First Edition of Bailey Street Design Newsletter

Welcome to the first newsletter for Bailey Street Design a summary of the visual communication and digital design news for the week ending Friday the 15th of March 2018.

Adult Colouring Books the new bestsellers

Some of the best selling books online are adult colouring books. They are not like your typical children's colouring books – which have huge illustrations and are not especially challenging to anybody who has hand-eye coordination and is over the age of 12.

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The Met Museum Releases 400k Free High-Res Images For Personal & Commercial Use

In the past year, The Met has been working on a project to release a horde of digitized artworks for free. Today, it has stocked up over 400,000 resources that might serve as inspiration for the creatively jaded.

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How Evolutionary Biology Explains Smartphone Addiction( Co.Design )

That's according to a new research paper that argues for a new way of thinking about our phone addiction. The authors claim that hundreds of thousands of years of evolution made us social in order to survive-and social media simply is driving this deeply ingrained human behaviour into overdrive.


Rescam – hit scammers where it hurts

Who has not received an email from an alleged Nigerian relative who urgently wants to deposit an obscene amount of money into our bank account? And who has not been shocked when receiving a warning from Dropbox or Netflix, Apple iTunes in which they urge us to change our password urgently? These scams and fraud seem to be a growth industry. Fortunately, my mail account manages to keep the bulk of the attacks in the spam folder.

Gender balance in design: Creating an equal future

Gender balance in design: Creating an equal future (Irish Examiner)

In time for Internation Women's Day, Aileen Lee looks at a gender balance initiative by the Institute of Designers in Ireland. MUCH like the efforts being made to increase female participation in STEM careers, the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI)

Correct Color Blindness with EnChroma Sunglasses

Correct Color Blindness with EnChroma Sunglasses (Dornob)

EnChroma Labs, a company based in Berkeley, California, develops everyday sunglasses for people with a red-green color deficiency - a common type of color blindness. Don McPherson, one of EnChroma's two founders, originally engineered the eyewear for doctors to use as protection while performi ...


Ghanian teacher teaches computing with chalkboard and chalk

Microsoft has promised to help a teacher from Ghana who became an internet sensation.  Facebook images show him drawing with chalk on the blackboard illustrating to his students how to use Microsoft's Word.  He is teaching ICT (Information communication and technology).

Graphic design’s invasion into fine art, film, photography and more (Design Week)

Andy Cooke, creative director at studio Weather, runs us through his new book Graphic Design For, which explores graphics' impact on everything in the world around us. Graphic design permeates everything around us >>