The school where you are TOLD to paint on the walls: World's first mural institute opens in LyonNew school opened to teach how to paint murals to cover sides of buildingsFounder says he is responding to a growing demand across the worldLyon is considered the world capital of mural paintings | UPDATED: 11:13 GMT, 25 December 2012 With the majority of the world's population now living in cities and towns a new breed of designers are coming through to help create urban settings a little more pleasing to the eye. The world's first ever school for mural art has opened in Lyon, the global leader in the field, in a bid to meet the demand for artworks which can transform cityscapes.
Landscape Photographer of the Year competition gives viewers stunning tour of the British Isles from London cityscapes to lonely Hampshire tree | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 6 December 2012 The United Kingdom is home to a wide variety of spectacular, inspiring landscapes from salt marshes, chalk cliffs and ancient woodland, to historic villages, parklands and cityscapes. The inspiring images below, taken by both amateur and professional landscape photographers, have been recognised as some of the very best by the judges of sixth annual Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The stunning images have been compiled in a new book, Landscape Photographer Of The Year: Collection 6, which offers a magical tour around the British Isles through the viewfinders of some of the best landscape photographers in the world