Craig Oldham

Meet Kingsley, football’s latest furry friend

News broke yesterday – all but flooring Twitter in the process – that illustrator and Turner-Prize winning artist David Shrigley had designed (though some might say conjured) a new mascot for his beloved Partick Thistle FC. And like almost everything Shrigley does, it certainly stirred debate

Brothers and Sisters

A conference at Manchester’s People’s History Museum dedicated to the art of printed protest reveals fascinating messages from British politics. Craig Oldham reports

Any badge you like, so long as it’s one of these

Having written about Everton’s decision to rebrand on the CR blog, writes Craig Oldham, I tempted fate in seeking private solace in my beloved Barnsley FC seemingly being set on the town’s coat of arms as their crest (opinions on that one aside). But I was way off – the club is next in line for a public vote ‘brand refresh’

Join the club

In light of the recent news that Everton FC had decided to re-brand – and then decided not to – I thought it’d be interesting to have a skim through the unique branded history of our beloved and beautiful game

Made in Sheffield

Graphic designer Craig Oldham reports for CR from Curated by, a one-day creative conference in Sheffield which, this year, took as its theme the idea of Narrative

Hand.Written.Letter.Project.

Dear reader,
There’s always something nice about receiving
a letter, especially these days when email, text, status updates and tweets dominate our commu­nication, leaving many to lose sight of the things that have been around for a while (like ink and paper). I believe it’s important they don’t…

Design guidelines

Bland statements of intent can do designers more harm than good, says Craig Oldham. It’s vital that we stick to our beliefs

What's the story?

The Storytelling issue, Oct/Nov 2017, is out now.
We invited writers to respond to our cover image
this month: read their stories inside.
PLUS: Tom Gauld, Oliver Jeffers, Giphy & S-Town

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