Roel Wouters

Creative Futures Bursary Project: Roel Wouters

For almost 20 years, Creative Review has been encouraging the next generation of talented creatives through our annual Creative Futures scheme in which we celebrate the promise of a selection of emerging talent in visual communications.
This year’s crop of Futures were selected by the CR editorial team – our only criteria were to find indiv­iduals or teams who we feel have an extremely bright future ahead of them and who are indicative of the future direction of the industry.
Just before Christmas, each of our selected Futures gave a talk at one of three Creative Futures events. We invited everyone coming along to the talks to bring a piece of work with them – an image, some text, even a piece of music. We then asked each of our Futures to produce a new piece of work responding to the experience of being selected for the scheme, giving their talk and to the work brought along. These projects were funded by a bursary provided to each Future by CR and PlayStation. Over the next week or so we will be posting up the resulting pieces of work plus documentaries on each Future, made for us by Fallon…

Fiat Grande Punto: Looks familiar?

Krow Communications Fiat Grande Punto ad, directed by Partizan’s Michael Gracey
Eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed the similarities between the above ad for the Fiat Grande Punto and Roel Wouters’ Grip music video for zZz. So, yet another example of an ad agency shamelessly ripping off a music video? Not quite. For once, it seems, an ad agency has attempted to do the right thing…

CR Annual: the winners

The May issue of Creative Review (above) features 100 pages of work selected for this year’s Annual. The very best of those make up our Best In Book section: details of the winners here…

Roel Wouters

Trying to describe the type of work that Roel Wouters creates isn’t entirely straightforward. His projects deftly cross all the categories that aid definition

Creative Futures 2007

This year’s Creative Futures as illustrated for our latest issue by Miles Donovan
For nearly 20 years, CR has been giving the next generation of talented creatives an important shove in the right direction, thanks to our Creative Futures scheme. But this year, for the first time, we’ve done away with any categories: with the way in which people work today, it seems increasingly meaningless to define them so narrowly. Indeed, the unifying theme between all our winners this year is that they unashamedly try their hand at a range of disciplines, whatever suits the project. All six of our nominees for 2007 were chosen by the CR editorial team and their work makes up a 25-page special in our latest issue (Jan 08, out now). What follows is a preview of each of our winners this year. We hope you enjoy their work…

Come And Meet Our Creative Futures 07

Creative Review magazine and PS3 are hosting a series of parties to celebrate Creative Futures 2007
Creative Futures is our scheme to recognise new talent in the creative industries. On 21, 26 and 27 November we will be holding gatherings featuring talks by our 6 Creative Futures nominees for this year – 6 people who we feel have the talent to be future stars of the creative industries. The events are free – everyone is welcome, but space is limited. If you’d like to come, read on…