Analysis of significant creative projects, people and trends
Going green is set to be big business in the coming years, thanks to huge demand for products that are also good for the planet. We speak to Ikea, Ren and Freitag about their approach to sustainability, and how to spot the brands that are simply jumping on the bandwagon
Brands using wearable tech should be looking beyond the health and entertainment sectors to how these products could change our entire relationship with the city, including its transport, says Luke Miles of New Territory
With self-driving cars poised to take over, designers have the potential to fundamentally alter our relationship with transport. CR spoke with PriestmanGoode’s Paul Priestman and Waymo’s Ryan Powell about what the future might hold
We’re on the cusp of remotely controlling every aspect of our homes – from heating and lighting down to putting the kettle on for a cuppa. Ikea is chasing that dream with its Home Smart initiative, which is proving that connected devices should put people, not technology, first
CR speaks with High Life production designers Jagna Dobesz and Mela Melak on the challenges of imagining and creating a sci-fi future, and what it takes to bring alternate realities to life
With companies capturing information on everything from how we sleep to what we feel, it’s easier than ever for brands to overstep the line with our personal data. Are we sleepwalking into a disaster, or can companies embrace a more ethical use of our information?
After almost four years of painstaking work, Monotype has created a new version of Helvetica – the ubiquitous typeface used by everyone from Apple to Nestlé and Lufthansa. We talk to Type Director Charles Nix about the challenges of updating a much-loved design
Scaremongering news headlines and TV shows like Black Mirror have got many of us fearful that ‘the robots are coming’, while the Japanese have been happily frolicking with robot dogs for decades. We delve into the differing perceptions of AI in East and West
In our tech-obsessed world, merging man and machine could be the next logical step – but comes with a whole host of ethical questions. We speak to activist and artist Neil Harbisson about life as a cyborg, and what the future holds for ‘transpecies’
While automation and programmatic technologies have been infiltrating advertising and design for some time now, most designers and creatives still believe they are broadly safe from the invasion of AI. But are they?
As Nadav Kander prepares to pick up the Outstanding Contribution gong at the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards later this month, we talk to him about his life in photography
A full-time staff job at an ad agency was once the holy grail for creatives. But as employees seek a more flexible working life, freelancing is becoming increasingly attractive. We look at what it’s like to take the leap, and whether the industry is ready for a new way of working
There’s few that wouldn’t jump at the chance to enjoy three days off every week. But how feasible is it for the creative industry, and can design studios and ad agencies get over their always-on mentality? CR finds out
After stepping down as ECD at Vice Media, Thalia Mavros launched The Front: a majority-female production company making stories by women and underrepresented voices. Here we talk to Mavros about the company’s work and its inclusive approach to filmmaking