Creative Process

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

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

Behind the scenes at Spitting Image

Satirical puppet show Spitting Image is back after a 24-year hiatus, and features everyone from President Trump’s tweeting anus to a James Corden-Cats hybrid. Here, we speak to the creatives behind the programme’s unique brand of public service satire

How I Work: Alex May Hughes

Alex May Hughes’ glass creations put a pop culture spin on the ancient craft of sign painting. She discusses opting for analogue over digital at uni, discovering London’s tight knit community of sign painters and why she’ll never get tired of creating tributes to The Simpsons

How I Work: Animator Will Child

Director, animator and claymation artist Will Child has transformed football managers, hip hop stars and pop culture figures into irreverent plasticine models. He talks to us about his “janky” animations

Leopold from I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating by Alec Soth

Alec Soth’s venture into the great indoors

As his photo series I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating goes on show at Foam in Amsterdam, Alec Soth discusses the intimacy of photographing people at home and how the project has taken on a new metaphorical meaning in these times

Why craft will still matter after Covid-19

A combination of the pandemic and recession is having a big impact on how ads are made and budgets are spent. Here, CR speaks to three advertising industry pros about how they’ve had to adapt, and what the threats are to craft

Revolutionising textiles with ecology

London-based designer and researcher Natsai Audrey Chieza has spent the best part of a decade evolving the use of natural systems in textile design and production. She talks to Megan Williams about her practice and why it’s still an uphill battle to engage with the fashion industry

Ita O'Brien

How I Work: Intimacy Coordinator Ita O’Brien

The intimacy coordinator has worked on TV shows including Sex Education, Normal People and I May Destroy You to help actors feel empowered in intimate scenes on screen. She talks about her work and why brands and advertisers need to take notice of it too

How I Work: Henn Kim

South Korean illustrator Henn Kim’s hauntingly beautiful artworks have made her an Instagram sensation, earning her commissions from everyone from Unicef to Sally Rooney in the process. Here, she discusses the value of using creativity as an emotional release