CR July 2013: type and more
The July issue of Creative Review is a type special, with features on the Hamilton Wood Type Museum, the new Whitney identity and the resurgence of type-only design. Plus the Logo Lounge Trend Report, how Ideas Foundation is encouraging diversity in advertising and more
Rachael Steven recounts how the world’s largest wood type collection, at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Wisconsin, was rescued from homelessness with a new location in which to carry on its work
Michael Evamy takes a detailed look at Experimental Jetset's 'responsive W' identity for the Whitney Museum of American Art
And Mark Sinclair explores the resurgence of graphic design that relies solely on type, as documented in a new book from Unit Editions
Plus, we have our annual LogoLounge Trend Report courtesy of Bill Gardner, analysing some key trends in logo design over the past 12 months, from 'molecules' to 'banners'
The Ideas Foundation works with schools to introduce pupils to the advertsing industry and get children working on briefs supplied by real brands. Anna Richardson Taylor attended one of their sessions in Woolwich, London
Jean Grogan reports from Paris on an exhibition dedicated to the history of the Chanel No 5 brand, from Brancusi-influenced advertising to bottles designed by Dalí
In his regular column on art direction, Paul Belford argues that well-crafted advertising is never 'polluting'', no matter what digital naysayers may argue. And Gordon Comstock claims that copy that apes the language of the web is doomed as it's just not ownable
Björn Ehrlemark and Carin Kallenberg report from Stockholm on Hall of Femmes first conference, an event dedicated to women in design
And Jeremy Leslie lifts the lid on Container, an intriguing editioned box of curated items which owes much to magazine culture
Plus Daniel Benneworth-Gray ditches his Mac for the joys of a stubby pencil and the great outdoors
For subscribers-only, our Monograph booklet this month brings together a wonderful collection of posters produced by artists-in-residence at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum
Wow, that's a really interesting issue. I hope I am able to see some of these when I go on my big adventure with my paris museum pass
As a letterpress student and Wisconsin native, I'd love to be able to purchase the Monograph booklet!!
Wow, lot's of inspiration in there! Off to order a copy now.
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|Record sleeves of the month|
|Anna Louise Parker on letter carving and engraving Richard III's coffin|
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