The June issue of CR focuses on CGI, with six illustrators collaborating with six CGI studios to create original images. Plus, this year’s Graduate Guide supplement and, for subscribers, a World Cup Wallchart
Our Graduate Guide has a wealth of advice and information for graduating students as well as degree show listings
Meanwhile, in the issue, we have organised a bit of cross-pollination between two very different styles of imagemaker.
We ran our first CGI special issue last July. In it we talked about the fact that, although CGI is a great photo-realistic problem-solving tool, it might be more interesting to see what use the technology could be put to in creating new kinds of imagery. So, for this issue we picked six illustrators and designers, most of whom have a hand-drawn aesthetic, and matched them with six CGI studios. We asked each pair to come up with one image which would represent a synthesis of their skills.
For the cover, we have a crop of one the images created for us. It’s based on this original pencil drawing by Von
Von and Ed Taylor, creative lead at CGI studio Taylor James, then worked together on how this image might translate into 3D. Eventually, they came up with this
a crop of which has been used on the cover.
Our other illustrator/CGI pairings are: Andy Gilmore/Happy Finish; Solomon Vaughan/Recom Farmhouse; James Joyce/Candy Lab (now known as The 3D Agency); Seb Lester/TigerX and Emily Forgot/Saddington & Baynes
Elsewhere in the issue we have a profile on Paul White and Me Company, currently celebrating 25 years of visualising the future
In Crit, Rick Poynor grapples with a difficult but rewarding new book on corporate identity from Dutch studio Metahaven
James Pallister checks out the Pick Me Up graphic art fair
And Jeremy Leslie checks out the first, faltering attempts to make magazines work on the iPad
In Monograph this month, for subscribers only, we have Kheiron, one of Me Company’s abstract image series, this time on the theme of hands
Last, but by no means least, we have the latest in our subscriber extras. You may recall that, over the past year, subscribers have received fold-out binders for Monograph, a Christmas tree, a kit to grow tomatoes, prints from the Photography Annual and postcards of previous covers.
With this issue, design studio Greenspace has kindly donated a copy of its World Cup Wallchart to all our UK subscribers.
Set in Cordale by Dalton Maag, the chart lists all 64 matches at the World Cup with the match number, date and kick-off time. The result of each game can then be written in, but only by arty types with extremely neat handwriting and fancy pens, of course.
Here’s the whole thing, as modelled in true design style by our deputy editor Mark
The June issue of CR goes on sale on May 28. Next issue: July and our first Illustration Annual