Michael Bierut

TYPO London via Bermondsey, Halifax and New York City

At London’s first TYPO conference yesterday, the three afternoon speakers highlighted the benefits of having a good theme in place to anchor the talks. Designers Jonathan Ellery, Tony Brook and Michael Bierut tackled the wide-ranging term “places” in very different ways and it made for an encouraging start to TYPO’s London run

Just My Type: the movie

Simon Garfield’s hugely popular book on type and typography Just My Type is soon to be published in the US, an event that is being promoted via a rather nice trailer from Pentagram

Exhibition: Hand.Written.Letter.Project

Craig Oldham began his Hand.Written.Letter.Project (HWLP) by inviting a selection of leading designers and image makers to simply share their thoughts in the form of a handwritten letter on their own letterhead. Now over 100 handwritten responses are being exhibited at London’s KK Outlet until 27 August…

On (Design) Bullshit

Every design presentation is a mix of functional requirements and intuitive decisions. We can argue for the former with logic, writes Michael Bierut, but the latter require something more creative…

CR August 2011 issue

If you are about to go on holiday or even just looking for a great read, the August issue of CR is the one for you with our pick of some of our favourite writing plus a Marion Deuchars profile

Favourite logos: our expert panel pt2

As part of the research for our Top 20 logos issue, we asked various designers and writers to nominate their favourites. We thought you’d like to see all of their choices and the reasons behind them. Here is the final batch of choices

The new faces of Pentagram: Eddie Opara

Its unique business model requires a constant stream of new blood, so the fact that two partners are joining Pentagram — one in New York and one in London — is not in itself remarkable. But Naresh Ramchandani and Eddie Opara represent more than just the next illustrious names to sign up with probably the world’s most highly regarded design group…

The Ghost In The Machine

His editorial designs continue to inspire, provoke and outrage om equal measure, such is the influence of the inimitable Mike Meire

Designs on your money

The work of “communists” or “tea-drinking fancy pants Limeys”? The reaction to studio Dowling Duncan’s submission to the Dollar ReDe$ign Project proves that even speculative work on currency design is guaranteed to provoke strong opinion

Marian Bantjes in London

On Wednesday afternoon, graphic artist Marian Bantjes gave a small lecture at the Royal College of Art, showing some images from her forthcoming book, I Wonder. CR were lucky enough to make it along