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Tuesday Ten…The Best Game of Thrones Fan Art

Tuesday Ten

Game of Thrones is back and with it comes brand new artwork from the show’s creative fans. The hit HBO series has inspired a fresh outpouring of original fan art in a variety of styles and to varying degrees of quality. From Game of Thrones t shirts and posters to house sigils and interactive maps, this week’s Tuesday Ten picks out the best in Game of Thrones art from around the web.

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Office of the Future

The daily commute is an ever-arduous and increasingly expensive task. Taking an average of almost an hour for people in the UK, the slog to work is an inefficient waste of precious time and money, not to mention a leading contributor to inner-city pollution. This problem has not gone unnoticed by New York designer, Victor Vetterlein, whose new design intends to give this time back to everyone:


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 art news

1) Design Museum Announces Design of the Year Nominees

A floating school in Nigeria, a lego calendar and a modifiable wheelchair for children are among the nominees competing for the title of Design of the Year.

The shortlist for the coveted award…

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We take a look at Jagath Dheerasekara’s 2010 series, “Bed stars sky breeze trees” taken of Ampilatwatja in the Northern Territory Australia - a “prescribed community”.

So you want to become an interior architect and designer?

Interior architecture and design is a very rewarding career. Your own creative ideas become part…

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Nail mail - the digital manicure

Finnish company, Inni design, have come up with an easier way of caring for your nails than the…

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Tuesday Ten…City Branding


What makes a city stand out?  Think of a city and you will often find yourself considering it in…

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So You Want to Become a Graphic Designer?

Graphic designis a very exciting career path to follow but you may find yourself wondering if…

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Tuesday Ten…Best Creative Movies on Netflix

Read our pick of the best creative movies currently streaming on Netflix!

IDI’s Tinsel Time Competition

We are beginning to get into the festive spirit here at IDI HQ, and with the holiday season fast approaching, we would like to invite you to enter IDI’s “Tinsel Time” competition!

This year, for the 2013 festive holidays, we would like to call on all of our wonderful students, friends and supporters to enter IDI’s “Tinsel Time” competition and submit an image for use on IDI’s very own e-Christmas Card – sent to our international mailing list of 10,000!  This a great opportunity to showcase your image or design to an international audience, as the winning entry will be credited by name on our Christmas Card.

We will accept any submission that you feel represents the festive period; whatever that means to you.  Your entry can be a photo, painting, drawing, collage, print; anything creative – use your imagination!

Please submit your images to  All images will be posted on IDI’s Facebook page and the winning entry will be picked from a shortlist of the three images with the most Facebook LIKES.

The competition will run from Monday 25th November until Sunday 8th December 2013.

You can find inspiration on our Tinsel Time Pinterest board which is brimming with ideas bound to get your creative juices flowing!

Good luck!

The image above shows Oscar Ruiz’s portrayal of a Mexican housing complex. Can you guess what form the image takes - photograph, computer graphic or artist’s impression?

Find out the answer here:

Sometimes photographs only need a caption.

Although they probably capture real life events that were considered less than extraordinary at the time, today we can only gawp in amazement, wonder and/or incredulity.

Can you guess the captions for the photographs above? #TuesdayTen

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IDI’s 2013 Graduation ceremony held over the weekend in Edinburgh Castle was a great success and an amazing celebration! With excellent speakers, a large turnout, and beaming graduates- we couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate our students hard work! Get the full recap over at IDI’s Blog featuring more about our students and our 2013 graduation ceremony.

Recent graduate Antony Amisi’s awesome packaging and self-promotion design. Check out our blog for more features of student work!