letterpress

Grafica Fidalga On Film

Remember our January cover? The one where we had the artwork made at a letterpress workshop in São Paulo? Coolhunting has made a very nice film at the same workshop, interviewing the guys who printed our cover artwork

The Changing Face of Letterpress

The London College of Communication (formerly London College of Printing) has a history rooted deeply in print, design and industry

Lambe Lambe

Hand-set letterpress posters once covered the streets of São Paulo, Brazil. Gallery owner Baixo Ribeiro explains how he is attempting to revive this dying art by working with local artists on a new book

CR January Issue

CR’s January issue is out on 17 December. Go here to find out all about how our cover artwork was made in Brazil, read on for details of this month’s magazine

CR January: Made in Brazil

The artwork for our January issue cover was produced at Gráfica Fidalga in São Paulo, one of the city’s last remaining letterpress workshops. Here it is on press. Read on to find out how it was done

Sam Potts

Design fit for superheroes and other stories: Patrick Burgoyne meets well-read New York designer Sam Potts

Degree Shows 08: Central St Martins Graphic Design

Tis the degree show season and, now that we have sent our July issue happily off to print, CR’s editorial team is attempting to get out and about to as many of them as possible. First up, Central St Martins BA (hons) Graphic Design

Central Station: 24 Hour Arty People

In design terms, what do we think of first when we think of Factory Records? Perhaps it’s the impact of Michael Winterbottom’s 2002 film, 24 Hour Party People and, more recently, that of Anton Corbijn’s Control, that steers our thoughts towards Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, or that famously costly New Order sleeve for Blue Monday. Or the yellow and black striped columns in the Haçienda… But wait, there is another chapter to the Factory design story, one that often gets overlooked…

Best Degree Show Work 2007: Illustration

Understanding (detail) by Samantha Briggs, Camberwell College of Art
Following on from my post on some of the best photography we’d seen at the recent graduate degree shows, we’ve now picked some of our favourite pieces of work shown by illustrators. As you’ll see, there were a huge range of techniques and styles on show, not to mention big differences in scale: from Sawa Tanaka’s delicate rice paper prints, to Samantha Briggs’ enormous drawn installation at Camberwell College of Arts. Shown above is a detail from Briggs’ piece, Understanding, an axonometric drawing examining the atmosphere and familiarity of structured space (a supermarket), which took up an entire wall at the college.