The Best of 18 inspiring examples of pointillism

Dot art – otherwise known as pointillism – covers many forms of art. Artists, graphic designers, photographers and illustrators are all experimenting with this exciting art technique. But whatever the medium, pointillism pieces all have one thing in common: the dot. We’ve selected 18 striking examples of pointillism-based artwork to …

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You don’t buy the iMac Pro because you want it; you buy it because you need it. And the only reason you need it is if having its huge power at your disposal literally and specifically makes you more money. And, as it goes, for this to be true, you’re …

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The Best of 10 amazing examples of experimental design

Sometimes, design is about creating work that’s familiar and reassuring to both clients and customers alike. But every now and again, you get the opportunity to break from the norm and pursue a project that’s exciting, innovative and based on fresh ways of thinking.  20 pro tips for creating inspirational …

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The Best of How Aardman Animations created a digital-first culture

Almost 30 years ago, Wallace and Gromit went to the moon on a Grand Day Out that would launch Aardman Animations into global fame, and earn the company and its art director Nick Park a place in the hearts of the nation. A string of hits later, and Bristol’s best-loved …

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The Best of Big VFX on a budget

Remember when a movie budget topping $100 million was big news? Today, no one bats an eyelid at those sort of numbers. It’s simply assumed that, to have good-enough CG to satisfy the multiplex masses, you have to spend the GDP of a small nation.   How to get your …

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The Best of Three steps to a sparkling night sky in watercolour

Watercolour is an incredible medium that, with the right art techniques can be used to make the most magical and unique images. It can create anything, from helping you with how to draw landscapes such as a bright sunny day as well as a deep dark night, or even with how …

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Suspira is a dark jewel of demonic delights from Dreadful Press, the independent publisher behind controversial witchcraft magazine Sabat. Investigating monsters of the invisible (imagined) and visible (real) worlds, this debut issue feels as if it was written and designed at night, in a fever dream of Jungian darkness. There’s …

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The Best of What designers say vs. what they really mean

What designers say and what they mean are sometimes two very different things. Let’s say you sit down for a meeting with a client. Fresh coffee, snappy small talk. The conversation flows. No awkward silences. You crack a joke or two. Then the mood in the meeting room suddenly shifts …

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The Best of Make it big with manga in ImagineFX 163

Improve your manga skills and learn how to get your work seen with the latest issue of ImagineFX magazine – on sale today. Inside issue 163 you’ll discover how to channel the style of a seminal manga classic, create better manga characters, and embellish your work in Photoshop. Buy issue …

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The Best of Neville Brody launches type foundry Brody Fonts

Neville Brody has launched a new type foundry, Brody Fonts. The venture is a partnership between Brody Associates and TypeNetwork. So far, there are two fonts available: BF Buffalo and BF Bonn. Brody Fonts promises new typefaces designed by Brody himself and other associates at his design studio. However, it will …

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