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CR February: Ken Garland and more

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Posted by Creative Review, 25 January 2013, 11:40    Permalink    Comments (0)

The February 13 print issue of Creative Review features a major interview with one of the great figures of British design, Ken Garland. Plus we delve into Heineken's advertising archives, debate stock vs commissioned photography and report on a new exhibition for punk legend Linder


Mark Sinclair interviews Ken Garland on the eve of the publication of a major retrospective book on his life and work from Unit Editions. Our cover this month was designed by Justin Thomas Kay and features a typeface which Kay created based on the cover of Garland's Graphics Handbook. Buy your copy here.


Also in the issue, Emma Tucker meets German duo Marcus Wendt and Vera-Maria Glahn, founders of digital art and generative design studio Field


Linder in Paris: Gavin Lucas discusses the illustrator and artist’s new Paris show with its designers APFEL and with the lady herself.


Bottle Bank: Anna Richardson Taylor delves into the Heineken advertising archive


Stock or Shot? Can you tell the difference anymore? Photographers' agenct Lisa Pritchard and consultant Zoe Whishaw debate the relative merits of commissioned photography versus image library pictures


And in Crit: Women in Graphic Design: Rebecca Wright of Graphic Design& reviews a new book tackling the gender imbalance in the design industry


Gordon Comstock on the Instagram row and why, while money can’t make people like you, an ad agency just might be able to. This Designer’s Life: Daniel Benneworth-Gray becomes a Designer Dad


Jeremy Leslie on magazine apps opting for a simpler approach


Michael Evamy on the lessons for design from The University of California logo row and Paul Belford on a deceptively ‘normal’ Chivas Regal layout which is really rather radical



Plus, in our Gallery competition, you can win this James Jarvis-designed skateboard


Jarvis also features in our Monograph subscriber-only supplement this month which features a selection of his favourite work made for Amos, the company set up by James Jarvis, Sofia Prantera and Russell Waterman, and run by Jarvis and Waterman from 2002 to 2012. It was best known for the toys that it produced from Jarvis’s artwork, but Amos’s practice also incorporated licensed graphics, cartoon strips, publishing, the curation of a music festival and the design of a crazy golf hole. The graphic work presented in Monograph this month reflects Amos’s diverse cultural influences: agitprop, Bauhaus, Alfred Bestall, Conan the Barbarian, Kraftwerk, philosophy, psychedelia and Repo Man.


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