Age

How creativity is transforming what it means to age

The Big Bold World of Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

The latest book from Hall of Femmes focuses on the work of US designer, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. In this extract, she discusses her long career and how the development of ‘supergraphics’ enabled her work on a big, bold Californian scale

What if Amazon did housing?

They help us shop eat, work and travel, but what if tech brands also ran our homes? Would you trade your data for a homelife where your every need was taken care of?

Why mums mean business

If advertising – and the wider creative industry – wants a more diverse workforce, it needs to provide a better path for mothers to return to work after having children. Ali Hanan explains how her Creative Equals Returnships programme is doing just that

CR February 2017: the age issue

In the new issue of CR we look at the role of creativity in transforming what it means to be ‘old’ – and why well-designed products and services should be solving problems for every age

Warning: Ageism – Can age be represented better?

Ever since its launch in 1981, the ‘warning, elderly people’ road sign has been the focus of complaints and controversy. Design studio NB and the Spring Chicken website challenged the creative community to come up with a better message

Graham Brown designs, from boats to menswear

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

Frank Gehry: Getting There

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

Former editor of CR Jeremy Myerson on becoming his own raging case study

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…