Inspiration, innovation and key developments from the art world

Anna Higgs

Introducing our new Ask Anna column

Feel stuck or stressed by your career? Or maybe you feel you’re in the wrong career altogether? Worry no more: Creative Review is here to help, via our new agony aunt, creative director Anna Higgs.

Theo McInnes

The new rise of film

Where digital was once the go-to medium in photography, chosen for its ease and cheapness, photographers are now returning to film, in both their personal and commercial work. We examine why.

Paolozzi’s Portfolios

A new exhibition on British Pop Art offers a rare opportunity to view a series of dynamic screenprints created by Eduardo Paolozzi in collaboration with the Kelpra Studio. We talk to curator Louise Weller about the story behind their creation.

Another Kind of Life Barbican

Barbican photo show examines life on the margins

Photography greats from Diane Arbus to Daido Moriyama feature in Another Kind of Life, a new exhibition at the Barbican that examines imagery of communities that exist on the fringes of, or in deliberate opposition to, the mainstream. But where are the contemporary voices?

Funny how? Presenting the CR Humour Issue

In our February/March issue, CR gets serious about being funny feat. Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, Lisa McGee, Naresh Ramchandani, David Kolbusz, Roz Chast, Emily Oberman, Asterix, Stephen Collins, Dominic Wilcox and, yes, the DLR

Secret History of Cross-Dressers

A Secret History of Cross-Dressers

A fascinating new exhibition reveals a history of cross-dressing stretching back to the 19th century, captured in amateur photographs found in flea markets, junk shops and on eBay.

How I Got Here: Edel Rodriguez

Often referred to by the press as ‘the pre-eminent illustrator of the Trump era’, Edel Rodriguez has given us some of the most provocative magazine covers of our times, and often sets the internet ablaze with his political imagery. Speaking at Design Indaba festival 2018 and in a follow up interview,  Rodriguez told us about his fascinating creative journey.


How I Got Here: Jamie Hewlett

Jamie Hewlett talks through the highs and lows of his artistic career, taking in Tank Girl, Monkey: Journey to the West, and whether there will one day be a Gorillaz TV series.


Not for sale: 21 years of Mother projects

Throughout its 21-year history Mother ad agency has created personal projects alongside its commercial work. As a retrospective exhibition opens at Old Central St Martins in London, we talk to co-founder Mark Waites about what this work means to Mother