Best of D&AD New Blood

Last week CR helped to judge D&AD’s Best New Blood. Here’s a selection of what the judges thought were the best pieces on show this year, all of which can be seen at The Old Truman Brewery

Class Portrait by Anna Brooks and Samantha Harvey, Kingston University, BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Photography

Last week CR helped to judge D&AD’s Best New Blood. Here’s a selection of what the judges thought were the best pieces on show this year, all of which can be seen at The Old Truman Brewery until this evening…

The full list of this year’s Best New Blood 2010 is on the D&AD New Blood website (divided into Advertising, Graphic Design etc). From that selection, here are some of my favourites complete with the students’ own descriptive text that accompanies the work.

Above image by Anna Brooks and Samantha Harvey, Kingston University, BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Photography. Class Portrait | The ethical issues and paranoia surrounding the laws of photographing children in today’s society is confusing and somewhat farcical. At what point will the photography of children be forbidden? | | | |

Matthew Lurcock, Norwich University College of the Arts, BA (Hons) Graphic Design:

Publicity for Shoot: Military photography of the year at the V&A Museum

Tim McDonagh, University of Westminster, BA (Hons) Illustration:

Myxomatosis: The disturbing effects of disease upon animals within today’s environment | A Juxtaposed Hippopotamus in the Moonlight – The contrast between calm and disturbed, predator and prey

Anna Brooks and Kate Callaghan, Kingston University, BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Photography:

Stars and their constellations are phenomenons that seems almost impossibly spectacular to truly understand. Fallen constellations are stars which have grounded themselves into structures upon earth. We see them in a new light, in the form of a chair, a universal understood composition. | | |

Ben Taylor, Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration:

Reversible Village Signage. Although villagers may claim to welcome outsiders with open arms this is often a facade. Outsiders are looked upon with fear and suspicion. This project focuses on the secular nature of village life. |

Casy Bird and Lee Hudson, University of Gloucestershire, BA (Hons) Advertising:

In-portfolio projects for Jelly Babies and FedEx |

Chelsea Palmer, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, BA (Hons) Graphic Design:

Science Museum poster

Dean Gray, Leeds College of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Graphic Design:

Character and illustration driven approach applied to a variety of applications and media. | |

Elsa Tomkins and Christopher Keatinge, University of Gloucestershire, BA (Hons) Advertising:

The brief was to position PJ’s as the smoothie with attitude – the Anti-Innocent. |

Gemma Dutfield, Staffordshire University, BA (Hons) Graphic Design:

Geological Timescale book installation

James Prorok, Northumbria University, BA (Hons) Graphic Design:

Oddbins Window Installation – commission to design a window installation for Oddbins wine shop. The display promotes the EAT! food and drink festival. | |

Jasper Dunk:

1 2 3 4 we must lock the door, 5 6 7 8 we must evacuate, 9 10 11 12 we must prepare for, 13 monsters, 13 monsters.

Matt Ellwood, Northumbria University, BA (Hons) Graphic Design:

Our Vanishing Night: A luminous foldout poster which demonstrates the growing problem of light pollution

Matthew Bromley and Evgenia Barinova, University of Hertfordshire, BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration:

Monster boxes designed for self promotion | Evgenia Barinova: | Matt Bromley:

Ollie Wright and Katie Herring, Buckinghamshire New University, BA (Hons) Advertising: | |

Richard Gray, University of Plymouth, BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography:

Rapanui are a new sustainable clothing brand that take a holistic approach to implementing sustainable alternatives. To Rapanui fashion is as equally important as their values and they aim to create a more eco friendly alternative in the fashion industry

Tom McWilliam, Edinburgh College of Art, BA (Hons) Graphic Design / Illustration:

The pencil piece is a promotional piece for the IKEA challenge an event that promotes IKEA in a new competitive and fun approach. Tom has used IKEA pencils on the poster because they are iconic with IKEA and have their contact details engraved on them.

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