Creative Futures

Illustrators Give Economist Campaign New Face

Seymour Chwast’s ad for The Economist: Chwast was one of six illustrators brought in by agency AMV.BBDO in a radical departure from previous work for the magazine
There are few advertising campaigns as renowned or as revered as that created for The Economist by AMV BBDO. The beautifully-written, white out of red lines have become a classic of the genre. But what’s this? A new Economist campaign, in black and red? Using illustrations? Is this the end of an era?

Window to the Future

In a unique collaboration, Creative Review and Selfridges joined forces earlier this year for Shape of the Future. Seven of our Creative Futures winners and runners-up from last year were each given a week in Selfridges’ largest window. The brief was simple: create an installation around the theme of shape, building on the work of the previous occupant. This is what happened next…

Music videos of the week

Here’s a selection of our favourite music videos this week, kicking off with Jaron Albertin’s atmospheric promo for Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. Suburban supermarkets have never seemed so bleak.