Creative Review June/July - The 40th Anniversary Issue
Happy 40th Anniversary to Creative Review. This issue is the usual top notch visual and general creative feast it always is, but with added nostalgia and a cover by the glorious Annie Atkins who worked on Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. What more could you want?
"Creative Review is officially middle-aged. While for humans, turning 40 doesn’t quite have the potency it once did, it is still undoubtedly a significant age, and one that can sometimes feel hard to truly celebrate.
For a magazine, though, particularly within the turbulent media environment we are in, making it into our fifth decade feels like something wonderful. It also gives us a chance to reflect on the massive changes that have taken place in the creative industries over the past 40 years and look back at CR’s journey, which is what the latest issue of the magazine is all about.
Included is an interview with five of the mag’s editors, past and present, who talk about how the publication has evolved from being produced by typewriter to encompassing print, social, web, and podcast.
The issue wouldn’t be complete without a list and we’ve got a fun one, looking back at 40 significant moments since 1980 that have shaped our culture today. Prepare to disagree with our choices! And we also talk to some of the alumni of our Creative Futures scheme, which ran for almost 30 years, and ask them to look back on their own career journeys.
It’s not all about the past, though – we’ve interviewed four people working today who we feel are shaping the future of creativity. These include musician FKA twigs, designer Annie Atkins, photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell, and artist Jeremy Deller.
We were also lucky enough to have Atkins, whose work for films – including Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel – has proved enormously influential for graphic designers, design our cover for this issue."