From sleeve to screen: the pick of CR’s music-related content

The Art of the Wu-Tang Clan

CR talks to RZA and Mathematics of legendary hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan about its logo design, album artwork and fashion lines, as well as the controversial art ‘experiment’, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin  “Mathematics designed the logo and somebody said, ‘it looks like a bird’. And somebody else said, ‘yeah, it’s like an […]

Mute Records

The design of Mute Records

A new book by Terry Burrows on the history of record label Mute reveals how its sleeve design has been led by its artists from the start. Below is an extract from the book on the label’s early design.

Malcolm Garrett Buzzcocks

Malcolm Garrett on working with Buzzcocks

Forty years on from the release of Orgasm Addict, Malcolm Garrett shows CR around an exhibition of his work for the Buzzcocks, on display at Plant NOMA as part of Design Manchester, and explains how the distinctive design style he created for the band developed.

Trevor Key’s Top 40

To coincide with an exhibition of the late, great photographer’s work, designers Ian Anderson and Scott King, along with photographer Toby McFarlan Pond, will discuss the influence of Key’s work with CR’s Patrick Burgoyne at an event in Hull on September 20