Meet the crown prince of Pantherland

Brecht Evens’ new comic book introduces Panther, a charming feline who comes to the aid of a young girl. But all is not as it first seems in this unsettling but wonderful graphic novel about growing up.

Kurt Cobain’s lighter changed my life

Like a relic from a latter day saint, possession of a hallowed smoking accessory once owned by the Nirvana frontman turned mild-mannered student Scott King into the rebel artist we know today

Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress exhibition

The superbly-realised Alan Kitching exhibition at Pick Me Up is a major draw for the festival and a seriously good selection of examples from the artist and designer’s six decades of work in letterpress. It’s also set to go to Suffolk and Glasgow later in the year

Pick Me Up – ten things to see

The annual graphic arts festival opens in London today and there’s plenty to see from emerging artists’ work to a major exhibition of Alan Kitching’s letterpress prints. Here are ten things you simply shouldn’t miss

Failed It! Erik Kessels and the fine art of making mistakes

On paper, successful creative director, artist and photographer Erik Kessels doesn’t seem like much of a failure. Yet, as his new book reveals, failing is a healthy part of the creative process – while imperfection can be a fascinating artistic sphere in which to work.

The best in Polish book design at LBF 2016

Intrigued by the great work on display at the Polish Book Institute’s stand at the London Book Fair, art director James Jones began tweeting some of his favourite covers. We asked him to collect together some of his highlights to share on CR.

Under the Skin: the evolution of Gray’s Anatomy

Gray’s Anatomy is one of the most influential illustrated books in the world. In print since 1858 it has gone through 41 editions, evolving alongside our knowledge of the human body. While artist Henry Vandyke Carter’s role in its conception has been eclipsed by his more celebrated co-author, it is his pioneering work that shapes how the book exists today.