CR’s Designer of the Year: Matt Willey

CR’s Designer of the Year honour is an integral part of our Annual issue and is usually awarded to a studio. But for 2014 we are giving it to an individual: Matt Willey. Here, we look back at some of his recent work and talk to him about his fantastic year in editorial design

Relive The Games

London studio, Design by St, was commissioned by The Times to showcase the newspaper’s recent Olympics coverage in a new book. The Games documents Team GB’s finest moments of London 2012

Studio8 to close

Zoë Bather and Matt Willey, the founders of Studio8 Design, have announced that the London-based design consultancy is to close in May

Arem Duplessis at EDO

Last week the Editorial Design Organisation played host to Arem Duplessis, design director of The New York Times Magazine and one of the most respected magazine designers working today. I went along to hear him talk through his body of work

SHOP Magazine cover illustrations

Next week London’s Kemistry Gallery will showcase a selection of the SHOP Magazine’s 2011 cover artwork commissioned from a host of illustrators all commissioned by art directors Studio8…


The best work from December includes independent arts magazine Elephant, Nike’s training club app, Nokia’s Poodle Loop and Three Drunk Monkey’s guide dog interview ad.

PORT magazine launches

The self-styled “intelligent magazine for men”, new UK quarterly PORT is out today. We spoke to editor Dan Crowe and co-creative director Kuchar Swara about what it takes to bring a new men’s title into being and why they still have faith in print

New York marks the end of the 00s

To mark the end of the decade we still can’t get used to calling the ‘noughties’, New York magazine invited imagemakers to come up with their own takes on 00

Apeloig wins top ISTD prize

Philippe Apeloig won the Overall prize at this year’s International Society of Typographic Designers awards


Milton Keynes