CR February 11 issue: Type Annual

Our bumper February issue features the selected work in our first ever Type Annual plus Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Nexus Interactive Arts, Tron and much, much more

Our bumper February issue features the selected work in our first ever Type Annual plus Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Nexus Interactive Arts and more

Our cover this month (which is printed on the rather marvellous Conqueror Iridescent Silica Blue) was created by Jonathan Puckey using the Scriptographer drawing tool. He also created the back cover which introduces the Type Annual.

If you would like to buy this issue, simply call +44(0)207 292 3703. Or fill out the form here. Issues cost £5.90 including P&P for the UK.

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We’ll be posting more about the how the cover was created soon.

Inside the Type Annual, our Best in Book winners include Park House, a bespoke typeface by NB and Jeremy Tankard

 

Plus Jean Francois Porchez’s Retiro for Madriz magazine

 

and Rubal by Atelier Télescopique for a French secondary school

 

Selected work is split into four categories: Display, Bespoke, Non-Latin and Text

 

In the issue, our Case Study feature looks at Havas City’s packaging for French supermarket Monoprix

 

Adrian Shaughnessy, in an extract from Unit Editions’ Supergraphics book, interviews supergraphics pioneer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

 

And Eliza Williams reports on Nexus Interactive Arts, a new offshoot of the production company that aims to smooth the path between media artists and ad agencies

 

In Crit this month, Rick Poynor recommends The Book of Symbols

 

Director Johnny Hardstaff compares perennial designer favourite Tron with its recent sequel

 

Jeremy Leslie looks at the latest crop of independent magazines

 

Gavin Lucas has a rant about ‘collectors’ edition’ record re-issues

 

And Gordon Comstock deconstructs VCCP’s Morethan Freeman campaign

 

In Monograph this month (our free subscriber-only booklet), we take a closer look at the possibilities of Scriptographer with the work produced by students from the ECAL University of Design in Switzerland during a workshop led by our cover designer Jonathan Puckey and artist Jürg Lehni, the inventor of Scriptographer

 

The February issue of CR is on sale from January 27.

If you would like to buy this issue, simply call +44(0)207 292 3703. Or fill out the form here. Issues cost £5.90 including P&P for the UK.

 

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