Seymour Chwast – Predictably Unpredictable

US designer and illustrator Seymour Chwast brought wit, skill and vision to a series of commissions for Herman Miller, as the company’s recent post on the work reveals. Steven Heller begins the story in the late 1960s – with an optimistic, picturebook-style poster

Brownjohn rediscovered

The work of the late great designer and art director Robert Brownjohn has been gathered together in a new online archive by his daughter, Eliza

Brand New is coming to Europe

Corporate and brand identity blog Brand New is coming to Europe with a two-day event in Amsterdam in June. Get ready for the Brand Nieuwe Conference

CR May 16: The Social Media Issue

Our May issue is all about social media, with advice on how to run successful Kickstarter campaigns, work with YouTube influencers and make great content for Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram. It’s also our Annual, with over 100 pages of outstanding design, advertising and creative projects selected by a panel of industry experts

Highlights from the expanded edition of In Loving Memory of Work

Craig Oldham’s In Loving Memory of Work: A Visual Record of the Miners’ Strike 1984-85 has been published in a second edition, complete with a range of new material. Here, Oldham selects some of the most interesting additions, including ex-miner Phil Winnard’s powerful photographs of the strikes.

CR Annual Best in Book: Design

Each year, our Annual judges select projects of special merit for our Annual’s Best in Book section. Here are this year’s Best in Books in Design

Design Indaba emerging creatives: Ndumiso Nyoni

In partnership with Cape Town creative conference Design Indaba, we are highlighting the work of South African creatives on our blog over the next few weeks. Here, Ndumiso Nyoni, a motion graphic designer and illustrator based in Johannesburg, discusses his series of prints celebrating African subcultures