgrade options.

  • Brand Designs

    Creating a brand identity for a global company can be financially lucrative, but the commission will bring its own kind of design challenges.

  • Practice safe surfing, use a firewall

    The amount of malicious code on the Internet is staggering – experts say an unprotected PC will be under attack within 20 minutes of connecting. Here’s everything you need to know about firewalls – your saving grace.

  • The Syndicate

    When British Telecom wanted to get their 'networked-business' message across they turned to Californian VFX company The Syndicate. The 60-second ad took five months to make. We asked how they did it.

  • True types

    With an unchecked explosion in computer fonts, are we at risk of losing all sense of the true art of typography? Digit asked leading type designers to spell out how best to use type in today’s hypervisual age.

  • Inside the 3D Mummy

    Thumbprint Animation helps bring the story of an Egyptian priest to life with 3D reconstructions of a 3,000-year old mummy and the city of Karnak.

  • Design in 3D

    After years of speculation, the 3D display might soon be upon us. Digit checked out the technological advances that could make it happen.

  • The 25 best album covers

    It's caused anguish, joy, rage, and controversy at Digit Bungalow, but here are the titles we reckon are the greatest examples of album cover art ever.

  • Insight: Liz Citron - BIMA

    From being a key architect in the rise of the new media industry to working as a user experience expert and chair of the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA), Liz Citron reckons the interactive industry is on the road to recovery.

  • Levi’s Girls online

    Levi’s Europe kick-started the spring season with a fresh new look and new sections including a women’s section on its Lateral-designed site.

  • Turf war: Is 2D animation dying?

    With the success of 3D in the cinema thanks to Pixar, is Hollywood and the future of animation firmly set on the path to 3D? In short, are the days numbered for 2D cel-based animation?

  • Design Classic #1: London Underground Map

    The London Underground map of the tube system is an out-&-out design classic – one that seamlessly merges form and function, defies previous convention, and has remained an inspiration for over 70 years.

  • 3FM’s musical makeover

    Three stylish spots herald a new look for Dutch radio station 3FM with Brazilian post/fx houses Nakd and Lobo conjuring up some magic tricks.

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