Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014

Sad news reached CR from the US earlier today – the great designer and teacher Massimo Vignelli died this morning at the age of 83

Bloomberg Businessweek announces new creative directors

Following Richard Turley’s departure in April, Bloomberg Businessweek has promoted two of its design team, Rob Vargas and Tracy Ma, to creative director and deputy creative director roles. We talked to them about the moves and what it means for BBW

Elephants Charging Towards Brazil!

FIFA recently unveiled the slogans that will appear on each of the team buses at the Brazil World Cup. They were chosen through a public contest sponsored by Hyundai, with predictably varying results. But for a copywriter, the whole thing is quite fun; the slogans equivalent of the Eurovision song contest

Dear Massimo…

One of the world’s great designers, Massimo Vignelli, is very ill and will be spending his last days at home. His son Luca would like all those for whom Vignelli was either an influence or an inspiration to write him a letter

Lush gets a digital makeover

Method has created a new website and customer magazine for cosmetics brand Lush, with a surprisingly minimal design…

Shape: a new film to promote design

Director and animator Johnny Kelly and designer Scott Burnett have created a short film to show why design is important. The film features simple and charming graphics, and no language, so it can be understood universally.

Offset 2014: Day three

The final day of Offset 2014 featured talks from Marian Bantjes, Richard Turley, Jeff Greenspan and I Love Dust (to name just a few), who provided some amusing, thought provoking and inspiring reflections on their craft.

Design Indaba Day 1

This year’s Design Indaba in Cape Town kicked off with some inspiring talks on advertising, digital innovation and interactive story telling. Here are a few of the highlights from the first day

Local Types

Creating a bespoke typeface for a place can have multiple benefits. But can letterforms ever truly capture the essence of a place?

Richard Turley

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

The Penney drops

Struggling retailer JC Penney has abandoned its logo again, this time in favour of its classic 1969 version

CR December issue: The Photography Annual

The December issue of Creative Review shares a spine with our Photography Annual 2013. In addition to 80 pages of the best photographic work produced in the past year, we have features on the enduring appeal of ad characters, Richard Turley and Bloomberg Businessweek, Hatch Show Print, and profiles of filmmaker Andrew Telling and photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten