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Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration & Graphic Design Graduates 2012: part two

A second batch of awesome graduate talent discovered at the D&AD New Blood show in Spitalfields.

Written by Amelia Gregory

§New Blood graduate show 2012 -Andrew Duncan
New Blood graduate show 2012 -Andrew Duncan
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…

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Andrew Duncan
New Blood graduate show 2012 -Andrew Duncan
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.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Pete Adam
Pete Adam‘s calligraphic type updated the old with a beautifully loose feel.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Philippa Lightburn
New Blood graduate show 2012 -Philippa Lightburn
Stockport College showcased fabulous fox themed surface design from Philippa Lightburn.

Lisa rockall new blood
Lisa rockall new blood
Lisa Rockall‘s dancing teacup paper cut outs were a lot of fun.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Holly Mcloughlin
New Blood graduate show 2012 -Holly Mcloughlin
Holly Mcloughlin‘s mutant critters danced with babies and letters.

dominiquebyron_lobster-rocket-2-with-flames-in-shape-Dominique Byron
Dominique Byron‘s spaceship is modelled on a lobster: love it.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson at Southampton Solent University imagined engineering minds for the future in this bold monochromatic poster.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Carlie McGarity
New Blood graduate show 2012 -Carlie McGarity
The trend of futuristic collage was alive and strong with Carlie McGarity in Cerulean, a project interpreting how the brain responds to music.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Rebecca Roberts
New Blood graduate show 2012 -Rebecca Roberts
New Blood graduate show 2012 -Rebecca Roberts
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.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Chris Stanley
New Blood graduate show 2012 -Chris Stanley
New Blood graduate show 2012 -Chris Stanley
Chris Stanley‘s stylised animals would definitely appeal to small children.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Maria Midttun
At The Arts University College at Bournemouth Maria Midttun‘s Oh-Damnit-Dagny was a strong series. Yet another New Blood winner.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -jack reynold
Jack Reynold‘s bold illustration of Fears and Loathing was a real eye grabber.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Emily Hughes
Beautiful watercolour work by Hawaiian student Emily Hughes (love the pic of her as wee nipper meeting her illustration idol!)

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Natasha Durleyq
Love the little people and surreal vignettes in work by Natasha Durley.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Kate Rowland
Beautifully realised spaceships and shells by Kate Rowland.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Sally Hackett
At University of Dundee Sally Hackett‘s Streaker Euphoria in porcelain was offset by abstract neon patterns.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Ken Iizuka
At Southampton Solent University Ken Iizuka picked out elongated figures on a black background.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Joe Staples
Joe Staples stuck to a simple colour palette for his bold hand made prints.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -William Brant
William Brant chose dinosaurs for a repeat pattern that appealed to my inner textile designer.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Christopher Todd
New Blood graduate show 2012 -Christopher Todd
Christopher Todd won a Best New Blood award for his intricate rendition of the age of industrialisation.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Holly Harwood
I liked Holly Harwood‘s painterly typography for a La Haine poster.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Christopher Bayley
Beautiful illustrations of people by Christopher Bayley at the University of the Creative Arts in Maidstone.

New Blood graduate show 2012 -Amanda Jackson
New Blood graduate show 2012 -Amanda Jackson
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.

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