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Design and faith: How does being young, female and a Muslim impact life and work?

What's it like to be a young, female, Muslim designer? How does one's faith affect the work done and the career path taken? Sabika Hassan is about to graduate from Manchester School of Art. Dave Sedgwick from StudioDBD talked to her about life at university, her faith and her hopes for her future career

Sheffield Design Week 2015

Following a successful debut last summer, Sheffield Design Week returns to Yorkshire from June 13 to 21. Events include a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the British road sign, a one-day conference with talks from Henrik Kubel, Andy Altmann and Anthony Peters, an exhibition of British street furniture and the launch of a new guide to Sheffield's modernist architecture...

Smith & Foulkes direct new Honda ads for US market

Directing duo Smith & Foulkes has teamed up with California agency RPA to create new pair of animated spots for Honda promoting the brand's new CR-V Crossover. One stars cars, the other features a series of misshapen faces...

What can we learn from Mad Men?

Last week I went to an evening called ‘Inside The Writers Room With Mad Men’ at the Writers Guild Foundation in LA, writes Ben Kay. It was a sort of end-of-term writers round up of the remarkably good TV show where they talked about their favourite scenes and answered questions from the audience.

CR Talent-Spotting and Degree Show Guide

It's degree show season, which means that, once again, everyone here at CR will be getting round as many shows as possible in our search for the most exciting new talent emerging from universities this year in our Talent-Spotting programme. If you are planning on going to the shows yourself, check out our handy guide here plus find out how you can show us your work

Apple continues stripped-back style in new ads

Back in April, top ad creative and regular CR columnist Paul Belford waxed lyrical about the new Apple iPhone 6 outdoor campaign, which features photographs shot on the phones blown up to poster size. The campaign continues this week, this time in a series of films featuring footage recorded by the devices, and the results are equally lovely...

New York View: new exhibition showcases NYC transport art

A new exhibition at New York's Society of Illustrators showcases three decades of artwork commissioned by the city's Metropolitan Transport Authority, from posters and prints to mosaics and collage.

Creative inefficiency: An interview with Christoph Niemann

Online magazine Freunde von Freunden has just added Christoph Niemann to its extensive list of interviews with inspiring creative people. Here, we feature an extract from Liv Siddall's conversation with the Berlin-based illustrator as he reflects on how social media has changed the way he works and the importance of inefficiency...

Clever Nivea campaign to help promote sunblock to kids

The battle to apply sunblock to kids will be a familiar one for most parents. So, to help young children understand why it's necessary, FCB Brasil has come up with a clever stunt for Nivea, using UV-sensitive dolls which turn pink under the sun's rays...

New designs: The Beautiful Meme, Double Standards, D8 & more

Our latest pick of new designs includes a clever identity system for East London sculpture walk The Line by The Beautiful Meme, a bold typographic system for art exhibition All the World's Futures by Double Standards, a new logo andShow More Summary

Horse & Brett Ryder's charming designs for Nongfu mineral water

Design studio Horse has teamed up with illustrator Brett Ryder to create some charming packaging for a new range of mineral water from Chinese drinks company Nongfu Spring, depicting wildlife in the region where the water is sourced...

Bridgeman Studio Award 2015: last chance to enter

You still have time to enter the second annual Bridgeman Studio Award and win your own product line on CultureLabel or a commission for the Wilderness Festival and professional representation for your work

Ads of the Week

YouTube is 10. It's slightly hard to believe that the website that has proved so revolutionary to so many industries has only just reached double figures, but it's certainly a birthday worth celebrating. And a new film from directors Hoku & Adam does it in style, with an animated A to Z of the channel's biggest moments. The film opens this week's round up of great new ads.

Made in Italy: the best in post-war Italian graphic design comes to London

Book covers for Rizzoli by Mario Dagrada, 1964-71 Paper company Fedrigoni has collaborated with UK design studio SEA and the Aiap archive in Milan to produce a London exhibition and series of books on post-war Italian graphic design...

The design of Spare Rib

As the British Library makes the entire archive of women's magazine Spare Rib available online, we republish co-founder Marsha Rowe's article on how the original design of the publication came about – from its tissue paper logo to the ground-breaking image used on the first issue's front cover...

Evian's back with LittleBig Babies

The latest outdoor series in BETC's long-running and extremely popular Evian campaign matches adult legs with infant torsos in paired posters

New D&AD Ad Filter blocks bad advertising

Tired of watching terrible pre-roll ads on YouTube? Well, download the new Ad Filter from D&AD and you'll only see award-winning work...

Exposure: Photographer Andy Lo Po

Art Director Gemma Fletcher examines the work of Photographer Andy Lo Po, in the sixth installment of a series looking into new talent in photography, from recent graduates to photographers breaking into the industry...

Nils Leonard at Typo Circle

Grey London chairman and chief creative officer Nils Leonard will give the next Typographic Circle lecture, which takes place on Thursday May 28 at the St Bride Library

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