Amelia’s Magazine | New Designers 2013 Illustration Review: The Best Graduate Illustrators

EdieOP Jonah the Fish cat
I’ve brought you my New Designers part one reviews, my review of New Blood and multiple blogs covering the Free Range Art and Design shows… so now it’s time to finish my coverage of the graduate group shows with New Designers part two (in two sections, naturally). This first blog will cover the best of the illustration I discovered.

EdieOP Jonah the Fish cover
Jonah the Goldfish by edie op
UCA Maidstone took a stand at the show at the last minute, so I was excited to see work by Amelia’s Magazine contributor Edie OP, full name Edie Owczarek-Palfreyman. She had created a wonderful story called Jonah the Goldfish which follows a little girl who wins a fish at a fairground and forgets to feed it, resulting in drastic consequences.

Joanna Keys at uca maidstone
Joanna Keys naturists
I loved the incredibly fun work from her fellow student Joanna Keys, who lifted the lid on the strange world of naturism. Who can resist this cheeky image of naturists at the hairdressers!

Rochester High Street on fabric by Lucy Parris at uca maidstone
This lovely depiction of Rochester High Street was created on fabric by Lucy Parris.

Georgia Elliott Thanet uca maidstone
Georgia Elliott chose Thanet as the theme of her beautifully bound book, which you can buy from etsy here. Since Snarfle‘s grandad lives in Thanet I have become very well acquainted with this beautiful and idiosyncratic part of the Kent coast, so it’s lovely to see it immortalised in this way: above are some famous shopfronts from oyster loving Whistable.

Moths by Natalie Faith Turner
Natalie Faith Turner investigated the beauty of insects, including moths and bees.

bird by Bea Forshall at falmouth uni
Falmouth University always has a strong selection of work, which was on show at both D&AD New Blood and New Designers; I’ll be covering all my favourites on here. This delightful bird is by Bea Forshall, whose work is informed by a lifelong love of animals.

young audience by Michelle Beech
Michelle Beech Falmouth
This delightful outdoor scene and delicate reclining lady are by Michelle Beech.

Lara Hawthorne - the Python Wife
Lara Hawthorne - the Python Wife
Stylised animals such as cats were prevalent in decorative illustrations by Lara Hawthorne. These fab images are from a project called The Python Wife.

Hannah Tolson - La Fiesta Gracia
Hannah Tolson swanpool reserve
I love the lush orange colours of this book cover design by Hannah Tolson. She also documented the changing seasons of locations in Falmouth to create beautiful images such as the one above.

New Blood design show 2013-patrick atkins
Bold monochrome illustrations by Patrick Atkins caught my eye at both exhibitions. His Vessel project – part of which can be seen above – documents the idea of rebirth in graphic novel style.

Lily Louise Scott at falmouthuni
Lily Louise Scott
There were some really sweet narrative characters in designs by Lily Louise Scott. I particularly like this close up of a scene with a bear.

karma sutra action by Martha Anne
karma sutra by Martha Anne at falmouth uni
This fab rendition of the Karma Sutra is by Martha Anne, whose decorative style of narrative illustration is just my kind of thing.

Where Does My Cat Go? By Emily Knight at cambridge schoolofart
Also by Emily Knight at cambridge schoolofart pottery cat plant pots
This was part of a series titled Where Does My Cat Go? by Emily Knight at Cambridge School of Art, who also made these lovely pottery cat plant pots.

Olivia Rose at cambridge school of art girl
Olivia Rose at cambridge school of art
These beautiful but slightly spooky girls are part art nouveau, part anime, by Olivia Rose of Lalasdreambox.

Fashion editorial collage by Sophie Wilcox at nottingham trent
Fashion editorial collage by Sophie Wilcox at Nottingham Trent University is smart and alluring – it’s a shame I can’t find her anywhere on the web.

Mask by Jake Pardoe
This mask by Jake Pardoe is from a project called The Box of Changing Faces, based on an investigation of how people recognise the human face.

Honeysuckle linoprint by Katie Beavis northbrook college
Lastly, a love of William Morris is evident in this graphic honeysuckle linoprint by Kate Beavis at Northbrook College, intended as cover art for Cider with Rosie.

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Amelia’s Magazine | New Designers 2013 Surface Design for Fashion and Interiors: The Best Graduate Designers

floral antlers by Lucy Madeleine
One of the great thing about surface design as a discipline is that it encompasses so many design possiblities. Here’s my round up of the rest of my fab discoveries at New Designers 2013, encompassing wall art, textile design for clothing, cushions, accessories and embroidery. At Notthingham Trent University I loved these floral antlers by Lucy Madeleine.

New Designers show 2013-Isabelle Gallagher
This lovely art deco architectural print is by textile designer Isabelle Gallagher.

New Designers show 2013-natalie wilkins
Accessory designer Natalie Wilkins created these extraordinary collars out of paper. She rather oddly shares the same name as another 2013 graduating fashion designer called Natalie Wilkins from Birmingham City University, who I discovered on a google search – what are the chances?! Well worth a look too!

New Designers show 2013-Chak Yan Alex Kwan
MA Textile Design Innovation designer Chak Yan Alex Kwan titled this wonderful design Reborn.

animal cushions for kids by Verity Sparks
These animal cushions for kids are well cute, by Verity Sparks at Somerset College, who already runs a successful business, Sparks Clothing, in partnership with her mum.

New Designers show 2013- - charlotte buller
At Falmouth University Charlotte Buller had fun with giant 3D embroidery and beading.

New Designers show 2013-lily emma tennant
Bespoke woven trims by Lily Emma Tennant of Loughborough University. She won an award for her pretty display, made using old books as shelves.

Amelia Constance Seale
Outrageous fun: these 80s style collage feature ricrac designs are by Amelia Constance Seale, who specialised in knitwear at Central Saint Martins.

New Designers show 2013-Elizabeth Ashdown
In fact, fancy embellishments were everywhere – another stunner came from Elizabeth Ashdown, who had created a collection of hand woven Passmenterie.

New Designers show 2013-George Morgan
George Morgan presented intricately woven panels of lightweight woods. He wasn’t sure what commercial application these might have but I could see them as beautiful room dividers.

wall piece by Rachael Hopper
This bright neon wall piece is by Rachael Hopper.

