• Nicktoons launches student animation competition

    NickToons UK, a Nickelodeon channel dedicated to cartoons, is offering animation students the chance to win an internship and see their work broadcast. The competition, 'Make Me a NickToons Animator', is organized in conjunction with Skillset (the government's body for developing creative industries).

  • LaCie adds triple interface to Neil Poulton's Hard Disk

    LaCie today announced the latest model of its Hard Disk, Design by Neil Poulton -- a new triple interface version consisting of USB 2.0, eSATA, and Firewire in capacities of 500GB, 750GB and 1TB. Created exclusively for LaCie by noted designer Neil Poulton, the sleek and compact device is fashioned in a black-mirrored finish and includes a unique blue LED strip that creates a rich ambient glow to enhance the storage experience.

  • Viewsonic adds LCD monitors for design pros

    ViewSonic has introduced the VP 50 Series of LCD monitors, which includes the 22-inch widescreen VP2250wb, 26-inch
    widescreen VP2650wb and traditional 4:3 19-inch VP950b. The company says that the stylized VP 50 Series ensures the widest tonal range and largest colour gamut, making the displays ideal for creative professionals.

  • First look: Apple's new MacBook Pro

    The new MacBook Pro models Apple released last week might be classified as speed bumps, implying that the pro laptops' new enhancements constitute a minor, albeit noteworthy update.

  • EXHIBITION: Inkthis 3 announced

    The third exhibition by the Inkthis project has been announced, assembling an international team of major-league designers and illustrators who have produced works specifically for the Leicester-based exhibition. Inkthis 3 will focus on typography, featuring the development of a unique typeface consisting of 40 new works from leading designers and illustrators.

  • EXHIBITION: Draw, at StolenSpace

    This Friday (March 7) sees the opening of Draw, an exhibition that includes the works of over 300 artists who work in media as varied as tattoo design, illustration, animation, skateboard design, graphic design, contemporary art and urban art. As the title suggests, the show celebrates the importance of the hand drawing as a fundamental but often-ignored element of contemporary art and design.

  • Getty Images bought by private equity firm for £1.2 billion

    Getty Images has announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by affiliates of the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC in a transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion, including the assumption of existing debt.

  • Apple upgrades MacBook Pro

    Apple has updated its MacBook Pro notebook line with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, larger hard drives and 2GB of memory standard in most models.

  • Quark announces winners of design competition

    Quark has announced the winners of its annual graphic design competition conducted in association with The Art Institutes – a group of 40 US education institutions focusing on design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts professionals. This year's entrants were asked to create an original design in QuarkXPress that addresses typography in an informative, historical or humorous way.

  • EXHIBITION: Designs of the Year opens at Design Museum

    The first annual Brit Insurance Designs of the Year exhibition opens today (February 13) at the Design Museum in London. The exhibition showcases 100 projects in the fields of graphic design, interactive, architecture, fashion, product design, transport design or furniture projects, all of which are contending for the inaugural Brit Insurance Design Awards, which will take place in March. The Awards will be judged by a panel of international experts.

  • Tested: Apple's MacBook Air running Windows

    We've already tested Apple's first true ultraportable, the MacBook Air, as a Mac -- but there are many potential users who have to use Windows, due to their choice of software not being available on Mac OS X or due to corporate pressure. Luckily, the MacBook Air can run Windows XP or Vista using Apple's Boot Camp technology, so we've put it through its paces here as a Windows laptop.

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