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Further thoughts on a flag for the ‘former’ United Kingdom

Last September, Scotland decided to remain part of the United Kingdom, but with the SNP’s significant presence in Westminster, Scottish independence is still firmly on the political agenda. Quentin Newark follows up his previous post on what the UK flag might look like should Scotland eventually become a separate nation and, in light of what other nations have done, looks at some more design ideas

New designs: Alexander Boxill, Freytag Anderson, Heydays and more

Our latest pick of new designs includes a ten logo system for a Norwegian concert hall by Oslo studio Heydays, a charming series of letterpress posters for the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft and a clever visual identity for an architectural studio by Freytag Anderson. First, though, is Alexander Boxill’s work for the 2015 Lovie Awards…

Beyond the record sleeve

Despite the doom and gloom about the death of the record sleeve, Simon Moore says there’s never been a more creatively exciting time for a designer to work in music

Portraying Parkinson’s

A powerful poster campaign for Parkinson’s UK uses 26 imagemakers to portray the many symptoms of this debilitating disease

Go With the Flo

Frustrated by a lack of opportunities to ‘make things’, Flo Heiss has become the latest digital advertising pioneer to leave major agency life behind

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

Flexible identity systems: all played out?

Once, identity systems were fixed, consistent and rigidly policed. So-called ‘flexible’ identities have changed all that, as Michael Johnson documents here. But, he asks, have they too now reached the end of the line?

Type Only

Type Only, the forthcoming book from Unit Editions, looks at contemporary graphic design that relies solely on typography, unsupported by illustration or photography, to get its message across. In his essay for the book, CR’s Mark Sinclair explores the roots of a design technique which has been reinvigorated by a new generation of practitioners. Here, alongside an edited version of his text, we feature some of the radical type-based projects selected for inclusion in the book

Art on rugs

Next week, eleven new graphic artworks, each by a different image maker, will go on display at London’s Dray Walk Gallery in the form of one-off, hand woven rugs…

Fit: Olympics-inspired posters by designers

When the 2012 Olympics artists posters were released last year, a collective howl of protest arose from the graphic design community: why weren’t we given the chance to do these? Well now they have been

Tomato directs new MSN film

Tomato has directed a new 60 second film through agency Beattie McGuinness Bungay, designed to relaunch MSN as an up to the minute provider of news and entertainment online resource…

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