CR November issue / The Photography Annual

Creative Review’s November issue includes features on Wieden + Kennedy, M/M (Paris), GOV.UK, Kraftwerk, and Instagram, plus 85 pages of great images in our Photography Annual 2012

Creative Review’s November issue is out this week and includes features on Wieden + Kennedy, M/M (Paris), GOV.UK, Kraftwerk, and Instagram, plus 85 pages of great images in our Photography Annual 2012…

The Photography Annual, published in association with Shutterstock, is our showcase of great commercial images produced over the last year. The work selected for inclusion is as strong as ever, with photographs by the likes of Tim Flach (whose image of a hairless chimp adorns the front cover of the CR issue, above); Nadav Kander (whose shot of actor Mark Rylance is our Photography Annual cover, shown below); Martin Usborne; Peter Lippmann; Giles Revell and more.

Nadav Kander’s portrait of actor Mark Rylance (shot for the New York Times) features on our Photography Annual cover…

Inside, Eliza Williams takes a look at ad agency Wieden + Kennedy as it marks its 30th anniversary this year; interviewing Dan Wieden and the top creatives at each of the agency’s eight offices around the world to gain a unique insight to the workings of one of the industry’s top networks

As M/M (Paris) celebrates its 20th anniverary, a major new monograph compiles the duo’s distinctive work. Patrick Burgoyne asks if what they do is design, illustration, or beyond such labels.

Mark Sinclair investigates GOV.UK, the first major project from the Government Digital Service which hopes to change the way we interact with the state, through great design.

With a new biography, a lavish compilation of 45 single sleeves and even an eight-night residency at MoMA in recent months, Kraftwerk fans have had much to enjoy. Anthony Burrill explains the appeal the German sonic scientists hold for those in the design profession.

Will Pyne wonders what the future holds for Instagram, the world’s most popular image app.

And Gavin Lucas finds that the tradition of designing and producing printed type specimens and samplers is still alive and kicking in the digital age.

In Crit this month, Rick Poynor opens up the big box that is the Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design.

Jeremy Leslie looks at a new exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London dedicated to the experimental magazine, Aspen.

Mark Sinclair reviews the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham’s exhibition of the work of the late graphic designer, Tony Arefin.

CR’s new columnist, designer Daniel Benneworth-Gray, writes about going freelance, a year into making the jump himself.

And as EE’s 4G network launches, Michael Evamy looks at the new brand’s visual identity in his Logo Log column.

Plus, in this month’s Monograph, for subscribers only, Tim Sumner of tohave-and-tohold.co.uk dips into Preston Polytechnic’s ephemera archive to pick out a selection of printed paper retail bags from the 70s and 80s:

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