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New Designers 2012: Illustration Graduate Shows and One Year On Review

Excellent work from a couple of University of Hertfordshire students and a selection of previous graduates now working as designers, showing in the One Year On section.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sigrid Rødl  cover
Following on from my selection of best illustration finds at Nottingham Trent and Cambridge School of Art, here is my final selection of finds at New Designers 2012 part two.

New Designers 2012-Sigrid Rødl
Sigrid Rødl  cover
From the University of Hertfordshire Sigrid Rødl created an eye catching ABC book of mythological monsters from around the world.

New Designers 2012-Erdi Liu
Erdi Liu made these beautifully delicate lacy papercut designs.

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Annelin Fagernes sirjohnsoane3
Annelin Fagernes specialises in carefree watercolours, seen here in a project designed to promote the Sir John Soane’s Museum.

New Designers 2012-mike wheeler
New Designers 2012-mike wheeler
From Northbrook College in Sussex I loved these neon graphic designs by Mike Wheeler, a response to psychedelic songs of the 60s.

New Designers 2012-Kit Miles Studio
Snarfle prevented me from visiting the upper floors so I probably missed out on further illustration shows, but instead I whipped around the One Year On section: here’s what I found. Above: gorgeous abstract textile designs from the Kit Miles Studio

Hannah Lovett
New Designers 2012-Hannah Lovett
Hannah Lovett‘s hypnotic Gold Diggers designs are created from salvaged glass and mirror.

joss-barton-one-year-on-diamond
Joss Barton‘s Diamond lampshade designs are cut from stainless steel and have an electrochemical finish.

dawn gardner Organic Beauty
Dawn Gardner Spring Blossom
New Designers 2012-Dawn Gardner
Dawn Gardner‘s retro collaged style was a real find at last year’s exhibition and her influence can be found in work by the current crop of illustration graduates. Her newest work updates the classic floral by adding abstract graphic elements: an unexpected and wonderful development in her style.

New Designers 2012-Louise Tiler
New Designer 2011 award winner Louise Tiler is inspired by traditional textile designs to create contemporary wallpapers and greetings cards. Her delicate hand drawn and digitally produced products are all produced in the UK.

New Designers 2012-Jessica Hogarth Designs
Pretty cards from Jessica Hogarth Designs come in a summery colour range.

New Designers 2012-Rachel Powell
Rachel Powell was one of my hot finds from last year, and her presentation skills are going from strength to strength. For retro design with modern flair she is fast becoming the place to go.

And thus concludes my coverage of New Designers 2012. Phew.

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