Herb Lubalin

Will bareness raise awareness?

In what it claims is the first UK TV ad to feature full-frontal naked breasts, The Leith Agency has created a powerful commercial to raise awareness of the early stages of breast cancer

52 Shades of Greed

Art directed by two New York-based illustrators, a freshly designed set of 52 illustrated playing cards looks to educate the masses about some of the main contributing factors in the US to the current recession…

The TDR Car Booty Affair

Can (should?) a design studio have ‘fans’? TDR, the seminal Sheffield-based design studio, certainly did. Next month, those who still love their TDR can sate their appetites at the TDR Car Booty Affair: less a design exhibition and more a giant graphic jumble sale

Review: The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is a boxed edition of 500 A4 cards detailing some of the world’s most important examples of the medium. At 13kg it’s an object with some presence, but how will it weigh up with readers?

Saving India’s street type

The distinctive handpainted signs of India are rapidly being superseded by digital alternatives. HandpaintedType is a project dedicated to preserving the work of those who create them and finding new uses for it

The September iPad edition

The September edition of our iPad app is now available to download, with an exclusive preview of the new Bureau of Common Goods film, The Cigar Shop. There’s also some dreamy photography from Joss McKinley, a peek inside the world of master hand-letterer Job Wouters, and a beautiful photographic series featuring members of the Paralympian Team GB…

Graphic Design before Graphic Designers

Published today, David Jury’s new book, Graphic Design Before Graphic Designers: The Printer as Designer and Craftsman 1700-1914, (Thames & Hudson, £36) looks to chart the evolution of ‘print’ into ‘graphic design’…

The quiet American

Herb Lubalin was not the most talkative of men, but when it came to words on a page, few were his equal

CR September 2012 Graduates issue

Students, graduates, young creatives: you need to read the new issue of Creative Review. It’s packed full of invaluable advice on getting started in your career from those who have been there and done it

Nice publications

Some nice books in CR towers at the moment. Here’s three I really like for completely different reasons:TDC’s latest annual, Andy Rementer’s latest zine, and a rather nice mailer for a London print company…

Pushing drugs

In the late 20th century, medicines became big business, with marketing budgets to match. Pharma, a new exhibition at the Herb Lubalin Study Center in New York, will look at the role of Big Pharma in the evolution of graphic design and advertising

New typeface: Bella from Face37

British designer Rick Banks of Face37 has just released his latest typeface, Bella, designed, he tells us, in the classical French Didot style, but based on letterforms by Herb Lubalin, John Pistilli and Jan Tschichold. Featuring extremely thin hairlines, Bella is best suited for use at large display sizes. Here’s a closer look…