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Build: Site Update

Posted: March 27th, 2012 | Author: Original Linkage | Filed under: Design, studio | Comments Off Build have rebuilt their site!


Atelier Olschinsky

Posted: March 27th, 2012 | Author: modernstyle | Filed under: Art, Design, Illustration, Web | Comments Off cities-iv-04 A small creative studio based in Vienna, Austria, with amazing work. http://www.olschinsky.at/

DIS Magazine: (.Y.) Breast Dressed

Posted: March 27th, 2012 | Author: Alex Moshakis | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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DIS Magazine – an online “fashion, art, and commerce publication” – eschew contemporary trends, preferring instead to create their own. Their features – which right now include “helpful” tips on maximising bag width, and a short piece on artist Nicolas Fernández – are regularly internet-tainted and at times hilariously challenging. But have any been as outrageously gaudy – as uncompromisingly provocative – as this Spring-inspired shoot? Should we laugh, or be mad? Probably a bit of both, while also noting that few other magazines are driving fashion editorial forward in such a resolutely irreverent way. (Read more)

www.dismagazine.com/breast-dressed


More paper toy making fun at Pick Me Up

Posted: March 27th, 2012 | Author: Creative Review | Filed under: Art, Illustration | Comments Off

Last Friday afternoon CR hosted a paper toy making workshop at the Pick Me Up graphic art fair currently running in Somerset House. It was so popular, we've been asked back again by the organisers to host some more paper toy-making fun...

After reading our feature on paper toys in the December 2011 issue of Creative Review (above), the organisers of Pick Me Up asked us if we could host a paper toy making workshop. We immediately got in touch with Tougui, the Paris-based illustrator who created a toy template specially for us to include in our December issue.

Although Tougui couldn't make it in person to the workshop, he said he'd be delighted for his template to be used in the workshop so PMU had a couple of hundred templates printed, scored and kiss-cut so all the component parts of the toy could be pressed out rather than requiring fiddly use of a scissors or scalpel.

Last Friday afternoon we placed the templates, a few copies of our December issue with the paper toy feature in it, and a whole lot of Pritt Stick and colouring pencils and markers on a big table to see what would happen. Over 70 people of all ages came along and made and customised a toy over the course of the afternoon:

CR's Gav will be back at Somerset House hosting another paper toy making workshop this Thursday from 11am through to 3pm in the event space at Pick Me Up. So if this looks like fun, come and get involved on Thursday!

Creative Review paper toy making workshop, Thursday March 29, 11am-3pm at Pick Me Up, Embankment Galleries, Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA

somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/pick-me-up-2012

Our thanks to Tougui for providing the brilliant template design specially for us - and also to all the staff at Pick Me Up and everyone who came down and customised a Tougui toy. See more photos from the first workshop here

CR in Print

Thanks for visiting the CR website, but if you are not also reading CR in print you're missing out. Our April issue has a cover by Neville Brody and a fantastic ten-page feature on Fuse, Brody's publication that did so much to foster typographic experimentation in the 90s and beyond. We also have features on charity advertising and new Pentagram partner Marina Willer. Rick Poynor reviews the Electric Information Age and Adrian Shaughnessy meets the CEO of controversial crowdsourcing site 99designs. All this plus the most beautiful train tickets you ever saw and a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at Thunderbirds in our Monograph supplement

The best way to make sure you receive CR in print every month is to subscribe – you will also save money and receive our award-winning Monograph booklet every month. You can do so here.


Homa Delvaray

Posted: March 27th, 2012 | Author: Bryony Quinn | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Homa Delvaray is a designer and art director hailing from Karaj, Iran. Her body of work is a fascinating trip and not only because her site does wild things when you navigate about it. Full of highly dimensional type for covers and posters, the work pulls in traditional calligraphic styles, bold colours and byzantine patterning plus “modern elemental forms,” icons and visual indicators and technology. It’s a consistently unusual and striking portfolio that appeals on many levels – for example, I can’t actually read what they say so without the context of their content, for me, they are wonderfully illustrative. (Read more)

