As the populations of developed countries get older, how can the creative industry rise to the challenge? The Design Museum’s NEW OLD exhibition sets out the issues and invited six design groups to create concepts addressing some of the key aspects of improving life as we get older
How creativity is transforming what it means to age
For the Design Museum’s NEW OLD show, CR challenged two ad agencies to market the idea of ageing as something positive. Here, we feature their responses
“Everyone’s instinct was that if you could find out [people’s] age and gender data, that’s fantastic. But what we learned is: it’s almost useless. [What matters is] not who they are in a superficial sense – like gender, age, or geography. It’s not even what they tell you. It’s what they do.” Todd Yellin, VP […]
Everyone needs a will and everyone deserves to fully understand such an important document. That’s why making a digital service accessible to everyone matters, says the Co-op’s Becky Arrowsmith
Making a will can be a confusing process. Content Designer Joanne Schofield explains how the Co-op is trying to make things simpler and easier for its members using research and appropriate design
TAONR has launched an ‘intergenerational’ crowd-sourcing platform in an attempt to foster ideas for social innovation, develop prototypes and continue working towards a world where age does not matter.
Created to run in the June issue of Vogue, which celebrates the iconic fashion mag’s 100th birthday, the print ad stars Bo Gilbert, who was born in 1916.
For over five decades, narrowboat painter Graham Brown has been working on the waterways of the west of England. His craft has now been celebrated in a documentary film for the Canal & River Trust while his designs have found their way onto a range of exclusive menswear. Rupert Howe meets Brown at his Gloucestershire workshop
The creative industries may be obsessed by the young and the new, but for architects in particular, success is often only achieved later in life. In this exclusive extract from a new book on mentors, Frank Gehry, now 86, traces the key moments of his career and offers up some advice on the importance of doing what you love and taking a risk
When I was editor of Creative Review in the mid-1980s, writes Jeremy Myerson, I skipped around London adland under a thick bush of black hair. Thirty years later, my hair is silver, my step is heavier and as someone keenly interested in design and communication for older people, I am gradually becoming my own case study…
When it comes to exploring issues around ageing, our changing relationships with our parents and, yes, death, photography is a natural medium to use. But doing so without being mawkish, overly sentimental or bleak is a very difficult line to tread. Antonia Wilson talks to three photographers who have taken on this challenge, producing moving, highly personal bodies of work