Thanks to London’s evening paper wars, commuters now have a choice of two freesheets to grab absentmindedly as they head home. Last night, those who picked up Rupert Murdoch’s thelondonpaper got quite a shock.
Its front page appeared to splash on the assassination of President George W Bush. A grainy black and white photograph taking up almost the whole page showed the President clutching at his chest, while frantic aides hustled him away. Stern type below spelled out the enormity of what had (apparently) happened: George W Bush: 6 July 1946-Tonight 9PM. Heh?
For the cover of our latest issue, art director Nathan Gale worked with MetWorks technology studios to create a stunning portrait of illustrator Marion Deuchars. Here, he explains how he came to work with three-dimensional printing and, for the first in CR’s history, create a cover using “rapid prototyping”.
Alan Fletcher, one of the greatest designers that the UK has ever produced, died last month. Creative Review opened up an online book of condolences on our blog site so that the design world could say goodbye. Here, in tribute to Alan, we reprint a selection of the comments