CR May: The Annual
Our May issue features an extra 96 pages of great work in The Annual plus features on Ruth Ansel, folk-influenced illustration and much more. Plus a cover image that was grown in the lab...
This month's cover, by Craig Ward of Words are Pictures, uses an image that was literally grown in an immunology lab using pollen cells. For more on how it was done, see here
Inside, we have The Annual, our showcase of the finest work of the year
For the first time, we are also making the Annual available as an iPhone App. All the content is included as well as links to video, interactive projects etc. For more on our Annual iPhone App (below) see here
Flip the magazine over to the issue side (as usual, May is a double issue with The Annual one side and the regular magazine on the other) and we have all the regulars including Hi-Res, featuring two projects on the decay of Detroit (that's a real clock on the right, by the way, not a Dali painting)
Plus a feature on Ruth Ansel, the first female art director of Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair
Gavin Lucas looks at the current trend for folk-art inspired illustration
And we have a great piece from Karrie Jacobs on 3D typography
While in Crit we look at the idea of the logo as a receptacle for imagery, Gordon Comstock complains about the crushing banality of political advertising, James McNulty wonders why ad agencies bother with the increasingly ludicrous making-of films, Paula Scher tells readers about what you don't learn in design school and much more
All in the 178-page May issue of CR, in shops from April 22
Observant readers may notice that this issue is ever-so-slightly smaller than last month's. No, this isn't part of a cunning plan to keep shaving millimetres off the magazine until you end up with nothing at all but rather the result of some duff advice we received about the Royal Mail's sizes and the tolerances they work to - we won't bore you with the details. Apologies if your line up of CRs on the shelf now looks even more uneven. That's it for the size changes - we promise.
Excellent Annual this year.
One thing that annoyed me was the lack of full stops at the end of the item descriptions.
Should I get out more?!
I like the pollen cells cover, but am slightly confused by the description on p.5, regarding the decorative finishes provided by Celloglas... my copy doesn't appear to have any black foil, and the spot UV runs across the whole cover, with no exclusion on the header? I assume you'll be asking for a refund.
We had a bit of a production nightmare with the foiling which, in the end, resulted in us having to print the covers four colour plus the metallic base.
Rob, you sound like an incredibly dull person. I suggest not getting out more and sparing the outside world of your tedious opinions.
you are not alone, Rob
The devil is in the details and all that.
Or maybe you don't work that way Matt?
Using cliches to justify an opinion tells me that you indeed get out more
Rob, your retort was more painful than your initial comment. Incredible.
Woah, what's with giving Rob such a hard time over such a mild comment?
(back to the topic at hand) This years ANNUAL seems very interesting especially since we are at an intermediate relative to the creative process of commercial graphic design in which you either go "vector" or the more innovative approach of "traditional illustration" which seems to be discussed(or at the very least touched on in the story by Gavin).
I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this issue...
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|Tiny Pencil: the artzine for graphite lovers (6)|
|How can we improve the CR iPad app? (6)|
|D&AD speakers debate the future of creative education (3)|
|Strong work from Andrew Lyons (3)|
|The billboard turning thin air into water|
|Step into my cardboard office...|
|Paul Arden: a true maverick|
|Image Duplicator: pop art's comic debt|