Creative Review 2012.06 (June Issue)
The June issue of CR comes with a health warning. It contains content that readers of a nervous disposition and a love of classical typography may find disturbing. Things are going to get ugly.
Skewed, stretched type, clashing colours, too little or too much spacing - across Europe a new generation of designers and art directors is breaking every rule. But is their work rebellion for rebellion's sake or does it have wider implications for visual communications? In our June issue CR interviews Martin Lorenz and Lupi Asensio of Barcelona design studio TwoPoints.Net, editors of new book Pretty Ugly: Visual Rebellion in Graphic Design.
Also in the issue, we look at the multiplatform, hugely elaborate marketing efforts behind the launch of today's major movies and as whether all that innovation and effort is ultimately merely preaching to the converted.
Plus, we interview multi-award-winning director and animator Johnny Kelly whose Chipotle film has taken the ad world by storm.
Jeremy Leslie looks at the making of Bloomberg Businesweek's superb Steve Jobs tribute issue - produced in just ten hours and fuelled by $900 worth of pizza (the issue, that is, not Jeremy). And Gavin Lucas explores the Uncanny Valley, CGI's last frontier.
In Crit, Diane Smyth reports from the Hyeres festival of photography and fashion. David Crowley sees the playful side of the Bauhaus at the Barbican.
Michael Evamy's Logo Log reveals the link between artists and identity design - including Dalí's seminal Chupa Chups flower. Gordon Comstock wonders whether ad creative might have more fun going client side. And AKQA's James Hilton reveals the five deadly sins of that bane of a jury's life, the case study video (brought to life by illustrator Dave Sparshott).
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