Sony World Photography Awards: professional and overall winners announced

The professional and overall category winners for the Sony World Photography Awards were announced last night, with Sara Naomi Lewkowicz from New York winning the L’Iris d’Or Photographer of the Year Award, for her series Shane and Maggie. Other prizes went to Mary Ellen Mark, who was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award, along with the Professional category winners, and overall winners for the Open, Student Focus, Youth, and Books categories.

Evian Spider-baby spot launches

The much-anticipated latest ad in the Evian baby series has launched today, this time bringing a Spider-baby into the world. CR talks to BETC Paris ECD Filip Nilsson to get the lowdown on the new spot…

Centrefold: the Nokia Lumia issue

The latest issue of large format arts and fashion magazine Centrefold features some striking photography shot using Nokia Lumia smartphones.

Sony World Photography Awards winners

The winners of the of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced today, for the Open, Youth and National prizes. The World Photography Organisation selected the winning images from over 70,000 entries from across the world, from photographers who are enthusiasts and amateurs, rather than professionals.

Q&A with photographer Frank Hallam Day

We talk to Washington-based Frank Hallam Day about his work as a photographer, the beauty of ship hulls, and secretly shooting trailers at night …

Four fonts walk into a bar…

Illustrator Andy Smith has created a range of joke-themed prints, books and coasters for a new solo show at Bristol’s Soma Gallery

Six New Ads To Watch

This week’s round up brings together new ads for VW, Pepsi Max, the Sochi Paralympics, Sony and Widerøe Airlines. First up though is the follow-up to last year’s hugely successful dancing pony spot for mobile network 3. This one continues the ‘silly stuff’ theme and features a little girl and her singing pet cat – but does it live up to expectation?

Kate Moross: Make Your Own Luck

Art director and illustrator Kate Moross has published a book offering advice for aspiring creatives and a look at her impressive career so far…

Apple vs. Sony

Apple and Sony have both released major commercials this week. The two films have many similarities: they are both ultimately centred on product, yet also come with a hefty side order of idealism. So who wins in this battle of the tech behemoths?

Schwartz gets explosive in new ad

Herb and spice brand Schwartz has released a striking new ad to promote its Flavour Shots products. The ad sees several tons of black peppercorns, cardamon, turmeric, paprika, cumin seeds, ginger, chili and coriander explode in time to a piece of music composed by MJ Cole…

Enduring Properties

A new documentary on the life and work of the legendary John Webster reminds us of his great skill in creating loveable advertising ‘properties’. And while they may not be the coolest aspect of modern communications, great characters can still be extremely valuable to brands