The new issue of Computer Arts is out now and taking a global view of design. Our Special Report comes courtesy of D&AD president Laura Jordan-Bambach, who is exploring the new players on the world stage - the BRICS nations, of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
The Insight section also boasts a wealth of international wisdom. Kyoorius' Chaitanya Rele reflects on the shift in perception and practice of design in his native India (and how it got a boost from a very unexpected source); London Design Festival's Max Fraiser ponders on how London came to be the 'design capital of the world', and if it can hang onto its crown; and Firebelly's Dan Hancock muses on the importance of not neglecting your local design scene.
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If that inspires you to look further afield for work, you can flick to Feature 2, which tells you everything you need to know about exporting your design skills. Also worth a look are the suitably off-the-wall video interviews with the great Stefan Sagmeister, conducted at South Africa's biggest design festival, Design Indaba.
Print aficionados mustn't miss the rather special glow-in-the-dark treatment on this issue's cover, either - another successful collaboration with our finishing partners Celloglas (opens in new tab). See how the special glow-in-the-dark silkscreen varnish in this making-of video:
- Mayan artwork gets an update in Anagrama's chocolate shop branding
- Inside the studio of Anti
- A look at what 4K could mean for you
- Tips and tricks to help speed up your creative workflow
- All the news from the Impact Conference
- The best design work of the past month from around the globe