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New Age Thinking

The ageing populations of Western economies pose huge social and political challenges, but they also offer a great opportunity. Patrick Burgoyne reports

Getting old

Rather than seeing ageing as a problem and old people as a burden, shouldn’t we start thinking about all the positives that an older population can contribute to our society? A two-day conference will bring together designers, artists, policy makers and employers to start a new conversation about what it means to get old

Virgin Records: 40 years of disruptions

Virgin Records’ 40th birthday is being marked by an exhibition reminding us of the contribution it made not just to music but also to the visual culture of the past four decades

CR November issue: pistols, paranoia and publishing

In the November issue of Creative Review, we look back at 40 years of Virgin Records, go coast to coast with Levi’s, explore the future of print publishing and tell one man’s story of love, fatherhood and how graphic design can get you arrested in modern America

Virgin Records celebrates 40 years of disruption

Virgin Records is launching an exhibition, an art book and a compilation CD as part of a campaign to celebrate its 40th birthday. CR spoke to designer Adrian Shaughnessy, who is working the project, to find out more.

Hiding in plain sight

Logos that actively conceal a brand’s identity can be confusing, but they’re also a clever way of getting noticed, argues our resident corporate identity expert

The iPad May edition

This month on the CR iPad edition, we’ve got an iPad exclusive profile on Sebastian Edge, the photographer who builds his own cameras, a peek inside Gestalten’s new book Iron Curtain Graphics, some vintage London transport maps, a look at Mark Jenkins’ surreal urban sculptures, and Brooklyn street artist FAILE’s latest project, using over a thousand handmade tiles. We also take a closer look at some of the pioneers of the modern gig poster scene, and illustrator Hattie Stewart’s ongoing Megazines project…

The none-of-your-business card

The humble business card is a long-term staple of graphic design books and awards: a chance to show some ingenuity in making that all-important first impression. This is Real Art has come up with a nice idea in this tradition for human rights watchdog Privacy International

Unusual music formats of the month

It would appear that packaging your album or music release in a jewel case just isn’t the done thing in 2012. Here are some new music packages (from Kindness, Anxieteam, and DJ Food) that disregard music packaging convention…

Photography Annual Motion Category winners

This year’s Photography Annual included a brand new moving image category, which was judged by the CR editorial staff. Winners in this category included Carl Warner’s animated short for Findus, Adam Hinton’s work for the War Child charity, Dean Chalkley’s documentary ‘Young Souls’, which looks at the contemporary Northern Soul scene, and Dave Young’s ‘Everyone has a story’

Exhibition: Hand.Written.Letter.Project

Craig Oldham began his Hand.Written.Letter.Project (HWLP) by inviting a selection of leading designers and image makers to simply share their thoughts in the form of a handwritten letter on their own letterhead. Now over 100 handwritten responses are being exhibited at London’s KK Outlet until 27 August…

Artworker

NAO (National Audit Office)

Junior Designer

National Theatre