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New Designers 2012 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates: part one

Outstanding work by graduates from Loughborough University and Leeds College of Art, plus other favourite finds.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers part one 2012 -Marie Parry
Surface design by Marie Parry.

New Designers is a huge exhibition of graduate work, with two shows held over two weeks covering all aspects of art and design… so I’ll just keep going till I’ve brought you everything I loved. Here’s my first selection of the best printed textile and surface designers.

New Designers part one 2012 -Jaleesa Burgess
At Nottingham Trent University feathered caplets and collars in luscious colours by Jaleesa Burgess.

New Designers part one 2012 -Victoria Robinson
Partridges on yellow by Victoria Robinson.

New Designers part one 2012 -Jennifer Hollidge
At University College Falmouth embroidery by Jennifer Hollidge.

New Designers part one 2012 -Imogen Catling
New Designers part one 2012 -Imogen Catling
New Designers part one 2012 -Imogen Catling
Gorgeous digitally printed textile designs with a retro 50s vibe by Imogen Catling.

New Designers part one 2012 -somerset
Summer bright prints with a batik feel by an unknown designer at Somerset College, somewhat similar to the kind of jazzy print that you might find worn by snowboarding enthusiasts on the ski slopes: you can buy these kind of printed jackets for snowboarding online at DogFunk.

New Designers part one 2012 -University of Huddersfield Georgina Connor
At University of Huddersfield Georgina Connor created 3D laser cut geometric shapes to match her bold designs.

New Designers part one 2012 -Emily Wainwright
New Designers part one 2012 -Emily Wainwright
Students at Loughborough University were as strong as ever: Emily Wainwright created spiky wonders to be worn as daring accessories.

New Designers part one 2012 -Katie Austin
Wondrous 80s shell suit and ski suit inspired neon pastel geometric craziness from Katie Austin.

New Designers part one 2012 -Emily Carney
New Designers part one 2012 -Emily Carney
Emily Carney favoured glorious pastel animal inspired designs for silk scarves.

New Designers part one 2012 -Amelia Eady
Amelia Eady‘s geometric bird designs had a Japanese feel.

New Designers part one 2012 -Becky Webberley
New Designers part one 2012 -Becky Webberley
Becky Webberley studied entomology to create her bug inspired summer prints.

New Designers part one 2012 -Josephine Munsey
New Designers part one 2012 -Josephine Munsey
Josephine Munsey made dynamic digital prints in zingy colours.

New Designers part one 2012 -Chloe Turner
At Bucks New University Chloe Turner created an autumnal range to decorate wallpaper with snails, branches, leaves.

New Designers part one 2012 -Marie Parry
New Designers part one 2012 -Marie Parry
New Designers part one 2012 parry
Leeds College of Art also showcased some serious talent: Marie Parry‘s geometric animal print designers were a real show-stopper.

New Designers part one 2012 -Lisa Martin
New Designers part one 2012 -Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin specialises in children’s designs – and some of her prints really reminded me of the designs I have on my Tots Bots nappies. Love those bright colour combos.

New Designers part one 2012 -Emily Calland
New Designers part one 2012 -Emily Calland
I stopped to speak briefly with Emily Calland, whose astonishing collection really stood out for its bold subject matter and execution. Brave and fabulous.

New Designers part one 2012 -Joel Wilson
Hurrah, a boy! Joel Wilson took an art deco vibe and mixed it up with neon holographics.

Coming up, I’ll be continuing my round up of the best textile and surface designers.

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One Response to “New Designers 2012 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates: part one”

  1. April Louise says:

    I saw so much talent at new designers. It was really inspiring and I took some photos myself. Follow the link to see. http://aprilsharman.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/new-designers-2012.html

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