London 2012: The logo

When the 2012 logo was unveiled, Adrian Shaughnessy was one of its many critics. But, having finally heard the reasoning behind it, he is coming round to its merits

Fit: Olympics-inspired posters by designers

When the 2012 Olympics artists posters were released last year, a collective howl of protest arose from the graphic design community: why weren’t we given the chance to do these? Well now they have been

Thanks But…

Sometimes the work that never made it is more interesting than the work that did – Thanks But No Thanks is a show of rejected work gathered from designers and illustrators in Europe and the US. On Sunday May 6 the work will be auctioned to raise money for Battersea Dogs’ Home

Visitor attraction

While digital technology may represent a threat to the high street, it might also hold the key to enticing visitors back to built environments


The introduction of the Facebook Timeline gives brands an opportunity to talk to their customers as never before and to capitalise on our love of a good story

D&AD’s Low Carbon Annual

Last night D&AD launched it’s most sustainably produced annual to date: its carbon footprint is an impressive 82% smaller than that of last year’s edition…

Best Slogans: the experts’ view

As regular readers of the CR blog will be aware, we are devoting a forthcoming issue of the magazine to looking at the best slogans ever. We canvassed your opinions on the blog, and have now approached a panel of industry experts to give us their top five slogans. Here’s what they picked…

BBH’s Hummingbird spot for Audi

In a new animated ad for Audi, written by BBH and directed by Daniel Barber, a nimble metalic hummingbird effortlessly flits through surreal forests and fields made up of of roadside furniture such as traffic cones and road signs…

The in-house designer: agent of social change?

A new book, Own Label: Sainsbury’s Design Studio 1962–1977 highlights the role played by the supermarket’s design team in modernising British attitudes to food and how its work reflected underlying social upheaval. The following is an exclusive extract from Emily King’s essay that opens the book, published by FUEL next month…

CR September issue: graduate special

Our September issue is our graduate special with profiles on five young talents who we feel have a very bright future. Plus, we meet new Japanese creative supergroup Party, look back at Sainsbury’s in-house design team and much more


The best work from December includes independent arts magazine Elephant, Nike’s training club app, Nokia’s Poodle Loop and Three Drunk Monkey’s guide dog interview ad.