www.homadelvaray.com


Suzanne Treister: Hexen 2.0

Posted: March 27th, 2012 | Author: Charlotte Simmonds | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Military initiatives, dystopias and the occult are just a few of the lighthearted themes interpreted in Suzanne’s drawings. Her latest series HEXEN 2.0 is a body of work investigating the Macy Conferences, a post WWII meeting of cybernetician and social scientist attempting to codify “the workings of the human mind”. The theoretics may be a thicket to maneuver through, but her work is as lovely as it is dense – particularly the “historical” diagrams and designs for a 78 card deck featuring Aldous Huxley and LSD. HEXUS2.0 was recently released in book format by Black Dog Publishing. (Read more)

www.ensemble.va.com.au/Treister


Saatchi & Saatchi’s Naked Ambition

Posted: March 27th, 2012 | Author: Eliza Williams | Filed under: Advertising | Comments Off

Chris Palmer has directed this saucy little viral to help encouarge aspiring directors to enter this year's Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase. The film stars a porn director who longs to be in advertising...

The Saatchi & Saatchi Showcase is always one of the hottest tickets at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival (which takes place this year from June 17-23). It offers the young directors featured the chance to get their work in front of some of the top folks in adland. The deadline for entries this year is April 18. For more info, go to saatchi.com/new_directors_showcase.

Credits for Naked Ambition:
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi London
ECDs: Paul Silburn, Kate Stanners
Copywriter: Matt Skolar
Art directors: Eoghain Clarke, Philippe Fass
Director: Chris Palmer
Production company: Gorgeous
Post-production: The Mill

 

 

CR in Print

Thanks for visiting the CR website, but if you are not also reading CR in print you're missing out. Our April issue has a cover by Neville Brody and a fantastic ten-page feature on Fuse, Brody's publication that did so much to foster typographic experimentation in the 90s and beyond. We also have features on charity advertising and new Pentagram partner Marina Willer. Rick Poynor reviews the Electric Information Age and Adrian Shaughnessy meets the CEO of controversial crowdsourcing site 99designs. All this plus the most beautiful train tickets you ever saw and a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at Thunderbirds in our Monograph supplement

The best way to make sure you receive CR in print every month is to subscribe – you will also save money and receive our award-winning Monograph booklet every month. You can do so here.


What’s On: Raymond Pettibon – Whuytuyp

Posted: March 27th, 2012 | Author: Bryony Quinn | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Right now in Lurzern the international comics festival Fumetto is in full swing. Of the various satellite events, surely Whuytuyp, a show of Raymond Pettibon’s work from the last five years is the first stop for festival goers. This show exemplifies Pettibon, a brilliantly liberal mark-maker, right up there with the best alternative social artists and illustrators working today, whose style and content has developed a dense and discursive narrative over the years. Found over on We Find Wildness who are running a Fumetto diary that’s definitely worth following. Exhibition runs until July 22. (Read more)

www.kunstmuseumluzern.ch/raymond-pettibon


What’s On: Raymond Pettibon – Whuytuyp

Posted: March 27th, 2012 | Author: Bryony Quinn | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

Raymond-pettibon-small

Right now in Lurzern the international comics festival Fumetto is in full swing. Of the various satellite events, surely Whuytuyp, a show of Raymond Pettibon’s work from the last five years is the first stop for festival goers. This show exemplifies Pettibon, a brilliantly liberal mark-maker, right up there with the best alternative social artists and illustrators working today, whose style and content has developed a dense and discursive narrative over the years. Found over on We Find Wildness who are running a Fumetto diary that’s definitely worth following. Exhibition runs until July 22. (Read more)

www.kunstmuseumluzern.ch/raymond-pettibon


Emory Kristof

Posted: March 27th, 2012 | Author: Liv Siddall | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Explorer, deep-sea photographer, and generally smiley, beardy man Emory Kristof is the go-to man for anything Titanic or deep-sea related. He and oceanographer Robert Ballard worked together, 12,000 ft under the sea, to make sure the first images presented to the world in 1985 were beautifully lit from all sides, and as magnificent as possible. I can’t say any more, it’s too epic; just try and harness even a modicum of the feelings they must have had when they approached and lit up the front deck of the sunken ship, and you’ll see what I mean. (Read more)

www.photography.nationalgeographic.com/emory-kristof