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The British Library’s 60,000-Book iPad App

‘Charleston, SC & London, UK — BiblioLabs, LLC and the British Library are proud to announce their British Library 19th Century Historical Collection App for iPad is now available on the App Store.

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Posted by on June 16, 2011
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Wanted: 25 Graphic Designers

We need 25 contract/freelance designers for a short project with Agfa.
Type: Freelance/contract
Stint: between 1 day and 2 months
Start Date: TBA
Location: anywhere
Medium: print
Required: use of InDesign

Send credentials and hourly rates here.


 
Posted by on June 3, 2011
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Javier Mariscal’s Advice for Young Designers

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Posted by on June 1, 2011
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The Curious Misconception Surrounding Sentence Spacing

There’s a widespread misconception that “proper” English requires two word spaces after a sentence.

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Posted by on May 24, 2011
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Brazilian Movie Posters


Poster for God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun, 1964

I truly love movies and movie posters. Currently Brazilian film is experiencing a kind of renaissance, but it was not always this way. In this post I’d like to share a series of posters for Brazilian cinema, and also give some context in which the films and posters were created. In the first part of this post, I’m going to show some posters of films released before the end of the dictatorship period. In a next post, I’ll show the movies after this period.

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Posted by on May 2, 2011
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Sipho Mabona Origami

How long does an installation like the colored koi fish one take?
“It takes me around 1–3 months to complete an installation of that nature, usually working on it on and off. But the installation I’m currently working will probably take me a year to complete.”

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Posted by on April 28, 2011
Filed Under Fine Art, Interview | 1 Comment