CR Annual: see our entries so far

All the entries that we have received so far to this year’s CR Annual are now available to view online. You have until January 29 to join them

Buy Fonts Save Lives

The fundraising initiative whereby type designers are helping to save lives in the fight against cancer was inspired by Paul Harpin’s harrowing personal experience, as he explains here

CR Annual 2016: what will win?

The Creative Review Annual showcases the most significant projects of the previous 12 months in visual communications. Here’s what we predict will be big this year, from VR to digital design, record sleeves and programmatic

We Play Too: How Tom Tom and She Shreds magazines are changing music for the better

In giving voice to women drummers and guitarists, US magazines Tom Tom and She Shreds are radically reshaping the music industry on more inclusive lines. Here the founders discuss the importance of role models, taking on sexism and rewriting music history, and how establishing themselves in print is just one aspect of a much wider movement

CR Jan 16: The Music Issue

Featuring Róisín Murphy, Block9, the new wave of music magazines for women and our record sleeves of the year, it’s the CR Music Issue

Changing the Story

St Raphael’s Estate in Brent is often depicted as a dangerous, troubled place. But author, artist, designer and teacher Andre Anderson knew there was a different, more positive side to life here. He gathered five writers who, like him, lived on the estate to produce a book about life in this part of north west London. A copy of the book was then delivered to each flat on the estate. We talk to Anderson about the project, his work with young people and the enduring appeal of print and self-publishing

magCulture opens up shop in Clerkenwell

After five years of selling magazines online, magCulture has opened its first shop in Clerkenwell, London. With a vast selection of indie titles as well as more established ones, it’s a real treat for both mag lovers and designers.

CR Annual 2016: Deadline Extended

If you have not yet managed to send us your entries for the Creative Review Annual 2016, fear not. The deadline has been extended until January 29

LabelMaker – the punk upstart that went corporate

In an extract from Art Chantry’s new book of essays on graphic design from Feral House, the designer salutes the enduring power of the LabelMaker technology and how its roots in DIY culture helped give voice to punk fans, post-modernists and, eventually, big business

Acid brights and neon tights: An interview with photographer Maurizio Di Iorio

Italian photographer Maurizio Di Iorio has worked for the likes of Vogue, Elle, Wallpaper*, Vice and Bloomberg Businessweek, creating vibrant fashion images and colourful product photography. We chat to him about crafting the new still life, being inspired by everyday consumer culture and creating subtle, likeable flaws