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Computer Arts December 2019

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English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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1 minutos
making the cover

The wonderful FranklinTill never disappoint with its colour trend reports, and this year’s (on page 42) is the studio’s most spectacular ever, addressing the power and significance of colour on a truly global level, and – excitingly for the art department – delivering a stunning selection of examples to illustrate it. A brief, impassioned experiment in protest-themed covers binned (but not forgotten), we proceeded to implement a tried and tested collage format that best expressed the rich diversity of assets available. This cover was always going to be an emotional experience as we (spoiler alert if you’ve not read the editor’s letter) haul the Computer Arts ship ashore to apply a lick of paint for next issue’s design refresh, and as we send this cover to press, our brand spanking new cover…

1 minutos
editor’s letter

Remember that time, long ago, when most people weren’t that bothered about politics? As we go to press with this issue, things couldn’t be more different, with Brexit once more on a knife-edge, Trump’s impeachment gathering steam, and protesters from Hong Kong to London bringing normal city life to a dramatic, juddering halt. Today, it seems everything is being influenced and shaped by broader global events, and that includes design and illustration. So it’s not surprising to see futures research agency FranklinTill reporting on page 42 that the latest colour trends in design are being heavily influenced by the work of global protest movements, from climate change to feminism and beyond. Of course, engaging socially and politically isn’t just about protest; it’s also about coming together to provide positive and practical solutions…

1 minutos
featuring

IAN ANDERSON The Designers Republic™ has published its first retrospective, and it’s a beauty. On page 10, founder Ian Anderson gives us the lowdown on how it was made. www.thedesignersrepublic.com MICHAEL JOHNSON Social enterprise Teach First! has a new identity, thanks to Johnson Banks. On page 26, studio head Michael Johnson talks us through the concept behind it. www.johnsonbanks.co.uk JONATHAN CASTRO Pore over the colourful work of this creative, who originally hails from Peru but is now based in The Netherlands. Our interview starts on page 54. www.jonathancastro.pe LISA HASSELL On page 64, Lisa Hassell meets the designers behind some noteworthy charity projects of recent years, and shares the secrets of their success. www.inkygoodness.com JAMIE ELLUL Supple Studio fused British traditional and Scandi modern styles in its branding for the Minster Mill hotel, explains creative director Jamie Ellul on page 80. www.supplestudio.com…

3 minutos
vive la republic!

Thirty-three point three years isn’t a typical milestone for a business to celebrate. But then again, Sheffield-based design studio The Designers Republic™ could never be accused of being conventional. So it makes perfect sense that it would choose this time to publish its first retrospective. A–Z of The Designers Republic™ features the most inspiring projects from the studio, founded in 1986 by Ian Anderson and Nick Phillips. But it’s not, stresses Anderson, a monograph. Instead, “it’s a way of explaining how and why we do what we do, illustrated by relevant work from the last 33.3 years,” he says. “It’s essentially: ‘What Ideas Look Like – To Us’.” That’s the reason the limited-edition book is ordered alphabetically, rather than chronologically. “There’s no chronology to what we do,” notes Anderson. “Ideas bounce back…

2 minutos
growing bold

“I struggled with imposter syndrome for a long time,” says Diana Dagadita, recalling her success at D&AD’s New Blood exhibition. “I didn’t feel my project was good enough to be there. When the judges put a ‘One to Watch – Impressive Illustration’ sticker next to my work I took a bit of convincing to accept it wasn’t a mistake. From that I learned to believe in my work, as cliché as it sounds… No one knows what went wrong, so celebrate what you’ve achieved.” Since leaving university, Dagadita’s work has come into its own. “I used to mainly draw in pencil, or paint with watercolours – everything was small and unsure, much like me!” she recalls. “Printmaking revolutionised the way I work. It taught me to be patient, embrace mistakes and…

3 minutos
building relationships

Since May this year me&dave has been on the third floor of The Ministry, a members’ club-cum-cowork space in Borough created by the Ministry of Sound for the creative industries. Membership includes full access to the communal space, meeting rooms, gym, copper pipe bar, restaurant, 40-seater cinema, recording studio, heated terrace, private dining rooms, and the multi-purpose event area known as The White Space. What we love most about The Ministry’s setup is its understanding of the changing nature of working. Work isn’t just work anymore. We want to host here, organise our private lives from here and, in our case anyway, push on into the wee hours here. The Ministry isn’t about flexible work space; it is a flexible work place. This is the key difference. What began as a cheap,…