Créations et Recherches Esthétiques Européennes
Déc./ Janv. 1969/70
235 x 316 mm.
Art Director: Jean Delaunay
French text with English / Italian / German digest.
This monthly publication was created in the times of hope that followed the 1968 events all around the world. The years of heavy social change were a fair ground for some designers to grow upon. Designers willing to be part of this change, to build a new global civilisation with their own tools. Just like its political equivalents, CREE reflects the rise and fall of the revolutionary utopias during the ’70s. As the energy crisis came up in 1973, one can see how the magazine became the voice of the resistance, instead of the conqueror it hoped to be a few years before. Designer’s clients became way more conservative and many great projects turned into sweet dreams.
Anyway, one of the goals of this publication was also to mix disciplines, from graphic design to architecture, industrial design to packaging, illustration, and anything a designer could shape, for the benefits of society. This approach is really a mind-opener, and this is what I want to share with you, starting with the second issue (never managed to find the forst one, sorry) published in 1969, up to the forty-sixth in 1977.
And now, let’s begin: