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Computer Arts

May 2019

Get Computer Arts digital magazine subscription today for practical skills and expert advice to help you become a better designer. It showcases the best illustration, graphic design, typography and web design along with advice from agencies and digital artists. Our workshops will help you create an iconic brand, design your own characters, take your work onto mobile platforms or master the newest advanced Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and other Creative Suite skills

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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making the cover

As huge fans of Studio.Build’s graphic design and branding work, we were delighted when the Leeds-based studio approached us to ask if we’d like to work with its team on a Computer Arts cover. Apart from the sheer pleasure of collaborating with such an esteemed studio, we knew that its stunning design and unique typography would make a fantastic contrast to the previous issue’s hyper-realistic beach scene by Max Guther. And the cover theme – how to create the perfect portfolio – seemed a natural fit for Studio.Build’s high-impact, editorially direct aesthetic.“Our first approach to the brief was to explore how the magazine title would apply to us as a studio,” explains Studio.Build’s Ellie Polston. “Our portfolio has an immense breadth of work, so we used individual characters from our…

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editor’s letter

In this month’s behemoth ode to the perennial optimism and influence of Bauhaus in design, Pentagram partner Sascha Lobe comments, “In the beginning, everything was done by artists. Then they basically invented graphic design.”I love that sentiment, because it hints at the interlinked nature of all creative endeavours – a principle at the core of the early 20th century German movement, which threw away stuffy hierarchies, and elevated all forms of creativity with the goal of finding how best to communicate with people.As the feature notes, ideals about transparency of thought and purpose, and any real desire for meaningful communication, often come about in response to the shittier side of humanity. For Bauhaus it was a Europe imploding on itself. Is today’s divisive political circus and its murky monologue language…

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JOSEPH LEBUSWhen so many people are encouraging you to do the best you can, it’s refreshing to see how Joseph Lebus is embracing imperfections in his type-led designs. Find out why on page 14.www.josephlebus.co.ukLISA HASSELSo, you’re seeking that dream job, but your portfolio is lacking a certain je ne sais quoi? Then Lisa Hassel’s feature on page 42 is required reading – she finds out what top recruiters want to see.www.inkygoodness.comERIK KESSELSStep inside the mindspace of the irreverent creative Erik Kessels, and maybe you’ll be inspired to change your approach to design. Our interview with the Dutch artist begins on page 52.www.kesselskramer.comGARRICK WEBSTERIt’s a double whammy for Garrick Webster this month, as he talks to agency SomeOne about its rebrand of Xe.com, and discusses the impact of the Bauhaus art…

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computer arts

FUTURE PUBLISHING LTDQuay House, The Ambury, Bath, BA1 1UAEDITORIALBeren NealeEditorberen.neale@futurenet.comMark WynneArt editormark.wynne@futurenet.comCliff HopeOperations editorclifford.hope@futurenet.comCREATIVE BLOQwww.creativebloq.comKerrie HughesEditorRuth HamiltonAssociate editorRosie HilderOperations editorDom CarterSenior staff writerMANAGEMENTClaire HowlettActing group editor-in-chiefWill ShumSenior art editorDave HarfieldHead of editorial operationsCONTRIBUTIONSTim Bleasdale, Tanya Combrinck, Ruth Fogden, Andrew Geller, Lisa Hassell, Rosie Hilder, Kerrie Hughes, Nick Maland, Katherina Tudball, Garrick WebsterAll copyrights and trademarks are recognised and respected.ADVERTISINGMedia packs are available on request.Clare Dove Commercial director clare.dove@futurenet.comMike Pyatt Senior advertising manager 01225 687538 michael.pyatt@futurenet.comGeorge Lucas Account director 01225 687331 george.lucas@futurenet.comWant to work for Future? Visit www.futurenet.com/jobsINTERNATIONALComputer Arts is available for licensing.Contact the International department to discuss partnership opportunities.Matt Ellis International licensing directormatt.ellis@futurenet.comSUBSCRIPTIONSEmail: contact@myfavouritemagazines.co.ukUK order line and enquiries: 0344 848 2852International: +44 (0) 344 848 2852Online: www.myfavouritemagazines.co.ukSharon Todd Group marketing director, magazines & membershipsCIRCULATIONTim Mathers Head of newstrade tim.mathers@futurenet.comPRODUCTIONMark Constance…

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meet the team

BEREN NEALEEDITORBeren hasn’t been sleeping well of late. Perhaps it’s the changing seasons, or the thrill of work… or that his cat Ester has decided it’s awesome to head-butt his face every 10 minutes from 4am onwards. Who knows!MARK WYNNEART EDITORInspired by Garrick Webster’s ace Bauhaus feature (p62), our art ed gradually vanished beneath an ever-expanding stack of research books. Special thanks to Lars Müller for his stunning set of archival reprints.CLIFF HOPEOPERATIONS EDITORCliff was chuffed to find out that we were covering Faber & Faber’s 90th anniversary, and how its design team created the look of the special editions. Sometimes the journey is just as interesting as the destination.…

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key contributors

GARRICK WEBSTERFREELANCE WRITERAfter researching his Bauhaus feature, Garrick is now obsessed with the idea of building a flatpack modernist home and has been exploring his options. Cuboid bungalow or geodesic dome? Decisions…TANYA COMBRINCKFREELANCE WRITERTanya has been overwhelmed by many experiences this month, which has caused a mental activity explosion. Time to have a mind-cleanse by spending a weekend in the middle of nowhere staring at nothing.…