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Alison Carmichael: Exquisite Handjobs

Alison Carmichael has practically cornered the market for hand-lettering in UK advertising. CR’s Gavin Lucas met her to find out the secret of her success… website

While much of the world is rejoicing at Barack Obama’s decision to close down Guantanamo and the secret prisons, there still remains the use of torture within military prisons around the world

CR March Issue

The March issue of Creative Review is out on Wednesday 18 February and has features on Jan von Holleben, Self Help Graphics & Art, Harry Beck, Crispin Porter Bogusky and more…

Bollywood posters

Inspiration can be found in the strangest of places

Charity Ads: A More Mature Approach?

Kids Company by AMV.BBDO. Art direction/ design: Paul Cohen. Copy­writer: Mark Fairbanks. Photography: Thom Atkinson
The unscrupulous among the advertising community have often tended to look upon charity accounts less as an opportunity to help those in need and more as a chance to help themselves. Is a more mature approach emerging?

Conference Goa

Patrick Burgoyne reports from Kyoorius Design Yatra, India’s burgeoning creative community conference

Kyoorius Design Yatra Day1

CR is here in rainy Goa for India’s biggest gathering of designers, the Kyoorius Design Yatra. Today we found out what Tyler Brûlé’s Monocle was originally called, why elephants are like design and that monsoon is the most romantic time of the year…

Bush: the Guilty Party?

Reprieve, the legal action charity founded by Clive Stafford Smith, helps prisoners who are facing execution, particularly those who are outside the reach of the law because of the ‘war on terror’, including those incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay. This Is Real Art has been working with them in order to raise awareness, making this short film among other things…

The State of Art Direction

Is this the best art direction in the world? DDB Johannesburg wins the Press Grand Prix at Cannes 08 with its campaign for Energizer
In the April issue of CR, art director Paul Cohen lamented the state of art direction within advertising. According to Cohen, the profession is in decline, under-appreciated by clients as well as agencies, with a basic understanding of art direction’s function in advertising seemingly lost. Cohen’s article got us thinking…