The founders of Monocle have launched a new retail space, Kioskafé, outside London’s Paddington station. Part coffee bar, part newsagent, it aims to kickstart the print retail industry and promote great independent mags as well as more established titles.
Former YCN Studio director Alex Ostrowski has set up a new creative agency, Lovers. We take a look at some of its recent projects, including visual identities for Blink Art and the Royal Court Theatre, some animated films for NSPCC addressing violence and sexual abuse and a new series of handbooks for The Scouts.
The Hospital Club’s annual h.Club 100 list of those who have made a significant contribution to the creative industries was announced last night with illustrator Johanna Basford and director Dougal Wilson among those honoured with some pretty groovy trophies
A giant game of musical chairs, a West Side Story dance-off with motorbikes, and a crazy evangelical preacher? Yep, they’re all right here in our Music Videos of the Month…
Since June last year, the games team at digital product design studio ustwo has been working on a VR follow up to their smash hit Monument Valley. We spoke to lead designer Ken Wong and technical director Peter Pashley about the challenges of designing for the platform, and whether they think VR will really transform entertainment.
In honour of World Ballet Day, we’re republishing an interview with English National Ballet artistic director and principal dancer Tamara Rojo which originally appeared in the July issue of CR. Here Rojo discusses juggling dancing with directing, how she is opening the ENB up to its audience, and the challenges for ballet in the digital era…
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The chances of survival from breast cancer increase significantly the earlier it is diagnosed so messages that raise awareness save lives. But how should those messages be expressed? Unlike most other cancer related advertising, breast cancer ads can often stray into being sexy and fun – because breasts themselves can be sexy and fun. Is this a helpful way to discuss cancer though?
Design director Gail Bichler talks through the process of creating an issue full of ‘visual journeys’ and, in using Alec Soth’s self-portrait taken from inside his room in the Park Hyatt hotel in Tokyo, making one of the best magazine covers of the year
Good Housekeeping may not be up there with Nova and Twen in the Pantheon of 1960s magazine design, but, as a recent eBay purchase revealed, it had its moment, says CR art director Paul Pensom
Here Design has created an elegant new cook book for Yotam Ottolenghi’s London restaurant Nopi, inspired by its marble and brass interiors and the ‘O’ in the Nopi logo.