Nick Carson

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Computer Arts Projects

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I edited Computer Arts Projects for 33 issues, from March 2009 until November 2011, before it was replaced by Computer Arts Collection – a new title that I launched. Some of my favourite covers are below.

Computer Arts Projects Issue 126 Computer Arts Projects Issue 127 Computer Arts Projects Issue 134 Computer Arts Projects Issue 135 Computer Arts Projects Issue 136 Computer Arts Projects Issue 137 Computer Arts Projects Issue 139 Computer Arts Projects Issue 140 Computer Arts Projects Issue 142 Computer Arts Projects Issue 143 Computer Arts Projects Issue 144


Written by Nick Carson

January 16, 2009 at 11:36 am

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  1. Please tell how I can order a copy of Issue 130. I cannot find it anywhere and unable to access from website to order.

    Kareem Harrigan

    February 11, 2010 at 9:50 pm

  2. Hi Kareem – I’m afraid it’s sold out in our online store, was a very popular one! We’re trying to source some more, but in the meantime they often crop up on eBay if that helps?

    Nick Carson

    February 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm

  3. i was looking for issue 130 also and i finally found a place that sells back issues, but i was still to late for 130.



    February 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm

  4. I too am looking for a back issue of CAP Issue 130. Seems like a popular issue. Do you think you’ll cover the topics again?

    Martyn Cavanagh

    July 8, 2010 at 9:55 pm

  5. Hi there. You can actually now buy our very popular issue 130 on Zinio ( but yes, we’re planning on tackling the topic again soon!

    Nick Carson

    July 9, 2010 at 6:56 am

  6. Who did the devil illustration on the Freelance
    horror stories features in Computer Arts
    Projects issue 142?


    December 11, 2010 at 8:02 am

  7. Hi Nick,
    I was lucky enough to grab a copy of CAP 130 when it was in stores, but now I’m sad that I missed the follow up issue 143. Is there a way I can order a single back issue? Haven’t been able to find it anywhere


    January 19, 2011 at 12:15 am

  8. Hi Cahram – we’re sold out of 143 in print, but it’ll be available in digital format on Zinio shortly 🙂

    Nick Carson

    January 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm

  9. If anyway possible could i be notified? I made an account at zimio and downloaded the 130 issue by mistake and was looking for issue 143. I called my favorite magazine UK and they said they are out of stock.

    Lance Cruz

    January 26, 2011 at 2:15 am

  10. I was so sad to miss the November 2010 issue 142 of Computer Arts Projects. Is there any way to still find a copy?


    February 11, 2011 at 8:32 am

  11. Or for that matter, Issue 140, is it available in back issue any wear?


    February 11, 2011 at 8:33 am

  12. Autumn / Lance / Cahram – issues 140, 142 and 143 (which are sold out in print) were all submitted to Zinio as digital back issues last month. These can sometimes take some time to process at their end, but should be available shortly! You can also subscribe digitally at (or in the USA)

    Nick Carson

    February 11, 2011 at 9:23 am

  13. Hey Nick, maybe you could post one of those links on here for Issue #143, the second streetwear how-to when it’s available online?

    That would be awesssome! 🙂

    Mike VanSleen

    February 16, 2011 at 5:58 pm

  14. can you download individual issues instead of doing a subscription? i’m really just interested in issue 143.


    February 17, 2011 at 1:38 pm

  15. Yeah, I was also wondering the same thing… Can you buy single issues without subscribing to all 13?? Thanks for the info!

    Michael VanSleen

    February 18, 2011 at 9:04 pm

  16. Hi guys, yes you’ll be able to buy selected single issues on Zinio (including 143) once they’ve processed them. Think they have quite a large backlog!

    Nick Carson

    February 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm

  17. Hi everyone – digital back issues are now up on Zinio as promised, including issues 140, 142 and 143:

    Nick Carson

    March 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm

  18. Hey i was wondering why the zinio for the us one does not have the 130 issue?

    Michael James

    March 10, 2011 at 8:36 am

  19. Hi Michael – it’s available here: (went up some time ago as a ‘special issue’ after it sold out in print)

    Nick Carson

    March 10, 2011 at 11:31 am

  20. Thank you and i was curious if i can order that one from the United States because on one of your previous posts you put up a link for the UK and the USA?

    Michael James

    March 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm

  21. Hi, Nick. Would you please tell how I can order a copy of Issue 144. I cannot find it anywhere and unable to access from website to order.


    June 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

  22. Hi Kin, you’ll find back issues, including issue 144, at (print) or (digital). Hope this helps!

    Nick Carson

    June 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

  23. Hi, Nick. Thanks for that. Unfortunately, the print version has been sold out. I am going the buy a digital version. But how I can get the tutorial files in the cover disk?


    June 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm

  24. Hi Nick. I love the digital versions of the magazine. However, like Kin, I was wondering if the files that were originally available on the cover disk can be downloaded? For instance, I bought the July 2010 issue, which has some great tutorials. It would be great if I could actually try them with the files from the cover disk. I hope you can let us know if there is a way to access those files.


    July 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

  25. Hi Inge and Kin, I’m afraid the digital version doesn’t come with disc files in the same way, although many of the tutorials are available from once the issues are off sale. Are there particular ones you’re looking for? Glad you’re enjoying the mag.

    Nick Carson

    July 1, 2011 at 9:16 pm

  26. Hi Nick, thanks for the quick reply. I bought the July 2010 issue for one tutorial in particular: the one by Zutto about in which she creates those beautiful owls. It’s not completely impossible to follow along with the tutorial without the files, but since I am still a beginner, having the file(s) would definitely help. Then I would be able to reconstruct the parts that are in the file without having to guess how they were created. I was unable to find them on the website before, but I will check again.


    July 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

  27. I found the tutorial + support files on the website! Somehow, I missed it yesterday. This is great, because now I can really follow along with the tutorial. In case Kin reads this: I found the complete tutorial in the Tutorials section on the website. The tutorial and the files can both be downloaded. There are lots of tutorials on the site, so you may have to go through several pages to find the one you are looking for.


    July 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm

  28. @lnge, Thanks, it is really helpful for me. I found a lot of useful tutorial in there.

    @Nick. Actually I am looking for the tutorial files of Project 3 in CAP 144. I saw some ActionScript code in the digital version,but it’s not clear. So I am wondering if I can get the tutorial files that I can do some experiments with them. Thank you.


    July 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

  29. Hi Nick! I’m really sorry to hear that Computer Arts Projects is being cancelled after December’s issue. I noticed that it’s been getting harder and harder to get the latest issue in the U.S.. Borders is gone, and B&N has been ordering fewer copies of the magazine, but more copies of CA.

    Thank you for all of your work on CAP, and for the skills I have learned from it over the years. I hope to see more of your work in the future!

    (Caldwell, N.J.)


    November 20, 2011 at 9:04 pm

  30. Hello I’m looking for a graphic designer for my up and coming clothing line


    January 15, 2013 at 5:37 am

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