Creating an identity for an 800-year-old church that will attract a new audience, without alienating its existing one, is a challenging task. But since launching early this year, Spy Studio’s branding for Oxford’s University Church has had a positive response from both newcomers and loyal visitors. We spoke to associate priest Alan Ramsey, a former designer, and Spy director Ben Duckett about the thinking behind the church’s new look.
What’s it like to be a young, female, Muslim designer? How does one’s faith affect the work done and the career path taken? Sabika Hassan is about to graduate from Manchester School of Art. Dave Sedgwick from StudioDBD talked to her about life at university, her faith and her hopes for her future career
It’s degree show season, which means that, once again, everyone here at CR will be getting round as many shows as possible in our search for the most exciting new talent emerging from universities this year in our Talentspotting programme. If you are planning on going to the shows yourself, check out our handy guide here plus find out how you can show us your work
A new exhibition at New York’s Society of Illustrators showcases three decades of artwork commissioned by the city’s Metropolitan Transport Authority, from posters and prints to mosaics and collage.
Our latest pick of new typography includes a digital version of Milton Glaser’s stencil typeface by Rick Banks, a project to document Leicester Print Workshop’s letterpress collection, new releases from Robert Holmkvist and Stefan Kjartansson and a new online type foundry selling work by students at Lausanne’s University of Art and Design.
In his new book Champagne and Wax Crayons, illustrator and art director Ben Tallon offers some wise advice for students, graduates, and creatives interested in freelancing. Below are a series of extracts from the book, offering some helpful tips on charging for work, choosing an agent, building your network and finding your style.
Opening in Suffolk this Friday is a free exhibition showcasing 50 years of work by the late lettering artist, designer and engraver Michael Renton – a collection that was nearly destroyed after he died unexpectedly in 2001.