Creative Process

Insights and back stories on the making of creative work

Inside the design of American Fiction

The Oscar-nominated movie satirises the publishing world and its biases, and features a series of book covers created by real-life book designer Catherine Casalino. She talks to us about the process of working on the film

Justice Hyperdrama

Justice: Visions of Hyperdrama

As legendary French electro duo Justice ready their long-awaited fourth studio album, Hyperdrama, for release this April, their creative team reflect on re-working their iconic cross emblem for a new era

Sara Messinger

Exposure: Sara Messinger

US photographer Sara Messinger talks about the power of teenagers to Gem Fletcher, plus explains how switching from soccer to photography changed her approach to life

Nico H Brausch on the key to editorial illustration

Dreamy and full of nostalgia, the illustrator and designer evokes the hazy visions of the 70s and 80s for clients including Bloomberg Businessweek and the Verge. He talks to us about the process behind his airbrushed aesthetic and his journey to finding a ‘style’

Exposure: Simrah Farrukh

The photographer discusses the wide-ranging nature of her work, including the early influence of YouTube as well as complex issues of patriarchy, family and history

Exposure: András Ladocsi

In András Ladocsi’s photographs, water acts as a connecting force to his past as well as an enduring theme in his present work, where he explores ideas of friendship, community, and freedom

Erinn Springer

Exposure: Erinn Springer

After years in New York, Erinn Springer’s return to her Midwest roots sparked a new and highly productive phase in her photography. Here, Gem Fletcher talks to her about her process

How the V&A is facing the future

As the V&A expands into a wider ‘family’ of venues in the UK, including new sites Young V&A and the forthcoming V&A East, the brand requires a flexible identity that is consistent yet allows its different elements the chance to shine

Inside Wolff Olins’ new branding

For designers, taking on the branding of their own company is a complicated task. Here, Wayne Deakin, global creative principal at Wolff Olins, explains how they addressed the challenge

Thea Traff

Exposure: Thea Traff

Formerly a picture editor for the likes of the New Yorker and Time, Thea Traff now channels her knowledge into making her own distinctive images

Black and white image of the album artwork for Playing Robots Into Heaven by James Blake, showing the musician wearing a large tannoy like device on his back surrounded by other people forming a queue as they walk up a hill that slopes diagonally across the bottom third of the image

Inside James Blake’s transcendent album visuals

James Blake’s latest LP, Playing Robots into Heaven, sees him step out of the shadows and into the foreground. We hear from one of his newly installed creative directors, Jamie Adair of Crowns & Owls, about how the album creative reflects this juncture in Blake’s career