Surface design by Marie Parry.
New Designers is a huge exhibition of graduate work, with two shows held over two weeks covering all aspects of art and design… so I’ll just keep going till I’ve brought you everything I loved. Here’s my first selection of the best printed textile and surface designers.
At Nottingham Trent University feathered caplets and collars in luscious colours by Jaleesa Burgess.
Partridges on yellow by Victoria Robinson.
At University College Falmouth embroidery by Jennifer Hollidge.
Gorgeous digitally printed textile designs with a retro 50s vibe by Imogen Catling.
Summer bright prints with a batik feel by an unknown designer at Somerset College, somewhat similar to the kind of jazzy print that you might find worn by snowboarding enthusiasts on the ski slopes: you can buy these kind of printed jackets for snowboarding online at DogFunk.
At University of Huddersfield Georgina Connor created 3D laser cut geometric shapes to match her bold designs.
Students at Loughborough University were as strong as ever: Emily Wainwright created spiky wonders to be worn as daring accessories.
Wondrous 80s shell suit and ski suit inspired neon pastel geometric craziness from Katie Austin.
Emily Carney favoured glorious pastel animal inspired designs for silk scarves.
Amelia Eady‘s geometric bird designs had a Japanese feel.
Becky Webberley studied entomology to create her bug inspired summer prints.
Josephine Munsey made dynamic digital prints in zingy colours.
At Bucks New University Chloe Turner created an autumnal range to decorate wallpaper with snails, branches, leaves.
Leeds College of Art also showcased some serious talent: Marie Parry‘s geometric animal print designers were a real show-stopper.
I stopped to speak briefly with Emily Calland, whose astonishing collection really stood out for its bold subject matter and execution. Brave and fabulous.
Hurrah, a boy! Joel Wilson took an art deco vibe and mixed it up with neon holographics.
Coming up, I’ll be continuing my round up of the best textile and surface designers.
- New Designers 2012 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates: part three
- New Designers 2013 Surface Design Graduates – Playful Brights
- New Designers 2012 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates: part two
- New Designers 2015: Floral, Jungle and Narrative Textile and Surface Design
- New Designers 2013 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates – The 50s Trend