Tackling the world’s plastic problem

Last year, Sophie Thomas, co-founder of studio Thomas.Matthews, travelled to Kamilo Point in Hawaii to see at first-hand the extent to which plastic waste is polluting the world’s oceans. She recently presented a talk – and artwork – based on her findings and suggested that designers have an important role to play in instigating real change

New survey reveals the death of social mobility in the arts and cultural sector

Panic!, a survey of working life in the cultural and creative industries by arts organisation Create in association with Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Sheffield, and LSE, reveals that the arts are now virtually a closed shop where most people are middle class. The survey comes at a crucial time for the arts sector, with further cuts to funding expected in the government’s spending review on November 25.

Sir Benfro’s Big Adventure

Illustrator and designer Tim Fishlock has collaborated with Simpsons writer and producer Josh Weinstein on a new illustrated children’s book, Sir Benfro’s Big Adventure. The title features the same character as Fishlock’s 2012 app, Sir Benfro’s Brilliant Ballon, and tells the tale of a young explorer on a hunt for the world’s most frightening beast….

CR December: the sport issue / Photography Annual

December’s Creative Review is a double issue – we look at how creativity is being applied to the world of sport, plus, turn the magazine over and you can enjoy 89 pages of the very best imagemaking in the Photography Annual 2015

Two new schools projects from Gilles & Cecilie

Creative partnership Gilles & Cecilie has unveiled two new projects completed for a primary and a secondary school in Greenwich in London. Students were involved in both projects which resulted in a range of geometric patterns, vibrant lettering and supergraphic type

Peace for Paris and the role of the imagemaker in times of tragedy

Following the terror attacks in the French capital, Jean Jullien’s Peace for Paris illustration was shared by thousands. While creative responses to tragic circumstances will always face criticism, the immediacy of a simple, sharable visual message can become a significant message of hope for many

Google Design turns to print for SPAN 2015 talks

Google Design’s first SPAN event in the UK took place in London yesterday, featuring a series of talks, panel discussions and workshops. Far from honing in solely on digital, much of the work discussed was grounded in the physical world – with a SPAN book produced to emphasise this important connection

Talking the talk for the Wynkyn de Worde Society

The Wynkyn de Worde Society is ‘dedicated to excellence in all forms of printing’ and each year it asks one of its members to be its Honorary Designer and create the booking form for its forthcoming events. Alistair Hall of We Made This took on the role in 2015. As he completes his final project, we look back over the great work he’s produced to date

CR Annual 2016: call for entries

Creative Review’s next Annual, our showcase of the best work of the year, is now open for entries. Selected work will be published in a special double issue of CR in May, as well as on a dedicated section of our site – so your work can be seen by peers, potential clients and the wider creative community.