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

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

CR Annual – the party

The 2016 Creative Review Annual, in association with Arjowiggins Creative Papers, launched on Thursday with a fabulous party at House of Vans in London

The New York Times Magazine’s 25 songs issue

With its letterpress concert poster cover, The New York Times Magazine’s recent issue dedicated to 25 tracks that “tell us where music is going” shows how great type can serve as the glue between print and online.

Introducing the Creative Leaders 50

A new scheme from Creative Review, in partnership with Workfront, to celebrate, educate and inspire those who are leading creative businesses, organisations and teams. And we need your help

The Beautiful Games – When Saturday Comes at 30

Football magazine When Saturday Comes publishes its 350th issue today and celebrates three decades of covering the game with a new digital archive that now includes every issue going back to 1986. Well known for documenting all aspects of the sport, it has built up a huge photographic archive – we spoke to WSC art editor Doug Cheeseman about this unrivalled collection of images.

Watch the trailer for new film Graphic Means

The first trailer for the documentary film Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production has just been released. Directed by Briar Levit, the film explores the huge changes that took place in graphic design from the 1950s through the 1990s – from linecaster to photocomposition and paste-up to PDF.

African Lens – new photography from Africa

Aaron Yeboah Jr. is on a mission to put new African photography in the spotlight. Just three issues in, he has positioned his magazine African Lens in stark opposition to the Western media’s more familiar portrayal of the continent.

Through design, images and words – six decades of art directing The Paris Review

It’s one of the most celebrated literary journals in the world, but The Paris Review has also championed the work of many artists and illustrators during its 63 years in print. And in continuing to reference early grids, typography and its classic mid-century aesthetic, the magazine’s designers have often looked to its past to determine its future evolution.