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Show us your worst

It’s #GuestEd week on the Creative Review twitter account and today Nick Asbury of Asbury & Asbury is in the hot seat. He wants to take the opportunity to extend an interesting invitation to CR readers: to show us your worst work…

Favourite logos: our expert panel

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…


A new logo for London

At a press conference this morning, London Mayor Boris Johnson announced the launch of London & Partners, a new agency “to showcase London as the best city to visit, invest and study in”. With, of course, a new logo.

The Wonder of Wim

The Design Museum’s Wim Crouwel show opened last night and… it’s fantastic. A substantial, ‘proper’ graphic design exhibition given the space and treatment that Crouwel’s extraordinary output deserves

The Feltron 2010 Annual Report

For the past five years, graphic designer Nicholas Felton has been documenting the minutiae of his life via infographics in the Feltron Annual Reports. This year’s Report, however, switches focus to the remarkable life of Felton’s father

CR December 10 issue

If you’re not quite sure what to read first in CR’s December issue, the cover features a handy guide to the contents, courtesy of the design department at New York magazine

Chris Doyle’s new year resolutions

Regular readers will remember Chris Doyle’s Personal Identity Guidelines project from last year. His new work has a pop at a host of designer clichés

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

The unbeautiful logo

I recently watched a video clip of the Oasis guitarist, Noel Gallagher, talking about “his favourite world cup moments”, writes Michael Johnson. Somewhat surprisingly, his first thoughts about the 1978 tournament were about the logo