Opinion

The politics of political design

In the UK General Election, support for progressive politics is far more visible in the creative community than pro-Conservative messages are. Yet surveys reveal that not all creative people are left-leaning. Hannah Ellis goes in search of designers on the right and examines the contradiction inherent in an industry predominantly ‘of the left’ that spends much of its time enabling an economic system that is at odds with many leftist ideals

A seat at the table by Carlota Guerrero

Exposure: Carlota Guerrero

Art Director Gem Fletcher examines the work of Carlota Guerrero, in the latest instalment of a series looking into talent in photography, from recent graduates to photographers breaking the rules…

Rye Bookshop Waterstones

Waterstones: the devil in disguise?

The discovery that Waterstones has opened three shops that are designed to look like independents has caused surprise. We examine what the move says about the brand’s self-image.

Grime Time: Taboo and the devil in the detail

While the cast and cinematography of BBC1’s Taboo has been rightly praised, it’s the rendering of 19th-century London in all its filthy glory that really marks it out from other TV period dramas

Two Trump covers – but only one offers hope for Liberty

With magazine covers appearing in the digital space before they hit the newsstands, there’s a temptation to resort to shock tactics to ensure they stand out. Yet simple, wordless images can offer plenty of pause for thought, as the current New Yorker shows

Cover to cover: Obama v Trump

For the past eight years, writer Ben Arogundade has been collecting magazine and newspaper covers featuring Barack Obama. Here, he compares visual depictions of the former US President with new US leader Donald Trump

The Sun shines on David Hockney

David Hockney’s ‘redesigned’ logo for today’s issue of The Sun has outraged many. But if arts organisations want to reach a wider audience, won’t this help?

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 your world?

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