Richard Evans’ Goodwin Sands campaign highlights Dover dredging fears

The proposed dredging has become a hot local issue in Kent. As The Guardian reported in January, Dover Harbour Board is considering dredging for sand and gravel from an area around six miles out from Deal, to expand cargo facilities and build a marina at Dover port.
However, groups including the Kent Wildlife Trust, Marine Conservation Society and British Divers Marine Life Rescue have all raised concerns

Talentspotting 2016 in the wild

From the 11th to the 31st of July a 1000 JCDecaux digital screens across the country displayed art and design work of 11 fresh graduates, chosen by the Creative Review editorial team. This Talentspotting project was our way of supporting young creative talent, something we are passionate about at CR.
Alan Vest’s illustration of him and his fatherLocated at some of the

World Illustration Awards 2016 winners announced

The awards, presented by the Association of Illustrators in partnership with California’s Directory of Illustration and Somerset House, mark the 40th anniversary of the AOI’s annual celebration of the industry’s best work.
Illustrators from South Korea won both the overall Professional and New Talent Awards, with the top awards going to Jimin Kim (below) and Jungho Lee (above), respectively. The pair also headed up

Kai and Sunny bear fruit for Cidre – Stella Artois

Art director Paul Sieka at JKR Global asked the pair to rebrand Cidre – Stella Artois with a clean and minimal look based upon the concept of ‘temptation’. The resulting illustrations run across the packaging of the brand’s five flavours: apple, pear, peach (shown above and below), raspberry and elderflower.

Prior to the new look, Stella’s Cidre range was heavily typographic and more aligned with

Tinybop: the New York startup designing apps to inspire children’s curiosity

Last week, Brooklyn-based startup Tinybop released its eleventh app, Skyscrapers. Within five days, it was among the top ten apps on the US App Store and top of the kids category in both the UK and Germany.
The app allows children to design tall buildings and create their own city skyline. They can also operate lifts, create plumbing leaks and power surges or simply watch

The Space Between: a celebration of the art of lettering at Snape Maltings

The Space Between promises to be “an exploration of what makes an inscription – how individual letters and marks, just like musical notes, come together with rhythm, texture and spacing to create visual sculptures that offer more than words alone”.
Tom Perkins, AlphabetRobin: Slate carving with gilding by Louise TipladyThe work on display will encompass a wide range of materials and approaches –

Highlights from the web #5: Next to You; Resn; YouLand

Next To You
From prank videos to skateboarding dogs, the web is packed with entertainment competing for our minuscule attention spans. And with the internet now the main channel for music videos, artists need to work harder than ever to get our attention.
German rapper Kontra K demonstrates an understanding of this with his latest project Next To You, an immersive interactive movie

Should museums be recreating the past?

Artistic responses to war and suffering are as old as human conflict. From plays to paintings, films to poetry, creativity has always emerged from destructive acts – much of the art made in the first half of the 20th century is testament to that. But how should we respond if the destruction targets culture itself? Is the instinct to repair and

St Andrews Photography Festival launches in August

St Andrews’ links to photography date back to the mid-19th century and the pioneering calotype print work of Dr John Adamson, the physician and curator. Adamson went on to teach the process to his brother, Robert, who despite his premature death (he was only 26), created around 2,500 calotype portraits.
William Henry Fox Talbot’s calotype process had been patented in 1841 – but as the patent did

Smart About Sharks: a great new children’s book from illustrator Owen Davey

Smart About Sharks is Owen Davey’s second book devoted to a single animal – last year, he released Mad About Monkeys, an illustrated guide to the world’s 250 species of monkey.
His latest offering is a beautifully illustrated compendium of facts about sharks, from what they eat and how they hunt to the number killed by humans each year. It also