2016 in review
CR picks the most important stories of the year
Kodak is looking to the past to reinvent its consumer business, reviving a 1970s logo, updating its iconic Super 8 camera and launching a smartphone inspired by a camera from the 1940s. We spoke to Dany Atkins, VP of global brand and creative, about looking to Kodak’s heritage for inspiration…
Shelter has fought to raise awareness of homelessness and housing issues in the UK since the late 1960s. As the charity marks its 50th year, we look at how it has communicated its aims over that time and why, as a new crisis emerges, its work remains as vital as ever
Ever felt like you are about to be found out? That you really don’t deserve to be a global chief and that any day now someone’s going to rumble you? Worry not: Imposter Syndrome is a recognised psychological trait common to many creative leaders. Executive coach Tanya Livesey has some advice on how to deal with it
Wieden + Kennedy London ECD Iain Tait on how the agency is changing its creative process, the difference between real and fake collaboration and why creative leaders come in all shapes and sizes
Thousands of soldiers dressed in First World War uniforms appeared in towns and cities across the UK today as part of a live public memorial on an unprecedented scale. The project, marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, was conceived by artist Jeremy Deller and the National Theatre’s Rufus Norris – the latest commission from 14-18 Now.
Internet advocacy and software group Mozilla is rebranding with help from johnson banks. In an unusual move, the company has decided to document the process online – from strategy and concept development to refinement – inviting its community to help shape its new positioning
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s ‘listening guides’ make use of symbols and morse code-like notation to aid the experience of a live performance. We talked to their creator, Hannah Chan-Hartley, about how she is helping the TSO to visualise its repertoire
At its AGM today the Co-op unveiled a new logo – and it’s one that will already be familiar to millions across the UK. Forgoing designing a completely new identity, studio North have reunited the company with its classic logotype of the 1960s.
Redesigning football club badges is notoriously tricky, with passionate fans and a hostile press ready to pounce on any false move. That process can be even more problematic when the club in question is facing relegation, as SomeOne found out when its redesign of Aston Villa’s badge was announced. We talk to ECD Gary Holt about the project
The creative industries will miss out if they don’t embrace different minds, says Neil Ayres. To mark World Autism Awareness Week, he talks to a group of artists and designers – including Alan Gardner, The Autistic Gardener – about the advantages that neurodiversity can bring.
Many major rebrands today are greeted with a storm of online snark but the row that ensued after New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art revealed its new look hit a new high (or low, perhaps). Here, we trace the key moments in the debate, from initial horror through attempted justification and on to calm
Set in Hollywood in the 1950s, the Coen brothers’ new film Hail, Caesar! is a visual treat, with lavish sets and handcrafted designs throughout. We spoke to production designer Jess Gonchor about recreating cinema’s golden age, embracing old-school techniques and collaborating with the Coens
For Ben Wheatley’s new film, High-Rise, graphic artists Michael Eaton and Felicity Hickson designed a wide range of props, from books and cigarette packs to the entire contents of a supermarket. Here, they reveal how they worked with production designer Mark Tildesley to help cement the look and feel of 1970s apartment living – with a dystopian edge.
How do you write a hit TV show? We ask Sharon Horgan – co-writer and star of Catastrophe, Pulling and creator of the forthcoming HBO comedy-drama Divorce – about getting started, working as a team, and coping when things don’t quite work out as planned…
Coca-Cola’s new global tagline ‘Taste the Feeling’ ticks all the boxes of a vacuous, formulaic, 21st-century brand line, writes Nick Asbury. But it’s attached to a smart strategy and looks like being the cornerstone of a great campaign. That should give copywriters a queasy feeling.