The Royal Academy of Arts is staging a major Ai Weiwei show in September. With the artist banned from leaving China, designer Harry Pearce decided to go and visit him at his Beijing studio to create an image that would symbolically bring the artist to London. He explains what happened next
Doug Aitken’s travelling arts project, Station to Station, has arrived at London’s Barbican Centre for 30 days of live events spanning music, film, dance, design and performance art. We took a look around the exhibition, which follows an ambitious programme of “cultural happenings” in the US.
What does it take to transform a Somerset farm into the world’s largest greenfield festival, so sought after that it sells out in 26 minutes? As preparations began for this year’s event, Antonia Wilson visited the Glastonbury Festival site for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour
Last September, Scotland decided to remain part of the United Kingdom, but with the SNP’s significant presence in Westminster, Scottish independence is still firmly on the political agenda. Quentin Newark follows up his previous post on what the UK flag might look like should Scotland eventually become a separate nation and, in light of what other nations have done, looks at some more design ideas
Our latest pick of great album art includes an animated record sleeve for Jaga Jazzist, acid bright folk art for Nozinja, a beautiful deluxe box set for Of Monsters and Men and some psychedelic designs for Tame Impala. First up, though, is Andrew Archer’s illustrated cover art for Everything Everything’s Get to Heaven.
Back in April, top ad creative and regular CR columnist Paul Belford waxed lyrical about the new Apple iPhone 6 outdoor campaign, which features photographs shot on the phones blown up to poster size. The campaign continues this week, this time in a series of films featuring footage recorded by the devices, and the results are equally lovely…
Paper company Fedrigoni has collaborated with UK design studio SEA and the Aiap archive in Milan to produce a London exhibition and series of books on post-war Italian graphic design
The Lobster received its premiere at Cannes today, but even before the film was screened social media was abuzz with admiration for the two posters that support the feature. We spoke their creator, Greek designer Vasilis Marmatakis