Opinion

Caged creativity

At the end of 2016, the brilliant and mercurial Alan Waldie passed away. How would he – and his ideas – survive in today’s advertising industry?

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?

Why mums mean business

If advertising – and the wider creative industry – wants a more diverse workforce, it needs to provide a better path for mothers to return to work after having children. Ali Hanan explains how her Creative Equals Returnships programme is doing just that

Tackling the daunting prospect of a blank page

In the first of a series of extracts from In Your Creative Element, a new book about creativity in business, creativity expert and Chief Spark at Now Go Create, Claire Bridges gives her advice for tackling the daunting prospect of a blank page. She advises how to identify the problem at hand and suggests tools that can be applied to a diverse range of problems – from ‘I need an idea right now’ to more complex challenges

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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