Bowie, Barnbrook and the Blackstar artwork

As the artwork for David Bowie’s new album Blackstar – or ★ – emerges on billboards and social media, its designer Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through his latest collaboration with the singer and musician. In an in-depth interview, he considers his approach to creating a visual language for the album and what designing for music means in 2015

CR Career and Salary Survey

Along with our colleagues on Marketing Week and Design Week, CR is launching a major piece of research into careers and pay in the design, advertising and marketing industries. And we need your help

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

Peace for Paris and the role of the imagemaker in times of tragedy

Following the terror attacks in the French capital, Jean Jullien’s Peace for Paris illustration was shared by thousands. While creative responses to tragic circumstances will always face criticism, the immediacy of a simple, sharable visual message can become a significant message of hope for many

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