• EVENT: Experimental Jetset conclude D&AD lectures

    Punk-influenced Amsterdam-based graphic design unit Experimental Jetset are the final guests in this year's D&AD President's Lectures series, this Thursday (June 5). The collective was founded in 1997 by Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen. Working at the cutting edge of graphic design, they create printed works and installations, for clients including The Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum and Centre Pompidou. Their work has been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, NY, for their permanent collection.

  • Quark launches QuarkXPress 8

    Quark has announced the next full release of its flagship DTP application, QuarkXPress 8, which the company says enhances the interface and workflow.

  • Adobe slams October CS4 release claims

    Adobe has moved to scotch widely-reported rumors claiming Creative Suite 4 will ship in October, with company senior vice president, John Nack, slamming the speculation as being "just made up."

  • Second opinion: 17-inch MacBook Pro

    There's something I have to say at the outset of this review: From the time Apple announced the first 17-inch PowerBook G4 models five years ago, I've always been a little prejudiced against them. I'd never have tried to talk someone out of buying one, but I always shared my opinion that a laptop with a 17-inch display barely qualifies as a laptop at all. It seemed to me that the 17-inch PowerBook and its successor, the Intel-based MacBook Pro, was simply too big, too bulky and too heavy -- though I confess I'd never carried one around.

  • iStockphotos adds subscription plans

    iStockphoto has announced today it now offers Subscription plans and Corporate Accounts in addition to its micropayment Pay-as-you-go credit system. Subscribers can access the same royalty-free content as Pay-as-you-go customers: photos, illustrations, video and Flash files. Beginning this September, audio tracks will be available to subscribers, offering customers a complete palette of multimedia tools.

  • The Big Chip Award winners announced

    More than 20 North West companies took home top digital awards on Thursday night at the 10th anniversary of The Big Chip Awards, the North West’s annual awards for digital excellence.

  • First Look: Dell Crystal 22-inch LCD monitor

    Dell's much anticipated Crystal display is here and ready for a spot on your desk. Priced at nearly $1,200 (around £605 -- though UK pricing has yet to be announced), however, this monitor is primarily for creatives with deep pockets -- or folks with a need to wow friends and colleagues.

  • EVENT: Creative China conference

    As a tie-in with its major exhibition China Design Now, the V&A hosts Creative China: Contemporary Visual Culture, Architecture and Design Conference in early June.

  • D&AD celebrates six Black Pencil winners

    It’s been quite a year for the design industry, according to the judges of this year’s D&AD Awards – which last night presented six of the top Black Pencil awards.

  • EVENT: European Design Week

    European Design Week kicks off today in Stockholm, Sweden. The five-day event highlights the best of Europe's graphic design, and includes a conference, an awards ceremony and a variety of graphic design-related events and activities.


    Annual group show XHIBIT assembles work by 41 up-and-coming artists and designers. Curated by Turner Prize-nominated artist Yinka Shonibare, the show features work by new graduates from University of the Arts London.

  • Microsoft releases Expression Studio 2

    Microsoft Thursday unveiled a version of its toolset for Web and multimedia designers that includes the first native support for its Silverlight technology across all of the products in the suite.

  • Rogers says Apple's iPhone on the way to Canada

    Rogers Communications is finally bringing the iPhone to Canada, but questions around the company's data plan and how it will support the heavily hyped Apple gadget continue to loom, analysts say.

  • EXHIBITION: V&A hosts Cold War Design

    This autumn the V&A will host a major exhibition on the role of world events in design, when it launches Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970 on September 27.

  • Francis Frith Collection launches image library site

    Over 120,000 images dating from between 1860 and 1970 can now be browsed and ordered online, thanks to the launch of the Francis Frith Collection's stock image library. The Francis Frith Collection is an extensive archive of historical images, specializing in British towns and villages.

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