Month: December 2021

Review of the Year 2021: Top 25 Talks

Our long-running creative talks event Nicer Tuesdays has had a big year. At first continuing online (since April 2020) we welcomed speakers dialling in from across the globe, from LA to Goa, Cairo to Dublin.

Review of the Year 2021: Top 25 Illustration

This year, in our most-read illustration stories, queerness reigned. Thanks to the electrifying work of Juanjo Cristiani, two of 2021’s biggest obsessions – Drag Race and Tarot cards – collided spectacularly, and Jenifer Prince gave

Review of the Year 2021: Top 25 Graphic Design

We kicked off the year with a bang delving into the long pondered question: “Is graphic design too trendy?”. Then, as a new decade unfolded, we traced the zeitgeist’s consciousness which saw a myriad of

Review of the Year 2021: Top 25 News

With lockdowns still looming and viewers stuck to their TV screens, stories on Grayson’s Art Club, Rankin’s Great British Photography Challenge and newly hired creative director/Rick and Morty star Jerry Smith took centre stage. Elsewhere

Review of the Year 2021: Top 25 Photography

But 2021 was also laced with the hope of new opportunities to travel. We were taken from Jamie Hawkesworth’s rolling British hills to Stephen Galdieu’s hidden glimpses of North Korea, and Maxime Guyon blasted us

Review of the Year 2021: Top 25 Features

We also drew on the rich history of creativity, again and again, telling the story of the Pink Triangle, for example – how it turned from a symbol of Nazi persecution to one of queer

&Smith creates a “creative, curious, happy” identity for GuestHouse

Creative Inspiration This forms the umbrella branding for the hospitality group, which plans to create a unique sub-logo and palette for each of its hotel openings. So far, GuestHouse has opened two hotels – one

The best magazine covers of the year 2021

Dropping ahead of the landmark COP26 conference on climate change, the cover image by Jeremy Strong saw the climate activist transformed into a human oil spillage, as an unidentifiable treacly black substance dripped from her

Trends of 2021: The year in photos

Creative Insight There’s also a photograph by Justin Mott showing one of the last two northern White Rhinos and her Kenyan caretaker Zacharia, tagged The Love of the World Deserves Witnesses, and the accompanying campaign