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Introducing CR Club

This month we are launching CR Club, offering subscribers exclusive access to events, free gifts and money off a variety of brands you love…

Grayson Perry: Playing to the Gallery

Artist Grayson Perry has released a book based on his BBC4 Reith Lecture series, Playing to the Gallery, which aims to demistify contemporary art and prove that “anybody can enjoy it.” An entertaining and insightful read, it also contains a new series of 30 witty drawings…

Humans of New York’s UN World Tour

In a new project in partnership with the UN, Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the phenomenally successful blog Humans of New York, is going on a tour of ten countries around the world, to photograph those living there and record their stories. His first port of call was Iraq…

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, an evening of Classic Beer Advertising at the Museum of Brands in London, TYPO design conference in Berlin, Krakow Photomonth Festival, Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop at the William Morris Gallery, and the Photographers’ Dining Club in London…

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

Where’s the creativity?

Content was proclaimed king at Ad Week Europe, found at the heart of many talks, and yet the opinions of those who create it were conspicuously absent

Manual Labour

Manuals 1 is the first comprehensively illustrated book on design manuals, featuring examples from the 1960s to the early 1980s; a period often regarded as the golden age of identity design. Published by Unit Editions, it is introduced by Adrian Shaughnessy and an edited version of his essay, exploring why these weighty objects still hold […]

CR’s pick of what to see at Ad Week Europe

Ad Week Europe arrives in London next week, bringing celebrities, ad creatives, marketers and no doubt lots of shiny new advertising jargon to BAFTA in Piccadilly (as well as other venues around town). Here’s our pick of five talks that will (hopefully) be unmissable…

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Flatpack Film Festival in Birmingham, Offset creative conference in Dublin, Wall To Wall street art show in London, Richard Turley talk in Berlin, Photographer Ansel Adams in LA, and Gilbert and George in Exeter …

Mike Dempsey at Typo Circle

One of the UK design industry’s true greats, Mike Dempsey, is to give the next Typographic Circle lecture

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