New Designers show 2013-Silvia Imbergamo
Silvia Imbergamo displayed this intriguing primary coloured 3D design.

3D paper art by Emilie Osborne
More paper art by Emilie Osborne
I adore this amazing 3D interior art based on optical illusions and mathematical nets by Emilie Osborne from Arts University Bournemouth. Either piece would be a fitting centrepiece for any room wishing to make a statement!

New Designers show 2013-Krishna Odedra
Krishna Odedra at De Montford University was another designer seduced by the possibilities of woven strips of fabric. The beautiful results have applications for both fashion and interiors.

Grace Sheldrick embroidery
I discovered the delightful 3D embroidery of Grace Sheldrick at the Royal School of Needlework. I had no idea such a college still existed, but it makes me hopeful that the old handcrafting arts will not only survive but thrive in the years to come. She has also used her embroidery skills to create jewellery that mimics the natural formations of gems, which you can buy these over on etsy.

Phew, that is finally it for my New Designers part one reviews, still New Blood and part two to go though! *Many of these images first appeared on my instagram feed, where you can view my pick of design graduates as I find them.*

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Amelia’s Magazine | New Designers 2014 Review: Best New Illustration & One Year On Textiles

New Designers Adam Corns 2
Illustration by Adam Corns.

I sadly missed the first weekend of New Designers this year, but I made it to the second weekend and made a beeline for the illustration degree and graphic design stands.

New Designers Horses Josephine Birch
I began with the Cambridge School of Art stand, which is always one of the strongest in show. These characterful horses are by Josephine Birch.

New Designers Francesca Esme Morris
I adored this colourful patterned work by Francesca Esme Morris.

New Designers Aleesha Nandra guitars
These wooden cutout guitars by Aleesha Nandhra feature lyrics and imagery from favourite songs.

New Designers 2014 -Jess Bennett
Jess Bennett updated Snakes and Ladders with her Space Race board game, part of a project to ‘make space cool again.’

New Designers Louise Hall- churches
Louise Hall was inspired by the churches of East London for her London Bells series.

New Designers hannah Kurz
Hannah Kurz created these truly stunning illustrations for a book inspired by Nordic folklore.

New Designers Ella Catt
This cute papercut card design is by Ella Catt at Nottingham Trent University.

New Designers Chris Worker
I was most impressed by the monochrome artworks of Chris Worker, who gives a modern spin to the art deco style of Metropolis. This rocket is part of a stencilled visual history of spacecraft and he also did some amazing tarot card designs. A really awesome body of work, do check out his website.

New Designers Claire Evans
I made a quick trip downstairs to check out the always impressive University of Brighton Design & Craft stand and discovered these samples of recycled plastics by Claire Evans, who explores new ways of working with used materials.

New Designers Holly Alexander
This interactive musical quilt by Holly Alexander blends new and old ideas together to encourage the act of storytelling.

New Designers 2014 -gordon gorilla
Hayley Moisley developed her Gordon the Gorilla character as a learning aid, with interchangeable facial features to create different emotions.

New Designers Amy Clare Barden
New Designers Amy Clare Barden crocNew Designers Amy Clare Barden croc
Back on the top floor I discovered yet more talent amongst the Falmouth University graduates. These awesome animals and the crocodile lift the flap book are by Amy Clare Barden.

New Designers Katie Ponder 2
New Designers Katie Ponder
Katie Ponder was the deserving winner of an AOI award for her From the Rite of Spring series.

New Designers Sessions Surf Shop by Joe Baines
Joe Baines created this eye catching identity for the Sessions Surf Shop.

There is something no nonsense about the way that Falmouth put their identikit boards together and bed down at both New Blood and New Designers every summer, but I would really love to see what the students could do with a stand alone show in London one year.

New Designers Jordan Wray at Plymouth College of Art
Over at Plymouth College of Art Jordan Wray depicted a host of fish in The Element of Surprise.

New Designers Katie Turner
New Designers katie turner foxes
Cute patterns featuring badgers, strawberries, foxes and mushrooms by Katie Turner would look great on wrapping paper.

New Designers Sam Thorne
Sam Thorne’s shouty lady is the best kind of optical madness.

New Designers Adam Corns
People on their iPads everywhere, and fabulous brights (see top of the post). There was some awesome work on show from Adam Corns at Birmingham City University.

New Designers Bunnies by Hollie Crooker
This tumbling pile of bunnies by Hollie Crooker is an astonishingly detailed bit of art.

New Designers award winner Matthew Alker
Over at UCA Farnham I was introduced to the award winning work of Matthew Alker.

New Designers Dogs, by Angelica Hood at UCA Farnham
These plush dogs with lolling tongues are by Angelica Hood.

New Designers Otro Mundo Libby Parra
New Designers 2014 -libby parra
I was immensely chuffed to be gifted one of the best things I found at New Designers; Otro Mundo, a beautiful limited edition risograph zine by Libby Parra, printed by Ditto Press. Her otherworldly creatures are bathed in a neon glow as they wriggle across the pages.

New Designers sparklymouse
New Designers sparklymouse face
At the end of my visit I just had time to visit the One Year On zone. This cheerful hoop embroidery is by Louise Jones, aka Sparklymouse.

New Designers Berty B
This great retro inspired textile design is by BertyB.

New Designers Neon weave
Angie Parker hand weaves these epic neon textiles; absolutely stunning.

New designers charlie mortley
Charlie Mortley’s galactic textile designs were used to great effect in upholstery.

New Designers rosie moss
And finally (phew) these lush figurative textiles are by Rosie Moss, who contributed illustrations to Amelia’s Magazine many moons ago.

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Amelia’s Magazine | New Designers 2015: Abstract Textiles and Surface Design

New Designers Laura worrall 2
Never mind the heat, I spent three hours trawling the halls of New Designers part one at the Islington Business Centre. By the end I was thoroughly exhausted (I’m 39 weeks pregnant today) but excited, as always, by all the fabulous graduate designers I discovered. I’ll be covering my favourites in a few separate blog posts: first up, abstract textile and surface design, in a celebration of the many dashing variations of this forward looking and vibrant theme.

