Thoughtful

New type: Akatre, Erik Spiekermann, Dazed, The Northern Block & more

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.

Are older women finally in fashion?

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?

Pessimistic misanthrope

To coincide with a retrospective of his work at the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo, the artist and illustrator Paul Davis talks to writer Tim Rich

Colour and sunshine

Inspired by the warmth and light of the Mediterranean, fast food chain Leon has developed a distinctive identity with a personal touch

Finca La Prospera

The CR Photography Annual 2014: Sophie Ebrard’s intimate series Finca La Prospera, capturing a Buenos Aires family. As chosen by Jess Crombie, Save the Children

Financier: a new typeface family for the Financial Times

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

The best of D&AD New Blood 2014

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

Cannes’s problem with Design

Is the Cannes Lions Design category a credible showcase of the best design work of the year? And why were so many design consultancy creative directors unhappy with this year’s selection?

Peter Saville helps open up museum’s industrial heritage

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

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