This month’s issue of CR features a survey of Liverpool’s thriving independent creative scene. We’re going to show more work from some of those featured here on the blog. Next up: Russell Reid (above), the designer of this month’s cover
We were invited up to Liverpool by artist and illustrator William Johnston (aka Framedink) who gave us a guided tour of the city. At the Wolstenholme Creative Space, home to a community of artists and designers, we met new resident Russell Reid.
Reid studied at Liverpool John Moores and decided to stay on in the city working under the studio name Russtle. He has been creating flyers for Circus for several years now using a collage technique which he also employed on our cover.
As well as working as a graphic designer, Reid runs his own T-shirt and print label Wasted Heroes featuring designs from Reid himself and a variety of local illustrators and artists.
T-shirt by Amee Christian
CR in Print
If you enjoy reading the Creative Review website, we think you’ll enjoy reading the magazine even more. The December issue of CR includes a profile piece on the independent creative scene in Liverpool, a major interview with Dutch book designer Irma Boom and a great piece on ‘Poster King’ Edward McKnight Kauffer. You’ll also find articles on Dentsu London, a review of the Walker Art Center’s Graphic Design: Now in Production show and a fascinating debate on the clash between design and advertising betwen Wally Olins and CHI’s Dan Beckett.
And if that wasn’t enough, the issue also includes a FREE paper toy for readers to cut out and customise.
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