New Designers Laura Worrall
At London College of Communication I adored painterly abstracts by Laura Worrall, adapted for use on a variety of mediums, including textiles and tiles.

New Designers Miriam Bridson
Miriam Bridson put on another beautiful display of bold abstract design.

New Designers Aisha Khan
Aisha Khan at Bucks New University created an intriguing metallic wall installation.

New Designers Alice Ward
Bold brights were put together in this strong wall display by Alice Ward.

New Designers Logan Kelly 2
New Designers Logan kelly
Next up, I really liked this ‘Soft Bling‘ collection of digitally printed designs on crepe satin and cotton drill by Logan Kelly at Falmouth University. The broad strokes and zingy colours have a hint of the 80s and I loved the fresh use of white.

New Designers Jenna Coulthard 2
ND Jenna Coulthard
I always look forward to seeing the work of Leeds College of Artgraduates.

This year I particularly loved the great colours and shapes of Jenna Coulthard who was given a Tigerprint Golden Ticket to come show her portfolio and also recommended for her use of colour by Global Color Research. I am not surprised she got so much attention!

New Designers Benjamin Craven
Marvellous patterns by Benjamin Craven made for a strong collection.

New Designers Jessica Taylor
These juicy colours are by Jessica Taylor.

New Designers Sarah Gibson
And brilliant splashes are by Sarah Gibson.

New Designers Laura Elizabeth coles
Beautiful textural copper filigree weave in rainbow colours is by Laura Elizabeth Coles of Central Saint Martins.

New Designers Georgia Fleck
Georgia Fleck created unique carpet designs. Make your own combination with the pieces!

New Designers Natasha SamaSuwo
New Designers Natasha SamaSuwo collage
Natasha SamaSuwo at Glasgow College of Art made a series of lovely delicate collages, showcasing the resulting prints on some fab photo collages.

New Designers Caitlin Miller
Love the zingy colour combo! Textiles by Caitlin Miller at Duncan of Jordanstone.

New Designers Shauna McGregor
Designs by Shauna McGregor called to mind the 80s with their neon exuberance: overall the standard of design coming out of the Scottish colleges was exceptional throughout the show.

New Designers Elidh Howie
Elidh Howie specialised in metallic 3D accessories design for handbag applications. Very slick and professional.

New Designers Chloe Pullin
At Swansea College of Art Chloe Pullin combined all sorts of techniques to create a fabulous wall of her designs – as you can tell I was really feeling the bright abstracts this year!

New Designers Naomi France
I also loved this display by Naomi France at Swansea, utilising laser etched doors that echoed her textile designs.

New Designers Anna Trainor
Anna Trainor at Ulster Uni designed optical textiles with a modernist flavour.

New Designers Anna Collins
Anna Collins created standout textiles at Birmingham City Uni.

ND Jan Kingsman
Finally, Jan Kingsman at Bath Spa Uni showed on the craft stand, but I thought her gorgeous textiles deserve to appear in this blog!

All of these images first appeared on the New Designers instagram feed (they very kindly asked me to guest post a favourite selection from both part one and part two of the show) or on my own my instagram feed: follow me there to catch my discoveries as I make them!

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Amelia’s Magazine | Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010: Exhibition Review

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Jerwood drawing 2010-Lesley Halliwell
Detail of Drip, information pills 20 Assorted Colour Inks by Lesley Halliwell.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize opened a few weeks ago with a suitably boozy party that I attended for just long enough to swing around the exhibits. The prize was set up to challenge what constitutes ‘drawing’ and there was plenty of painting, 3D abstract art, embroidery – the wonderful Tattoo Face by Julie Cockburn – and even a sculpture on display. In fact, the sculpture, which I paid little attention to, won second prize. What does tie the whole shebang together is the delicacy of production. Everything is carefully considered, finely rendered and inherently beautiful, making it an unmissable exhibition for anyone working in the illustrative or fine arts.

Verran, Virginia Bolus-Space (Signal)

First prize went to a gorgeous abstract round painting in felt tips called Bolus-Space (Signal) by Virginia Verran, a fine art tutor from Falmouth University. I find it heartening that a tutor should win this award because so often those who teach don’t find the time to do themselves. Virginia has shown other recent work at the Emma Hill Eagle Gallery.

Cadi Foehlich untitled (tea table)

Cadi Froelich won the second prize with her Untitled (tea table). Cadi is a bit of an enigma: still completing a foundation degree in Brighton, despite having exhibited “internationally”. If anything pushed the conventional boundaries of what it means to draw, this ring marked piece was certainly it. Student prizes were won by Warren Andrews and the double act of James Eden & Olly Rooks, though I have no idea what their submissions were as I didn’t make a note of them.

Here, for your delection, are my personal favourites:

Miyazaki_Geometrical Lyricism
Naoko Miyazaki shows a delicate paper abstraction entitled Geometrical Lyricism.

O'mahony
Michael O’Mahony’s long haired portraits feature the random thoughts of a multi-hued brain. I like the addition of a fag.

Meschko_Wandering
Wandering, is a more traditional entry – a beautiful fuzzy grey penciled drawing of a church from Ben Meschko.

Huddleston_Poppy
Poppy by Donna Huddleston is an art deco influenced abstraction of some lady figures… almost fashion plate-esque. Pale and beautiful.

Halliwell
Lesley Halliwell has gone crazy with the spirograph to fabulous effect, producing Drip, 20 Assorted Colour Inks in garish multicolour.

Jerwood drawing 2010-Martin Huxter
Martin Huxter chose that artist’s favourite, the human skull, this time embellished with real human hair in The Very Hairs From My Lady’s Head. Disconcerting and intriguing.

Salan_Homeless Man
Raji Salan illustrates a wild bearded man in felt tip pens for Homeless Man. He wears a baggy old shell suit that almost, but not quite, overwhelms his hair… however it’s the unexpected red lushness of his lips that really stands out.

Hannah Wooll Portait of a Girl
Hannah Wooll’s portrait is of an altogether more kitsch inspired ilk: heavily pencilled hair engulfing a small elfin face within a grainy wood frame.

Moreton_Street LIfe
Laura Moreton-Griffiths has put together a beautiful woodblock-esque panorama of Street Life, though closer inspection shows that it is rendered in indian ink.

