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The prodigy

Earlier this year, at a Sotheby’s auction, an Untitled artwork of a skull created with oil stick and spray paint set a new record high for any U.S. artist at auction, selling for $110,500,000 to a Japanese collector. The artist was Jean Michel Basquiat.

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Designed in California

What influential designs came out of California? Most designers would instantly think of Apple and its silicon counterparts. But what was it that attracted high-tech companies like Facebook and Google to start their success story here? And what has lead them to create such iconic tools of self-expression and sometimes rebellion?

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Don't lose sight of the Big Picture

I don’t hate public art per se, but I prefer cinema. I do, however, loathe bad public art – just as I dislike, and do my best to avoid, terrible films.

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Do good work for good people

Aaron Draplin’s an Oregon-based graphic designer. YouTube has brought his presentation style right to our Nottingham home.

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The times they are a-changing

The challenge of advertising a new show is always difficult. Do you appeal to fans or the targeting demographic? Where is your market? Do they hang out on Facebook or Twitter? And, crucially—how do you talk to them? Words, or pictures?

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