Centaur Communications Ltd
Creative Review has established a loyal and
large readership of creative people, especially
within the commercial art and design markets.
Its emphasis is on the visual presentation of
design and artworks.
From the Publisher
Creative Review covers the communication arts worldwide.
Every month we publish a full-colour magazine with
exclusive news, features and reviews, illustrated
by more than 100 images. Our focus is on excellence
and innovation in design, advertising, new media,
photography, typography, illustration - everything
and anything that is a part of creativity in communications.
We show the leading work and profile the makers,
reveal the trends and see beyond the hype, talk
to the clients and others involved in shaping the
best in modern communications.
Our readers define the world of creativity - graphic
designers, advertising agency creatives, new media
designers, clients, photographers, directors, television
producers and more.
All subscribers receive a DVD every six month. This
includes influential new commercials, television
craft, multimedia, internet, animations, short films,
radio advertising, photography and other material
from around the world.
Creative Review is produced by a dedicated team
of full-time writers. The editor is Patrick Burgoyne
(joint author of the highly praised Bored, a survey
of board graphics); and the CD-Rom editor is Liz
Faber, writer of the hottest web design book Browser
and the forthcoming Re:play, a history of computer
games. Our contributors and advisers number many
of the leading lights in design, advertising, new
media and elsewhere (worldwide).
Description by Amazon
The Creative Review is beautifully presented on
high quality paper and a feast to the eyes. This
magazine is well placed in the welcome area of a
graphic design studio or an exclusive art gallery,
but like its counterpart the Art
Review, it restricts its scope to Western art
trends and as a result seriously limits the overall
effectiveness of its claim to being a generic creative
The Creative Review is London based and its writers
urbane, whose context is more often than not the
commercial art and high-end design markets. Reading
the magazine you get the distinct impression you
are either in 'the club', or not a part of it. Perhaps
its high monthly sales figure of 20,000 copies (large
sales for a creative magazine market), is a testament
to the many who aspire to be included or associated
with the Western contemporary art scene.
Unlike the Art Review, the Creative Review is image
heavy, with photos of artworks and personalities
making up around 70% of its total content. This
then is essentially a style magazine for the cultural
elite. If you want to adorn your shelves with beautiful
images and an exquisitely designed publication,
then the Creative Review will serve your purpose,
but don't expect detailed analyses or critical reviews
of contemporary art or culture.
Review by AbleStable, Autumn 2003
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