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PJ Harvey at Somerset House

PJ Harvey is currently recording her ninth album in a specially constructed studio in the New Wing at Somerset House in London. And, as part of a project created with Artangel, members of the public can go in and watch her…

Erik Spiekermann

In a new ‘visual biography’ of his life in type and design, Erik Spiekermann is interviewed about his work – we have an extract, along with a Spiekermann timeline

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including In the Making at the Design Museum London, Visualized information design conference in New York, a talk on the graphic art of the Harry Potter films at St Brides in London, Kid Acne in Sheffield, David Bailey’s Stardust photography show in London, and radical dutch graphic designer Jan van Toorn at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art …

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including environmental graphic designer Deborah Sussman in LA, mixed media type and wood artwork from Scott Albrect in New York, photographer William Klein in Amsterdam, Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life in Liverpool, Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year in London, America Latina photography show in Paris, The Design & Typography of Louise Fili in New York, and Sebastiao Salgado’s Genesis project in Paris…

The Christmas Bauballs Are Back

Last year, we reported on Fallon ad agency’s distinctive Christmas tree decorations created to support men’s cancer charity Orchid. Well, the bauballs are back and this time are on sale at the House of Fraser. Plus there are a selection of special bauballs, signed by the likes of The Rolling Stones and Paul Weller, available for sale on eBay…

40 years of artwork

Virgin designers past and present discussed the joys and frustrations of designing music artwork last night, at a talk held as part of the record label’s 40th birthday celebrations.

How we made the March issue cover (and a new print)

For the cover of our London Underground special issue, we asked illustrator Robert Samuel Hanson to reference one of the tube network’s more esoteric posters and to envisage London in 150 years time. The full artwork is also set to be made into a print, available only with UK-based subscriptions to CR

Sale notice lettering

White, handpainted, deliberately crude lettering in the style once used on shop windows – it’s all over the place

When billboards rocked

Photographer Robert Landau started documenting the billboards of LA’s Sunset Strip in the 1970s, and has published a book collecting together images of some of the most iconic LA billboards of the 70s and 80s…

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