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Design on the picket line

Craig Oldham’s In Loving Memory of Work, a survey of the protest graphics emerging from the miners’ strike, is a powerful, personal story

Graphic design for the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms

Since 2007, graphic designer Iain Cadby has worked with London gallery the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, creating exhibition identities and books for shows by some of the world’s best known street artists. He has now published a book on the thinking and process behind his designs, including work for Ron English, Adam Neate, Boris Tellegen (DELTA) and José Parlá…

Offset 2015 day one: Annie Atkins, Hey, Barber & Osgerby & more

The first day of Dublin creative conference Offset featured an inspiring insight into graphic design for filmmaking from Annie Atkins, plus talks from Hey Studio, Barber & Osgberby’s Edward Barber, Ian Anderson and Rory Hamilton, creative director at Dublin agency Boys And Girls.

Beyond the record sleeve

Despite the doom and gloom about the death of the record sleeve, Simon Moore says there’s never been a more creatively exciting time for a designer to work in music

Separate Cinema: 100 Years of Black Poster Art

A new book from film poster collector John Duke Kisch presents 100 years of black film posters, charting the evolution of African-American cinema and changing attitudes towards race…

Warp releases Syro artwork by The Designers Republic

After teasing fans for weeks with blimps, online snapshots and mysterious street art, Warp Records has finally released the full artwork for Aphex Twin’s forthcoming album, Syro. Created by The Designers Republic, the packaging lists every cost involved in the making and promotion of the album…

The House of Vans opens in London’s Old Vic Tunnels

US clothing and footwear brand Vans has transformed the Old Vic Tunnels at London Waterloo into an indoor skate park and arts venue with gallery, cinema, café and artist studios. We paid a visit ahead of the opening to take a look…

Disobedient Objects

Disobedient Objects is a new kind of exhibition for the V&A, featuring not the finely crafted commissions of the wealthy but objects that have been used by activists, campaigners and protest groups. Catherine Flood, one of the curators, talks to Mark Sinclair about bringing together 100 examples of art and design that have worked towards generating social change

Screen Dreams

The Barbican’s ambitious new show is great fun but does it still make sense to talk of ‘digital’ creativity as a separate mode of production? asks Antonia Wilson

What’s On

CR’s pick of current and upcoming exhibitions, design events and creative activities including Graphic Advocacy poster show in New York, Divine Violence from Broomberg & Chanarin in Llandudno, Gibert & George in London, Barbara Kruger in Oxford, street artist Sickboy in London, Summer Screen Prints at Somerset House, The Power of Baked Rolls! poster ad show in Helsinki…

Digital Revolution at the Barbican

The Barbican’s new Digital Revolution exhibition opens today, tracing the history of digital technology, with a nostalgic trip through the early years of videogames, synth music and computing, through to a look at contemporary interactive arts, film VFX, creative coding and even wearable tech.

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