03 Jul, 2010

CR’s Best of New Blood, part two

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Here’s my second instalment of great work from New Blood this year…

Piotr Klarowski‘s project, created on Edinburgh College of Art’s Graphic Design course, is “inspired by the imagery of people-tracking devices used by CCTV systems”. He placed shiny cuboid structures in various buildings monitored by CCTV and made a film from the footage obtained from seven different cameras.

Ula Wiznerowicz’s series of photographs, Behind the Curtain looked at alcoholism in her home village of Palmowo in Poland. She’s from Middlesex University’s Photography course and also won the Best New Blood prize for Photography.

Stuart Harper is on the same course and his image, below, stood out on the Middlesex stand. I thought it was a collection of meat-based appendages at first, but it turns out that Harper photographed a range of people in costume for his series, Kosupure.

This guy is a character from the videogame Resident Evil, apparently. I’ve seen similar series following Star Trek convention go-ers and the like, but Harper’s take on this subject – combined with the sheer weirdness of some of the outfits – was brilliantly done. I’ve added two more from his site, below, to make up for my photo skills.

The University of Plymouth also had an impressive Photography stand with plenty of good work on show. I really liked Abigail Simeoli‘s work though. Her beautiful studies of waste (exhaust pipe and tyre, below) and burnt foliage were conceived as a comment on man’s relationship with nature:

In advertising, I thought this campaign for Ikea (actually, it’s for the catalogue in particular) was produced really nicely. It’s by Harry Mitchell and Peter Rosselli who are on the Advertising course at Southampton Solent University. (It’s iPhone camera from now on…)

Jia Ying, on the Graphic Design course at Staffordshire University, displayed this clever idea for a campaign for Mini, with the cars mounted in a cabinet like bugs:

The University of Gloucestershire’s Advertising course had lots of good work on show. It was nice to see the students making their own books, too (I mean, proper books, made relatively inexpensively online, not those anonymous black folders).

Anyway, here’s part of a John Smith’s campaign that emphasises the fun to be had in having a pint during ‘guy time’, by James Follows and Melissa Thompson:

And this ad, a nice juxtaposition by the course’s Megan Pickering and Rose Cooke, neatly brought home how “alcohol can affect your appearance.”

University of Central Lancashire Advertsing student Claire Watson made me chuckle with her not-so-subtle ads for Dickinson & Morries pies. To see the rest of the campaign go to her site, claire-watson.com.

And University College Falmouth showed some lovely illustration projects. Here are book covers by Miff Weaver (top) and Femi Wakeham (Saki series)…

…and some interior pages from Edward Tuckwell’s illustrated version of Roald Dahl’s Lamb to the Slaughter:

Adopting a different tone, this is by Hattie Stewart, on Kingston University’s Illustration course:

And here are three from the University of the Arts Farnham’s Graphic Communication stand, which was one of the best-designed at New Blood. From top to bottom, work by Shawn Correia; Jessica Crawford; and Margaux Carpentier.

Finally, a couple of screenprint pieces by Natalie Wood and Chris Madden from Stockport College’s Illustration course:

We’re off the Royal College of Art very soon, then New Designers next week, so look out for more student work on the CR blog


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