Schmid_Apres Nous
Louise Schmid’s Apes Nous is an intriguing abstraction in pretty colours .

Tomiyasu_Untitled (Unkown 3 Victorian)
Yuma Tomiyasu’s Untitled (Unknown 3, Victorian) pretty much does what it says on the tin. The Victorian bit that is; a beautiful dainty image.

Fowler_Submission
Nina Fowler has likewise produced a beautiful drawing of three women, Submission, in sharply defined pencil relief. What is their connection? We shall never know why they look so yearning.

Fieldsend_The Garden of Sleep
An old fashioned looking rendition of a beach is placed side by side with a blank section for Paul Fieldsend-Danks work The Garden of Sleep, which includes charcoal dust in it’s ingredients. Orb-like white blobs hover over the crowds.

Page_Twenty Six Horror Houses
Another street scene comes from Michael Page. His Twenty-six Horror Houses are shown piled on top of each other against a bloody ketchup red backdrop.

Cathy Lomax Outfit 38- Taupe Linen
Amelia’s Mag favourite Cathy Lomax was spotted at the exhibition loitering as far away as possible from her beautiful but long titled work Outfit 38: Taupe Linen, Sleeveless Dress with Racer Back and Back Zip (Castevets’ New Years Party). Cathy runs the Transition Art Gallery, Garageland magazine and the Arty fanzine. She’s a veritable whirlwind of artistic talent.

Jerwood Chris Agnew The Way of the Future
The Way of the Future by Chris Agnew is a curious thing, an etching on resin, glowing as if alive with the power of a sacred megalith.

Jerwood Edward Lawrenson Ash Cloud
A similarly orange work, Ash Cloud, from Edward Lawrenson must surely have been inspired by the wonderful antics of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull.

Jerwood drawing 2010 Srinivas Surti
Last, but not least, Srinivas Surti’s Joss Stick Billboard is a laser cut collage created on a laminate floorboard to evoke a surreal post-apocalyptic half decaying tower block. Drawing, but not as we traditionally know it.

The exhibition runs until 7th November and all further details can be found on our previous listing. Highly recommended.

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Amelia’s Magazine | Meet Katie Ponder: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Amelias_Magazine_TWWDNU_Katie_Ponder_Weather_Witches
Katie Ponder graduated from Falmouth University and was one of my favourite new illustrators discovered at New Designers this year. She was the winner of the 2014 AOI book category award and took part in the recent exhibition at Somerset House. The Weather Witches was inspired by the change of seasons, and the design of tarot cards. In this image the tempestarii (who control the weather) exchange summer for winter, as the leaves fall and the starry nights draw in.

Katie_Ponder-Rite-of-Spring---growth
Rite of Spring, Growth.

Your illustration was inspired by ideas you first discovered in childhood… can you remember how you came across them and what effect they had on you then?
Whilst considering the theme of That Which We Do Not Understand, the seasons changed from summer to a very sudden winter. Dramatic changes in the weather always bring to mind a song I learnt at primary school about a weather witch, when she was happy she would make the sun shine, but when she was angry there would be thunder and lightening. There is a lot of folklore about witches some times referred to as tempestarii, who control the weather. Inspired by this, I imagined the seasons personified by two witches, who are sisters. The changing of the seasons happens when one sister passes her reign onto the other sister, so that she may rule for her share of time. My image is about autumn, when the sisters exchange places and the weather changes from summer to winter, the leaves fall off the trees and dark starry nights draw in. I am interested in how changes in seasons and the lunar cycle impact the world and also our physical and mental wellbeing.

Katie_Ponder-Titantia-and-Bottom
Titania & Bottom

What in particular appeals to you about Tarot?
I read my own tarot cards on a regular basis, and collect different packs. I find it intriguing me how a picture can reflect some kind of personal truth, and can inspire different ways of thinking about a situation. I also love the symbolism within tarot cards; in particular I love the Rider Waite deck, which has very bold graphic colors, and mysterious symbolic landscapes and scenarios.

Katie_Ponder-Reflection
Reflection.

How did you put together The Weather Witches?
To create my image The Weather Witches, I started of collaging using old papers, self made textures and found images. I then scanned the collage into Photoshop and played around with the composition until I felt there was an aesthetic balance. I added new textures and tweaked the colors and contrasts to create the final image.

Katie_Ponder-Rite-of-Spring---Arrival
Rite of Spring, Arrival.

What was the most challenging part of the process and what was the most satisfying?
I found it a very enjoyable project to work in response to ‘that which we do not understand’ as mysticism and the occult fascinate me and have inspired a lot of my work. Composition is really important to me, and I really like an image to feel balanced. The idea of portraying two sister witches allowed for me to make a fairly symmetrical image, which I find very satisfying to work with.

Katie_Ponder-Pisces
Pisces.

Falmouth University consistently turns out top illustrators, why do you think that is?
The illustration course at Falmouth is well known, the tutors are available to talk to all the time and they are absolutely amazing, and very inspiring, I miss them so much! All the people I studied alongside were very ambitious and had lots of drive, which created a very motivating atmosphere in the studio. I also think what makes Falmouth a really good course is how they prepare you for industry. As part of the course we had to arrange meetings with leading professionals in the industry to have our portfolios reviewed. Knowing that the best art directors and agencies are going to look through your portfolio pushes you to work at the highest standard you can. Also attending these meetings teaches you how to handle and be confident in intimidating professional scenarios.

Katie_Ponder-Words-have-wings
Words have wings.

You only recently graduated this summer, what has happened since then?
I was very lucky to be awarded the new talent award for books by the Association of Illustrators as I finished university. Over October my work was exhibited at Somerset House in London, which was a wonderful experience, and now my work is on a touring exhibition at different venues around the UK. Since graduating, I have moved back to central London where I am originally from and I have been really enjoying being back in the city, seeing lots of art and ballet. I have set up a small studio to work from, and I have been working on commissions as well as meeting people to talk about projects to work on in the future.

Katie Ponder Women Who Run With The Wolves
Women Who Run With The Wolves.

What are you currently working on?
I am working on a couple of ideas in between commissions. The project closest to my heart is some work that has been inspired by ballet and classical music, and is the catalyst behind a book I am developing at the moment.

