Stefan Sagmeister

Kessels Kramer don’t like advertising: hear why

Don’t like advertising? This could be the book for you. KesselsKramer is launching its latest tome, Advertising For People Who Don’t Like Advertising, next week in London with a talk by KK creative directors Erik Kessels and Dave Bell, along with Steve Henry

Thanks But…

Sometimes the work that never made it is more interesting than the work that did – Thanks But No Thanks is a show of rejected work gathered from designers and illustrators in Europe and the US. On Sunday May 6 the work will be auctioned to raise money for Battersea Dogs’ Home

A welcome new design event

An array of top speakers, a great venue, cheap tickets and proceeds going to a good cause – the Cheltenham Design Festival is a very welcome addition to the design conference scene

Isn’t there a better way to buy design?

Growing numbers of designers are refusing to pitch for work. Not just unpaid pitches, any pitch at all. Pitching, they say, is bad for designers, bad for clients and produces bad work. They have a point

Hillman Curtis

New York-based designer and filmmaker Hillman Curtis, whose series of documentaries profiled leading figures in the creative industries, has died aged just 51

Cheltenham Design Festival this weekend

The inaugural Cheltenham Design Festival kicks off this weekend, with talks from Stefan Sagmeister, Simon Waterfall, Bruce Duckworth, Lucy Holmes, Jenny Coe, Sir John Sorrell, Stephen Bayley and the festival president, Sir John Hegarty.

The Creative Review iPad App

The Creative Review iPad app is (finally) here, with exclusive content and updates throughout each month for your viewing and reading pleasure. A free sample is available now

Revert to type

In 1991 , the emergence of new digital technologies was opening up the design of typefaces to a generation keen to push the limits of language and the very definition of what a font could be. Fuse, the experimental publication launched that year by Jon Wozencroft and Neville Brody, gave such designers a platform. As a new book brings together its 18 issues in one volume, Mark Sinclair reviews Fuse’s important, perhaps overlooked, contribution to graphic design

CR April issue: Fuse and more

Creative Review’s April issue includes a ten-page special issue on Neville Brody and Jon Wozencroft’s highly influential publication, Fuse, plus charity ads get personal, Marina Willer, experimental books, the most beautiful tickets you ever saw and lots more all wrapped up in a cover by Mr Brody himself

Dublin’s inspirational OFFSET festival 2012

Summarising a design conference as rich as last weekend’s OFFSET in Dublin in a single blog post is something of a tall order. Speakers included Stefan Sagmeister, Seymour Chwast, Von, and Friends With You – and that was just day one…

OFFSET 2012

This is the view that awaits the likes of Paula Scher and Michael Bierut from Pentagram, Kyle Cooper, Stefan Sagmeister, Seymour Chwast, Erik Kessels, Friends With You and Shepard Fairey – all of whom are set to deliver talks at this year’s OFFSET festival in Dublin…

Are you a design nerd?

DESIGNerd is a new trivia game venture, devised by Brisbane-based graphic designer Kevin Finn of Finn Creative. The first three limited edition packs of ‘100+ Graphic Design Questions by’ have recently launched with each pack’s questions devised by a different designer…