Creative Review

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Creative Review
Frequency Monthly
Year founded 1981
Company Centaur Media
Country United Kingdom
Language English
ISSN 0262-1037

Creative Review is a monthly magazine targeted on the commercial arts and design scene. It has a circulation of around 20,000 readers.[citation needed] In general it focuses content on media originating in United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States, and showcases contemporary advertising, design,[1] illustration, new media, photography, and typography.

History and profile[edit]

Creative Review, launched in 1981,[2] is published by Centaur Media,[3][4][5] and has been edited by Patrick Burgoyne[6] since 1999.


The magazine runs several awards and competitions throughout the year. Creative Review also publishes an annual double issue titled Creative Review – The Annual which showcases the best work of the year in visual communication from the fields of advertising, graphic design, digital media, packaging, music videos and related media. A separate Creative Review - The Photography Annual specializes in the best photography of the year.

Cover art typically features typography, photography, graphics and illustration. Rarely do covers feature the actual artists.


  1. ^ "Graphic design is a hugely competitive industry but it's worth the effort ", The Independent. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  2. ^ Grace Lees-Maffei; Kjetil Fallan (21 November 2013). Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design. A&C Black. p. 292. ISBN 978-1-4725-5842-8. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Centaur cheered by advertising revenue rise", The Guardian. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Magazine chiefs urge industry change from burning platform to growth", The Guardian. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Centaur Media axes print versions of New Media Age and Design Week", The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Patrick Burgoyne", The Guardian. Retrieved 24 December 2014.

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