Kaite_Ponder_Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

What are you most looking forward to in the coming year?
In December I am taking part in a stop motion animation course, which I am very excited about. I did a project in 3D whilst I was at university and I am eager to see how that might translate into stop motion animation. I am also pursuing my other long-standing passion next year and training to be a yoga teacher, which I plan to have as a companion job alongside being an illustrator. There is also some travelling I really want to do that I am currently working towards and dreaming about.

Visit Katie Ponder‘s website here and pledge for a limited edition gold leaf fine art print of the The Weather Witches on my Kickstarter campaign page here.

Categories ,#TWWDNU, ,Association of Illustrators, ,Falmouth College of Art, ,Falmouth University, ,illustration, ,illustrator, ,interview, ,Katie Ponder, ,New Designers, ,Rider Waite, ,Somerset House, ,Tarot, ,tempestarii, ,That Which We Do Not Understand, ,The Weather Witches, ,Weather Witch

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Amelia’s Magazine | Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010: Exhibition Review

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Jerwood drawing 2010-Lesley Halliwell
Detail of Drip, information pills 20 Assorted Colour Inks by Lesley Halliwell.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize opened a few weeks ago with a suitably boozy party that I attended for just long enough to swing around the exhibits. The prize was set up to challenge what constitutes ‘drawing’ and there was plenty of painting, 3D abstract art, embroidery – the wonderful Tattoo Face by Julie Cockburn – and even a sculpture on display. In fact, the sculpture, which I paid little attention to, won second prize. What does tie the whole shebang together is the delicacy of production. Everything is carefully considered, finely rendered and inherently beautiful, making it an unmissable exhibition for anyone working in the illustrative or fine arts.

Verran, Virginia Bolus-Space (Signal)

First prize went to a gorgeous abstract round painting in felt tips called Bolus-Space (Signal) by Virginia Verran, a fine art tutor from Falmouth University. I find it heartening that a tutor should win this award because so often those who teach don’t find the time to do themselves. Virginia has shown other recent work at the Emma Hill Eagle Gallery.

Cadi Foehlich untitled (tea table)

Cadi Froelich won the second prize with her Untitled (tea table). Cadi is a bit of an enigma: still completing a foundation degree in Brighton, despite having exhibited “internationally”. If anything pushed the conventional boundaries of what it means to draw, this ring marked piece was certainly it. Student prizes were won by Warren Andrews and the double act of James Eden & Olly Rooks, though I have no idea what their submissions were as I didn’t make a note of them.

Here, for your delection, are my personal favourites:

Miyazaki_Geometrical Lyricism
Naoko Miyazaki shows a delicate paper abstraction entitled Geometrical Lyricism.

O'mahony
Michael O’Mahony’s long haired portraits feature the random thoughts of a multi-hued brain. I like the addition of a fag.

Meschko_Wandering
Wandering, is a more traditional entry – a beautiful fuzzy grey penciled drawing of a church from Ben Meschko.

Huddleston_Poppy
Poppy by Donna Huddleston is an art deco influenced abstraction of some lady figures… almost fashion plate-esque. Pale and beautiful.

Halliwell
Lesley Halliwell has gone crazy with the spirograph to fabulous effect, producing Drip, 20 Assorted Colour Inks in garish multicolour.

Jerwood drawing 2010-Martin Huxter
Martin Huxter chose that artist’s favourite, the human skull, this time embellished with real human hair in The Very Hairs From My Lady’s Head. Disconcerting and intriguing.

Salan_Homeless Man
Raji Salan illustrates a wild bearded man in felt tip pens for Homeless Man. He wears a baggy old shell suit that almost, but not quite, overwhelms his hair… however it’s the unexpected red lushness of his lips that really stands out.

Hannah Wooll Portait of a Girl
Hannah Wooll’s portrait is of an altogether more kitsch inspired ilk: heavily pencilled hair engulfing a small elfin face within a grainy wood frame.

Moreton_Street LIfe
Laura Moreton-Griffiths has put together a beautiful woodblock-esque panorama of Street Life, though closer inspection shows that it is rendered in indian ink.

Schmid_Apres Nous
Louise Schmid’s Apes Nous is an intriguing abstraction in pretty colours .

Tomiyasu_Untitled (Unkown 3 Victorian)
Yuma Tomiyasu’s Untitled (Unknown 3, Victorian) pretty much does what it says on the tin. The Victorian bit that is; a beautiful dainty image.

Fowler_Submission
Nina Fowler has likewise produced a beautiful drawing of three women, Submission, in sharply defined pencil relief. What is their connection? We shall never know why they look so yearning.

Fieldsend_The Garden of Sleep
An old fashioned looking rendition of a beach is placed side by side with a blank section for Paul Fieldsend-Danks work The Garden of Sleep, which includes charcoal dust in it’s ingredients. Orb-like white blobs hover over the crowds.

Page_Twenty Six Horror Houses
Another street scene comes from Michael Page. His Twenty-six Horror Houses are shown piled on top of each other against a bloody ketchup red backdrop.

Cathy Lomax Outfit 38- Taupe Linen
Amelia’s Mag favourite Cathy Lomax was spotted at the exhibition loitering as far away as possible from her beautiful but long titled work Outfit 38: Taupe Linen, Sleeveless Dress with Racer Back and Back Zip (Castevets’ New Years Party). Cathy runs the Transition Art Gallery, Garageland magazine and the Arty fanzine. She’s a veritable whirlwind of artistic talent.

Jerwood Chris Agnew The Way of the Future
The Way of the Future by Chris Agnew is a curious thing, an etching on resin, glowing as if alive with the power of a sacred megalith.

Jerwood Edward Lawrenson Ash Cloud
A similarly orange work, Ash Cloud, from Edward Lawrenson must surely have been inspired by the wonderful antics of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull.

Jerwood drawing 2010 Srinivas Surti
Last, but not least, Srinivas Surti’s Joss Stick Billboard is a laser cut collage created on a laminate floorboard to evoke a surreal post-apocalyptic half decaying tower block. Drawing, but not as we traditionally know it.

The exhibition runs until 7th November and all further details can be found on our previous listing. Highly recommended.

