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Auction houses reach out to new audiences

The global art market is booming, and art auction houses, once perceived to be the preserve of the elite, are attracting new, more varied audiences. These changes can be seen in recent advertising for both Bonhams and Christie’s, which offers a more open vision of the modern auction house.

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Japanese poster art in Zürich, Pulitzer Prize Winning vintage photos in London, gig poster design at Flyposting #3 in Leeds, Richard Hamilton (times two) in London, photography from Philip-Lorca diCorcia at The Hepworth Wakefield, Supergraph graphic arts festival in Melbourne, Subversive Design in Brighton, and interactive photo exhibition The Darkroom in Rotterdam …

My life with Henrion

As a new book on the work of FHK Henrion is published by Unit Editions, we ask designer Ian Dennis what it was like to work the great man himself

Patrick Leigh Fermor: journey’s end

The final part of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s triology documenting his walk across Europe in the 1930s was published in September. Its cover by Ed Kluz, shown left, fulfilled an interesting brief – to offer something new but to keep in mind the tradition of Fermor’s illustrated covers, designed since the 1950s by the late John Craxton

The many faces of FHK Henrion

Adrian Shaughnessy’s new book on the designer FHK Henrion offers a detailed look at the work of a seminal figure who shifted from civic-minded poster artist to pioneer of corporate identity during his long career. We talk to Shaughnessy about Henrion’s reputation and why his name perhaps isn’t as widely known as it should be

Information is Beautiful Awards winners 2013

The winners of this year’s Information is Beautiful Awards were announced at a ceremony in London last night. We’ll be covering the subject in more detail in our January issue, but here’s a round-up of the top projects…

RCA’s Christmas cards for Tate

Students and graduates of the Royal College of Art’s School of Communications have designed a set of Christmas cards for Tate.

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead, including a variety of new exhibitions at the Museum of the Image in the Netherlands, global activities as part of The Big Draw, Mass Oberservation at The Photographer’s Gallery in London, work from the late photojournalist Tim Hetherington at Open Eye in Liverpool, Edinburgh Printmakers Open Doors Day, the 2013 Tokyo Photo fair, and a 35 ft long camera on display in Chicago.

Bridging the Gap

University-run enterprise schemes allow students to work on live commercial projects while studying. But how exactly do they operate, and are all students fairly rewarded?

Art Everywhere launches across 22,000 UK ad sites

The Art Everywhere project brings the work of 57 British artists to 22,000 outdoor advertising sites across the UK for two weeks. Mark Elwood, founding partner of creative agency 101, talks about the project and his agency’s involvement in it

Wieden + Kennedy’s unusual office space

Graphic designer Emily Forgot and 3D artist Laurie D have installed a monochrome office made of paper and card at Wieden + Kennedy’s London headquarters, allowing passers-by and internet users to watch the agency’s staff at work.

Flexible identity systems: all played out?

Once, identity systems were fixed, consistent and rigidly policed. So-called ‘flexible’ identities have changed all that, as Michael Johnson documents here. But, he asks, have they too now reached the end of the line?