30 Jun, 2009

D&AD New Blood Part One

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D&AD’s New Blood showcase of graduate work opened tonight. As one of the judges, I got a good look before the private view crowds arrived. Here are a few projects that caught my eye

Loved this twist on the venetian blind from Helena Karelson on the Product and Furniture Design course at Kingston University

Lydia Leith of Edinburgh College of Art designed this quilt featuring prostitute cards


This skeleton, a comment on the inequality of access to food and resources around the world, was made from plastic cutlery by Laura Bowman, Jamie Breach, Ashley Maine, Elliott Mariess and Lewis Woolner of Kingston

Also from Kingston, Hannah Rodde produced this set of tabloid newspapers, one in each process colour. Here’s what she says about the project: “The independent wastes roughly 2000 sides of ink daily by printing unnecessary colour bars. I set my self the mission of visualising this amount. Many days of screen printing later!……. the result was this mound of CMYK papers. My aim is to make people aware of this waste and the impact that it has on the environment, considering that the independent is just one of 12 national papers. Lets put pressure on Newspaper companies to change their ways!”

Illustration from Jack Clayton of Leeds Metropolitan University

Loved this charming set of booklets on walks by Toby Ashbee Dylan Glynn of University of the West of England

From the same college, Toby Ashbee did this

From Sean Maguire of Grays School of Art

This is from a series of pieces promoting a one-day conference by Annett Höland and Stina Gromark of Central St Martins

Also from St Martins, this lovely print from Hampus Gunnarsson (hampusone@googlemail.com)

And Sroop Sunar’s book on Indian matchbox covers

And this series of books by Surya Son

I was judging illustration with Simon Morris, head of art at Delaney Lund Knox Warren. We liked Mark Boardman of Falmouth

Part two tomorrow. New Blood is at Olympia until Wednesday

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