Categories ,arty, ,Ben Meschko, ,Bolus-Space (Signal), ,Cadi Froelich, ,Cathy Lomax, ,Chris Agnew, ,Donna Huddleston, ,Edward Lawrenson, ,Emma Hill Eagle Gallery, ,Eyjafjallajökull, ,Falmouth University, ,Garageland magazine, ,Hannah Wooll, ,James Eden & Olly Rooks, ,Jerwood, ,Jerwood Drawing Prize, ,Julie Cockburn, ,Laura Moreton-Griffiths, ,Lesley Halliwell, ,Louise Schmid, ,Martin Huxter, ,Michael O’Mahony, ,Michael Page, ,Naoko Miyazaki, ,Nina Fowler, ,Paul Fieldsend-Danks, ,Raji Salan, ,Srinivas Surti, ,Transition Art Gallery, ,Virginia Verran, ,Volcano, ,Yuma Tomiyasu

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Amelia’s Magazine | D&AD New Blood 2014 Review

New Blood review 2014
This year the D&AD New Blood show returned once more to Spitalfields Market. The overwhelming emphasis was on work aimed at the more commercial sector of the graphic arts, with less colleges than in previous years choosing to showcase pure illustration.

New Blood Don't be a Dick
Straight away, I picked up a copy of the Don’t be a Dick newspaper by Shellsuit Zombie, offering some salient graduate advice in a nicely edited one page form.

New Blood Southampton type
Nothing was labelled on the otherwise always excellent Solent Illustration stand, so I tried to match up artwork to illustrators using their A4 hand out and nicely produced newspaper. It wasn’t easy! And even harder to locate websites in quite a lot of cases… The funky circus inspired typography above is by Laura Hunt. Dontcha just love the word funky?

New Blood southampton
Luke Baker is responsible for this gridlocked city scene.

New Blood southampton skull
Kirby Pyle made this skull and other wooden cut outs.

New Blood southampton stencil
Hannah Bartlett’s stencilled lady looks into her looking glass.

New Blood southamption grace williams
In the newspaper: I liked this abstract image by Grace Williams.

New Blood southampton emily wilks
Emily Wilks made this cool pattern of animals and foliage. We were not officially invited but I picked up an invite to the students’ stand alone show at the Coningsby Gallery, and asked former student Jenny Robins to cover the Wooly Bully studio work in more detail… to be posted soon.

New Blood Jennifer Humphreys
These decorative blue hands by Jennifer Humphreys at Gray’s School of Art went down a storm when I shared them on instagram.

New Blood Hannah Botma
Dinosaurs in bottles were held up by the ever popular bulldog clip method, by Hannah Botma at Edinburgh College of Art.

New Blood Caitlin Parks
I was most taken by this exploding bird from Caitlin Parks, part of a series designed to draw attention to the plastics found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

New Blood troll lips
At the University of the West of England Holly Dennis made this arresting image: the word Troll collapsing over overprinted neon lips.

New Blood 2014 -Mark Cook
At Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design the designer Mark Cook had produced this very appealing poster of fish lures.

New Blood David Hill
This tram coming up a hill is by David Hill at Sheffield Hallam University.

New Blood Emily Elvin
At Edinburgh Napier University Emily Elvin explored sleep in this rotating paper sculpture.

New Blood  By Heather McCarthy at Sussex College Hastings
At Sussex College Hastings Heather McCarthy had created some wonderful cards and posters designed to promote foreign destinations.

New Blood Dream Good by Hilary Newman
Colour, type and pattern were used to great effect in this Dream Good pamphlet by Hilary Newman at Bath Spa University.

New Blood Hipsters by Jacqueline Fryars at Blackpool & Flyde college
These hipsters are by Jacqueline Fryars at Blackpool & Flyde College. So true… beards and tattoos… everywhere. I have to say though, that it’s not the greatest to discover one of my own tweets (and that’s all) when trying to track down a student’s presence online.

New Blood Sophie Heywood
The trend for all things handmade shows no sign of abating. I like this risograph print for Handmade Studio by Sophie Heywood at UCLAN.

New Blood Midwinter Mischief by Dawn Williams
I was very sad to have missed the Middlesex University illustration show (no invite) because a small selection will never give me a full view of the talent on any one course. At New Blood I was drawn to this wonderful Midwinter Mischief fold out book by Dawn Williams.

New Blood Kayleigh Pavelin
I also liked these strong images of an African wild dog and giraffe by Kayleigh Pavelin.

New Blood Gary Curzai
Typography by Gary Curzai was clearly inspired by traditional Indian signage, but his is a fresh new update for a modern world.

New Blood David Doran
David Doran from Falmouth University already has an impressive list of clients to his name. I’m not surprised, his colourful patterned work is extremely clever and hugely engaging.

New Blood Dream Alphabet by Lauren Humphrey
Lauren Humphrey has adopted a similar curvaceous outlook, rendered in an appealing neon colour palette. I loved her humorous Dream Alphabet.

New Blood Rachel Saunders- Let's Play PeePo
The sea air must nuture illustration talent. Rachel SaundersLet’s Play Peepo! features lots of fabulous animals and foliage.

Falmouth students are also notable for their hearty online presence: I always find it intriguing how students at one college can be so incredibly useless at self promotion, whilst at another they are all on top of it. Can it all be solely down to talent that so many Falmouth students are doing well professionally before graduation? Maybe, but it doesn’t hurt to put yourself out there, and the sooner the better.

New Blood Necklace by Kristi Minchin
This quirky and colourful laser cut necklace is by Kristi Minchin at Arts University Bournemouth, who had also created a bizarre greeting machine replete with waving hands. I will be covering other discoveries at their High Noon stand alone show in another blog post.

New Blood Annabel Davis cats
Daft but brilliant. Annabel Davis imagines kittens and cats as kings and queens.

New Blood Strange animals by Dan Widdowson
These strange animals are by Dan Widdowson.

New Blood Lauren Rothery at Plymouth Uni
Lauren Rothery at Plymouth University had created these pamphlets with titles such as ‘How to Interact Socially.’

New Blood Norwich uni
I really liked the little hand out sheets about artists at Norwich University of the Arts: a nice touch.

