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Keeping the customer satisfied

What’s life really like on the frontline of creative education today? We asked a tutor at a leading UK university to reveal the pressures and stresses of academia in 2015

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, an evening of Classic Beer Advertising at the Museum of Brands in London, TYPO design conference in Berlin, Krakow Photomonth Festival, Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop at the William Morris Gallery, and the Photographers’ Dining Club in London…

Richard Turley

The creative director of Bloomberg Businessweek talks about stealing, using things you don’t like in your work, and rebelling against modernism

Flo Heiss: Life In Ten Works

In the first of a new series, Flo Heiss talks us through the ten pieces of work that have been most important to him over his career in advertising and design. They include a mix of digital projects, typography and also some paintings…

Designers celebrate 50 years of the National Theatre

The National Theatre in London is 50 this year. To help celebrate, it has launched a pop-up shop at its home in the South Bank in London, called Shopping and E•ting. The shop is selling a number of unique products related to the theatre, including a series of limited edition posters created especially by designers and artists including Paula Scher, David Carson, Graphic Thought Facility, Michael Craig-Martin and Jamie Reid…

Popular lies about graphic design

— is the title of a new book by designer Craig Ward exploring the proscriptions and truisms of the creative industry. The following extracts are published here exclusively by Creative Review

Review: The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is a boxed edition of 500 A4 cards detailing some of the world’s most important examples of the medium. At 13kg it’s an object with some presence, but how will it weigh up with readers?

Wallpaper*’s handmade custom covers

Wallpaper* magazine has approached almost 30 image makers and asked them to create a handmade cover image for its forthcoming August Handmade 2012 issue…

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

Arem Duplessis at EDO

Last week the Editorial Design Organisation played host to Arem Duplessis, design director of The New York Times Magazine and one of the most respected magazine designers working today. I went along to hear him talk through his body of work

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