CR December issue: The Photography Annual

The December issue of Creative Review shares a spine with our Photography Annual 2013. In addition to 80 pages of the best photographic work produced in the past year, we have features on the enduring appeal of ad characters, Richard Turley and Bloomberg Businessweek, Hatch Show Print, and profiles of filmmaker Andrew Telling and photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten

The December issue of Creative Review shares a spine with our Photography Annual 2013. In addition to 80 pages of the best photographic work produced in the past year, we have features on the enduring appeal of ad characters, Richard Turley and Bloomberg Businessweek, Hatch Show Print, and profiles of filmmaker Andrew Telling and photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten…

The December issue of Creative Review is available to buy direct from us here. Better yet, subscribe to make sure that you never miss out on a copy – you’ll save money, too. Details here.

At 204 pages, the combined December issue/Photography Annual is one of our biggest to date. And being a special issue, it’s available with three different covers, each featuring an image from one of our Annual Best in Book winners.

Shown above is Amira, shot by Spencer Murphy as part of a campaign for Save the Children; while below are the other versions featuring Ya Yun, photographed by Tim Flach; and Nala from Julia Fullerton-Batten’s Blind project.

Here are a couple of spreads from the Photography Annual side:

Julia Fullerton-Batten’s Best in Book spread

Pip’s series The Freerunner

And Jonas Jungblut’s image, King Monkey and the Infinite Sunshine

In the regular issue we take a look at Anthony Burrill’s new pull-out-poster book, I Like It. What Is It?

Eliza Williams gets her head around the hi-jinks that bookmaker Paddy Power and its ad agency have been producing…

… and she also looks at the enduring appealing of ‘characters’ in advertising, from Martians to monkeys.

Mark Sinclair talks to Richard Turley, creative director of Bloomberg Businessweek, about his team’s radical design of the US magazine – and how they regular ‘breaks’ Helvetica in the process.

Cover Lesson looks at some of the theories on creating the perfect mag cover which emerged from The Modern Magazine conference – featuring BBW, The Gentlewoman, Eye, Apartamento and more.

Rachel Steven talks to Andrew Telling, a filmmaker and composer who makes documentaries and writes scores for brands and visual artists.

And Antonia Wilson meets photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten, creator of images that blend fact and fiction to beautiful effect.

In Crit, Rick Poynor looks at a new book on The Art of Collage…

… while Mark Sinclair reports back from The Modern Magazine conference.

Gordon Comstock applauds the work – and portfolio presentation skills – of creative team, Jacob & Jim.

While Paul Belford looks at a surreal – not to mention deadly – campaign for B&H from 1985; and Daniel Benneworth-Gray stresses the importance of designing to music and how the two disciplines share underlying languages of repetition, colour and shape.

Finally, in this month’s subscriber-only Monograph, we feature some of the results of a collaboration between CIA illustrators, agency AMV BBDO and the V&A Museum of Childhood – where illustrators were paired with children, aged between three and 12, to interpret their vision of tomorrow.

The December issue of Creative Review is available to buy direct from us here. Better yet, subscribe to make sure that you never miss out on a copy – you’ll save money too. Details here.

  • CR has always been a great supporter of contemporary photography. I can remember looking for inspiration back in the 80s when I was a photography student.

  • This issue looks amazing. I’m particularly interested in seeing Pip’s series on freerunning, it look stunning.