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Introducing the colourful characters of Neko Jiang

In what she describes as her ‘Neko World’, illustrator Neko Jiang uses her imagination to create vibrant scenes and populate them with an array of colourful characters. Originally from Chengdu in China, the seeds of Jiang’s illustration career were planted at a young age. “When I was a child, my parents were busy with their work and I only had some...

Philip K Dick’s short stories get a neon redesign

Published by The Folio Society, the lavish new set – which is priced to appeal to the superfan at £495 a set – comes packaged in its own presentation box, and features 118 stories by the American author. Dick, who died in 1982, is perhaps best known for his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, but his short stories We Can Remember It For You...

How Intern is helping young creatives shape their careers

Intern founder Alec Dudson discusses the platform’s mission to help people navigate the pitfalls of a creative career, plus how we can bridge the university-industry divide and why unpaid internships are never ok The post How Intern is helping young creatives shape their careers appeared first on Creative Review.

How tech is shaping luxury fashion and beauty brands

The pandemic has led luxury fashion and beauty brands to finally seize on the opportunities of creative technology. We look at how the accessibility of tech aligns with the exclusivity of luxury, and what it all means for the return of physical stores The post How tech is shaping luxury fashion and beauty brands appeared first on Creative Review.

The Fandangoe Kid on creativity as catharsis

Artist Annie Nicholson, aka The Fandangoe Kid, shares how grief has shaped her practice, and discusses the complexities of using creativity to work through trauma The post The Fandangoe Kid on creativity as catharsis appeared first on Creative Review.

Valentin Pavageau’s digital collages fuse surrealism with psychedelia

French illustrator Valentin Pavageau creates digital collages which allow him to mix multiple influences and aesthetics that he’s inspired by. “If you select your sources carefully you can creates moods or atmospheres really of their own, without limitation of drawing ability or style,” he tells CR.  “Digital collage especially allows unlimited possibilities...

New animated short emphasises the harsh realities of animal testing

Anti-animal cruelty charity, Humane Society International (HSI), has launched Save Ralph, a short film to spotlight the realities of animal testing. Created by London-based stop motion studio Arch Film Studio and director Spencer Susser, the short calls for an end to cosmetic testing on animals around the world.  The film features HSI’s ‘campaign spokesbunny’...

What does the ideal creative office look like?

Over a year on from the first UK lockdown, many offices remain closed. What will we want from them when they reopen? Here, Gabriela Hersham of co-working chain Huckletree, advocates for an environment that encourages spontaneity and collaboration The post What does the ideal creative office look like? appeared first on Creative Review.

How the Pandemic Graphic Archive is preserving our new reality

Aside from face masks and hand sanitising stations, one of the most visible elements of the ‘new normal’ is the wealth of Covid-related signage we’re now used to seeing on a daily basis. Signage and wayfinding have taken on new significance in our buildings and public spaces, as businesses of all kinds have been required to produce new warning notices...

Impossible Foods unveils a tasty series of ads

The plant-based food sector has undergone a dramatic transformation over the last few years, with a recent survey by Ipsos Mori and the Vegan Society finding that the number of vegans in the UK had quadrupled between 2014 and 2019 to 600,000. With increased demand for vegan products, a number of food brands have already been making their mark on the...

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