It’s Nice That

The best of D&AD New Blood 2014

Once again D&AD New Blood has taken over Spitalfields Market in London, which has played host to the enormous graduate fair since 2012. As one of the judges of ‘best stand’, CR was lucky enough to have a look around prior to the opening – and so here are some of our highlights

George McCallum gets his foot in the door

As every young creative knows, it’s tough getting your foot in the door. It’s even harder when that foot is two metres long, as illustration graduate George McCallum demonstrates in his amusing self-promotional project, Foot in the Door…

In pursuit of an idea

The Design of Understanding conference was a welcome celebration of how stories can help to make great work

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Jessica Eaton’s cube photography in London, Leeds Print Festival, Warhol, Lynch & Burroughs at The Photographers’ Gallery London, Tom Eckersley: Master of the Poster iat LCC, Printing Sheffied, The Design of Understanding at St. Bride’s in London, and Herbery Bayer at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin …

The year in magazines

Far from hindering creativity the challenging financial climate has made magazines even more determined to innovate. Jeremy Leslie reveals his highlights

The Wanderer

Designer and visual artist Jonathan Zawada on fusing fine art and video games, creating award-winning album covers and the problem with
‘signature styles’

The clear line of Jan Van Der Veken

A new book of illustrator Jan Van Der Veken’s work is a welcome examination of a contemporary artist who manages to bridge the past and present

D&AD Student Awards 2013

There were two Student of the Year-winning projects at this year’s D&AD Student Awards plus a host of student Yellow Pencils. Our round-up of all the winners is here

D&AD New Blood round-up

Around 70 courses are represented at this year’s D&AD New Blood graduate show in London’s Spitalfields market. We pick out a few highlights

Words and pictures

Edinburgh College of Art graduate Freddy Taylor has produced a limited edition book for photographers’ agent Horton-Stephens that combines photographers’ portfolios with written reflections on the ad industry.