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

Somerset House raises its Utopian flag

Earlier today, Somerset House in London launched its year-long Utopia season by hoisting a special flag created by artist Jeremy Deller and designer Fraser Muggeridge. In celebration of the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s 1516 text, the ‘smiley face’ design is part of a wider identity which includes a reworked version of More’s Utopian alphabet.

Out There public art exhibition posters

Coinciding with the announcement that Historic England has given listed status to 41 public artworks, a new show at Somerset House will examine the legacy of post-war public art. Paul Belford Ltd has created the posters for the exhibition which reference the press attention that many of these controversial projects received

Out of this World: it’s our Fab February Food and Drink issue

In our Food and Drink issue we interview the brilliant chef Yotam Ottolenghi on the importance of design, profile The Black Farmer, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, meet YouTube food sensations Sorted, visit Food Assembly in Frome and Our Vodka in Hackney, talk apps, fast food and karma, and bring you food photography that is out of this world

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

Ben Casey TypoCircle talk

In his forthcoming Typographic Circle talk, From Life Drawing to Letter Spacing, designer and educator Ben Casey will examine what has happened to the basic set of artistic skills, as taught in art and design colleges – and whether the industry still needs them

Graphic Designers Surveyed – the findings

Last year, publishing house GraphicDesign& conducted an extensive survey about what it’s like to work in graphic design today. Here, Lucienne Roberts and Jessie Price of GD& talk through some of their findings, covering everything from pay and hard work, to clients, creativity and colour.