CR July: The Trends Issue

In the July 2014 issue of CR we look at trends in photography, type, illustration, commercials, music, tech, webdesign, colour and logo design. Plus features on Wolfgang Weingart, Photo España and the late, undoubtedly great, David Abbott

In the July 2014 issue of CR we look at trends in photography, type, illustration, commercials, music, tech, webdesign, colour and logo design. Plus features on Wolfgang Weingart, Photo España and David Abbott

Subscribe before July 3 and you will receive the July issue as the first issue of your subscription. Subscribing is the quickest and cheapest way of getting Creative Review each month and you’ll receive special subscriber content and offers. Just go here to subscribe.

 

Diane Smyth of the BJP looks at current trends in photography, including acid-bright still lifes (Melanzana by Maurizio Di Iorio shown) and the young female photographers who are challenging the conventional depiction of women, such as Arvida Bystrom who took our cover image this month

While our own Antonia Wilson asks why California’s Salton Sea holds such appeal as a location for photgraphers

Bill Gardner of Logo Lounge presents his annual Trends Report tracing the popular styles in logo design worldwide

Paul Domenet of Johnny Fearless bemoans the blandness of ‘mood reel’ ads: “Mood reel ads aren’t just anodyne, they are plain lazy. Everyone knows the client will buy them because the client knows they can sell them internally. No-one has to do any kind of thinking, least of all the creatives. And, ta da, they work in every country. Just like Coldplay. Or flu.”

And on the same spread Eliza Wiiliams asks the experts for the latest trends in music for ads, including the Guilty Pleasure and Going Epic.

We asked Gareth Hague of Alias to pick out type trends for us

And Rachael Steven asks why IK Blue has gained such traction in graphic design (Beyonderground identity by Ronny & Johny shown)

While ex-CR writer Gavin Lucas wades through the squiggly lines and other postmodern references that abound in current illustration trends (Murder by Dan Stafford shown)

B-Reel London‘s Liam Viney talks us through the potential of Oculus Rift and other emerging tech trends, while Rachael Steven asks why so many retailers’ websites look so similar

And Mark Sinclair investigates the world of the trend forecaster and the contribution they make to fashion and visual styles (Cali trend page from Topman website shown)

Elsewhere in the magazine, Sarah Snaith meets Wolfgang Weingart at a new Zurich show which looks at the influence of the great designer on his students

Eliza Williams reports from the Photo España festival in Madrid

And Nick Asbury analyses the copywriting craft of the late, great David Abbott

And in Monograph we mark Sheffield Design Week with a collection of designs from Yorkshire in Yellow celebrating the iconic Maillot Jaune and the Grand Depart in Yorkshire this year with cycling-themed yellow T-shirts (Muir McNeill design shown)

Subscribe before July 3 and you will receive the July issue as the first issue of your subscription. Subscribing is the quickest and cheapest way of getting Creative Review each month and you’ll receive special subscriber content and offers. Just go here to subscribe.

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