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Computer Arts Projects is 100 issues old and, to celebrate, we’re looking at the best graphic design has to offer.

We like to think every issue of Computer Arts Projects we produce is special, but, this month, we have more reason than usual to get excited because we’re celebrating our 100th issue.

Obviously we couldn’t let an opportunity like this pass us by, so we’re using our 100th birthday as a chance to take stock and go back to basics with an in-depth look at our favourite thing – brilliant, inspiring and iconic pieces of graphic design. With the help of our contributing writers and experts, we’ve assembled 100 of the greatest moments in graphic design history across five essential areas of design – print, broadcast, packaging, advertising and information – and looked at why they work, how they were put together and why they have inspired us.

Because design is also all about learning new skills, we’ve asked some of the best designers currently working across different fields to share some of their working practices, tips and secrets with you so you can apply some of these ideas to your own work. And, just in case you think we’ve missed out a particular piece of design, our competition gives you a chance to have your own say. Hope you enjoy it!

Dom Hall, Editor


magazines, books, albums
From record sleeves to book covers to magazines to the humble travel brochure, design for print covers some high visibility areas. Lawrence Zeegen finds out why

The Face magazine
Music, style and fashion coupled with ground-breaking layouts and typography - it’s no surprise The Face was one of the design world’s best loved magazines

Print design tips
Insider secrets from some of the biggest names in the creative industry

products, containers, brands
While it may lack the glamour and cool of print, some of the best loved and most iconic pieces of design have been working their magic on supermarket shelves for years

iPod packaging
The box housing Apple’s ubiquitous music player was almost as iconic as the device itself. Sean Ashcroft goes behind the scenes

Packaging tips
Getting packaging right isn’t easy. G3 Creative Solutions, Glasgow knows every trick in the book.

idents, titles, credits
Design for television idents, film titles and movie credits may be a relatively young discipline, but it reaches a massive audience. Mark Penfold tunes in

Channel 4 identity
Twenty-five years after its birth, the Channel 4 logo is still going strong. We talk to the designers who created and developed it

Broadcast tips
The Ronin’s Rob Chiu advises on how to get broadcast design right

logos, posters, campaigns
Graphic design’s most overtly commercial arm requires a perfect balance of image and message. Graeme Aymer investigates

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