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Sagmeister and the 'bullshit' around storytelling

Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 24 July 2014, 19:33

Stefan Sagmeister has vehemently dismissed the current vogue among creative types to label themselves ‘storytellers' as ‘bullshit'.

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Ad of the Week: Citizen, Better Starts Now

Posted by Eliza Williams, 24 July 2014, 11:58

Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo has created this charming film for watch brand Citizen, which uses a mix of elegant filmmaking and typography to tell the tale of the company's history. The spot is our Ad of the Week.

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CR August issue: digital futures

Posted by Creative Review, 24 July 2014, 11:40

Are you sick of all the nostalgic, handmade imagery that has dominated our visual landscape recently? Is it time to embrace the potential of 3D, CG and digital imagemaking and talk about tomorrow rather than yesterday?

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Richard Wentworth reflects on the First World War

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 24 July 2014, 11:04

A new poster by artist Richard Wentworth will be unveiled on the London Underground tomorrow as part of a cultural programme marking the centenary of the First World War. Using the Tube's familiar Johnston font, it reproduces a letter written by a young soldier to his wife – but the text is reversed...

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What's On

Posted by Antonia Wilson, 24 July 2014, 10:40

CR's pick of current and upcoming exhibitions, design events and creative activities including Graphic Advocacy poster show in New York, Divine Violence from Broomberg & Chanarin in Llandudno, Gibert & George in London, Barbara Kruger in Oxford, street artist Sickboy in London, Summer Screen Prints at Somerset House, The Power of Baked Rolls! poster ad show in Helsinki...

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Silly Arse Broke It

Posted by Antonia Wilson, 23 July 2014, 14:30

Jason Wilde's photo project Silly Arse Broke It brings together discarded handwritten notes that he has collected since 2003, around Clarence Way estate in Camden, London.

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Best of Feed #4

Posted by Creative Review, 22 July 2014, 16:53

It's time again for a round-up of our favourite projects submitted to Feed on the CR website: the selection this time includes a rather lovely piece of animation for Bombay Bicycle Club, a photography shoot for Pepe Jeans, packaging for Jack Daniels, and more...

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When Dogs and Culture Collide

Posted by Antonia Wilson, 22 July 2014, 16:48

Online publication Four&Sons has released a beautifully designed print magazine, bringing together an inspired mix of dog-centric creative content.

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The CR Photography Annual is changing

Posted by Creative Review, 21 July 2014, 12:50


Each year the Creative Review Photography Annual showcases the best in commercial photography. For 2014 we are introducing some important changes which will place the emphasis of the awards firmly on celebrating the power of the image to communicate ideas and tell stories in all media

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Posted by Rachael Steven, 21 July 2014, 11:10

In November last year, designer and typographer Paul Sych launched a bi-annual magazine showcasing work by Canadian fashion creatives. The second issue of fshnunlimited has just been published, and includes some beautiful custom typography, photography and illustration...

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