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Crispin Finn Plan Ahead

Around this time of year CR is inundated with promotional calendars and the occasional diary as gifts. Most of them, to be honest, end up being filed under R (for Recycling) as it would seem that making a genuinely covetable calendar, that’s both practical and good looking, isn’t easy. So it was with some considerable delight that we found ourselves positively cooing over a year planner this morning here at CR towers…

New Musical Packages

It’s been a while since we posted up some fresh-looking musical packages and what with everyone (at last!) talking about “renewing value in music releases” we thought now was a good time to show a few things that have caught our eye recently for one reason or another…

James Joyce Exhibition at Kemistry

Drawings And Other Objects opens at London’s Kemistry Gallery later this week and is designer and illustrator James Joyce’s first solo gallery exhibition…

Obey Obama

Shepard Fairey is well known for his prolific stickering and flyposting of his propaganda-style images. While we at CR are well aware of his ability to stick his images just about anywhere in any city, we’re still surprised to see his the two hot-off-the-press posters he’s created in support of Senator Barack Obama…

Best Degree Show Work 2007: Illustration

Understanding (detail) by Samantha Briggs, Camberwell College of Art
Following on from my post on some of the best photography we’d seen at the recent graduate degree shows, we’ve now picked some of our favourite pieces of work shown by illustrators. As you’ll see, there were a huge range of techniques and styles on show, not to mention big differences in scale: from Sawa Tanaka’s delicate rice paper prints, to Samantha Briggs’ enormous drawn installation at Camberwell College of Arts. Shown above is a detail from Briggs’ piece, Understanding, an axonometric drawing examining the atmosphere and familiarity of structured space (a supermarket), which took up an entire wall at the college.