Books

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Mohau Modisakeng in Africa State of Mind by Ekow Eshun

Ekow Eshun on a new era of photography from Africa

The writer and curator is diving into the breadth of photography coming out of the continent in his new book Africa State of Mind. He discusses the “troubled relationship” between photography and Africa, and what sets this new generation apart

Unravelling the legacy of the punk aesthetic

In his new book, longtime punk memorabilia collector Andrew Krivine takes a deep dive into the work of some of the big name and less well known creatives behind the music. Here, he tells CR why the visual history of punk goes well beyond its DIY rep

On the influence of Asterix

Last week saw the death of Albert Uderzo, who, alongside René Goscinny, created the stories of Asterix the Gaul. Here, Mark Sinclair explores Uderzo and Goscinny’s remarkable creative collaboration and the influence it has had on generations of creatives

How I Work: Rob Biddulph

Author and illustrator Rob Biddulph is renowned for his witty and charming picture books for children. Here he shares his creative process and how he keeps readers coming back to his books

An image of Soviet Space Graphics: Cosmic Visions from the USSR

A voyage into Soviet-era space graphics

Moscow Design Museum founder Alexandra Sankova explains why graphic design magazines were so prevalent in the Soviet era, and takes us through the history of USSR space art – which goes back much further than the space race

How I Got Here: Jerry Saltz

As Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Jerry Saltz’s new book is published in the UK, we talk to him about becoming a critic in his 40s, the way social media is changing art, and what advice he’d give artists today