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Beautiful Losers

“The nerds are the dispossessed who will inherit the creative earth.” Mike Mills in Beautiful Losers

They Sell! We Buy!

DR-SI™ (Proto-Sat Nav Locator), SoYo™, North of Nowhere™ (1993)
In the March issue of CR we broke the news that the Designers Republic, one of the most influential graphic design studios of the past 20 years, had closed its doors. Here, Rick Poynor looks back at the studio’s work and assesses its lasting influence…

Typo Taxis

For this issue of CR, the leading Mumbai design studio Grand­mother India worked with two of the city’s foremost taxi artists, Manohar & Samir Manohar Mistry of Swami Art, to create our cover….

They sell! We buy!

The Designers Republic, one of the most influential graphic design studios of the past 20 years, has closed its doors. Rick Poynor looks back at the studio’s work and assesses its lasting influence

A Private View

FUEL keep a sketchbook. They put funny things like this in it
A new book reveals the scribbles and sketches contained in the most personal of a designer’s possessions: their notebook…

Design In The Front Line

Activists at Climate Camp 2007 march on BAA’s Heathrow offices. The ‘shields’ feature images of a cross-section of the world’s population. Photo © Kristian Buus
Climate Camp provides an opportunity to examine design activism in action. Jody Boehnert attended this year’s event and reported back for CR.

Match Day (Pocket Edition)

Match Day, Bob Stanley’s 2006 collection of UK football programmes, has just been published as a pocket edition, making it even easier to flick through the printed glories of yesteryear while on the terraces. The book is, again, designed by FUEL and features 450 examples from the post-war period to the start of the Premiership in 1992. It’s a lovely antidote to the glossy corporate brochures served up at football matches today.

Wieden + Kennedy: Honda Drop ad

Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo has created this spot for Honda Asia, the agency’s first TV work for the brand since winning the account early this year

Fuel: Crime book

Fuel Design is about to publish a new book on the seedier side of life. Crime, by author and documentary maker Alix Lambert, is billed as a series of “extraordinary interviews exposing the world of Crime – Real and Imagined”

Crime: designed by FUEL

FUEL is about to publish a new book on the seedier side of life. Crime, by author and documentary maker Alix Lambert, is billed as a series of “extraordinary interviews exposing the world of crime – real and imagined”. Lambert talked to a range of authors, detectives, even murderers, in her investigation into the true nature of criminal acts – the book’s design references the ways that crime has infiltrated our visual culture…

A good idea but…

Our panel: Tony Brook of design studio Spin, Simon Piehl from design consultancy Bureau for Visual Affairs and Mark Holmes from furniture design and manufacturing company Established & Sons

Creative Futures 2007

This year’s Creative Futures as illustrated for our latest issue by Miles Donovan
For nearly 20 years, CR has been giving the next generation of talented creatives an important shove in the right direction, thanks to our Creative Futures scheme. But this year, for the first time, we’ve done away with any categories: with the way in which people work today, it seems increasingly meaningless to define them so narrowly. Indeed, the unifying theme between all our winners this year is that they unashamedly try their hand at a range of disciplines, whatever suits the project. All six of our nominees for 2007 were chosen by the CR editorial team and their work makes up a 25-page special in our latest issue (Jan 08, out now). What follows is a preview of each of our winners this year. We hope you enjoy their work…