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D&AD New Blood Part One

Graphic Design, Illustration

Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 29 June 2009, 20:52    Permalink    Comments (11)

D&AD's New Blood showcase of graduate work opened tonight. As one of the judges, I got a good look before the private view crowds arrived. Here are a few projects that caught my eye

Loved this twist on the venetian blind from Helena Karelson on the Product and Furniture Design course at Kingston University

Lydia Leith of Edinburgh College of Art designed this quilt featuring prostitute cards


This skeleton, a comment on the inequality of access to food and resources around the world, was made from plastic cutlery by Laura Bowman, Jamie Breach, Ashley Maine, Elliott Mariess and Lewis Woolner of Kingston

Also from Kingston, Hannah Rodde produced this set of tabloid newspapers, one in each process colour. Here's what she says about the project: "The independent wastes roughly 2000 sides of ink daily by printing unnecessary colour bars. I set my self the mission of visualising this amount. Many days of screen printing later!....... the result was this mound of CMYK papers. My aim is to make people aware of this waste and the impact that it has on the environment, considering that the independent is just one of 12 national papers. Lets put pressure on Newspaper companies to change their ways!"

Illustration from Jack Clayton of Leeds Metropolitan University

Loved this charming set of booklets on walks by Toby Ashbee Dylan Glynn of University of the West of England

From the same college, Toby Ashbee did this

From Sean Maguire of Grays School of Art

This is from a series of pieces promoting a one-day conference by Annett Höland and Stina Gromark of Central St Martins

Also from St Martins, this lovely print from Hampus Gunnarsson (

And Sroop Sunar's book on Indian matchbox covers

And this series of books by Surya Son

I was judging illustration with Simon Morris, head of art at Delaney Lund Knox Warren. We liked Mark Boardman of Falmouth

Part two tomorrow. New Blood is at Olympia until Wednesday


Thanks for posting these - I can't afford the train fare down there!
Tom Heg
2009-06-29 23:00:10

Brilliant! Wish I could visit the show.
Lorna Morris
2009-06-30 10:37:40

The books by Toby Ashbee were actually by Dylan Glynn. Maybe they were mislabelled
They are on his site here:
2009-06-30 12:06:25

Thanks for that - confusing labelling as you suggest. I have amended the story
CR PatrickBurgoyne
2009-06-30 12:13:30

Makes you glad to be alive ! Thanks for the overview of some lovely work.
Christopher Turrall
2009-06-30 12:52:13

Great stuff! Some interesting work there. I am particularly impressed with Mark Boardman's illustrations.
nick elliott
2009-06-30 13:34:55

hoping to go tomorrow if work permits.

Michael Murdoch
2009-06-30 15:44:33

If you'd like to see more pictures of the skeleton see here:
2009-07-01 02:32:03

to see more woodcuts and illustrations by Jack Clayton visit or contact
Jack Clayton
2009-07-01 12:26:48

Some great looking stuff. One thing I do get confused by, is that D&AD always say they are looking for ideas, and some 'real world' work that's out in the community, but they usually end up awarding the posh prints, expensive stands, and super-eye-candy.

Matthew Roberts
2009-07-02 13:29:39

Excellent show of work with some pleasant suprises. Always look forward to seeing what Kingston graduates have to offer and again, they delivered. Beautiful.
2009-07-06 18:10:36

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