Images by Andrew Duncan.
Continuing on from my introduction blog here’s the next load of design talent discovered at the D&AD New Blood show this year…
Andrew Duncan‘s NU(UN)CLEAR prints at the University of the West of England were an example of eye-catching screenprinting in colours that seem to be indicating a bit of a trend: mint green, neon orange and salmon pinks.
Pete Adam‘s calligraphic type updated the old with a beautifully loose feel.
Stockport College showcased fabulous fox themed surface design from Philippa Lightburn.
Lisa Rockall‘s dancing teacup paper cut outs were a lot of fun.
Holly Mcloughlin‘s mutant critters danced with babies and letters.
Dominique Byron‘s spaceship is modelled on a lobster: love it.
Jack Johnson at Southampton Solent University imagined engineering minds for the future in this bold monochromatic poster.
The trend of futuristic collage was alive and strong with Carlie McGarity in Cerulean, a project interpreting how the brain responds to music.
There was some impressive art at Sheffield Hallam University. I was captivated by ‘trout tickling‘ and teacups decorated with illustrations inspired by idioms by Rebecca Roberts, yet another Best New Blood.
Chris Stanley‘s stylised animals would definitely appeal to small children.
At The Arts University College at Bournemouth Maria Midttun‘s Oh-Damnit-Dagny was a strong series. Yet another New Blood winner.
Jack Reynold‘s bold illustration of Fears and Loathing was a real eye grabber.
Beautiful watercolour work by Hawaiian student Emily Hughes (love the pic of her as wee nipper meeting her illustration idol!)
Love the little people and surreal vignettes in work by Natasha Durley.
Beautifully realised spaceships and shells by Kate Rowland.
At University of Dundee Sally Hackett‘s Streaker Euphoria in porcelain was offset by abstract neon patterns.
At Southampton Solent University Ken Iizuka picked out elongated figures on a black background.
Joe Staples stuck to a simple colour palette for his bold hand made prints.
William Brant chose dinosaurs for a repeat pattern that appealed to my inner textile designer.
Christopher Todd won a Best New Blood award for his intricate rendition of the age of industrialisation.
I liked Holly Harwood‘s painterly typography for a La Haine poster.
Beautiful illustrations of people by Christopher Bayley at the University of the Creative Arts in Maidstone.
Dark drawings by Amanda Jackson at Hull School of Art and Design: piggy gamblers and a rabbit transforming in an eery wood.
There’s more to come… oh yes, I’m not done yet! Read my final New Blood review here.
- 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 one
- Best of D&AD New Blood Graphic Design Graduates 2011
- New Designers 2012 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates: part one
- Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration Graduates 2011: part two