Shepard Fairey

Beautiful Losers

“The nerds are the dispossessed who will inherit the creative earth.” Mike Mills in Beautiful Losers

Fairey Wins Design Museum Prize

Though dogged by continuing copyright controversy, Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster was named as the Brit Insurance Design of the Year last night.

Design Awards ’09 Category Winners

Italian Vogue – A Black Issue, July 2008, fashion category winner
The winners in each category of the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 have been announced, ahead of an overall winner that will be revealed at a gala ceremony at the Design Museum in London on March 18.

Shepard Fairey’s Earth Hour Poster

Fairey’s poster for Earth Hour
Following the success of his Obama poster, Shepard Fairey has been commissioned to create a poster to advertise this year’s Earth Hour.

Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Show

Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster and The Guardian’s infographics both appear in the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year show which opens today at London’s Design Museum
When the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Show debuted last year it had a mixed reaction. ‘Good first attempt, but plenty to think about for next time’ seemed to be the consensus. This year’s exhibition opens today – CR went along to the private view…

N.A.S.A. – One Album, Six Different Covers

Album artwork by Shepard Fairey
We’ve seen some collaborative projects in our time here at CR – but the forthcoming debut album by N.A.S.A., entitled The Spirit Of Apollo (due out February 16 on Anti-) stands apart: it comes with no less than five interchangeable covers by Shepard Fairey, Sage Vaughn, The Date Farmers, Marcel Dzama and Mark Gonzales…

Great New Videos

Bubblicious by Rex The Dog, directed by Geoffroy De Crecy, production company: Partizan
Here’s a selection of some of the best videos to pass through CR Towers lately, kicking off with this charming hand-made promo from Geoffroy De Crecy for Rex The Dog track, Bubblicious.

Hope and Hokum

The political cult of personality didn’t die with Stalin, as
David Crowley discovers in a new book of campaign posters

Lambe Lambe

Hand-set letterpress posters once covered the streets of São Paulo, Brazil. Gallery owner Baixo Ribeiro explains how he is attempting to revive this dying art by working with local artists on a new book

Brit Insurance Design Awards Nominees

Barack Obama poster by Shepard Fairey, nominated for the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 in the Graphic Design category by CR’s Patrick Burgoyne
The nominations for the awkwardly titled Brit Insurance Design Awards 2009 have been announced, ahead of an exhibition that will be held at the Design Museum in London from February next year. As with last year’s awards, the inclusion of most aspects of design (including architecture, fashion, furniture, graphic design, interactive, product and transport) makes for an eclectic, but interesting, list.