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?
This month would usually see the launch of graphic arts festival Pick Me Up at London’s Somerset House. But after six successful years, the event has been scrapped. Will it be missed?
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.
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.
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
A new book features a collection of Soviet anti-alcohol posters produced during Mikhail Gorbachev’s unsuccessful campaign of 1985-88 that sought to eradicate alcohol abuse in the country
The second episode of Google Design Advocate Mustafa Kurtuldu’s YouTube and podcast series aimed at improving understanding between designers and developers tackles the thorny issue of whether the UX movement is strangling the creative process