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

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.

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

Two new schools projects from Gilles & Cecilie

Creative partnership Gilles & Cecilie has unveiled two new projects completed for a primary and a secondary school in Greenwich in London. Students were involved in both projects which resulted in a range of geometric patterns, vibrant lettering and supergraphic type

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

Offset London: Graphic Though Facility’s Andy Stevens on transforming Hult International Business School

Creative festival Offset kicked off in London today, with talks from Erik Kessels, Johnny Kelly, Seb Lester, Rachel Thomas and more. Andy Stevens also gave a fascinating insight into Graphic Thought Facility’s wayfinding and identity work for Hult International Business School in East London – a collaboration with architects Sergison Bates, interior designer Fiona Kennedy, Why Not Associates’ Andy Altmann and London print studio Jealous…