In Creative Review’s October issue Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja of Massive Attack discusses the artwork he created for the band, from early flyers to data-driven stage shows. Oh, and he designed the cover for us too…
Our interview ties in with new Vinyl Factory book 3D and the Art of Massive Attack, a retrospective of Del Naja’s artistic output from the Wild Bunch days to this year’s Adam Curtis collaboration. The piece features sketches, paste-up artwork and previously unseen material from the Massive Attack archives over nine pages.
Readers can win a copy of the limited edition version of the book (worth £350) in our Gallery competition this month
Robert also designed our cover which has been printed on Curious Matter Andina Grey board from Arjowiggins Creative Paper. We’ve been stroking our house copies all day….
Here’s a running sheet with the back cover also
The inside back features a charge sheet from 3D’s grafitti days, amended by the artist himself
Plus, we you can bring the pages of this month;s CR to life with a series of Blippable Gifs from JWT London’s recent Loop show. Just download the Blippar app onto your smartphone, open it up and hold it over the page to animate the image of your choice
Rachael Steven reports on Football Type, Rick Banks’ new book on the typography of football
Rachael (she’s had a busy month) also profiles illustrator-turned-artist Jonathan Zawada
And, to tie in with the Festival of Marketing Punch event, we look at the impact of Big Data on creativity – can algorithms really determine whether or not an ad campaign will be any good?
While Mark Sinclair has written an in-depth case study on the work that Browns has done for international finance company, Invesco – proof that major work for global organisations does not have to be the preserve of the big international branding firms
In Crit, Rick Poynor reviews Power to the People, the Graphic Design of the Radical Press and the Rise of the Counter Culture 1964-1974
While Hamish Muir enjoys a survey of the highly influential Swiss typographic journal Typografische Monatsblätter
For regular columnist Mr DA Benneworth-Gray BA MA PgC, the onerous admin tasks of the freelance designer are made more palatable when they involve great stationery while Paul Belford lauds the great art direction in a classic 80s ad for Woolmark
Plus Gordon Comstock reviews a new documentary film by Robert Opie of the Museum of Brands
And, for subscribers only, our Monograph supplement features a selection of work from the recent Glory Glory project in which designers created posters based on the football chant of their choice
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