CR February 14 issue: illustration special

Our February issue is an illustration special including our pick of this year’s Pick Me Up artists, BBH’s Mark Reddy on illustration in advertising plus what an agent can do for you. And: designing sounds for cars, the future of news and what we can all learn from Paul Smith

Our February issue is an illustration special including our pick of this year’s Pick Me Up artists (the work of one of whom, Carine Brancowitz, features on our cover), BBH’s Mark Reddy on illustration in advertising plus what an agent can do for you. And: designing sounds for cars, the future of news and what we can all learn from the marvellous Mr Paul Smith

 

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February’s focus on illustration kicks off with a discussion with four leading illustrators’ agents on the state of the industry, how illustrators can develop their career and what agents look for in new talent

Then we profile four up-and-coming illustrators from those selected to exhibit at this year’s Pick Me Up graphic art fair

And BBH head of art Mark Reddy reveals why illustration can sometimes be a hard sell to advertising clients and the advantages it can bring when done well

Too busy to keep up with everything online? Our new Month in Review section brings together all the main creative talking points and our pick of work from the previous four weeks along with your favourite columnists

Plus, amazing ‘pareidolic’ (look it up!) imagery from Graham Fink’s show at the Riflemaker gallery

Five things our columnist Gordon Comstock learned from his former employer Paul Smith, a master of branding

What should an electric car sound like and what effect will that have on our cities? We report on the efforts of a group of designers to re-engineer the sounds of our streets

France is to have its first ever festival of graphic design – will it help improve the standing of the industry?

US adman Gerry Graf (creator of the genius Skittles campaign) shares his tips on creative success

How much do we need to know about designers’ personal lives? Rick Poynor argues that an exhaustve new study of the ‘multi-active’ Dutch master Jurriaan Schrofer takes the design monograph to a whole new level of biographical detail

While Andy Cowles reviews Francesco Franchi’s timely examination of the future of editorial design, Designing News

And our Monograph this month documents the extraordinary graffiti-covered Magasins Généraux building in Paris, soon to become the new home of ad agency BETC

 

The February issue of Creative Review is available to buy direct from us here. Better yet, subscribe to make sure that you never miss out on a copy – you’ll save money, too. Details here.

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