Milton Glaser

Where is the content? Where is the comment?

Illustration has become entrenched in navel-gazing and self-authorship, says Lawrence Zeegen. Obsessed with its own craft, it has withdrawn from society’s big debates to focus on the chit-chat of inner sanctum nothingness. It’s time for the profession to stop pleasing itself and engage with the world outside

Peel slowly and see

After relaunching its entire line of comics last year, publishers DC has unveiled a new identity, its second since Milton Glaser’s classic stamp design was replaced in 2005. Almost immediately, Landor’s new design met with the power of comics nostalgia

RCA Secret Exhibition 2011

Each year, the Royal College of Art in London hosts the Secret Exhibition, featuring over 2,000 postcard-sized artworks. All are for sale, and all are displayed anonymously. Hidden amongst this year’s selection are works by the likes of John Baldessari, Yoko Ono, Mike Leigh, Grayson Perry, Milton Glaser and Alan Kitching…

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

OFFSET Festival announces 2012 line up

Dublin’s next OFFSET festival will take place over three days between 9-11 March 2012 and its organisers have just revealed to CR the event’s impressively international line-up of speakers…

In her hands

Could the key to happiness be drawing? Illustrator Marion Deuchars believes it might be. Which is why her new book asks us all to get our hands dirty and make some great art.

If Copenhagen is Open…

With the Danish capital declaring itself ‘cOPENhagen’, the city joins ‘I amsterdam’ and ‘LondON’ in the trend for word-within-a-word logotypes. But where else might benefit from this touristic wordplay?

The fear of failure

To promote their graduation exhibition in May, students from Berghs School of Communication invited leading figures in the creative world to discuss their ‘fear of failure’

Ride, Rise Roar, David Byrne

David Byrne In The Round

Musician, artist, film director, writer and patron of great graphic design, David Byrne is the creative king of crossover

Wonder Woman

With her first book, I Wonder, Marian Bantjes hopes to rekindle the art of ornament and the illustrated text