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Design on the picket line

Craig Oldham’s In Loving Memory of Work, a survey of the protest graphics emerging from the miners’ strike, is a powerful, personal story

Design Manchester

The second edition of creative festival Design Manchester begins next week, with a ten day programme of talks, exhibitions and workshops taking place across the city. Here’s a look at some of this year’s highlights…

Bags of Style

For fashion brands, the humble carrier bag is transformed into a canvas for creativity, a mobile billboard and a highly collectible cultural artefact. But its days may be numbered

Nick Asbury

Nick Asbury has a way with words; whether they’re written for a studio brief, or a personal project. He is the designer’s writer

Glory Glory

Designers Nick Blakeman, Alex Brown and Craig Oldham have curated an exhibition of typographic posters based on football chants, on display tonight in East London.

Once In Every celebrates UCLan alumni

Every 20 years, Preston stages a unique celebration of crafts and trades – the Preston Guild. This year’s event will include an exhibition marking the work of former students of the leading art and design school based in the city

Webby Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 16th annual Webby Awards have been announced, honouring the most exciting developments in digital over the past year. There are a vast number of gongs awarded at Webby, but here’s our selection of the ones most relevant to our readership.

CR Annual: graphics picks

Over the next week, we will be posting about our judges’ choices for this year’s CR Annual, discussing the decisions and picking out some highlights. First up, graphic design


January’s best work includes Thunderbid stamps, the most amazing beat box video ever, a calendar of endangered species, and the future of Mexico City

New stamps honour comic icons

The Royal Mail has issued ten new stamps celebrating some of the best-known characters from British comics. The stamps are timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of The Dandy

CR Quiz of the Year: the answers

Just before Christmas we set readers a fiendish quiz based on the year in the wonderful world of visual communications. How did you do?


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