Quick! It’s the CR April issue

Our April issue presents the work of three young animators and animation teams to watch. Plus, we go in search of illustrator John Hanna, test out the claims of a new app to have uncovered the secrets of viral ad success and see how visual communications can both help keep us safe and help us recover in hospital

April cover featuring a character drawn by Jim Stoten in The Layzell Brothers’ Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight video for Adam Buxton

Our April issue presents the work of three young animators and animation teams to watch. Plus, we go in search of illustrator John Hanna, test out the claims of a new app to have uncovered the secrets of viral ad success and see how visual communications can both help keep us safe and help us recover in hospital

In the new issue we pick out three animators and animation teams to watch: the Layzell Brothers, who regular readers might remember are the (warped) minds behind Adam Buxton’s Livin in the Moonlight video. With characters by illustrator Jim Stoten.

Becky & Joe, creators of Tame Impala promo Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

 

And Julia Pott,whose disturbing tale Belly has been a hit on the festival circuit


 

Elsewhere in the issue, NIck Asbury goes in search of the elusive Australian commercial artist John Hanna, illustrator of a series of beautiful covers for Country Fair magazine

Mark Sinclair looks at the transformative power of art and design when used in hospital environments.

Anna Richardson Taylor explores the claims of a new app to have discovered a formula that guarantees viral advertising success.

 

And Paul Rennie delves into the archives of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, and discovers a rich design history

In Crit, James Pallister reviews Anna Saccani’s new tome on typographic installations, Letterscapes

In his regular column This Designer’s Life, Daniel Benneworth-Gray writes on the perils of working with academics and Gordon Comstock discusses the perils of creating YouTube-friendly advertising

Jeremy Leslie asks what makes a superior – and successful – independent magazine?

And Paul Belford argues strongly that the craft of writing and art directing long copy advertising must be preserved while Patrick Burgoyne reports from the Design Indaba conference, where the scope for designers to make a difference to society was vividly illustrated

 

Plus, in our subscriber-only Monograph supplement, we celebrate the work of art director and designer Gerald Cinamon

 

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