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Rebranding Kalashnikov: would you?

It’s been hailed as a design classic, and blamed for the deaths of millions. Now Kalashnikov and its parent company has announced a rebrand and an ambition to become as big as Apple. Would you help them?

All you need to know

All type, one weight and one point size – but this minimal poser design for the annual Pentagram LEcture by the late Alan Fletcher is full of information. By Paul Belford

Brothers and Sisters

A conference at Manchester’s People’s History Museum dedicated to the art of printed protest reveals fascinating messages from British politics. Craig Oldham reports

New type from Sawdust, Fontsmith, Benoît Bodhuin & more

Our latest monthly pick of great new type designs, projects and events includes a bespoke typeface for fashion blog Nasty Gal, type in motion at Liverpool’s FACT gallery, skeletal letterforms from Sawdust and a lovely animated film promoting Font Font’s Open Type Web Fonts.

CR December: The Photography Annual

December’s CR is a double issue and features our Photography Annual, 80-pages of the best in editorial, advertising, fashion, stock and personal work

Gothic: the stuff of nightmares

The Gothic still retains a powerful influence on visual culture, as an eerie show at the British Library reveals. Rick Poynor ventures inside

Taking Pictures #1: Photography from Edward Steichen, Viviane Sassen, Laura Stevens, Dougie Wallace & more…

The first in our fortnightly pick of photography includes Edward Steichen and Viviane Sassen fashion photography shows in London; a striking image from Gábor Arion Kudász’s Middle series; Laura Stevens’ Another November; Lorenzo Vitturi’s Dalston Anatomy show in New York; Seung-Hwan Oh’s Impermanence; and Dougie Wallace’s photobook Shoreditch Wild Life…

Crafts Council launches Education Manifesto

The Crafts Council has today launched a new education manifesto urging schools to put craft and making at the heart of the curriculum and build more routes into craft careers.

CR Club: Alan Kitching talk and tour of GraphicsRCA

To launch CR Club – our new subscriber initiative – we are holding a free invite-only event: a talk by the world-renowned typographer and letterpress practitioner, Alan Kitching, which will take place at The Royal College of Art in London coinciding with their GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years exhibition

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