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The Photography Annual 2019 is out now

In this year’s Photography Annual, we’re celebrating image-making across personal, editorial, advertising, stock and student projects, along with six exciting photographers who enjoyed a breakthrough year

Ads of the year 2019

From Spotify delving into the past decade of our eclectic streaming habits to Mothercare’s powerful images of post-partum bodies, here’s our top ten campaigns from the last 12 months

The best games of 2019

Both indie studios and big game developers did well this year, which saw Apple Arcade launch as well as Google’s much-anticipated Stadia streaming service. Here’s ten of CR’s favourites

Trends of 2019: Social Media and Creativity

This year saw increased analysis and reflection over the impact that social media has had on creativity, from the dangerous lure of the likes to the way that social channels could be designed for the better. Here are the key points to catch up on

Trends of the Year: Creativity and Activism

It was a turbulent year in politics and activism this year, as we saw mass protests around climate change, and also increased discussion around diversity and equal pay. Here’s a round-up of the key points for the creative industries

Book covers of the year 2019

Mark Sinclair, Senior Editor at Unit Editions, takes us through the year in book covers, spotting trends for 2019 plus highlighting his picks for the ten best covers of the year

Movie posters of the year 2019

It’s been another glorious year for movie posters, which has seen illustration in particular rise to the fore. Here, CR’s design correspondent Daniel Benneworth-Gray picks his ten favourites of 2019

Magazine covers of the year 2019

While the last few years have seen magazines launch a tirade against the world’s power brokers, 2019 has been about chipping beneath the surface. We look back at our ten favourites covers of the year