Don’t forget the July 2014 issue of CR – the trends special – is also available on the iPad, where you’ll find all the print mag content and monograph alongside additional videos and exclusive images. Plus, there’s a lot more to be found in Hi Res, our showcase gallery section, and CRTV, with video profiles of creative people and other moving image work from around the world….
This month we analyse the latest trends in visual communication, including photography, type, illustration, commercials, music, tech, web-design, colour and logo design.
In the Features section Diane Smyth of BJP looks at current trends in photography, from acid-bright still lifes to shooting the new feminism. While Antonia Wilson asks why California’s Salton Sea is such a fascinating location for photogrphers.
Eliza Wiiliams talks to the experts about the latest trends in music for ads, including the Guilty Pleasure and Going Epic, and Paul Domenet of Johnny Fearless bemoans the blandness of ‘mood reel’ ads. While Bill Gardner of Logo Lounge presents his annual Trends Report.
Gareth Hague of Alias to picks out type trends, while Rachael Steven asks why IK Blue has become so popular in graphic design. Gavin Lucas talks zigzags, postmodern references and other current illustration trends.
B-Reel London’s Liam Viney talks us through the potential of emerging tech trends such as Oculus Rift, while Rachael Steven asks why so many retailers’ websites look so similar. And Mark Sinclair investigates the world of the trend forecaster.
Plus Sarah Snaith meets designer Wolfgang Weingart at a new Zurich show, Eliza Williams reports from the Photo España, and Nick Asbury looks at the copywriting craft of the late, great David Abbott. And not fogetting the results of the Bridgeman Studio Award, and regular columns from Michael Evamy, Daniel Benneworth-Gray and Paul Belford.
In Hi Res you’ll find Tour de France t-shirt project Yorkshire in Yellow (below right); East London Swimmers from photographer Madeleine Waller (above left); work from Dean Chalkley’s new photo show Return of the Rudeboy; graphic art celebrating Brazilian football culture from Kemistry Gallery (below left); Europe’s largest skatepark Port Land captured by photographer Éric Antoine; and Julia Calverley’s beautiful camera photo landscape shots from his new book #IPHONEONLY (above right).
CRTV includes a profile of poster designer James Victore from Like Knows Like (below right); Alasdair + Jock’s new animation Day of the Seafarer; Shit Showreels Say animation from Peter Quinn looking at showreel clichés; a preview of new book on 3D printing by designers Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen; the making of mixed media animation Caveirao by Guilherme Marcondes; Fredrik Kasperi’s conceptual short VFX film Take on an Idea; and a documentary about Salvation Mountain folk artist Leonard Knight (below left).
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