CR March issue: illustration special

The March issue of Creative Review is an illustration special with pieces on the relationship between writers and illustrators, the making of New York Times Magazine covers, Pick Me Up, an impassioned call for illustration to get involved in bigger issues and a profile (and cover design) by the estimable Clifford Richards

The March issue of Creative Review is an illustration special with pieces on the relationship between writers and illustrators, the making of New York Times Magazine covers, Pick Me Up, an impassioned call for illustration to get involved in bigger issues and a profile (and cover design) by the estimable Clifford Richards

If you would like to buy this issue and are based in the UK, you can search for your nearest stockist here. Based outside the UK? Simply call +44(0)207 292 3703 to find your nearest stockist. Better yet, subscribe to CR for a year here and save yourself almost 30% on the printed magazine.

Gavin Lucas profiles Richards, the former adman turned illustrator who has been creating his own line of charming products since the 60s

London graphic art fair Pick Me Up is coming round again this month – we profile four of the emerging illustrators showing there

Mark Sinclair looks at the relationship between illustrators and writers – such as that between Hunter S Thompson and Ralph Steadman

And Arem Duplessis of the New York Times Magazine takes us through the process of creating covers for the title, showing the various options explored before he arrives at the final design

And to round our illustration coverage up, the LCC’s Lawrence Zeegen makes an impassioned plea for today’s illustrators to create work with greater influence and meaning: illustration has become entrenched in navel-gazing and self-authorship, he argues. It’s time for it to stop pleasing itself and engage with the wider world

 

If illustration is not your thing, we also have a great piece by Eliza Williams drawing on research from her new book to create a list of ten top tips for making great ads

And in our Crit section, Jeremy Leslie visits an exhibition to mark 50 years of the Sunday Times Magazine

and Gordon Comstock looks at the relationship betwen advertising and the film world

Our Monograph booklet this month, for subscribers only, features highlights from the ICA’s exhibition on artist magazines, In Numbers

Monograph is printed on Curious SKIN Ivory 270gsm for the cover and Conqueror Print Excellence Diamond White 120gsm for the text pages, from Antalis McNaughton antalis-mcnaughton.co.uk

Unfortunately, the February and March issues of Monograph were printed with the wrong paper credits. Our apologies to Antalis McNaughton for this error

 

If you would like to buy this issue and are based in the UK, you can search for your nearest stockist here. Based outside the UK? Simply call +44(0)207 292 3703 to find your nearest stockist. Better yet, subscribe to CR for a year here and save yourself almost 30% on the printed magazine.

 

What's the story?

The Storytelling issue, Oct/Nov 2017, is out now.
We invited writers to respond to our cover image
this month: read their stories inside.
PLUS: Tom Gauld, Oliver Jeffers, Giphy & S-Town

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