Very Elle, Very Cool

Non-Format give French bi-annual fashion magazine Very Elle a bold new look

Very Elle, Very Cool

With so many photographers and stylists working for both editorial and advertisers, fashion magazines are finding it impossible to create a distinct tone of voice through their imagery. Instead, it is typography that is increasingly being used to separate ‘ed’ from ‘ad’. Joining the likes of David James’ Another and M/M’s Arena Homme Plus is new-look French bi-annual Very Elle, designed by Non-Format’s Jon Forss and Kjell Ekhorn.

What Would You Like To Ask D&AD?

Garrick Hamm of Williams Murray Hamm has just taken over as the new president of D&AD. On the 20 October, CR will be interviewing him about his plans for the coming year. Following the debate engendered here and here after this year’s D&AD Awards, we have decided to give readers the chance to submit questions for Hamm which we will ask on your behalf


The first half of this Monograph showcases a miscellaneous collection of animal drawings, some of which were created specifically for Creative Review…

Typo Berlin 08

The power of imagery to distort, distract and seduce emerged as the pervasive theme of Typo Berlin 08, says Daniel West

Illustrators Give Economist Campaign New Face

Seymour Chwast’s ad for The Economist: Chwast was one of six illustrators brought in by agency AMV.BBDO in a radical departure from previous work for the magazine
There are few advertising campaigns as renowned or as revered as that created for The Economist by AMV BBDO. The beautifully-written, white out of red lines have become a classic of the genre. But what’s this? A new Economist campaign, in black and red? Using illustrations? Is this the end of an era?

D&AD: Who won what and why

This year’s D&AD Awards were announced last night. With astounding speed (OK, we got tipped off beforehand) we gathered the thoughts of a panel of leading industry figures on this year’s winners and the organisation’s current status in the creative community

Dear Non-Format…

With their new book, Love Song, about to be published, we asked our CRBlog readers to send in their questions for design studio Non-Format. From the benefits inherent in doing work for free; to designing together side-by-side; via questions on their music (and pizza) tastes, we probed Jon and Kjell on behalf of some of their biggest fans…