Welcome to our special Global Design issue, bringing you insight and inspiration from all corners of the world.
Our Special Report comes courtesy of D&AD president Laura Jordan-Bambach, who will be exploring the new players on the world stage – the BRICS nations, of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. If that inspires you to look further afield for work, you can flick to our Feature 2, which tells you everything you need to know about exporting your design skills.
Our Insight section also boasts a wealth of international wisdom. Kyoorius' Chaitanya Rele reflects on the shift in perception and practice of design in his native India (and how it got a boost from an unexpected source); London Design Festival's Max Fraiser ponders on how London came to be the 'design capital of the world', and if it can hang on to its crown; and Firebelly muses on the importance of not neglecting your local design scene.
Finally, definitely worth a look is our suitably off-the-wall video interviews with the great Stefan Sagmeister, conducted in South Africa's biggest design festival, Design Indaba.
Mayan artwork gets an update in Anagrama's chocolate shop branding
Inside the studio of Anti
A look at what 4G could mean for you
Tips and tricks to help speed up your creative workflow
All the news from the Impact Conference
The best design work of the past month from around the globe