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

Morag Myerscough (opens in new tab)'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! (opens in new tab)

In a special report by magCulture (opens in new tab)'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 (opens in new tab) and Monotype (opens in new tab) - 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 (opens in new tab), and the digital edition on Apple Newsstand (UK edition (opens in new tab) or US edition (opens in new tab)).

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 (opens in new tab)
  • 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 (opens in new tab).

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 (opens in new tab).

CA 229 showcase

CA 229 showcase

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.