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Steve Frykholm, Herman Miller and the Picnic Posters

In 1970, the Herman Miller Furniture Company hired a Cranbrook School of Art graduate named Steve Frykholm as its first in-house graphic designer – one of his first jobs was to create a poster for the firm’s annual summer picnic. In a new film, Frykholm tells the story of how his series of screenprints developed over 20 years

Gradwatch: Ailsa Johnson

This month, we’ve teamed up with Creative Translation to put work by 20 visual communications students and graduates on JC Decaux billboards across the UK. One of those graduates is Ailsa Johnson, whose portfolio includes some charming food based prints and children’s picture books…

Gradwatch: Jack Fletcher

This month, we’ve teamed up with Creative Translation to put work by 20 visual communications students and graduates on JC Decaux billboards across the UK. One of those graduates is Jack Fletcher, who creates colourful 3D screen prints, riso posters and zines…

Own a Comedy Carpet off-cut

The production of the brilliant Comedy Carpet installation, which was created by Gordon Young and designed with Why Not Associates, required the setting up of a complete factory to fabricate the thousands of granite letters needed. A huge amoount of excess material was created in the process, some of which is now available to buy in a new show documenting the project

AOI Illustration Awards 2014

There’s some wonderful work on show at Somerset House this month as part of the AOI Illustration Awards 2014. Here are some the winning images and other highlights from the shortlisted work..

London Design Festival: LCC 160

London College of Communication has launched a trio of exhibitions as part of this year’s London Design Festival, showcasing 50 years of illustration, 100 years of graphic design and ten years of button badges.

What’s On

CR’s pick of current and upcoming exhibitions, design events and creative activities including Beacons Festival in Yorkshire; Jeremy Deller in Bristol; Lucy Sparrow’s Corner Shop in London; illustrator Tom Frost and 3D paper artist Sarah Bridgland at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Chicago Design Museum’s first show in their new home, Starts/Speculations; and Antoine de Galbert’s Le mur in Paris…

Glug Brighton

The next Glug event takes place in Brighton next Friday 18th July, at Circus Street Market, with creative talks, installations, pop-up shops and more…

Talent spotters: Sheffield Institute of Arts

As part of our Talent Spotters series of degree show reviews, TruthStudio’s Alex Szabo-Haslam and Michael Lindley select their favourite portfolios from Sheffield Institute of Arts’ graphic design exhibition…

Work in Progress

Ever more complex combinations of materials and processes are being employed by designers looking to create something special for a client. We talk to production specialist Simon Farrow of Progress Packaging about the latest trends and whether we are finally going to see the end of the designer tote bag

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Soviet Film Posters at GRAD in London, Photographer Tom Wood at Mostyn in Wales, FHK Henrion talk at St. Brides in London, Serigrafia Latin American screenprint show in Pasadena, Photographer Richard Mosse talks at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Patrick Cauldfield Prints in Cumbria, and Alpha-ville Exchange Multimedia conference at Rich Mix London …

Record sleeves of the month

A look at the most striking sleeve designs we’ve spotted in the past few weeks, including artwork for Mogwai, Arcade Fire and The Jezabels.

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