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Another month has come and gone, which can only mean one thing: it's time for the latest issue of Computer Arts magazine - on sale now. Authenticity is at the heart of this issue, with reports that look at how big brands use hand-lettering to appear artisanal, plus a look at how the fascinating and unusual rebrand of London's Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was created.

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Meanwhile, in their cover feature, Computer Arts talk to four industry leaders about the need for authenticity when it comes to developing your 'personal brand' as a designer. From their findings, it seems that designers at every level can benefit from letting the 'real you' shine through in your design portfolio. Discover how you can do just that with their invaluable advice.

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Elsewhere in issue 278, Computer Arts talk to Aardman Interactive to discover how it creates fun projects that people will love, Saiman Chow shares how he relies on gut instinct to create colourful animations and illustrations, and in their showcase the magazine takes a look at brand identity developed for a speedskating Olympic team.

To get a taste of what to expect, take a flick through the images below by using the arrow icons.

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Typography tips for that personal touch

Typography tips for that personal touch
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Going for gold - it's an Olympic identity in our showcase

Going for gold - it's an Olympic identity in our showcase
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Saiman Chow shares the methods behind his work

Saiman Chow shares the methods behind his work
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It's all fun and games at Aardman Interactive

It's all fun and games at Aardman Interactive
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How the new identity for Shakespeare's Globe was made

How the new identity for Shakespeare's Globe was made

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Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.