A new exhibition at D&AD examines Roundel’s 1987 identity for Railfreight, a radical design system that used squadron marks and localised insignia to modernise a vital part of British Rail
Analysis of significant creative projects, people and trends
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.
Want to ride around Amsterdam at night killing zombies? How about enter the world of a child’s ‘senseless fairytale’, where you can act as protagonist in a trippy, futuristic Alice-in-Wonderland-style story? Or maybe you just want to escape the urban grind and get to a beach? All this is possible in the Department of New Realities.
Pushing 3 million YouTube views already, Wieden + Kennedy’s high-energy, cameo-tastic, attitude-dripping, racist-triggering, celebration of the struggles of young London has captured the imagination of its intended audience and garnered near-universal praise. Why?
Steven Spielberg’s new film Ready Player One is full of 1980s callbacks and references. But what if the pop culture in-jokes pass you by? Does the film still succeed? As other movies have shown, nostalgia is a difficult thing to pull off
Working with kids can be notoriously tricky. But they can also be filmmaking gold. As part of our film week, to tie in with the Baftas, we talk to advertising director Dougal Wilson about the tricks he uses to get great performances out of children.
In the run-up to this year’s BAFTAs, CR is running a series of features on the craft of filmmaking. Annie Atkins talks us through what it’s like to work as a graphic designer for film, how she found her niche in the industry and the highlights of her career in film
In the run-up to this year’s BAFTAs, CR is running a series of features on the craft of filmmaking. Here, screenwriter, actor and director Paul Viragh explains what you need to do in order to get you brilliant idea for a movie onto the screen – warning, it’s not easy…
Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright, is set in 1940, during the early days of Winston Churchill’s first term as Prime Minister. As part of our film week to coincide with the BAFTAs, we talk to Framestore’s Stephane Nazé about how the team brought history to life for the film, from battle scenes to the London dirt and grime.
A new book from Taschen looks at how we advertised alcohol and cigarettes in the last century and offers some fascinating insights into our changing attitudes towards fags and booze.