New Blood Oddities by Tim Blann
These oddities are by Tim Blann, who has an appealingly blobby style.

New Blood Chris Shuttleworth - Learn to Sail
New Blood Shuttlefingers Pitch a Tent
Chris Shuttleworth at Leeds College of Art made these eye catching promotional posters adorned with the slogans Learn to Sail and Pitch a Tent.

New Blood staffordshire dogs
Finally, I didn’t record the name of the designer behind these marvellous pink Staffordshire Dogs. Sorry!

The hall was buzzing on my visit to New Blood, and I thought it interesting to hear from one graduate that it was a great opportunity for her to meet all the other students she had been following online for so long. Times have changed! How wonderful that nowadays the most engaged illustrators can discover and friend each other from across the UK before they have even graduated. Just think of the potential work partnerships.

Categories ,2014, ,Annabel Davis, ,Arts University Bournemouth, ,Bath Spa University, ,Blackpool & Flyde College, ,Caitlin Parks, ,Chris Shuttleworth, ,Coningsby Gallery, ,D&AD, ,Dan Widdowson, ,David Doran, ,David Hill, ,Dawn Williams, ,Don’t be a Dick, ,Dream Alphabet, ,Dream Good, ,Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, ,Edinburgh College of Art, ,Edinburgh Napier University, ,Emily Elvin, ,Emily Wilks, ,Falmouth University, ,Gary Curzai, ,Grace Williams, ,Graphic Design, ,Gray’s School of Art, ,Great Pacific Garbage Patch, ,Handmade Studio, ,Hannah Bartlett, ,Hannah Botma, ,Heather McCarthy, ,High Noon, ,Hilary Newman, ,Holly Dennis, ,How to Interact Socially, ,illustration, ,Jacqueline Fryars, ,Jennifer Humphreys, ,Kayleigh Pavelin, ,Kirby Pyle, ,Kristi Minchin, ,Laura Hunt, ,Lauren Humphrey, ,Lauren Rothery, ,Learn to Sail, ,Leeds College of Art, ,Let’s Play Peepo!, ,Luke Baker, ,Mark Cook, ,middlesex university, ,Midwinter Mischief, ,New Blood, ,Norwich University of the Arts, ,Pitch a Tent, ,Plymouth University, ,Rachel Saunders, ,review, ,Sheffield Hallam University, ,Shellsuit Zombie, ,Solent Illustration, ,Sophie Heywood, ,Southampton Solent School of Art and Design, ,Spitalfields Market, ,Staffordshire Dogs, ,Sussex College Hastings, ,Tim Blann, ,Troll, ,typography, ,UCLan, ,University of the West of England, ,Wooly Bully

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Amelia’s Magazine | Free Range Graduate Shows 2014: Photography

Andalucia by Sara Bertolasi

I always get a sense of déjà at the Free Range student photography shows, where similar themes and styles crop up year in year out. However there are always some stand out photographs which capture my attention, either because they have done something new, or because they have made great images regardless of technique or subject.

Free Range photography 2014-Sara Bertolasi 2
At Westminster University Sara Bertolasi showed a series of tree portraits shot in Andalucia, which are believed to contain the souls of fallen soldiers who died in the War of Alpujarras. Each tree has a very distinct personality of their own, which is reinforced by the simplicity of the land, tree and sky.

Illumination
Illuminated by Vladislav Kolev shows portraits of people watching TV, their concentration writ large in the eery glow of the screen.

Free Range photography 2014-Sarah England 2
Free Range photography 2014-Sarah England 1
The Pipe Dream by Sarah England uses analogue methods and double exposures to evoke dreamlike scenes, where houses and landscapes blend eerily together (and in the instance of me shooting the art at the show, yet another layer is added over the top). It’s not a new idea but this was executed very well.

Free Range photography 2014-Mhairi Law hebrides
Hebrides by Mhairi Law
In the Lay of the Land is a project following the lives of the young people who live in the Outer Hebrides, choosing to ‘enrich their local culture and community with energy and enterprise’. At Edinburgh Napier Mhairi Law’s wonderfully evocative photographs reveal the real people that are making this outer isle vibrant again. Just above is Rosie Wiscombe, who makes Harris tweed accessories.

Nicoline Vormedal Sandwith
Free Range photography 2014-Nicoline Vormedal Sandwith fox
Free Range photography 2014-Nicoline Vormedal Sandwith pigeon
Large scale photographs of Pests (stuffed ones) explore ideas of the animal as ‘other’. Amazing! By Nicoline Vormedal Sandwith at Roehampton University.

Matthew Cooper
This photograph of a chilly looking Santa enjoying the waves is one of a series looking at Britain’s Hidden Culture by Matthew Cooper at Northampton. I love the energy in this carefully composed shot.

David Morris colchester

Tucked away in a dark corner I found David Morris (of Colchester Uni), who had created a stunning hand crafted cyanotype movie of the tide going in and out on a stretch of Essex beach near his home. On the wall were hundreds of prints depicting the same simple scene, rolling waves grounded in the unchanging line of wooden struts stretching out to sea. You can watch his magical movie above.

Brett White
Brett White‘s photos at Plymouth University are a visceral abstraction of military history.

Tamar Valley Shelley Belboda
Free Range photography 2014-Shelley Belboda
Evocative photography by Shelley Belboda looks at the legacy of mining in the Tamar Valley.

Our Tommy photo montage sculpture
I could not find who was responsible for this Our Tommy photo montage, part of a clever installation.

Paint is Paint by Harry Scott
Paint is Paint by Harry Scott showcases a nice confluence of photography and ink, at UCA Rochester.

Free Range photography 2014-Amber Banks Brumby
This intriguing installation by Amber Banks-Brumby at Nottingham Trent reveals the aesthetic power of tiny organisms.

Kieran-Hosking-expat life
At Swansea Kieran Hosking took this evocative picture of his dad, in a project about the banality of expat life.

Rosie Gilbey E8 trannies
Rosie Gilbey put herself in the frame with pictures of E8 Trannies.

Matt Tacon
Each year the photography students at Falmouth University consistently present one of the best Free Range photography shows, and this year was no exception. Recreated landscapes my Matt Tacon look real from afar, yet closer inspection reveals them to be constructed of tiny well-lit models.

