Magic carpets: CR December issue

Creative Review’s December issue includes a special feature on designer rugs. Plus: LiveSurface, popular lies about graphic design, advertising’s neglect of its history, and an interview with maverick director Tony Kaye like no other

Creative Review’s December issue includes a special feature on designer rugs. Plus: LiveSurface, popular lies about graphic design, advertising’s neglect of its history, and an interview with Tony Kaye like no other

 

Does it matter if design projects are presented using fake images created using LiveSurface and the like? Mark Sinclair looks in to the issue of mocking-up

 

We have an extract from Craig Ward’s upcoming book Popular Lies About Graphic Design, which takes on some of the truisms about the profession

 

Why has advertising been so poor at preserving its past and what is it doing about it? Anna Richardson Taylor has the answers

 

Traditional portfolio or iPad? Illustrators’ agents share their tips for getting seen with Gavin Lucas

 

Get Knotted: why carpets are the latest medium of choice for designers and illustrators

 

An interview via K-mail: maverick director Tony Kaye has a certain way with the old email

 

Kalle Lasn of Adbusters hopes his new economics text book, Meme Wars, will inspire students to challenge their lecturers. Guardian economics leader writer Aditya Chakrabortty, who reviews the book for us, has his doubts

 

Gordon Comstock pities brands’ long-suffering social media managers

 

In a new column on art direction, Paul Belford deconstructs a Levi’s ad that was so wrong it was very right, plus, in his brand identity column, Michael Evamy looks at the work of Barcelona-based Mario Eskenazi

 

And Daniel Benneworth-Gray tackles every freelancer’s dilemma – getting work

 

Our Monograph this month, for subscribers only, features the EnsaïmadART project in which Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martin invited designers from around the world to create stickers to go on the packaging of special edition packaging for Majorca’s distinctive pastry, the ensaïmada, with all profits going to a charity on the island (full story here)

 

CR’s back cover features one of Craig Ward’s Popular Lies About Graphic Design

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  • Love the get knotted feature – i can’t resist a good bit of geometric, highly colourful printwork…!

    Will keep an eye out for the issue!

    Duncan

  • Magazine full of information on design work!! It’s smart..

  • Looks like some really great art direction this issue. Looking forward to picking it up.