CR May 2012 Issue: The Annual

It’s the biggest issue in our history – our 216-page double May issue with all the winning work in this year’s Creative Review Annual plus great features on George Lois, Ways of Seeing, Flatstock, British Design at the V&A and much much more

It’s the biggest issue in our history – our 216-page double May issue with all the winning work in this year’s Creative Review Annual, in association with Bigstock, plus great features on George Lois, Ways of Seeing, Flatstock, British Design at the V&A, the future of the book and much much more

The Annual is our showcase of the finest work of the past 12 months as selected by our judges. The best of the best is featured in The Annual’s Best in Book section, which include’s Johny Kelly’s fantastic Chipotle animation

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.

A wonderful identity for a children’s hospital in Peru by Dutch designer Rejane Dal Bello

 

The Greenpeace A New Warrior website by DDB Paris

 

And, unlike some award shows (cough, cough) we have also honoured the Comedy Carpet by Gordon Young and Why Not Associates

 

The rest of the Annual showcases our judges’ picks (on which we will post more soon) according to the month in which the work launched.

Turn over the magazine, start again from the front and you can enjoy all the features in our May issue, which include an examination of the lasting importance of Ways of Seeing as the TV show and book marks its 40th anniversary

 

Eliza Williams interviews the indefatigable George Lois on the eve of publication of his new book, Damn Good Advice

 

Plus we have features on why digital technology represents both a threat to and a possible saviour of the high street and the museum

 

A look at the future of the book

 

And some intriguing examples of the book in the present, with the release of this year’s list of The Most Beautful Swiss Books

 

And we look at the growing importance of storytelling in advertising

 

In our Crit section, Rick Poynor bemoans the lack of graphic design in the V&A’s British Design show

 

Gordon Comstock praises the ad campaigns produced in-house by the Greater London Authority

 

Michael Evamy looks at the new identity scheme for Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum

 

And Bonnie Abbott reports on the US gig poster scene at the Flatstock festival

 

This month also sees a reinvention of our subscriber-only Monograph booklet, with  fresh editorial approach. In this issue, Barcelona-based design studio TwoPoints.net give us a guided tour of the creative scene in their city. We will hook up with local creative companies to do similar surveys in other cities around the world in the coming months

 

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