• Shelter launches House of Cards design competition

    Shelter is searching for an illustrator, artist, or designer to provide the final playing card in an all-star deck that includes cards designed by Damien Hirst, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, and more.

  • QuarkXPress 8.1 has improved PDF capabilities

    Quark has announced the release of QuarkXPress 8.1, an update available as a free download to existing users. QuarkXPress 8.1 includes features to make page layout quicker and more intuitive, says Quark.

  • Will MacNeil and Unit ask Where do they go? for Liberty


    Motion graphic designer and film maker Will MacNeil has created a 30-second promotional film for human rights organization Liberty. MacNeil made the film voluntarily and contributed it to Liberty, with sound and colour grading donated by Unit. Where do they go? is a new campaign film about the right to privacy and it will be launching on Liberty’s website, the ITV Player and The Guardian website today.

  • Pitch to win with the new Digital Arts

    The August edition of Digital Arts hits the shelves today, bringing you an unmissable guide to successful pitching, as well as all the inspiration and information you need to keep your creative juices flowing.

  • Airside explains its design approach

    Multi-disciplinary studio Airside -- whose projects encompass graphic design, illustration, digital, interactive and moving image -- gives a talk on its projects at the Design Museum this Friday (July 24).

  • Softpress Freeway 5.4 adds updated CSS menu creator

    Softpress has launched version 5.4 of Freeway, its website design software aimed at creatives from a graphic design background. This latest update features an extended CSS menu creation tool and an AddThis social bookmarking Action. It also includes several other enhancements and bug fixes.

  • Today's Apple rumour: £700 tablet due in October

    Another day, another Apple tablet PC rumour. But the rumors may be getting closer to the truth, or vice versa, as a report surfaced from Taiwan today that Apple plans to releases its much discussed tablet computer this October. Guesstimated pricing: £700.

  • Single user version of Canto Cumulus asset management tool reborn

    Canto has reintroduced the single-user version of its Cumulus digital asset management software. Based on Cumulus 8 technologies, Canto Single User offers file management for professionals, hobbyists and smaller organizations that don’t need the network (multi-user) capabilities of Canto Cumulus 8.

  • NOISE festival expands its age range to 30

    NOISE, the online art and visual creativity festival for young people, has announced that it's extended its upper age range. Anybody aged 30 or under is now eligible to show their work on the website.

  • New issue of Digital Arts Magazine

    The latest issue of Digital Arts is now on sale - packed full of creative tutorials to follow along with; 14 pages of creative product reviews and buying advice, in-depth features and case studies showcasing the work of the best players in the creative professional arena, and loads more.

  • New stock photo library Snapixel 'offers bigger cut to sellers'

    Snapixel is a new stock photo library that claims to offer a fairer cut to photographers and other creatives who sell images through the site. The company says that, while most online stock libraries give 20 per cent from the sale of their photos to the photographer, Snapixel pays 60 per cent.

  • Create books in InDesign using Blurbs PDF to Book service

    Book printer Blurb has added the PDF to Book feature to its services. The new PDF to Book workflow allows creative professionals to design books using the application of their choice, save the file as a PDF, and upload it directly to Blurb.

    Blurb has created pre-made templates for Adobe InDesign users and has developed guidelines and specifications for users of other design programs. PDF to Book gives creatives the ability to design books entirely in CMYK, while utilizing native file formats such as TIFF, EPS, and PNG in the book’s contents.

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