Illustration by Dawn Cooper.
Shh, adiposity I know that the D&AD New Blood exhibition was held absolutely months ago… but I would rather play catch up than leave all this talent behind. And besides, this blog was all prewritten – I just needed to post the bugger. Here then are the best of the graphic designers that I found, with possibly a few illustrators thrown in too as it can be hard to distinguish between the two at times.
There was some wonderful work at Bath School of Art and Design: illustrations for The Outsider by Albert Camus illustrated by Dawn Cooper produced some beautiful prints.
I thought Charles Van Der Essen‘s Atom self portrait poster was rather wonderful, as was his primary coloured beetle waving a spanner on a BMX bike.
At American Intercontinental I liked David Otokpa‘s Eggs (Humanity), a photo of many sized eggs to represent the similarities of all humans.
From Middlesex University Juliana Roldao had produced Orishas, a beautiful screenprinted book in barely there neons and black.
At Nottingham Trent Uni Christine Harrison‘s Elton the Abominable Snowman and zoetrope caught my eye.
Over at Huddersfield I liked Unleashed illustrations by Samuel Jones, which were rendered in a very basic colour range to great success.
A very similar colour palette was used by Aaron Vohra, who tackled people in graphics with a faintly 50s style.
At the University of Bedfordshire the force of Nobrow was strong: especially for Zane Aldere, who produced a hand scene printed book that tells four versions of Little Red Riding Hood in concertina form.
Julia Kisselmann had produced a lovely series of hand screenprinted prints, Transmutation, inspired by patterns in nature.
More coming up soon…
- Best of D&AD New Blood Graphic Design Graduates 2011: Typography
- Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration & Graphic Design Graduates 2012: part three
- Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration & Graphic Design Graduates 2012: part two
- D&AD New Blood 2013 Review: Best Graduate Illustration and Graphic Design
- New Designers 2011 Part Two: Illustration Graduate Show Review 2