The August issue of CR is out on July 23, featuring pieces on rock posters, Concrete Poetry, the Million project and this cover designed for us by Music
The cover is printed on greyboard with black foil and a removable, oversized sticker for the bar code and price. The text is a ‘to do’ list documenting Music‘s first years as a design studio, starting with ‘decide to start company’ on the back cover (shown below) and culminating in ‘design front cover’.
Inside is a profile piece on the studio and its work
Plus, we take an in-depth looks at Droga5’s Million project whereby schoolchildren in New York are rewarded for attendance and good grades with credits on a free mobile phone. The scheme has won a lot of awards, but is it really a long-term solution to motivating kids? Eliza Williams talks to experts in the field
And we examine the resurgent field of film title design with a survey of the most prominent work of recent times and interviews with their makers on the past and future of the art
Mark Sinclair talks to Merle Becker, the director of American Artifact, a new documentary on the American rock poster
And we look at the quirky publications that inspired the late, great Paul Arden
In our Crit section, David Crowley checks out Agitate! Educate! Organise!, a survey of campaigning posters from the American labor movement
Rick Poynor visits the ICA’s show on Concrete Poetry
And Michael Johnson wonders what role the old-fashioned degree show plays in our digital-savvy world
Plus we have a new columnist, ‘James McNulty’, on how the creatives’ ‘book’ has gone online
Our subscriber-only Monograph this month features Alex & Cocco’s series of shots of taxi lights at night from Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong
Creative Review magazine subscribers will be able to access all the content from the issue online from July 22.