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Gradwatch: Maciek Martyniuk

Otherwise known as Yo Magick, Maciek Martyniuk received a First in Visual Communication in Design from IADT in Dún Laoghaire. We were particularly drawn to his series of Nice Posters in which he experiments with abstract, expressive type which is often animated, and his Stroll app

Unashamedly cute ad from Amazon Prime

It's difficult for massive corporations to appear human. But this is where advertising can come in, as this ridiculously sweet ad for Amazon Prime shows.

OFFSET festival is heading to London

Dublin creative conference OFFSET has announced it will be holding a two-day event in London in November, with talks from children's author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer, KesselsKramer co-founder Erik Kessels, McBess, Johnny Kelly, Morag Myerscough and more...

New designs: Alphabetical, Interabang, Mucho, Distil Studio, Proxy & more

Our latest pick of new graphics projects includes a campaign to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Fundació Miró, an identity for a new Dorset gin brand, charcoal packaging for smoked salmon company Springs' and a collection of beautiful Swiss book designs.

CR and JCDecaux cover the UK with graduate work

Up to half the entire population of the UK will be able to see the work of the 20 art and design graduates chosen for our Talent Spotting scheme in association with Creative Translation

Penguin By Hand covers

Six of Penguin's most popular recent fiction titles have been redesigned as a set with new craft-inspired covers. The Penguin By Hand series makes use of embroidery, crochet and quilting, with each technique further evoked on paper through the use of some serious embossing...

Gradwatch: Jack Fletcher

This month, we've teamed up with Creative Translation to put work by 20 visual communications students and graduates on JC Decaux billboards across the UK. One of those graduates is Jack Fletcher, who creates colourful 3D screen prints, riso posters and zines...

Gradwatch: Kat Loudon

We speak to Glasgow School of Art communication design graduate Kat Loudon, whose work inlcudes posters, placards and embroidered jackets inspired by William Morris, sculptural signage for Glasgow Green and a magazine made using fire and water damaged books from Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Library.

Honda shows off the details of its HR-V car with charm

It's hard to make the details of a car seem exciting in ads. Some brands do it by spelling out the information in booming voiceovers, while in this new spot Honda uses creativity and charm to get its message across...

Ads of the Week

Here are our favourite ads this week, opening with a glossy new spot for Lexus featuring a hoverboard. Yes, a hoverboard! Finally, Back To The Future fans, it's here! Well, sort of...

The future of St Bride Library

Over the last few days speculation about the future of the much-loved St Bride Library in London has intensified. Last night, St Bride CEO Glyn Farrow addressed some of the concerns on the Foundation's website. While he stated that both...Show More Summary

Music Videos of the Month

It's been a massive month in music videos, with big hitters from Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar garnering reams of views and debate. In case you've somehow missed these two, we've included them here, alongside some smaller but still perfectly formed gems that have caught our eyes these last few weeks. Enjoy.

Gradwatch: Michael Curia

We speak to Manchester School of Art graduate Michael Curia, whose portfolio includes some impressive print design, custom type and a beautiful series of photo books.

The Creative Review Photography Annual is open for entries

The Creative Review Photography Annual 2015 is now open for entries, accepting work from independent photographers, as well as those who have commissioned great images for fashion, editorial, advertising and stock libraries.

Gradwatch: Miri Stevens

We talk to Miri Stevens, a recent photography graduate from Falmouth University, about degree show project Curious Continuous, a feast of abstract compositions crafted from curious details found in everyday objects.

Old Spice invites Instagrammers to choose their own adventure in comic book-style campaign

As a big fan of choose-your-own-adventure books as a kid, I'm always a sucker for the technique when used online. So I was happy to play with Old Spice's new Instagram campaign, which uses charming black-and-white illustration to invite users on a cosmic journey...

DixonBaxi's new identity for BT Sport

Branding agency DixonBaxi has created a new on-air identity for BT Sport, which uses typographic animations and tweets from fans to capture the excitement of watching live events.

CR Talent Spotting now live on digital screens across the UK

Creative Review has teamed up with JCDecaux to showcase graduate art and design talent across digital screens UK-wide, running in rail stations, malls and supermarkets from today...

TV's two-hour canal trip, complete with slow typography

This week BBC4 screened All Aboard! The Canal Trip, a two-hour real-time journey down the Kennet and Avon canal in England. The graceful movement and lulling sounds of the waterways made for compelling 'slow TV' but perhaps the cleverest part of the project was the use of type that appeared on bridges,  passing boats and even on the water...

Jeremy Deller designs new banknote for the Brixton Pound

To celebrate five years of the Brixton Pound, the capital's only local currency, the organisation commissioned artist Jeremy Deller to design a new B£5 note. The result is both psychedelic and political and continues to challenge more traditional approaches to banknote design...

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