Our pick of the best new children’s picture books

While children’s favourites Alfie, Mog and Paddingon each have Christmas books out this month, we thought we’d put together a special round-up of some of the most interesting illustrated titles we’ve seen in recent weeks. There’s something for everyone this season: a dog on stilts, a bear who wants to read, new-look Richard Scarry and two books about snow

Illustrating a Heart of Darkness

The Folio Society has published some beautiful illustrated editions of classic novels this year, from A Clockwork Orange to Day of the Jackyll. Here, Nate Evuarherhe, an assistant librarian at the V&A, speaks to illustrator Sean McSorley about his artwork for a new edition of Joseph Conrad’s troubling novella, Heart of Darkness…

Five books from Jonathan Ellery

Jonathan Ellery’s latest publication sees the designer and artist tackle some big themes over five short books – but what’s the connection between garden birds, politics and sexual deviance in the church?

Dan Tobin Smith’s art of useless objects

In July we posted a call for donations on behalf of photographer Dan Tobin Smith: he wanted to create a huge installation out of thousands of unwanted objects. The result, The First Law of Kipple, opens in a couple of weeks and some early images of it suggest he’s turned all that waste into something rather beautiful

A hand-painted font for Glasgow

Design studio Kellenberger-White has created a hand painted font and identity system for arts festival Glasgow International.

CR Annual: last day to enter

Today is the last day to submit entries to the Creative Review Annual 2014 – our showcase of the finest visual communications work of the year.

CR Annual deadline: December 10

The Creative Review Annual is our showcase of the finest work of the year in visual communications. There’s still time to enter: the deadline for this year’s competition is December 10

CR October issue feat 3D

In Creative Review’s October issue Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja of Massive Attack discusses the artwork he created for the band, from early flyers to data-driven stage shows. Oh, and he designed the cover for us

The A-B-C of 4-4-2

Designer Rick Banks explores the evolution of football lettering in a not for profit book co-authored by Sheridan Bird

A Mountain to Climb

While many studios limit their ambitions to local or cultural clients, Browns’ ongoing relationship with global investment company Invesco is testament to the ability of smaller, independent design firms to take on the big guys

Storm Thorgerson

The death of very few graphic designers would make headline news on the BBC, but Storm Thorgerson, who passed away yesterday aged 69, wasn’t just any designer. Adrian Shaughnessy explains how Thorgerson raised the bar for the profession … and then set fire to it

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