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Animation at Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Aesthetica Short Film Festival takes place in York this weekend, with over 300 films screening in venues around the city. As well as new dramas, comedy, documentaries and music videos, the line-up includes some beautiful, funny and thought-provoking animation. Here’s a look at five of our favourites…

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

GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years

An exhibition of five decades of work produced by the Royal College of Art’s graphic design students charts the evolution of the discipline

New illustration: Chad McCail, Ian McDonnell, Kristjana Williams & more

The first in our fortnightly pick of new illustration work features a beautifully drawn field guide to East London wildlife, an illustrated guide to the life and work of Francis Bacon, rock-and-roll themed prints from Dorothy and a fascinating mural documenting the history of London’s Becontree Estate.

The crafty one: CR November issue

The November issue of CR is a craft special with features on several contemporary makers: from bicycle builders and bespoke shoemakers, right through to the latest creators of virtual reality

Introducing CR Club

This month we are launching CR Club, offering subscribers exclusive access to events, free gifts and money off a variety of brands you love…

hClub 100 announced

Materials alchemists, designers, artists, dancers and even Sherlock Holmes numbered among this year’s hClub 100 list of some of the most inspiring figures in the creative industries

Getting old

Rather than seeing ageing as a problem and old people as a burden, shouldn’t we start thinking about all the positives that an older population can contribute to our society? A two-day conference will bring together designers, artists, policy makers and employers to start a new conversation about what it means to get old

CR August iPad edition

Incase you still haven’t got your hands on the August issue of Creative Review – a CGI special – and you fancy some extra videos and exclusive images on the side, remember you can also get it on the iPad. You’ll find all the print mag content and monograph, plus a whole lot more in Hi Res, our showcase gallery section, and CRTV, with some amazing moving image work, from interviews to animations to short documentaries and more…

Ark magazine

The history of Ark magazine, the Royal College of Art’s student publication which ran from 1950 to 1978, is explored in a new book put together by the college’s critical writing in art and design programme. Here, professor David Crowley and the book’s editorial team reveal how Ark attempted, despite its flux of content and staff, to stay abreast of rapidly changing times

CR August issue: digital futures

Are you sick of all the nostalgic, handmade imagery that has dominated our visual landscape recently? Is it time to embrace the potential of 3D, CG and digital imagemaking and talk about tomorrow rather than yesterday?

Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed 2014

Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed, the Photographers’ Gallery annual exhibition for recent graduates, has picked work from 22 finalists from an open submissions process for their new exhibition, including contorted nudes, protesters in patterns, and a short film about the memories and daily rituals of a solitary South Londoner called George …