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

Exposure: Collection of Documentaries

Art Director Gem Fletcher examines the world of photography, with a focus on new talent, photobooks and exhibitions from around the globe. In the latest instalment she looks at photography magazine Collection of Documentaries.

Exposure: Campbell Addy

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

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

Photograph by Polly Tootal

Exposure: Polly Tootal

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

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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