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Pentagram’s Kurt Koepfle answers questions on how the agency uses blogging and social networking to promote its work

The ever-evolving catalogue

An unusual show is currently taking place at the Jerwood Space in London: three artists have taken over the gallery and, starting from nothing, have been building an exhibition over the past month. The catalogue for the show, designed by The Partners, is similarly experimental…

They Sell! We Buy!

DR-SI™ (Proto-Sat Nav Locator), SoYo™, North of Nowhere™ (1993)
In the March issue of CR we broke the news that the Designers Republic, one of the most influential graphic design studios of the past 20 years, had closed its doors. Here, Rick Poynor looks back at the studio’s work and assesses its lasting influence…

They sell! We buy!

The Designers Republic, one of the most influential graphic design studios of the past 20 years, has closed its doors. Rick Poynor looks back at the studio’s work and assesses its lasting influence

What Would You Like To Ask D&AD?

Garrick Hamm of Williams Murray Hamm has just taken over as the new president of D&AD. On the 20 October, CR will be interviewing him about his plans for the coming year. Following the debate engendered here and here after this year’s D&AD Awards, we have decided to give readers the chance to submit questions for Hamm which we will ask on your behalf

D&AD And Graphic Design: What Next?

While the advertising community was celebrating at this year’s D&AD Awards and rightly so (see results here), many designers looked on aghast. The reason? There are no D&AD awards in graphic design this year. Not one. Not a single yellow pencil was awarded in any of the graphics categories. Now what?

Lost: the D in D&AD

Hat-Trick Design was nominated for its Lest We Forget stamp in Graphic Design,
one of only two nominations in graphics categories this year
While an unprecedented six Golds were handed out at last night’s D&AD awards, the Graphic Design section produced just two nominations and no pencils. We asked former D&AD President, Michael Johnson, and Sean Perkins of North why they think graphics was so under-represented (last year seven Silvers and four nominations were awarded in the section) and what D&AD – and indeed the wider design community – should do to change this situation in the future…

D&AD Awards: The Gold Rush

Earlier this evening a record six Black Pencils were handed out in an unprecedented act of judicial generosity at D&AD’s 2008 Awards. Apple scooped two (making it the biggest single winner of the coveted Gold Award to date, with six since 1999) and it was a very good year for advertising categories, with The Partners’ Grand Tour initiative for The National Gallery picking up a Gold; and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Projector Inc. also winning for online campaigns (no Graphics awards though, of which more here and here). Oh and that Gorilla made a brief appearance as well…

Art Directors Club Award For CR

Creative Review was one of several UK-based winners at the Art Directors Club awards in New York last week, picking up a silver for our Monograph series.