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CR June: World Cup special issue

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Posted by Creative Review, 22 May 2014, 9:15    Permalink    Comments (7)

In our June issue we take a look at all things World Cup – from this year's kit designs from Puma and Nike to the FIFA guideliness they adhere to, via Neville Brody's typography for the England team. We also look at the balls, boots, type, TV ads, art prints and sticker albums that have made the tournament such a visual treat...

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Opening the issue, our Month in Review section features the debate around Sagmeister & Walsh's identity for the New York Jewish Museum, Andy Warhol's long-lost computer art, the new 'cat maps' created for Whiskas (below), Nike India's crowdsourced ad, the new Leica T camera and Lorenzo Vitturi's photographs of market debris.

In the columns – Daniel Benneworth-Gray gets to grips with Lego as a tool for creative development, while Michael Evamy focuses on GF Smith's new identity. We also have some important degree show dates for your diaries.


PHEEEEP!!! Our football-themed coverage kicks off (ahem) with a pictorial history of the design development of adidas's World Cup balls and boots.


Then we look at The Rules – if you ever fancied designing a fully fledged FIFA World Cup kit, you really need to read these. (And no you can't wear a one-piece à la Cameroon c. 2004 anymore.)


With the regulations in place, Rachael Steven talks to Mark Bonner of GBH about how Puma pushes them to the very limit...

... and also interviews Neville Brody about his recent typographic work for the England team's kit. We also show some of the alternative design treatments he came up with along the way.


Continuing the sartorial focus, Patrick Burgoyne talks to Nike's global creative director for football, Martin Lotti about the company's plans for Brazil 2014, the controversy around the new England kit and the brand's 'socks with studs' boot, the Magista


Designer Al Mitchell then tells of the impact the Panini Mexico 86 World Cup sticker album had on his formative design years – how the strange logotype, the beautiful shineys, the dodgy haircuts (Hoddle and Waddle, we're looking at you) all made for a memorable artefact of the tournament.


We also feature four of the official 'art prints' created for the Brazil 2014 competition, and report on Amnesty's Sidelines film festival which explores issues around football and human rights.


And closing our football focus is Eliza Williams' look at ten ways to make a great World Cup ad – from getting the stars to the importance of epic.


In Crit, Patrick Burgoyne visits Berlin's Buchstabenmuseum, an archive of the city's urban typography (below); while Rick Poynor reviews All Possible Futures, a new book on 'speculative' graphic design; and Lisa Hassell reports back from character design festival, Pictoplasma.


Finally, for this issue's Monograph we chart the rebirth of Penguin Books' Pelican imprint, which relaunched this month. Penguin Press art director Jim Stoddart and his team talk through the design process behind the new identity; and we look at the sketches, design concepts and digital work that informed the project.

To ensure you receive the June issue of Creative Review as soon it's published, why not subscribe? That way you'll never miss a copy – and you'll save money, too. Or you can buy the June edition as a single issue direct from us, here.


The onesie shirt was Cameroon 2004 African Nations. It came two years after they tried to wear sleeveless shirts at the 2002 World Cup.
2014-05-22 14:34:42

@Tel Thanks Tel, you're quite right. Have amended the text.
CR Mark Sinclair
2014-05-23 15:46:52

Is this issue available for purchase in USA? If yes, which retailer? Thanks
2014-05-27 21:17:47

Awesome! Penguin's monogram is timeless.
2014-05-29 17:05:03

Looks good, I might have to subscribe....
2014-06-11 09:39:54

England for the win! Not off to a good start though...
2014-06-15 01:06:00

Just love it when great design and football come together!
2014-10-12 09:56:00

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