Racking up almost 50 million views in under five days, Childish Gambino’s This Is America has struck a chord with audiences all over the world. Here, Rob Turner examines the many political and cultural layers that lie within the hit video.
From sleeve to screen: the pick of CR’s music-related content
Designer Tom Hingston has teamed up with Paul Smith, Nick Cave, the Chemical Brothers and Robert Del Naja to create a luxury range that puts traditional band merch to shame. We talked to Hingston about the collection and a show marking his studio’s 20th anniversary
This project was selected in the Design – Brand Identity category in The Annual 2018, CR’s award scheme celebrating the best in commercial creativity
Directed by Sofia Astrom, the promo for new track Bone Dry by Eels is a stop-motion wonder featuring a sad skeleton on a mission to reclaim his lost heart.
In May this year, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will present a concert of music from PlayStation games at the Royal Albert Hall in London. We talk to composer Jessica Curry about creating music for games, and how perceptions of the games industry are changing.
Coinciding with the release of his American Utopia album, Byrne is inviting “aspiring artists, filmmakers, choirs, animators, directors and actors” to make videos based on its songs. First up, a choir from a Detroit school
Created for the French deaf awareness charity La Parole aux Sourds, this new promo features an original song that is performed using dance moves and sign language.
Interviewed by the artist and designer Scott King on stage at the Barbican, the PSB’s Neil Tennant and designer Mark Farrow reviewed a 30-year relationship that has produced some of the greatest sleeve design in pop
In a live Q&A with artist Jeremy Deller, Es Devlin revealed that her entire career creating spectacular areas shows for bands was informed by a desire to clean up all the mess on stage she witnessed at her first gig, and why the lowest bridge in Hamburg has been a key influence on her work