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CR August: the Education issue

Our August issue takes Education as its theme with features on tech in the classroom, the design of schools, New York designer-cum-educator James Victore and what life is really like on the frontline of creative education today

Living Mural transforms Sydney Opera House

As part of the annual Vivid Sydney festival the huge ‘sails’ of the Sydney Opera House are transformed into an artist’s canvas. This year, a project conceived by UK studio Universal Everything completely illuminates the building with a 15-minute animation sequence made by 22 different artists

Ads of the Week

This week’s advertising round-up has it all: an interactive ad, an Instagram ad, even a few TV spots. Kicking off proceedings though is this lovely, Captain Pugwash-esque poster campaign for the English National Opera’s forthcoming Pirates of Penzance show, directed by Mike Leigh…

Ads of the Week

It’s a comedic Ads of the Week this time, opening with a surprisingly light-hearted ad for Nike, directed by Matthew Frost, of Fashion Film fame…

Spin designs a new visual identity for UCA

Design studio Spin has created a new visual identity for the University for the Creative Arts, a group of art and design colleges in Kent and Surrey. We spoke to Spin’s Tony Brook and UCA vice chancellor Simon Ofield-Kerr about why the university needed a rebrand and the thinking behind the new look…

Thought for food

Thanks to its heritage in art publishing, when Phaidon moved into food and cookery books the results were always going to be appetising

For Mash get Shake ‘n’ Vac

Despite regular reposts of its demise, the art of the advertising jingle has never quite gone away – just ask Gio Compario. Then cover your ears

New type from Sawdust, Fontsmith, Benoît Bodhuin & more

Our latest monthly pick of great new type designs, projects and events includes a bespoke typeface for fashion blog Nasty Gal, type in motion at Liverpool’s FACT gallery, skeletal letterforms from Sawdust and a lovely animated film promoting Font Font’s Open Type Web Fonts.

Bus Stop Not in Use, but sign now in use as bag

Transport for London’s ‘Bus Stop Not in Use’ signs inevitably cause some level of frustration for the capital’s bus passengers, but designer Keith Gray has reworked these messages of disruption into a series of courier-style bags

Bombay Bicycle Club tour visuals

Bombay Bicycle Club’s hypnotic visuals for their recent tour made for a sensory-stimulating show, and they stood-out as the new experiential players at major festivals this summer including dreamy Suffolk weekender Latitude and the hedonistic paradise of Glastonbury. We talk to filmmaker Anna Ginsburg and video designer Adam Young about what it took to create the impressive stage aesthetic and why intensifying the audience’s live show tingle is so important.

Comic Sans for Cancer opens tonight

Two hundred posters are going on show tonight at The Proud Archivist in London, each with a similar aim in mind – to make something eye-catching using Comic Sans and raise money for Cancer Research UK in the process. Ahead of the opening of Comic Sans for Cancer, the curators sent us a selection of the posters that will be exhibited

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