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Computer Arts November 2019

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13 Numéros


1 min.
editor’s letter

Are top 10 (or 30) lists of any real use to the jobbing creative, or just the preferred format for click-bait websites? It’s a question that comes up a bit, but in the case of Computer Arts’ annual UK Studio Listings, it’s a question that’s very easy to answer. Many lists judge studios based on factors such as how many awards they’ve won, sidelining brilliant agencies that don’t enter them, and ignoring the subtler factors that make a studio truly respected in the industry. Our UK Studio Rankings is judged by industry professionals, so it’s a snapshot in time of who’s doing the best work each year, as voted by the people who count. Hitting the top spot in 2019’s list is Superunion, the multiple trophy winner at this year’s Brand Impact…

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PERNICLAS BEDOW Turn to page 16 to discover the range of collectable (and occasionally unreliable) furnishings that Perniclas Bedow has assembled in his Stockholm studio. www.bedow.se BEKKI STOVEL The creative director of Steele & Stovell explains on page 22 how it’s not good enough for studios to produce authentic work – they need to do it with soul, too. www.steeleandstovell.co.uk ERIK JONES Hyper-realistic female forms meet a kaleidoscope of geometric possibilities on the canvas, in the hands of New York artist Erik Jones. More on page 64. www.erikjonesart.com HELEN HARTLEY Our food branding feature on page 70 brings you insights from industry experts, including Helen Hartley from global design consultancy Elmwood. www.elmwood.com GABOR SCHREIER The chief creative officer at multi-national consultancy Saffron reveals on page 80 how teams collaborate on projects across borders and timezones. www.saffron-consultants.com…

2 min.
making the cover

When we approached Superunion to design our UK Studio Rankings cover, we knew there would be no half measures, no compromises, and no lack of ambition. We knew we’d get something witty, smart and eye-catching. A cover that would stand out. But we weren’t expecting them to set fire to it… “We started the process by opening up the brief to the whole creative studio,” explained executive creative director Stuart Radford. “We had a couple of brainstorms, sketched out a bunch of ideas, then settled on the one we thought was the strongest – a simple idea that could provide really arresting visuals. Then we had to figure out how we’d do it!” The ‘bright sparks’ of the creative industry flickering in an effigy of the number 30 was beautiful in its conceptual…

1 min.
computer arts

EDITORIAL Beren Neale Editor beren.neale@futurenet.com Mark Wynne Art editor mark.wynne@futurenet.com Cliff Hope Operations editor clifford.hope@futurenet.com CREATIVE BLOQ www.creativebloq.com Kerrie Hughes Editor Ruth Hamilton Deputy editor Rosie Hilder Operations editor Dom Carter Senior staff writer MANAGEMENT Claire Howlett Group editor-in-chief Will Shum Senior art editor Dave Harfield Head of editorial operations CONTRIBUTIONS Perniclas Bedow, Tanya Combrinck, Nick Carson, Jamie Fleming, Ruth Hamilton, Lisa Hassell, Hjalti Karlsson, Tom May, Andy Potts, Bekki Stovell, Garrick Webster INTERNATIONAL Computer Arts is available for licensing. Contact the International department Contact the International department to discuss partnership opportunities. Matt Ellis International licensing director matt.ellis@futurenet.com SUBSCRIPTIONS Email: contact@myfavouritemagazines.co.uk UK order line and enquiries: 0344 848 2852 International: +44 (0) 344 848 2852 Online: www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk Sharon Todd Group marketing director, magazines & memberships CIRCULATION Tim Mathers Head of newstrade tim.mathers@futurenet.com PRODUCTION Mark Constance Head of production, US/UK Clare Scott Production project manager Joanne Crosby Advertising project manager Jason Hudson Digital editions controller Steve Wright Digital edition coordinator Vivienne Calvert Production manager SENIOR MANAGEMENT Aaron Asadi Chief operations officer Paul Newman Group content director Keith Walker Managing director, Prosumer Nick Jones Content director,…

1 min.
meet the team

BEREN NEALE EDITOR Attending the Brand Impact Awards a day after returning from San Fran, Beren felt like a pickled little sausage. What better tonic than chatting to the 30 studios in this month’s UKSR?! Mood: upside down-yet-inspired. MARK WYNNE ART EDITOR The double whammy of the BIA issue followed by the UK Top 30 often leaves our art ed glassy-eyed with designer envy. So many amazing projects and designers to cover, and never enough pages೐ CLIFF HOPE OPERATIONS EDITOR Cliff has been enjoying pointing out the masterful branding examples he’s seen over the past two issues to his children, as he’s spotted them in real life. Call it an updated version of “I spy with my little eye…”.…

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key contributors

GARRICK WEBSTER FREELANCE WRITER As well as writing about creative identity design and excellent VFX promo animations in Computer Arts, Garrick has been helping develop brand identities for a digital agency and a major UK hat manufacturer. TOM MAY FREELANCE WRITER Tom has been finishing his first book (which he can’t officially talk about yet) and has been glued to the TV for updates on British and American politics. In the process, he may have forgotten to have a life. Production Notes PRINTERS TEXT AND COVER CMYK William Gibbons PAPER COVER Precision Special Gloss FSC 250gsm P3–98: Ultra Mag Plus Gloss 90gsm TYPEFACES Trump Gothic West, Akkurat, S-L, Simplo, Kondola and Calluna PRINT FINISHING PARTNER…