Futurism

Past present

So-called ‘austerity’ graphic design was a trend in this year’s CR Annual. Nostalgia has long played a part in graphic design, but is it becoming more prevalent? asks

The weight of the word

Words and language have long been concerns of modern art, but can the alphabet still inspire contemporary artists?

Long Live The Vortex!

In 1914, the Vorticists’ manifesto blasted its way into polite society. It nowforms the centrepiece of a new exhibition on the movement at Tate Britain…

Aye, Robot

Brooklyn-based artist Gordon Bennett gathers old pieces of junk, from old tools to toasters, and creates robot sculptures

The Art Of Necessity

Printer’s sample brochure, cover detail, 1934
Starved of funds and resources in the 1930s, Spain’s printers found their own, ingenious way to respond to the avant-garde, write Mery Cuesta and Jordi Duró

The art of necessity

Starved of funds and resources in the 1930s, Spain’s printers found their own, ingenious way to respond to the avant-garde, write Mery Cuesta and Jordi Duró

Subway Sect: Peter Saville and Dan Fox in conversation

Dan Fox and Peter Saville in conversation
Subway Sect is a new radio series, produced by Maria Bartolo and CR’s Eliza Williams, which is airing on Resonance FM, London’s art/experimental radio station, over the next six weeks. The shows aim to explore the complex relationship between art and music and take the form of a series of conversations between artists, musicians, writers, designers, djs and music video directors.
The shows go out each Wednesday at 1pm on Resonance (104.4 FM or online at www.resonancefm.com) and we’ll also be bringing you transcripts of highlights from the shows each week on the CR blog.
Today on Subway Sect, designer Peter Saville is in conversation with Frieze magazine critic and writer, Dan Fox. The two discuss Saville’s design work for Factory Records, including his sleeves for Joy Division and New Order, as well as his more recent experiences in the contemporary art world. The show was recorded at Frieze’s offices in London earlier this year.

Artworker

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