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Blog Post Archive

Smile! Justin Quinnell's Awfulogrammes

Pinhole camera afficionado Justin Quinnell has a startling new portrait technique which produces truly ghastly images. Behold, the Awfulogramme

BA's Magic of Flying billboard: How it was done

British Airways' Magic of Flying digital billboard, which saw a child stand up and point when a BA plane flew overhead, has enjoyed a lucrative advertising awards season, capped off last week by the Direct Grand Prix at Cannes Lions....Show More Summary

A tribute to Bob Bateman, CR's first art director

Creative Review launched in 1980 with a distinctive square format and 90-degree logo designed by Bob Bateman who died this week. Former colleagues Michael Chamberlain and Noreen Laurie remember the birth of CR and Bob's contribution to its enduring success

TDC: Judges' Choices

Ahead of the announcement of the winners of this year's Type Directors Club awards, we have the judges' choices of their favourite projects this year

Ad of the Week: Newcastle Brown Ale, If We Won

Stephen Merchant stars in a new film for Newcastle Brown Ale which aims to muscle in on America's July 4 celebrations by speculating on how the the country would look if Great Britain had won the Revolutionary War. Created by Droga5, the film is our Ad of the Week.

Women not laughing or eating salad

Is the portrayal of women in stock photography finally moving away from outdated clichés? Sales of Getty's Lean In collection suggest that some positive change may be under way.

LCC graphics and illustration degree shows

London College of Communications' second summer show, showcasing work from the School of Design, is open to the public until June 27. There's a lot to see, but here's a look at some highlights from graphic and media design, illustration and visual media and design for graphic communications...

Scott King's stuff

We've all been there – trawling through YouTube late at night, randomly scanning snatches of videos from the bands we once loved performing on half-remembered TV shows. Scott King and collaborators are attempting to recreate that experience next month in Berlin in The Festival of Stuff, including songs, videos and 30 Ian Curtises all dancing at once

Magnus Voll Mathiassen: Hybrido

Magnus Voll Mathiassen’s first solo exhibition at Oslo’s Gallerie Grafill features commissioned and self-initiated illustrations from the past decade. We spoke to Mathiassen about his work, influences and balancing personal and commercial projects...

hClub 100: don't forget to nominate

There's still time to nominate your picks for the most innovative and inspiring people working in the creative industries today for The Hospital Club's annual hClub 100 list

Bridgeman Studio Award winner

Illustrator Katie Edwards wins the inaugural Bridgeman Studio Award, a new scheme to uncover emerging imagemaking talent supported by Creative Review

Brilliant new music video for 20syl

Currently making the rounds online is this super cool new video for the track Kodama by 20syl. Shot from above, it features the musician's disembodied hands playing instruments, drawing a picture and even making a cup of tea. We talked to Mathieu Renoult (aka Mathieu Le Dude), who directed the video alongside 20syl, about how it was made...

Forgive us our 'plagiarism'

The Nation's Prayer, created for the England World Cup squad by Asbury & Asbury, proved remarkably ineffective. But after appearing in The Sun and elsewhere, it became a case study in the merits of sharing openly versus protecting intellectual property.

Six New Ads To Watch

There's lots of great new ads to share with you this week, including work for Harvey Nichols, Deutsche Telecom, Kids Co, and Orangina, plus a new app that introduces a 'pay per laugh' system, an innovative way of paying for live comedy. First up though is this cinematic film for car rental company Avis, which sees the return of the 'we try harder' strapline...

Talent spotters: National College of Art and Design, Dublin

As part of our Talent Spotters series of degree show reviews, designer Sara O'Dea picks out her three favourite projects from the visual communications exhibition at The National College of Art and Design in Dublin...

Progress Packaging's Tour de France-inspired musettes

Progress Packaging has curated a selection of yellow musettes designed by creative studios, illustrators and cycling brands to celebrate the Tour de France's departure from Yorkshire this July.

Camberwell graphics and illustration degree shows

Camberwell's degree shows are always a visual treat, and this year was no exception. Here's a look at some of the highlights from the college's graphic design and illustration graduates...

Kingston graphic design degree show

From musical posters and clock designs to hand carved type and sculptures, Kingston's graphic design degree show offers a diverse and inventive array of projects...

Royal College of Art: Visual Communication degree show

The rooms and corridors of the Royal College of Art's Stevens Building are well worth negotiating in order to see the work of this year's graduates from the Visual Communication course...

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