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Plus: Type secrets! How thinking like an editorial designer will sharpen your typography skills.

The latest issue of Computer Arts magazine (229) is a rich typographical feast for designers and type aficionados alike.

Morag Myerscough's eye-melting cover art sets the tone for this month's magazine: bursting with inspiration and insight, issue 229 is packed with all the type tips, tricks, tools and techniques you need to take your design work to the next level.

Buy CA issue 229 now!

In a special report by magCulture's Jeremy Leslie, we explore why thinking like an editorial designer will sharpen your design skills across all manner of branding, editorial and corporate projects.

We look at which designers are doing it right, and bring you the hard and fast typographic rules you need to know to set the design world alight.

Upgrade yourself this summer

Also this issue, we reveal how to gain the in-demand skills that will propel your design career into the stratosphere. Whether you're a graduate entering the industry or a seasoned professional looking for a career lift, find out how to upgrade yourself this summer with our advice-packed Industry Issues piece.

And in an exciting twist, this month's entire Projects section is dedicated to a fascinating collaboration between SEA Design and Monotype - from developing the launch campaign for a new sans serif typeface, to finding suitable serifs to pair it with. It's packed with pro type tricks and inspiration - don't miss it.

Grab your print copy here, and the digital edition on Apple Newsstand (UK edition or US edition).

Elsewhere inside the issue...

  • The hottest new design, illustrate and motion graphics work from the global design scene
  • Design writer and lecturer Steven Heller pays tribute to Massimo Vignelli and explains why the legacies of our elders must be preserved long before their lives are over
  • We go behind the scenes at ultra-modern-minded studio MuirMcNeil
  • Fontsmith reveals the tools you need to design your own font - whatever your budget
  • How to get more value from your font folder by manipulating existing typefaces
  • And much, much more!

Get 50% off a CA subscription!

To celebrate the 2014 degree show season, we're offering an incredible 50% off an annual subscription to Computer Arts magazine.

For just £39 you'll receive an entire year of industry insight, opinion and inspiration, delivered directly to your door.

Plus: sign up by 10 July and you'll receive our New Talent issue, featuring our guide to 2014's most outstanding design graduates - and a very special cover designed in response to a joint brief with D&AD New Blood.

CA 229 showcase

CA 229 showcase