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Computer Arts

July 2019

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13 Numéros


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making the cover

We last used the latex (scratch-off) foil treatment back in issue 259 (November 2016) with Sawdust’s epic (and much-loved) Top 30 UK Studios cover. The treatment is simple to execute (it’s just a foil) and huge fun, but it needs a sound editorial reason to be deployed. Teasing readers over the content of Tom May’s great cover feature was too good an opportunity to ignore. We know (hoped?) that the gigantic question mark would stand out from a distance, and that once the magazine was picked up, it would be difficult to resist scratching off some of the panels to find the hidden text beneath. Furthermore, any cover that offers tactile engagement tends to go down well with readers. What to show and what to hide soon became a subject of heated…

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editor’s letter

The graduation season is upon us, and with it some pretty monumental questions for graduates to be pondering, and potentially not a lot of answers close at hand. You’ve packed up your end-of-year show, but what next? It can feel daunting, scary even. The truth is everyone faces awkward questions – of their situation and their abilities. My editor’s letter is often (always) the very last thing I write before the magazine goes to print. That’s mainly because I want to re-familiarise myself with the issue before talking about it with any real meaning. But also – and regardless that I’ve been writing for a decade plus – I sometimes find addressing a passionate, knowledgeable, dedicated audience a wee bit daunting. And believe it or not, most if not all of the…

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MICHAEL JOHNSON Ideas come to some more easily than others. On page 22 the creative director at Johnson Banks reveals his thoughts on kick-starting new concepts. www.johnsonbanks.co.uk NADINE KOLODZIEY The freelance visual artist passes on her advice and encouragement on life after graduating, along with fellow creatives and industry figures, on page 40. www.nadinekolodziey.com MARK WOOD On page 52 we talk to the creative director of Superunion, along with other key members of the studio, about how it aims big by keeping things small. www.superunion.com EMILY FORGOT A poor memory inspired this designer to come up with her unusual nom de plume. Find out on page 60 how she creates her memorable 3D sculpture pieces. www.emilyforgot.co.uk CHLOÉ TEMPLEMAN On page 88 we discover how a team at Design Bridge London, led by creative director Chloé Templeman, revived a classic Fortnum & Mason brand. www.designbridge.com…

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computer arts

FUTURE PUBLISHING LTD Quay House, The Ambury, Bath, BA1 1UA 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 Acting group editor-in-chief Will Shum Senior art editor Dave Harfield Head of editorial operations CONTRIBUTIONS Tanya Combrinck, Mark Girvan, Ruth Hamilton, Lisa Hassell, Steven Heller, Michael Johnson, David Jones, Carmen Ladwig, Tom May, Chloé Templeman, Clara Terne, Luis Toledo, Garrick Webster, Ryan Wells All copyrights and trademarks are recognised and respected. ADVERTISING Media packs are available on request. Clare Dove Commercial director clare.dove@futurenet.com Mike Pyatt Senior advertising manager 01225 687538 michael.pyatt@futurenet.com George Lucas Account director 01225 687331 george.lucas@futurenet.com INTERNATIONAL Computer Arts is available for licensing. Contact the International department to discuss partnership opportunities. Matt Ellis International licensing director matt.ellis@futurenet.com 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…

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meet the team

BEREN NEALE EDITOR This month the ed has fallen full-on in embarrassingly romantic love with an album. Cate Le Bon’s Reward has had him ‘singing’ while wistfully staring out of windows… any window will do. It’s that good! MARK WYNNE ART EDITOR Our art editor enjoyed this year’s action-packed D&AD event: fun eateries, drinks, catching up with ex-editor Nick [WHAT?! – Ed]… oh, and the speakers. He was also pleased to survive his (delete brand name) budget hotel. CLIFF HOPE OPERATIONS EDITOR While his family went camping (“Tents happen to other people”), Cliff got to grips with his latest board game, featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ready for their return. Who said cowabunga was a dirty word?…

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key contributors

TOM MAY FREELANCE WRITER Tom is living and remote-working in Guatemala as part of a home swap. He’s enjoying taking long walks, eating chicken pepián and being able to see an active volcano from his bathroom window. LISA HASSELL FREELANCE WRITER Lisa recently spent nine months working in-house with a three-hour daily commute. Realising life was too short, she quit to relaunch her business. She’s also discovered a new obsession for audiobooks. 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 SCRATCH-OFF FOIL AND MATT LAMINATE SOFT TOUCH FINISH BY…