Creative Futures

Bus Stop Not in Use, but sign now in use as bag

Transport for London’s ‘Bus Stop Not in Use’ signs inevitably cause some level of frustration for the capital’s bus passengers, but designer Keith Gray has reworked these messages of disruption into a series of courier-style bags

Behind the scenes of ITV3’s papercut idents

Tundra* has teamed up with Studio M Andersen to create six new paper-cut animated idents for ITV3. The new idents aren’t due to be aired for a while but we wanted to share them here on the CR blog and reveal something of the creative processes involved in creating them…

A new vision for Microsoft

When distressed and wildly experimental typography were all the rage, Chris Ashworth made his name as an emerging UK print designer. These days, however, he is leading the creation of the Microsoft Windows Phone brand. Patrick Burgoyne reports on his new role and its connection to the introduction of a radical new design philosophy that Microsoft is adopting across its products

Nice new promos

Some nice new promos. First up is this great new video for Grum’s track Through The Night (still shown above), directed by The General Assembly…

Kuala Lumpur Design Week

I’ve just got back from Kuala Lumpur Design Week, a new-ish event aiming to give Malaysian designers a shot in the arm and exposure to an international array of speakers

Going West animation

Using around 3,000 still images, Andersen M Studio has animated an extract from Maurice Gee’s novel, Going West, for the New Zealand Book Council

The website on a trolley

This is the homepage of the site for W139, an Amsterdam-based exhibition and production space for contemporary art. All the elements sit on a trolley that is wheeled around the space and photographed from above

Letman: tickling the eye

Job Wouters, aka Letman, puts a modern spin on the archaic practice of handlettering. CR asks him about his work…

Kerr|Noble Go Separate Ways

After 11 years of working together, Frith Kerr and Amelia Noble are closing their design studio, Kerr|Noble

Creative Futures Bursary Project: Roel Wouters

For almost 20 years, Creative Review has been encouraging the next generation of talented creatives through our annual Creative Futures scheme in which we celebrate the promise of a selection of emerging talent in visual communications.
This year’s crop of Futures were selected by the CR editorial team – our only criteria were to find indiv­iduals or teams who we feel have an extremely bright future ahead of them and who are indicative of the future direction of the industry.
Just before Christmas, each of our selected Futures gave a talk at one of three Creative Futures events. We invited everyone coming along to the talks to bring a piece of work with them – an image, some text, even a piece of music. We then asked each of our Futures to produce a new piece of work responding to the experience of being selected for the scheme, giving their talk and to the work brought along. These projects were funded by a bursary provided to each Future by CR and PlayStation. Over the next week or so we will be posting up the resulting pieces of work plus documentaries on each Future, made for us by Fallon…

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