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CR September: Graduate issue

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 22 August 2014, 13:23

This year we've approached our graduate issue slightly differently. Covering the shows (and talent) on the blog, in print we decided to see just where a creative education can take you – from becoming production designer on Game of Thrones or Rihanna's creative director, to working as head of visual creative for Save the Children. The Shellsuit Zombie collective also present a guide to 'what next'; we explore what happens when advertising attempts to 'do good'; and, from new book TM, we finally get to the truth behind the creation of the Woolmark...

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Ikea launches charming interactive web campaign

Posted by Eliza Williams, 22 August 2014, 13:13

Ikea has launched a new web catalogue for the Norwegian market, created by ad agency SMFB and production company MediaMonks. Based around a family starting their day, the site features lots of cute interactive moments, alongside lots of great-looking Ikea products, but is it enough to grab attention online?

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What a failed pitch looks like

Posted by Gemma Germains, 22 August 2014, 11:52

There are many reasons why a pitch tanks, writes Gemma Germains of Well Made studio. Price and strategy are the go-to excuses, but that's only half the story. No client will admit work is won and lost on personality. No client will admit you irritated them...

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Deborah Sussman, 1931-2014

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 21 August 2014, 11:11

Deborah Sussman, centre, in 1965

We were very sad to learn of the death of the designer Deborah Sussman yesterday. As a champion of bold and brightly-coloured supergraphics, epitomised in her work for the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, her creations were much loved by designers and the public alike. Here, we republish our profile of her from our January issue...

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Bombay Bicycle Club tour visuals

Posted by Antonia Wilson, 21 August 2014, 10:00

Bombay Bicycle Club's hypnotic visuals for their recent tour made for a sensory-stimulating show, and they stood-out as the new experiential players at major festivals this summer including dreamy Suffolk weekender Latitude and the hedonistic paradise of Glastonbury. We talk to filmmaker Anna Ginsburg and video designer Adam Young about what it took to create the impressive stage aesthetic and why intensifying the audience's live show tingle is so important.

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Dave McKean art for Terror and Wonder show

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 21 August 2014, 9:30

The British Library's forthcoming Terror and Wonder exhibition devoted to all things Gothic is set to open this October – this morning a six metre high poster featuring the work of comic book artist and illustrator Dave McKean was unveiled on site...

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Ideas Foundation's Creative Media Camp

Posted by Rachael Steven, 21 August 2014, 8:48

Earlier this month, creative charity the Ideas Foundation invited CR to the finale of its Creative Media Camp: an annual week-long summer scheme giving 15 to 19-year-old students an insight into advertising...

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Hans Hillmann exhibition at Kemistry Gallery

Posted by Eliza Williams, 20 August 2014, 9:55

Opening tomorrow at the Kemistry Gallery in London is an exhibition that celebrates the stunning, graphics-led film posters of German designer Hans Hillmann, who died in May this year.

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We Buy White Albums

Posted by Rachael Steven, 19 August 2014, 16:14

For the past eight years, US artist Rutherford Chang has been collecting first edition pressings of the Beatles' 1968 White Album. His collection is now on display at FACT in Liverpool until mid-September...

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Comic Sans for Cancer opens tonight

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 19 August 2014, 15:26

Two hundred posters are going on show tonight at The Proud Archivist in London, each with a similar aim in mind – to make something eye-catching using Comic Sans and raise money for Cancer Research UK in the process. Ahead of the opening of Comic Sans for Cancer, the curators sent us a selection of the posters that will be exhibited...

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