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Japan: how to respond?

The creative community, appalled by events in Japan, has rushed to help. But is the resultant plethora of fundraising prints and posters an adequate or appropriate response? And does visual communications have a longer-term role to play in disaster relief?

On liking

Why do we like the things we like? How do our social, cultural and aesthetic values combine to prompt us to declare ‘I like that?’

CR August issue: Summer Bumper Book O’ Fun

I-spy, join the dots, spot the difference and things to do and make: our August issue will help you while away the summer days. Plus we’ve got Will Self on advertising, Stefan G Bucher and more

A new identity for the Science Museum

London’s Science Museum has been steadily transforming itself over the past few years in order to appeal to a wider audience. This month a new identity for the institution was unveiled by johnson banks that aims to build on that momentum

Decision time for the RCA

This week is an important one for the future of graphic design in the UK, writes Michael Johnson, as the RCA interviews candidates to run its Communication Art and Design course. But with CA&D a decade old, has Art proved too much of a distraction from Design?

CR Readers’ panel

In our first readers’ panel, we ask three CR readers what they think about four new projects – the new Paul Smith Jeans website; the identity for the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; Diesel’s Be Stupid campaign; and Stuff We Really Like, a self-published book from design studio, Music

CR March issue

The March issue of CR marks our 30th birthday. While we celebrate with a replica extract of the very first issue and a Monograph on great work from 1980, in the magazine we look forward rather than back

Oh, London

The Mayor of London, in his infinite wisdom, has decided that the city needs re-branding. In just seven weeks. And there’s no pitch fee…

The Graduates: Eilin Bergum

In our special graduate issue this month, we feature the work of a small but perfectly formed selection of this year’s creative graduates. We’ve also canvassed their opinions on their education and their hopes and dreams for the coming years. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve invited all of them to show their work at Mother’s new gallery space