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

The visual evolution of Run The Jewels

As Killer Mike and El-P release their fourth album as rap duo Run The Jewels, we speak to long-time collaborators Tim Saccenti and Nicholas Gazin about how the band’s ‘stick-up’ hands logo has become one of the music world’s most recognisable emblems

Grimes wants you to direct her new music video

Creatives twiddling their thumbs in lockdown can now get their hands on the audio stems and video files for Grimes’ single You’ll Miss Me When I’m Not Around – as the musician invites people to make their own versions of the music video

The truth about racism in the UK

In December, grime artist Stormzy caused a media frenzy by pointing out the UK’s racism. Here, Jude Yawson, co-author with Stormzy on his book Rise Up, calls out the hypocrisy that exists in UK media and explains why we urgently need wider representation in our culture

Creating the artwork for Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush

Photographer Neil Krug and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker travelled to an abandoned mining town in the Namibian desert to shoot the cover art for The Slow Rush. We talk to Krug about the shoot, getting creative with leaf blowers and turning faded rooms into a dream world 

Remembering Vaughan Oliver

The much-loved graphic designer Vaughan Oliver died at the end of 2019. Here, designer and publisher Adrian Shaughnessy reflects on the unique and influential nature of his work – particularly his prolific stint with record label 4AD