Books

Creativity in the world of publishing, from covers to content

Charm, Belligerence and Perversity: The incomplete works of GBH

GBH’s self-penned monograph promises a deep dive into the branding and design studio’s psyche. But while the book is good on the ‘how’ it works for its clients, it has less to say on the ‘why’ or even the ‘should we really be doing this?’ of modern design practice

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Waterstones: the devil in disguise?

The discovery that Waterstones has opened three shops that are designed to look like independents has caused surprise. We examine what the move says about the brand’s self-image.

A Measure of Success: GBH ask what success means for creative people

What is success for a creative person? An award? A sense of having made things better? Money? In this extract from their new book Charm Belligerence & Perversity. The Incomplete Works of GBH, the design studio examine how their attitude toward ‘success’ has changed over the years, while we feature some of their landmark projects

Terms and Conditions: The Graphic Novel

In one of the most unusual graphic novels of recent times, R. Sikoryak has taken the complete text of Apple’s iTunes Terms and Conditions and turned it into a comic book

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