The Best of The best tripods in 2018

It pays to have some stability in life, especially if you’re a photographer. With more than just three legs and a clever head, the best tripods have a lot to offer, and not just in terms of giving you a stable shooting platform.  The best camera for creatives in 2018 …

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The Best of 10 inspired alternatives to Helvetica

It’s the eternal quest for graphic designers the world over: they want something like Helvetica, but not Helvetica. Of course, the giant of Swiss typography – which started life as Neue Haas Grotesk, designed by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann in 1957 – is ubiquitous for a reason. It’s clean, …

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The Best of Toys R Us keeps old mascot in new rebrand

It’s been a tough year for the face of Toys R Us, Geoffrey the Giraffe. Last September, when the famous toy retailer filed for bankruptcy, it looked like the long necked mascot’s days were numbered. However, in a controversial move, it looks like Geoffrey is back to work as part …

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The Best of How to design a contemporary book cover

The fine art of book cover design is a tricky one to master. Consider: when the graphics on the packaging of Heinz baked beans are changed, or the typography is modified on the wrappers for Kit Kats, the alterations are barely noticeable to the untrained eye. The design of household …

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The Best of How to network successfully: 19 pro tips

Carving out a career as a successful creative isn’t just about doing great work and building up an impressive design portfolio, you also have to make sure the right people see it. Getting your name and face known is central to building your career. Some people are terrified by the …

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The Best of 5 top tips for creating a productive workspace

If you’re a busy freelancer working from home and your office space is in need of a bit of TLC, it can have a big impact on your productivity. We spoke to style expert and author Abigail Ahern, to find out her advice on how to create an ideal home …

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The Best of 10 tips for better mobile UX design

Layouts, menus, forms, web fonts and gestures are all things you need to consider when designing your website. However, you also need to think about how these elements are going to be viewed by visitors using their smartphones and mobile devices. Here are some key considerations that will help ensure …

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The Best of Level up your VR art

I started using Cinema 4D a few months after getting my VR headset a year ago. Up until then I’d been using Marmoset Toolbag for setting up my VR scenes, lighting them, adding atmosphere and so on. Pretty quickly I felt like I reached the limit of what Marmoset could …

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The Best of Are design graduates industry-ready?

Earlier this year, students up and down the country were gripped in a frenzy of degree show prep, tirelessly curating design portfolios and displays of their work to show the public – often in a bid to attract the attention of design magazines, creative studios or digital agencies on the …

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The Best of The best computers for video editing in 2018

You might have captured the footage of a lifetime, but if you don’t have a decent computer for video editing, you won’t be able to make your footage sing. Fortunately, that’s where we can help. In this guide, you’ll find our picks of the best video editing computers, at a …

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