Money, Money, Money

It’s the subject no-one wants to talk about, but we’re going to try. The January issue of CR will have a major feature all about cold, hard, cash. And we’d like your help

It’s the subject no-one wants to talk about, but we’re going to try. The January issue of CR will have a major feature all about cold, hard, cash. And we’d like your help.

We want to know what topics you would like us to cover. Would, for example, you like us to explore that hardy perennial – how do you decide what to charge?

Would you like us to look at salaries and how they compare across regions and sectors?

What about comparing earnings around the world – what does a designer or art director earn in, say, India, compared to Brazil or the UK?

Or the highest/lowest paying jobs people have ever had?

What about working pro bono – when does it pay and how?

How about costs? One thing we were thinking of looking at are start-up costs for a studio – how much would you need to get going?

Or would you rather we were a bit more prurient? Which photographer has the highest day rate, for example? Or what was the most expensive commercial made in the last year?

We want to look at this subject from a variety of angles – from practical help to just being plain nosey.

Please let us know in the comments below what you’d like to see in the issue because, reluctant though we are to contradict esteemed songstress Jessie J, this time it IS about the money, money, money



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CR In print

In our November issue we look at ad agency Wieden + Kennedy in a major feature as it celebrates its 30th anniversary; examine the practice of and a new monograph on M/M (Paris); investigate GOV.UK, the first major project from the Government Digital Service; explore why Kraftwerk appeals so much to designers; and ponder the future of Instagram. Rick Poynor reviews the Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design; Jeremy Leslie takes in a new exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery dedicated to experimental magazine, Aspen; Mark Sinclair explores Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery show of work by the late graphic designer, Tony Arefin; while Daniel Benneworth-Gray writes about going freelance; and Michael Evamy looks at new telecommunications brand EE’s identity. Plus, subscribers also receive Monograph in which Tim Sumner of dips into Preston Polytechnic’s ephemera archive to pick out a selection of printed paper retail bags from the 70s and 80s.

The issue also doubles up as the Photography Annual 2012 – our showcase of the best images in commercial photography produced over the last year. The work selected is as strong as ever, with photographs by the likes of Tim Flach (whose image of a hairless chimp adorns the front cover of the issue, above); Nadav Kander (whose shot of actor Mark Rylance is our Photography Annual cover); Martin Usborne; Peter Lippmann; Giles Revell and more.

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