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Find 50 gems of illustration advice in Computer Arts

Graphic design has always been supported by craft disciplines, and creative collaboration with specialists can enhance all kinds of project. 

Issue 267 of Computer Arts, on sale now, explores two of those crafts in detail: illustration and typography.

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For the former, illustrator Daniel Stolle shares an insightful glimpse into his thought processes, and the lessons he’s learned so far.

Inside the mind of an illustrator: Daniel Stolle shares 50 gems of advice

Inside the mind of an illustrator: Daniel Stolle shares 50 gems of advice

And for the latter, Dalton Maag’s Bruno Maag reveals how type can define a brand’s personality.

Dalton Maag's Bruno Maag explores how to choose the right typeface for a brand

Dalton Maag's Bruno Maag explores how to choose the right typeface for a brand

Packed with insights from D&AD 

During a month dominated by D&AD's three-day festival (opens in new tab), as well as its Professional Awards (opens in new tab), CA has also been busy harvesting plenty of insights.

Issue 267 features highlights from the CA-chaired Judges Insight session at D&AD Festival, revealing what it takes to win a coveted Pencil.

In a special video insight feature, CA reveals what it takes to win a D&AD Award

In a special video insight feature, CA reveals what it takes to win a D&AD Award

Elsewhere, D&AD's current deputy president Steve Vranakis (opens in new tab), ECD of Google Creative Lab, argues that sometimes it takes a malcontent to change the world for the better.

Google Creative Lab's ECD (and D&AD's deputy president) Steve Vranakis debates the nature of innovation

Google Creative Lab's ECD (and D&AD's deputy president) Steve Vranakis debates the nature of innovation

Computer Arts' advice series with D&AD New Blood continues with a guide to getting more from your final-year show.

Make the most of your degree show with advice from D&AD New Blood

Make the most of your degree show with advice from D&AD New Blood

There's also a handy guide to where to spot the best new talent during graduate show season in the UK.

Graduate show listings cover the whole of the UK

Graduate show listings cover the whole of the UK (Image credit: Computer Arts)

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Design a Computer Arts cover and win £500

Design a Computer Arts cover and win £500

If you're graduating this year yourself, be sure to check out CA's fourth-annual cover design contest, too – submit your design by midnight on 2 June for the chance to win a £500 commission.

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Nick Carson
Nick Carson

Nick is a content strategist and copywriter. He has worked with world-class agencies including Superunion, Wolff Olins and Vault49 on brand storytelling, tone of voice and verbal strategy for global brands such as Virgin, Pepsi and TikTok. Nick launched the Brand Impact Awards (opens in new tab) in 2013 while editor of Computer Arts, and remains chair of judges. He's written for Creative Bloq on design and branding matters since the site's launch.