Free Range photography 2014-Amber Jane Strickland
Amber Jane Strickland fuses photography and ink to create romantic artworks.

Christopher Ower-Davis
Free Range photography 2014-Christopher Ower-Davis
Scalpel Constructions abstracts by Christopher Ower-Davis mix illustration and photography, creating artwork that pops.

Elinor Bussell- Defying the Male Gaze
Elinor Bussell is Defying the Male Gaze is a series of unsettling images featuring nude women with sewn meat details.

Andy Race
Beautiful images by Andy Race blur the lines between art, science and nature. Also, props to him for being the only photography graduate to notice that I tweeted about his work – no surprise then to find that he owns a super professional website where you can buy one of his otherworldly prints from the Maya Blue Lake series.

On a final note, it’s nice to see that despite the passing of the years bulldog clips remain as popular as ever as a simple and effective means of hanging art on the walls… I used the very same technique nearly 20 years ago: like the drum n bass of that era it’s an idea that refuses to die.

Categories ,2014, ,Amber Jane Strickland, ,Andy Race, ,Brett White, ,Britain’s Hidden Culture, ,Christopher Ower-Davis, ,Colchester School of Art, ,cyanotype, ,Cyanotype printing, ,David Morris, ,Defying the Male Gaze, ,E8 Trannies, ,Elinor Bussell, ,Falmouth University, ,Free Range, ,Harry Scott, ,Illuminated, ,In the Lay of the Land, ,Matt Tacon, ,Matthew Cooper, ,Maya Blue Lake, ,Mhairi Law, ,Nicoline Vormedal Sandwith, ,Northampton University, ,Our Tommy, ,Outer Hebrides, ,Paint is Paint, ,Pests, ,photography, ,Plymouth University, ,review, ,Roehampton University, ,Rosie Gilbey, ,Rosie Wiscombe, ,Sara Bertolasi, ,Sarah England, ,Scalpel Constructions, ,Shelley Belboda, ,Tamar Valley, ,The Pipe Dream, ,UCA Rochester, ,Vladislav Kolev, ,War of Alpujarras, ,Westminster University

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Amelia’s Magazine | Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration Graduates 2011: part two

New Blood show review 2011-katie harnett
Illustration by Katie Harnett.

The quality of work at University of the West of England really stood out – not least because ACOFI illustrator Katie Harnett has just graduated.

New Blood show review 2011-katie harnett polar post
New Blood show review 2011-katie harnett polar post
New Blood show review 2011-katie harnett polar post
New Blood show review 2011-katie harnett polar post
Katie Harnett showed a dreamy illustration based on a sea shanty, order and her children’s book Problems with the Polar Post – a delightful tale featuring as she said it would, website plenty of animals.

New Blood show review 2011-Liam Barrett
Liam Barrett had put together the beautiful D&AD New Blood UWE invitation, and has designed wrapping paper for Nobrow.

New Blood show review 2011-nat osborne
Natalie Osborne‘s long creature from her Elliot’s Adventure picture book was super engaging.

New Blood show review 2011-jay wright
While you were at in the Dentist by Jay Wright featured all sorts of toothy situations.

New Blood show review 2011-The Highwayman Annual jacob stead
New Blood show review 2011-The Highwayman Annual jacob stead
New Blood show review 2011-The Highwayman Annual jacob stead
New Blood show review 2011-The Highwayman Annual jacob stead
New Blood show review 2011-The Highwayman Annual jacob stead
The Highwayman Annual by Jacob Stead was presented in becomingly old style – a glorious romp through all things masked robber related. Jacob has done a big feature for the current issue of Oh Comely magazine.

New Blood show review 2011-Abigail Nottingham
At Hull School of Art and Design Amelia’s Magazine contributor Abigail Nottingham showed off her impish creatures and idiosyncratic people.

New Blood show review 2011-Abby Wright
Abby Wright gave pride of place to her drawing of Fifi Bijoux that I commissioned for Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

New Blood show review 2011-Anne-Marie Jones
At University College Falmouth book covers by Anne-Marie Jones were created in a strong painterly ink style.

New Blood show review 2011-Hannah Goodacre
Hannah Goodacre‘s angular designs for book covers were also striking.

New Blood show review 2011-Cathy Hookey
I liked Cathy Hookey‘s children’s book illustration New Friends.

New Blood show review 2011-Lewis Shaw
New Blood show review 2011-New Blood show review 2011-Lewis Shaw
Lewis Shaw painted brightly coloured dogs in fluid brushstrokes. See more from these students on their very own Falmouth illustration agency website.

New Blood show review 2011-Faye Moorhouse
From UCA Maidstone Faye Moorhouse won Best New Blood for her Cat Lady of Czechoslovakia.

New Blood show review 2011-Emmanuel Okpanachi
Emmanuel Okpanachi painted lots of heads, some sat around a table for a discombobulated party.

New Blood show review 2011-Sebastian Arnold
New Blood show review 2011-Sebastian Arnold
New Blood show review 2011-Sebastian Arnold
Sebastian Arnold had put together an intriguing book, Idealised Suburbia, about Ashford being twinned with a town in Germany.

And thus concludes my 2011 New Blood coverage. Don’t forget to check in with part one of my New Blood illustration review. Enjoy!

Categories ,Abby Wright, ,Abigail Nottingham, ,ACOFI, ,Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, ,Anne-Marie Jones, ,Ashford, ,Best New Blood, ,Cat Lady of Czechoslovakia, ,Cathy Hookey, ,D&AD, ,Elliot’s Adventure, ,Emmanuel Okpanachi, ,Falmouth University, ,Faye Moorhouse, ,Fifi Bijoux, ,Hannah Goodacre, ,Hull School of Art and Design, ,Idealised Suburbia, ,illustration, ,Jacob Stead, ,Jay Wright, ,Katie Harnett, ,Lewis Shaw, ,Liam Barrett, ,Manny Boy, ,Natalie Osborne, ,New Blood, ,New Friends, ,Nobrow, ,Oh Comely, ,Problems with the Polar Post, ,Sebastian Arnold, ,The Highwayman Annual, ,UCA Maidstone, ,University College Falmouth, ,University of the West of England, ,UWE, ,While you were at in the Dentist

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