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Posts Tagged ‘2012’

New Designers 2012 Jewellery Graduates and One Year On

Dead animals, bee hives, typography, cars and body parts: inspiration for today's jewellery designers is found everywhere.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers part one 2012 -Cassandra Pittaway
Sadly I was unable to make it to the main stands showcasing the graduate jewellery collections (Snarfle got fed up and we had to leave) but I did manage to find a few gems (hur hur) amongst the craft displays, and there were plenty of jewellers displaying their new work in the One Year On section. Here's what I found...

New Designers part one 2012 -Cassandra Pittaway
Ceramic and metal neckpieces by Cassandra Pittaway were inspired by cars and fairgrounds. Loved those big bold shapes and colours... reminiscent of automobile style designs in Prada's S/S 2012 collection.

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New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part two

Curious creatures, ceramic toys and an oversized scary devil banker are amongst some of my finds at this year's show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my first look at the best designer makers at this year’s New Designers, here, in no particular order, are more interesting creations that I found. At Bath […]

New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part one

A round up of some of the best designer makers from Hereford College of Arts, Nottingham Trent University, Central Saint Martins and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

At Hereford College of Arts the standard of craft design was high as always, with some beautifully original designs. Sophie Walker‘s woodcarved sculptures opened to reveal small stash spaces. Collapsed […]

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

My final round up features some delightful work from Glasgow School of Art, UCA Rochester and LCC surface designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Here’s my final round up of New Designers 2012 printed textiles and surface design talent. At the Glasgow School of Art Emily de Vale worked in 3D, embroidering laser cut […]

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

Lots of neon colour combinations, photo real imagery combined with digitally produced geometrics, and a continuing love for natural themes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my first review of printed textiles and surface design graduates at New Designers 2012, here’s my second pick of the student work. At Cleveland College of Art […]

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

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 […]

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

My final round up of graduate talent discovered at the 2012 New Blood exhibition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my second review of New Blood comes my final write up. Lots of students illustrated the cover for Grimm’s Fairy Tales – at University of Central Lancashire […]

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

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… Andrew Duncan‘s NU(UN)CLEAR prints […]

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

So much to see at this year's relocated New Blood graduate show, hosted by D&AD in Spitalfields Market... here's part one of a mammoth review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Image by Ivana Thomas. This year the New Blood graduate talent show eschewed the lofty halls of Free Range at the Truman Brewery and relocated to a cramped custom built […]

The Canine Games 2012 Illustrated

Absolutely atrocious weather could not stop the first ever Canine Games getting off to a brilliant start. Featuring lots of dogs in fancy dress: perfect to illustrate!

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Canine Games by Nanae Kawahara. Last Saturday east London hosted the very first Canine Games, a chaotic mishmash of dog parade, craft stalls and musical entertainment. Due to the […]

Now What: University of Brighton Graphic Design Ba Hons Graduate Show 2012 Review

The pick of the bunch from Brighton's graduating graphic designers, showing at Netil House between 6th-8th July 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Papercutting by Jenny Moorcroft. The Now What exhibition at Netil House showcased graphic design alongside the illustration graduates, and also hosted a panel discussion about the state of creativity today. […]

Now What: University of Brighton Illustration Ba Hons Graduate Show 2012 Review

Lovely work from Brighton illustration and design graduates, shown at East London's Netil House between 6th-8th July 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Image by Pippa Toole. There were a host of specially curated graduate design exhibitions in London last week – including work by my old gaff, the University of Brighton. The […]

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Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2012 Review: Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery

At the Royal College of Art Show 2012 in Kensington I was impressed by some stunning work from the MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery graduates.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

‘Headphones for Soanes‘ by Jennifer Gray This year saw the creation of the new School of Material at the The Royal College of Art, which includes Fashion Womenswear and Menswear, […]

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Photography Ba Hons Review

Intriguing themes in work from Middlesex photography graduates: identity, relationships, attitudes to women in Islam and Jungian philosophies...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Raphaelle Gosden used children as her subjects and I also found this cute video of her subjects meeting their portrait for you to enjoy. Emma Hayes placed items belonging to […]

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Sonic Arts Ba Hons Review

Really interesting work from the now defunct Sonic Arts course...

Written by Amelia Gregory

I stepped over a lead and set off Invisible Sounds, part of an immersive sculpture by Guillaume Zenses, as soon as I wandered into the Middlesex Sonic Arts space. Next […]

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Jewellery Ba Hons Review

Beautiful collections from Middlesex jewellery designers - watch out for future stars including Tanya Garfield, Franziska Lusser and Chaca Jacobsen.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Chaca Jacobsen. The jewellery design course at Middlesex University habitually turns out some wonderful artisans and this year was no exception, with collections inspired by themes of tradition, adornment, religion, […]

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Graphic Design Ba Hons Review

Middlesex graduate graphic designers were inspired by such diverse themes as social media, crafting and our obsession with cupcakes!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Special mention must go to the booklet which accompanied the graphic design show by Middlesex University graduates, part of a box set that was cleverly designed to emulate an old […]

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Fashion Design, Styling and Promotion Ba Hons Review

Super imaginative installations in a clutter free space from Middlesex fashion disciplines. Plus some impressive professionalism.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fashion design, styling and promotion at Middlesex University shared a cavernous space in the Truman Brewery, spreading out with some innovative displays. Here’s what I liked: Hatice Moran‘s strong collection […]

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Illustration Ba Hons Review

Wonderful presentation and loads of great talent at the Middlesex University illustration graduate show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I was absolutely blown away by the quality of work on display from Middlesex University illustration students this year: many students had worked in 3D and their stands included decorated […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2012 Gala Awards Ceremony Part Two: Menswear, Womenswear and the Gold Award

Here's the second part of our Gala Show review - featuring the most coveted prizes and the show's climax - the Gold Award!

Written by Matt Bramford

Chloe Jones by Joseph Larkowsky …And so with the rest of the awards presented and the crowds cheering at maximum volume, it was time for the most coveted awards of […]