Features

Behind-the-scenes with Gorillaz

Humanz, the fifth album from virtual band Gorillaz, is released this week. We talk to Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett about their working relationship and the benefits of being a cartoon

Hipgnosis 10cc Deceptive Bends

How to design a record cover in 1977

Published this month is a new book documenting the design work of Hipgnosis, the studio behind iconic album covers for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, The Police, Paul McCartney, AC/DC and many more. The book features contemporary reflections by Aubrey Powell on the 373 covers produced by the studio, as well as this archive text, from 1977, in which the late Storm Thorgerson explains the creation of 10cc’s album Deceptive Bends.

When Alma met Clark

Photographer Alma Haser has collaborated with electronic musician Clark on artwork for his last three albums, manipulating his image to create some striking and unsettling covers. We spoke to the pair about the process

Writers of Humans on evolving attitudes to our friends electric

In the Channel 4 series Humans, audiences were shown a world where androids – or ‘synths’ – are a part of normal, everyday life. We talk to the show’s writers, Jon Brackley and Sam Vincent, about the real AI that lies behind the story, and whether the robots are, in fact, coming.

Illustrators-in-residence

As Nous Vous exhibit the results of their residency at House of Illustration, we talk to them – and previous participant David Lemm – about just what the job entails and how the experience is as much about looking in as looking out

4Creative’s John Allison on living with ADHD and the importance of asking for help

Last year, John Allison, an ECD at 4Creative, Channel 4’s in-house creative agency, was diagnosed with suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition he has lived with all his life and which has had a significant impact on his personal life and work. Here he talks to CR about ‘coming out’ to colleagues and friends as suffering from a mental health condition, and the importance of asking for help if you are struggling

CR in print

Each month we focus on one key part of society, from food or travel to entertainment, education or fashion, we ask one big question – how is creativity changing our world?

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