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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland : an abstract book cover
Design

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland : an abstract book cover

Book covers are boring again. After exploring mid-century graphic design, I started designing my own. First up: the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Don’t destroy my future
Design

Don’t destroy my future

A graphic inspired by the ongoing climate emergency and my hopes for my daughters’ futures

3

From long ago
Photography

From long ago

A model stands on London’s Southbank and begs to understand “my concept”. A decade ago I wasn’t sure I had a concept.

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How to create your own Twitter bot network
Living Life

How to create your own Twitter bot network

Twitter has become a battleground in a fake news war. Despite the social media network’s best efforts, it’s fairly easy to create your own fake news bot.

5

Apple broke my writing workflow (again)
Writing

Apple broke my writing workflow (again)

A change to Apple’s iOS software has disabled the ALT + TAB keyboard shortcut. It’s an instant drop in my writing productivity.

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Why waste time on mobile editorial design? We all know the result…
Design

Why waste time on mobile editorial design? We all know the result…

Truth is a mobile screen is small and there’s not a lot of editorial design you can do with it. Maybe you’re better off directing your budget elsewhere?

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You paid money to promote out-of-date content? Really?
Living Life

You paid money to promote out-of-date content? Really?

HMRC screwed up by promoting a tweet to guidance they’d withdrawn. Make sure your links work or face the wrath of the Twitterverse.

8

It’s full of plastic!
Design

It’s full of plastic!

A discarded magazine cover concept has taken on a new life as an anti-plastic pollution poster.

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Commuting in London is bad. Did you know it was this bad?
Design

Commuting in London is bad. Did you know it was this bad?

After years of making the morning commute into London, I escaped. Hundreds of thousands aren’t so lucky and still brave overcrowded trains to make their way to work.

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Your post is long and boring. Use a few graphics to liven it up.
Design

Your post is long and boring. Use a few graphics to liven it up.

Long form articles can look like walls of text to be fought through. Think about breaking them up a bit. Maybe with some simple graphics.

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If we have a chat about typography, this is what I mean…
Design

If we have a chat about typography, this is what I mean…

Technical terms and jargon can make understanding fonts quite challenging. This simple infographic pulls out those most commonly used.

About Ross A Hall

I'm a freelance content manager and editorial designer. I work with small and growing businesses so they get the most out of their content.

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