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Type tool Hypha turns letters into shrooms

Hypha was designed as part of the pair’s work on the identity for Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi – an exhibition hosted at Somerset House earlier this year. It allows users to input words which are then turned into bulbous, mushroom-like letterforms. The generative type is based on the growth patterns of mycelium and mushroom spore,...

On the joy of Bookshop

A new online shop is helping support local bookshops at a crucial time; and also providing Daniel Benneworth-Gray with an opportunity to make a list of his favourite design titles The post On the joy of Bookshop appeared first on Creative Review.

Against all odds, Fact magazine returns to print

Over a decade since its last issue went to press, underground music platform Fact has returned to its roots with the introduction of a biannual print magazine – along with a revised look and feel to boot. Launching its first issue in 12 years for A/W20, the magazine boasts four cover stories – cellist and singer Kelsey Lu, visual and sound artist Ryoji...

New film addresses the effects of bereavement on children

Titled I Got Through, the two-minute short follows young people as they deal with the kinds of situations that become newly awkward after a family member dies – such as seemingly simple questions like, “What does your daddy do?” It also shows how life milestones and big events – such as a first day at school, birthdays or the birth of a first child,...

The American Dream retold through mid-century railroad graphics

Ian Logan originally became known for producing textiles and prints for British designers Mary Quant and Jeff Banks. However, his new book with Jonathan Glancey looks to the other side of the Atlantic, in particular the graphics seen across the mid-century railroad network in the US. Upon his visit to the US in the late 60s, Logan was inspired by the...

May Safwat tackles privacy with life-size model of Edward Snowden’s head

The artist has created a 3D model of the famous whistleblower that also prevents smart home devices from listening in to our conversations The post May Safwat tackles privacy with life-size model of Edward Snowden’s head appeared first on Creative Review.

Spotify’s 2020 Wrapped campaign thanks the artists who kept us going

All images from Spotify’s 2020 Wrapped campaignThe music industry has been hit especially hard by the pandemic this year, with strings of cancelled gigs, venues struggling to stay open and live performances having to adapt to the virtual world.  For 2020, Spotify’s flagship annual Wrapped campaign aims to honour this struggle, and “recognise and celebrate...

How concerts went virtual for Covid-19

We speak to Kate Moross and Rob Sinclair about bringing the concert experience into people’s homes for Kylie Minogue’s recent Infinite Disco show, and how everything from streams to video games are changing our perceptions of what live music can look like The post How concerts went virtual for Covid-19 appeared first on Creative Review.

Phoebe Bridgers and Phoebe Waller-Bridge team up on surreal new video

Known for making beautiful music that seems to look into our souls, Phoebe Bridgers has had a pretty spectacular year so far. Following the release of her critically acclaimed album Punisher in June, she recently received not one but four Grammy nominations. In another welcome antidote to the general misery of 2020, the musician has just unveiled her...

Save a Life Drawing is raffling illustrators’ work for Breast Cancer Now

Kelly Anne LondonBBH creative duo Olivia Shortland and Steph Flynn set up the initiative, which was prompted by breast cancer awareness month in October. The pair hosted an online life drawing workshop on Zoom, and invited men and women that had been affected by the disease to show attendees how to check their breasts. Shortland and Flynn also brought...

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