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.
From the University of Hertfordshire Sigrid Rødl created an eye catching ABC book of mythological monsters from around the world.
Erdi Liu made these beautifully delicate lacy papercut designs.
From Northbrook College in Sussex I loved these neon graphic designs by Mike Wheeler, a response to psychedelic songs of the 60s.
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‘s hypnotic Gold Diggers designs are created from salvaged glass and mirror.
Joss Barton‘s Diamond lampshade designs are cut from stainless steel and have an electrochemical finish.
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 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.
Pretty cards from Jessica Hogarth Designs come in a summery colour range.
And thus concludes my coverage of New Designers 2012. Phew.
2012, Annelin Fagernes, Dawn Gardner, Diamond, Erdi Liu, Gold Diggers, Hannah Lovett, illustration, Jessica Hogarth Designs, Joss Barton, Kit Miles Studio, Louise Tiler, New Designers, Northbrook College, One Year On, Rachel Powell, review, Sigrid Rødl, Sir John Soane's, Sussex, University of Hertfordshire
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