CR Annual 2016: Judges announced

The judges have been announced for the Creative Review Annual 2016, our awards scheme showcasing the best in visual communications from the last year. Enter your work by Wednesday 9th December

Sport’s social network

For cyclists and runners Strava has become more than just a tool for recording times and training routines: it’s a storytelling platform and a means of testing yourself against the best in the business. It even has its own doping ‘scandals’. And now the data it collects could help make our cities’ roads safer. By Angus Montgomery

All about the fans

YouTube channel Copa90 is disrupting the world of football broadcasting by ignoring rights to matches and focusing instead on stories of the game from the point of view of fans. In doing so, it has attracted over a million subscribers, sponsorship from a range of brands, and the elusive millennial audience.

Tackling the world’s plastic problem

Last year, Sophie Thomas, co-founder of studio Thomas.Matthews, travelled to Kamilo Point in Hawaii to see at first-hand the extent to which plastic waste is polluting the world’s oceans. She recently presented a talk – and artwork – based on her findings and suggested that designers have an important role to play in instigating real change

Dirty words on the NYC subway

Craig Ward’s latest project transforms bacteria found on the New York subway into strange and rather beautiful typography. Here, he explains how his experimental lettering project came about, despite some strange looks from fellow passengers.

eSports: The Game Changers

Some 205 million people worldwide watched or played eSports last year, making it more popular than many of its ‘traditional’ rivals. We look at the phenomenal rise of competitive gaming and hear from three of its biggest players

CR December: the sport issue / Photography Annual

December’s Creative Review is a double issue – we look at how creativity is being applied to the world of sport, plus, turn the magazine over and you can enjoy 89 pages of the very best imagemaking in the Photography Annual 2015

Google Design turns to print for SPAN 2015 talks

Google Design’s first SPAN event in the UK took place in London yesterday, featuring a series of talks, panel discussions and workshops. Far from honing in solely on digital, much of the work discussed was grounded in the physical world – with a SPAN book produced to emphasise this important connection

New York Times Magazine brings VR to its latest special issue

Yesterday, subscribers to the Sunday edition of the New York Times received something extra with their newspaper and magazine: a Google cardboard VR viewer. Along with a smartphone and dedicated NYT app, the gift enabled readers to experience the magazine’s compelling cover story on children displaced by war – in virtual reality.

Intravox: an interactive musical exhibition from Fred Deakin

Fred Deakin’s interactive installation at Central Saint Martins’ Lethaby Gallery lets visitors control a choir of singing heads using hand gestures. We spoke to Deakin about the project and the importance of collaboration in interaction design

Design and HS2

The HS2 rail project will present a huge opportunity for designers, says Sadie Morgan, the chair of its design panel

The Humour issue

CR gets serious about being funny featuring
Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, Lisa McGee,
Naresh Ramchandani, David Kolbusz, Roz Chast,
Emily Oberman, Asterix, Stephen Collins,
Dominic Wilcox and the DLR

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