Bowie, Barnbrook and the Blackstar artwork

As the artwork for David Bowie’s new album Blackstar – or ★ – emerges on billboards and social media, its designer Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through his latest collaboration with the singer and musician. In an in-depth interview, he considers his approach to creating a visual language for the album and what designing for music means in 2015

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.

Kendrick Lamar wins Video of the Year at the UK Music Video Awards

The VMAs might be more glam, but if you want to find out who has made the most creative music videos in the past year, the UK Music Video Awards is the event to follow. This year’s gala ceremony, held last night at London’s Roundhouse, saw major gongs go to Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and Flying Lotus, with David Wilson picking up the Best Director award.

Creepy new fashion films from Nick Knight at A Beautiful Darkness Halloween event

Earlier this week, in the shadowy passageways and disused rooms of the old Central St Martins building in Holborn, SHOWstudio founder and fashion photographer Nick Knight curated an unusual Halloween event as part of the Veuve Clicquot Widow Series, launching five new films, shown alongside newly commissioned work from illustrators, filmmakers, fashion designers, performers and other artists

Kaleidoscopic delights: Q&A with animator Emanuele Kabu

We talk to London-based Italian animator and visual artist Emanuele Kabu about his hand-drawn, stop-motion music videos for the likes of the Helio Sequence and Little Dragon, and the cathartic effect of creating the moving image