CR May: the Annual 2014

CR’s May issue is our biggest of the year, sharing its 200-plus pages with the Annual 2014. The main issue includes features on The National Film Board of Canada’s interactive arm; an extract from Unit Editions’ Manuals 1; plus interviews with Saatchi & Saatchi worldwide creative director, Pablo Del Campo, and Annie Atkins, the graphic designer on Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel

CR’s May issue is our biggest of the year, sharing its 200-plus pages with the Annual 2014. The main issue includes features on The National Film Board of Canada’s interactive arm; an extract from Unit Editions’ Manuals 1; plus interviews with Saatchi & Saatchi worldwide creative director, Pablo Del Campo, and Annie Atkins, the graphic designer on Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel…

In addition to that we have a profile of cycling brand Rapha; reviews of Ad Week Europe and OFFSET; and a special Crit feature on the hunt for the identity of the ‘Aero Girls’ (more below).

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Opening the issue, our Month in Review section includes a look at the #nomakeupselfie initiative and how a film of two road painters at work became a ‘thing’ on the CR blog (the story is here, Greg)…

This month our columists look at how ad agencies are engineering content to go ‘viral’ online (Gordon Comstock) and why tape is so attractive as a medium for identity design (Michael Evamy’s Logo Log, below).

In the features, Eliza Williams talks to the people behind the National Film Board of Canada’s interactive division, revolutionising documentary and storytelling for the digital age. (They are also our Client of the Year in the Annual.)

And Patrick Burgoyne interviews Annie Atkins, the graphic designer for films including Wes Anderson’s recent The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Angus Montgomery talks to the founder of cycling brand Rapha, Simon Mottram…

… while we also have an extract from Adrian Shaughnessy’s introductory essay to Unit Editions’ new book on design manuals – Manuals 1.

Closing the main features, Eliza Williams profiles Pablo Del Campo, the recently appointed worldwide creative director for Saatchi & Saatchi.

In Crit, Daniel Benneworth-Gray reports on the quest to identify the ‘Aero Girls’, the young women who featured in a series of oil paintings created for Rowntree’s advertising campaigns in the 1950s.

And Ben Maxwell gets well and truly lost (in a good way), as he experiences a walk-in documentary installation in Bristol, courtesy of artists Anagram (below). We have also reviews of Ad Week Europe and Dublin’s OFFSET creative festival.

Closing the issue, Paul Belford’s Art Directing the Idea column looks at a website for a coder which proves that a good idea is a good idea, regardless of the medium you’re working in.

For subscribers, this month’s Monograph features a selection of highlights from this year’s Leeds Print Festival.

And there’s more!

Flip over the regular issue and you can begin looking through some of the year’s best creative work in the Annual 2014, in association with Smoke & Mirrors.

And this year we’ve teamed up with Blippar so that you can access lots of extra content simply by downloading their free app to your smartphone and scanning any page of the Annual where you see the ‘phone’ icon.

The app will then load up all the moving image work (ads, films etc.) and also show extra images for many of the other projects featured. Download Blippar, here.

Inside the Annual we have 19 pages of work which this year’s judges deemed worthy of a Best in Book place – such as Alex Trochut’s day/night-time Binary Prints and Forsman & Bodenfors’ spot for Volvo Trucks, both shown below…

… while the rest of the book celebrates the best work of the year, with the successful entries arranged by month.

The Annual was launched at a party at Village Underground on Thursday April 24. The entire issue was displayed on the walls of the venue (on panels provided by theprintspace) so that attendees could see and blip all the winning work.

Photo: Jo Hill

All our best in book winners received Annual trophies (see how they were made here). Thanks to our headline sponsors Smoke & Mirrors and our additional sponsors, MTAdigital and Agency Rush. Cheers also to Heineken for the beer.

To ensure you receive the May/Annual 2014 issue of Creative Review as soon it’s published, why not subscribe? That way you’ll never miss a copy – and you’ll save money, too. Or you can buy the May/Annual 2014 edition as a single issue direct from us, here.

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