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New type: Akatre, Erik Spiekermann, Dazed, The Northern Block & more

Our latest pick of new type includes new releases from The Northern Block, Monotype and Dalton Maag, a custom design for New York magazine, some striking type by Akatre in fashion magazine Mother and a new Laurence King book edited by A2’s Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel.

Elaine Lustig Cohen online

A new site dedicated to the work of US graphic designer and artist Elaine Lustig Cohen, who turned 88 earlier this month, has been launched by Kind Company. It’s a fantastic resource – and in bringing her work to a wider audience, it’s one of the best examples of online design biography out there

Fiera: issue 1

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, blogger Katie Treggiden and Jeremy Leslie have launched the first issue of Fiera; a biannual publication showcasing new talent at international design fairs.

Etihad unveils geometric new livery from Landor

Abu Dhabi airline Etihad’s new geometric livery by Landor Associates, supposedly inspired by the colours of the desert landscape, is the latest redesign in a sector that is becoming increasingly bold and playful in its use of graphics

Collins designs AIGA’s centennial book

Since January, American graphics association AIGA has been celebrating its centennial in style, launching websites, events across the country and a beautiful exhibition curated by Monotype celebrating 100 years in type design. For its Centennial Gala, New York agency Collins created a book and installation commemorating the organisation’s past and its 2014 medallists.

David Pearson: Type as Image

David Pearson’s exhibition at London’s Kemistry Gallery showcases the designer’s work for Penguin, Zulma and Pushkin Press. We asked Pearson about the show and his career so far…

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 […]

Offset 2014: Day three

The final day of Offset 2014 featured talks from Marian Bantjes, Richard Turley, Jeff Greenspan and I Love Dust (to name just a few), who provided some amusing, thought provoking and inspiring reflections on their craft.

Marking Mobil

Chermayeff & Geismar’s hugely influential corporate design programme and visual identity hits its half century

Richard Turley

The creative director of Bloomberg Businessweek talks about stealing, using things you don’t like in your work, and rebelling against modernism

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead, including a variety of new exhibitions at the Museum of the Image in the Netherlands, global activities as part of The Big Draw, Mass Oberservation at The Photographer’s Gallery in London, work from the late photojournalist Tim Hetherington at Open Eye in Liverpool, Edinburgh Printmakers Open Doors Day, the 2013 Tokyo Photo fair, and a 35 ft long camera on display in Chicago.

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