Creative Process

Looking at how work gets made & what gets in the way

How I Work: Nadia Lee Cohen

As she releases her first monograph, Nadia Lee Cohen discusses the inspiration behind her surreal images – which draw heavily on cinema and Americana – and the curious characters who frequent her photos

The In-House Life: Emma Perkins, Lego

Creatives moving to in-house agencies is a continuing trend in advertising and marketing. Here we hear from Emma Perkins, head of Lego Agency EMEA, about the pros and cons she has found from moving client-side

Inside the surreal world of Slowthai

As Slowthai reveals his introspective side with new album Tyron, we speak to frequent collaborators Crowns & Owls about the album art’s attempt to crack the glossy veneer of fame, and why the Northampton-born rapper is still the voice of a generation

Building the musical world of Bicep

As Bicep’s Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar release their second album, Isles, the duo discuss the process of creating the artwork in tandem with the record itself, and how their muscle-flexing emblem has become one of dance music’s most recognisable symbols

Making The Serpent

Director Tom Shankland discusses the challenges of transporting viewers back in time to the 1970s South East Asia hippie trail, in his chilling new BBC adaption of conman and serial killer Charles Sobhraj’s crimes

How I Work: Mark Clennon

The New York-based photographer talks about the need for transparency in the industry, who he is creating work for, and why documenting protests is vital

How I Work: Oliver Munday

The Atlantic’s senior art director discusses discovering book design, how he brought a literary sensibility to redesigning one of America’s oldest magazines, and what the end of the Trump era means for political design more broadly

The BakeKing’s hyperrealistic cake creations

Ben Cullen has built up a cult following for his mesmerising illusion cakes, which have appeared everywhere from Slowthai’s recent music video to Jurgen Klopp’s birthday party. He talks about how his career journey took him from graphic design to tattooing to cake artistry

How I Work: Laura Pannack

The award-winning portrait and documentary photographer talks to CR about why shooting in analogue is best, the upside of commercial projects, and offers an insight into her latest project