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Designa: technical secrets of the visual arts

A new sourcebook aims to reveal the secrets behind the many of the patterns and symbols that occur in the traditional visual arts. From Celtic and Islamic designs, to studies of curves, perspective, symmetry and the 'golden section', Designa is a real box of delights...

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

From cosy geladas to luminous squid, here are some of our highlights from  the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 winners and shortlisted works...

Hans Eijkelboom's People of the 21st Century

We are used to seeing photos of people who stand out on the street – those who are snapped by fashion mags for having a 'look' all their own. But what about the rest of us? We might just find a place in Hans Eijkelboom's new book, People of the 21st Century...

The Art of Smallfilms

From the puppets created for Bagpuss and The Clangers, to the paper cut-outs that shaped the world of Noggin the Nog, the archive of Smallfilms has been meticulously detailed in a new publication from Four Corners Books. It's both a celebration of handmade creativity and a tribute to British eccentricity and imagination...

Unquiet films: The Art of Satire

The latest instalment in The Times' Unquiet Films series offers a fascinating look at the work of political cartoonist Peter Brookes.

Hear from six of the best from The Modern Magazine

Following on from its Modern Magazine conference last month, magCulture is releasing a video interview with one of six of the main speakers every Wednesday. The second film has just gone live and features Elana Schlenker, the designer behind the ‘pamphlet of typographic smut' – Gratuitous Type...

Why children's charities need a rebrand

Unicef today became the latest children's charity to launch a new brand identity, following NSPCC this week and the Children's Society last month. Here, we look at the differences and similarities in each charity's approach, and why so many organisations in the sector are looking to reinvent themselves...

Robert Wilson's Helmand photographs brought to UK streets

A photo series by photographer Robert Wilson, documenting the homecoming preparations and final withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan, has been displayed on 59 billboards and bus stops in a site-specific exhibition across England and Scotland.

Rodney Fitch: a tribute

"I always felt that I had a mission in life to deliver to ordinary people better places to shop". Rodney Fitch, one of the true greats of British design, has passed away. As a tribute we are republishing this 1996 interview by Richard Williams from our sister title Design Week which caught Fitch at his charming best

Ten years of button badges

Ten years ago this month, London t-shirt and badge label Stereohype launched its first annual button badge design competition. With an exhibition of over 1000 submissions on display at LCC and a new monograph on the project just published, we asked co-founder Tomi Vollauschek about visual trends in badge design, and whether it's still a popular medium for graphic artists.

Twin Peaks: titles of the strangest type

Twenty six years after it first aired on television, David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks is to return to screens in 2016. A video announcement enthralled Twitter earlier today, with many welcoming the return of the show's puzzling plotlines, surreal characters and haunting soundtrack. Show More Summary

Small Publishers Fair 2014

Over fifty independent UK presses are set to attend the Small Publishers Fair at London's Conway Hall this November, offering attendees the chance to check out a range of books by writers, poets, artists, designers and composers...

Royal Mint's wartime coins

The Royal Mint has produced a series of commemorative £5 coin sets to mark the centenary of World War One, which will be released annually until 2019. The first collection includes designs depicting gun ships, home front workers and the role of propaganda during the conflict...

Front to back: The Book of Strange New Things

The new novel from Michel Faber, The Book of Strange New Things, features a cover designed and art directed by Canongate's Rafaela Romaya and illustrated by Yehrin Tong. In the latest instalment of our Front to Back series, the pair talk through the process behind creating a unifying symbol and pattern design for the book...

Six New Ads To Watch

This week we bring you a bumper collection of new spots, includings ads for Citizen Watches, Volvo, Rock The Vote, and the New York Donor Network, plus a brilliantly funny film for fashion magazine Vs., which sends up our narcissistic selfie culture. To kick us off though, here's a striking new spot for Smirnoff...

CR October iPad edition

The October issue of CR - a fashion special - is also available for iPad, where you'll find all the print mag content and monograph plus exclusive additional content in Hi Res, our showcase gallery section, and CRTV, with video profiles of creative people, animations and other moving image work from around the world....

Ten Years of Modern Toss

A decade on from Modern Toss's first cartoon, creators Jon Link and Mick Bunnage have an exhibition of work in London and a new hardback book out as well. "Turned out alright then yeah?" as their Drive-by Abuser character might say. Well, it has – the book's massive, very funny, and finally gives them a chance to tell their story...

An interview with Christopher Doyle

Australian designer Christopher Doyle first caught our eye with his personal projects poking fun at designer clichés, and has since set up his own studio in Sydney. Here, he discusses his album art for Chet Faker and The Jezabels, why he left agency work to run his own business, and why designers should take themselves less seriously...

Cream 2015: CR's Pick of the Winners

Cream is an annual competition open to advertising graduates, designed to highlight exciting new talent entering the industry. Here are our favourite projects from this year's winners...

Record sleeves of the month

Our latest round-up of beautiful, unusual and intriguing album art includes some apocalyptic designs for The Bug, surreal artwork for Sbtrkt and some lovely imagery for Perfume Genius and Jamie T.

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