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Tees, badges, prints and other merchandise. We see it all in the Computer Arts office on a daily basis. These kind of products are the ideal way to not only promote your own work but also make some extra money on the side. But how do you go about taking a personal project and transforming it into a successful side business? Well, that’s what our cover feature is all about this month.
Someone who’s done this to great effect is Lee Crutchley, whose ‘Quoteskine’ blog project is now a rather lovely published book. Read our profile of him in the mag. Elsewhere we chat to Imangi – a true conquerer of the App Store. Temple Run has, to date, topped 90 million downloads. It’s a remarkable story of how a small company (Imangi is only a three-person team) can become incredibly successful on iOS and Android platforms.
Finally, don’t forget this issue’s Creative Skills contents – from creating decorative type to editing JPEG images using code, our tutorials will inspire you to do even better work. Enjoy the issue.
Rob Carney Editor
Transform your fortunesFrom tees to totes, more and more designers today have their own merchandise. But how do you actually get your spin-offs started?
Break the JPEG codeStephen Hislop shows you how to manipulate the code of an image
A life illustratedFreelance illustrator Lee Crutchley has enjoyed huge success with his Quoteskine series. Now he’s ready for his next design adventure
Add depth and textureJeffrey Bowman explains how to use grids, gradients and textures to add depth to your illustrations
Running the gauntletWhat are the secrets to App Store success? We ask Imangi Studios – the creative behind smash-hit Temple Run
The design manualThe designer’s guide to everything. This month we bring you 10 stress-busting ways to get thing done