D&AD New Blood Part One
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
Also from St Martins, this lovely print from Hampus Gunnarsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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!
Brilliant! Wish I could visit the show.
The books by Toby Ashbee were actually by Dylan Glynn. Maybe they were mislabelled
They are on his site here: http://www.hellodylan.co.uk/heretothere.html
Thanks for that - confusing labelling as you suggest. I have amended the story
Makes you glad to be alive ! Thanks for the overview of some lovely work.
Great stuff! Some interesting work there. I am particularly impressed with Mark Boardman's illustrations.
hoping to go tomorrow if work permits.
If you'd like to see more pictures of the skeleton see here:
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.
Excellent show of work with some pleasant suprises. Always look forward to seeing what Kingston graduates have to offer and again, they delivered. Beautiful.