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Website We Like: Art of the Title

November 27, 2012

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Art of the Title describes itself as “the leading online resource of title sequence design, spanning the film, television, conference, and videogame industries.” It’s searchable by either title sequence, or by designer or studio, and there are a lot of very well known productions from classics of TV and cinema, such as North by North […]

RefWorks Youtube Channel

November 21, 2012

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Is anybody using RefWorks and who wants to know how to do things with it but can’t get in to ask? RefWorks has a Youtube channel with lots of online videos that demonstrate how to do things, from basic introductory talks, such as the one below, through to more advanced functionality like sharing references with […]

Design and Copyright – A Change To The Law?

November 16, 2012

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There’s an interesting article from yesterday’s Guardian about the reading of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.  This bill deals with repealing section 52 of the Copyright, Patents and Design Act 1988, which will p0tentially have an effect on the design industry. This new bill would extend the copyright of design to the life of […]

Website We Like: The Design Center

October 10, 2012

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The Design Center at Philadelphia University’s Tumblr blog houses 200,000+ objects related to textiles and fashion, ranging from plaids and conversationals to animated gifs and embroideries. Well worth a look.

PSFK Future of Retail Report

July 23, 2012

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PSFK have released their third annual survey of retail trends, and examines a number of new and interesting retail innovations, such as improvements in bespoke design and service.  This presentation gives an overview of the full report.

Website We Like: Clothes on Film

June 29, 2012

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Clothes on Film aims “to examine costume and identity in movies, featuring detailed articles on outfits, reviews, news and exclusive interviews”.  The site is a US based blog, has been running since 2009, and examines costumes from both current movie releases (such as Cosmopolis) and historical films (e.g. Pillow Talk).

Website We Like – That’s Not Online!

May 21, 2012

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Despite the thousands and thousands of amazing things available online, there are still a huge number of items that are only available in special collections, undigitised. That’s Not Online! is a blog that focusses on “Library collections, archives and other information that aren’t accessible online, and how to find them”. There’s a fascinating list of […]

Website We Like – Worn Through

May 11, 2012

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The Worn Through blog takes an academic look at the subject of fashion. http://www.wornthrough.com/ Worn Through is a blog focused on dress and fashion news, events, commentary, and critique, specifically looking at the cultural and social aspects. Its primary focus is the academic and museum worlds of dress studies, and highlights scholarship in those areas.

Website We Like – Arts Thread

April 20, 2012

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If you’ve not come across this website before, Arts Thread “bridges the gap between education and the creative industry. For the first time ever, design students, graduates, universities, schools and the creative industry can network worldwide.  ARTS THREAD is the world’s only creative graduate website.” The site allows students to upload a portfolio, network with […]

Color Forecast – New Colour Trend Site

April 18, 2012

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I’ve just encountered Color Forecast, a new site that takes a mathematical approach to working out colour trends in Paris, Antwerp, and Milan.  The site appears to be free, and updates it’s forecasts on a day to day basis. It’s an interesting idea, and another way of looking at colour, but it’s dealing very much […]