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Design Indaba finalises speakers for “solutions-driven” anniversary edition

Design Indaba returns to Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre later this month, and the final set of speakers are in for …

Renell Medrano explores how heritage can shape the creative process

It goes without saying that where you grew up – the colours, people, architecture, sounds, smells of a place – play …

How Quinn is changing the porn experience

Audio platform Quinn has grabbed headlines for flipping the idea of porn on its head. We speak to founder Caroline …

‘I am Lewisham’ says the borough’s bright new identity

According to the pair, the branding was designed to create a sense of pride in the area, as well as …

Popular Design News of the Week: February 10, 2020 – February 16, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around …

Enjoyably silly burger ad for US brand Postmates

The spot, created by Mother LA, opens with an average scene on the New York subway, before suddenly it comes …

Meet the makers of The Masked Singer costumes

CR speaks to Plunge Creations, the studio that designed Unicorn, Tree, Queen Bee, and all the other psychedelic costumes that …

Team GB launches series of minimalist screenprints ahead of Toyko 2020

Design studio Tom Pigeon has collaborated with Team GB on a series of six screenprints ahead of the Olympic Games …

Dazed redesigns for a new era

Dazed magazine has a brand new look for 2020, with new typefaces, more flexible layouts and sustainable paper stock. We …

PlayStation’s back on form with grisly new ad

The campaign, created by adam&eveDDB, brings to mind the glory days of PlayStation advertising – even though it’s admittedly not …

Accumulate launches new radio show created by young homeless people

Sound Judgement broadcasts a range of shows covering music, stories and interviews that tackle issues that are important to the …

5 Pitfalls of User-Generated Content (And How to Avoid Them)

It brings with it a host of benefits. UGC can greatly increase engagement with websites, as well as shareability and …

Ai Weiwei creates new artwork for German DIY brand Hornbach

Ai Weiwei has created the artwork Safety Jackets Zipped the Other Way from products that can all be bought from …

5 Web Design Trends For 2020 That Are Here To Stay With Us

We are always looking for ways to improve our skills and services and what we create. Sometimes that desire to …

Moonpig and KFC collaborate on scratch and sniff Valentine’s Day cards

The limited-edition range of eight designs playfully push the idea that ‘Roses are red, Violets are blue, Fried chicken’s the …

Jinhee Han has a love for Risograph and complex layouts

Currently living in Brussels, Korean book designer and illustrator Jinhee Han’s love of design was first sparked when working for …

The rise of non-visual design

Visual design has dominated for decades, but, says Patrick Burgoyne, with increasing innovation in sound, new opportunities for designers are …

How I Got Here: Trey Edward Shults

The director of the compelling new A24 drama Waves talks to CR about his childhood, the biggest influences on his …

The CR Podcast Episode 31: The best and worst of Catherine Hyland

In recent years, Catherine Hyland has established herself as a creator of enigmatic, often magical images that explore different communities …

The face filter phenomenon

Face filters have taken off on Instagram this year, with brands from Louis Vuitton to Nando’s jumping on the trend. …

Sébastien Tellier’s new music video is a hallucinatory take on domesticity

Cover art for Sébastien Tellier’s recent single A Ballet, shot by Valentine Reinhardt Parisian pop musician Sébastien Tellier has released …

Exciting New Tools for Designers, February 2020

Are you starting 2020 off on the right foot? How about keeping up with those resolutions to learn or try …

The fashion exhibition reframing the power of bootlegging

Piece of Cake by Anna Ehrenstein Bootlegging has historically been slung firmly at the lowly end of the fashion spectrum. …

New COP26 identity aims to show “climate change has no borders”

This November, the UN will descend on Glasgow for COP26, the climate change conference founded in 1995. It marks a …

Sketch launches AR app bringing David Shrigley’s art to life

Sketch has just launched a new AR app that lets visitors ‘fill’ its Gallery restaurant with interactive animations by artist …

How to Deal with Confrontational Feedback

Sadly, some clients can be just as sensitive, and triggered as online trolls; You recommend an update to a logo …

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