CR January Issue

CR’s January issue is out on 17 December. Go here to find out all about how our cover artwork was made in Brazil, read on for details of this month’s magazine

CR’s January issue is out on 17 December. Go here to find out all about how our cover artwork was made in Brazil, read on for details of this month’s magazine

For your delectation this month we have


The final piece in Anna Gerber’s series of articles on Design and Sustainability, this month looking at how visual communicators can make visible the hidden stories of products and their journey into our hands


An exclusive interview with Projector’s Koichiro Tanaka whose Uniqlock project won just about every ad award going last year


An appreciation of graphic design’s, if not forgotten, then certainly not as widely known as he should be genius, Barney Bubbles


A look at how the Choque Cultural gallery in São Paulo is attempting to breathe fresh life into the Brazilian tradition of Lambe-Lambe letterpress posters


And a special supplement on all the winners of the British Television Advertising Craft Awards


Plus, in Crit, David Crowley examines a new compilation of political imagery


Michael Johnson wonders what’s going on with the new wave of self-obsessed graphic designers


And we discuss the blight of twee commercials soundtracks and ask what musical trends are next

And if you are a subscriber, you can enjoy our latest Monograph, this time featuring Satoshi Minakawa’s beautiful shots of Japanese Dekatori

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Make Your Own Xmas, 2008, © Bob and Roberta Smith, Photo: Sam Drake, Tate Photography
This year’s Tate Christmas Tree, which is designed each year by a different artist, is by Bob and Roberta Smith and aptly reflects the ecologically minded times that we now live in. The tree is made from timber, bicycles and lamps, and is interactive, with visitors asked to provide pedal-power to illuminate the tree.

Warp Release On The Hour

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Poster from World War Two by Abram Games, Courtesy: Wellcome Library, London
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Jonathan Harris: Only Connect

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