CR December issue
CR's December issue looks back at the year in visual communications, plus features on surrealism, the Illustrative festival and much more
This is the first time we've done that magazine staple, the year in review. We start off with a look back at the stories that cuased the most debate right here on the CR Blog
Then, we asked image libraries to analyse their data to reveal what you have been searching for over the past 12 months
And we couldn't ignore all the illustrative work that was done using paper (a trend that has been simmering away for a couple of years but which reached boiling point this year with the publication of three books on the subject)
In type, we look at the enduring influence of Herb Lubalin as well as revealing the top-selling typefaces from some of the world's leading foundries
And we also look at the impact of social media, and Augmented Reality, advertising's buzzwords of the year
Plus we've got Jeremy Leslie on the year in magazines, Magma's Marc Valli picking his books of the year, the impact of Twitter, plus pieces on scam ads and the end of the creative team.
Elsewhere in the issue, Steve Hare reports from the Portbou Festa del Grafisme in Spain
And James Pallister does the same for the Illustrative festival in Berlin
CR's former editor Lewis Blackwell discusses what he has learned about the future of photography while interviewing many of the world's leading practitioners for his new book, PhotoWisdom
And Rick Poynor urges readers to attend the Pompidou's major show on surrealism and photography
For subscribers, our Monograph this mopnth features illustrator and tutor Matt Lee's collection of Indian matchboxes
And, as a little Christmas surprise, we commissioned illustrator Johanna Basford to decorate a tree for everyone (regular readers will remember Johanna from this). Subscriber copies arrive in this envelope
With a bit of careful cutting and folding, it becomes this
Looking forward to putting up my tree already!
mine is looking a bit wobbly made my morning. First thing i did was cut out the tree even before reading CR
that issue looks great! well done!
I really like that tree, cant wait to get it!
do you know something? giving your idaas away works. i'm going to take out a subsciption. thanks, CR
I may just go buy CR rather than reading it in my college's library :P
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