Our latest pick of new type includes new releases from The Northern Block, Monotype and Dalton Maag, a custom design for New York magazine, some striking type by Akatre in fashion magazine Mother and a new Laurence King book edited by A2’s Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel.
Fashion ads are filled with cool older women at the moment, from Joan Didion for Céline and Joni Mitchell for Saint Laurent, to Helen Mirren for L’Oreal and Charlotte Rampling for Nars. Does this mean that brands are finally waking up to the style – and the buying power – of the older generations?
An integral part of the recent redesign of the Financial Times was Kris Sowersby’s new typeface family, Financier. Here, the Wellington-based designer and founder of Klim Type foundry offers a detailed account of the newspaper’s typographic journey – charting a range of influences from the new FT grid to the work of Eric Gill
Once again D&AD New Blood has taken over Spitalfields Market in London, which has played host to the enormous graduate fair since 2012. As one of the judges of ‘best stand’, CR was lucky enough to have a look around prior to the opening – and so here are some of our highlights
Vicki Smith, studio planning manager for 3sixtymedia, (and Nottingham Trent design grad), selects her favourite work from the Manchester School of Art 2014 graduate show, Alwaysallwaysland.
Walker Simpson Architects worked with designer Peter Saville to create a new set of gates for the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. The result aims to strip back the look of the site to its industrial past, and incorporates a distinctive diagonal band into the design