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

The Humour issue

CR gets serious about being funny featuring
Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, Lisa McGee,
Naresh Ramchandani, David Kolbusz, Roz Chast,
Emily Oberman, Asterix, Stephen Collins,
Dominic Wilcox and the DLR

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