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Posts Tagged ‘Graphic Design’

Studio 350 – University of Brighton Graphic Design & Illustration Graduate Show 2015

Brighton students held their graduate show at the Rose Lipman Building in Hoxton in early July 2015. Here are my favourite finds.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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In early July the Brighton University Studio 350 graphic design and illustration show was held at the Rose Lipman Building in Hoxton. This year there was a particularly diverse range of talents on display from both graphic design and illustration. Here are my favourite finds.

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Firstly, I fell in love with African influenced patterns by George Harvey, who also played with type featuring amusing quotes from comedian Mitch Hedburg.

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D&AD New Blood 2014 Review

The best of graduate design and illustration: New Blood took place during July 2014 in Spitalfields Market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the D&AD New Blood show returned once more to Spitalfields Market. The overwhelming emphasis was on work aimed at the more commercial sector of the graphic arts, with […]

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BRIGHTON SHOW: University of Brighton 2014 Graphic Design and Illustration Degree Show Review

A round up of the graphic design and illustration talent graduating from Brighton this summer, exhibited at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower over the weekend…

Written by Matt Bramford

Installation by Charlie Barrows Over the weekend more than 70 students from the University of Brighton‘s Graphic Design and Illustration programme brought their wares to The Bargehouse, a cavernous part […]

An Interview with Moko Sellars, Founder of Design Studio Moko

I spoke to packaging fanatic Moko about her passion for both ceramics and paper.

Written by Jessica Cook

Based in East London, Moko is a Design Studio with a passion for form. Set up by Moko Sellars in 2012, Moko burst onto the design scene with the launch […]

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Ohh Deer Illustration Collective: an interview with Co-Founder Jamie Mitchell

Ohh Deer, a collective of young, talented illustrators, is proving that two (pencil) leads are better than one when it comes to setting up shop. We talk to co-founder Jamie Mitchell about how he came to head up this gaggle of illustrators

Written by Jessica Cook

Ohh Deer is more than just a site that sells cool graphic tees, it’s a collective of young creatives featuring some of the most talented emerging illustrators out there. Founded […]

Double Bravo Designs: an interview with Barbara Buenz

Inspired by an itinerant childhood designer Babara Buenz has created a beautiful stationery collection using letterpress techniques.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I haven’t seen Barbara Buenz since we were at school together, erm, a very long time ago. But then, through the joys of social media, she got back in touch, […]

An interview with jewellery designer Katie Rowland

Using semi precious stones and fine metals, Katie Rowland creates bold jewellery inspired by mythological females.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Katie Rowland by Shivani Chavda. Katie Rowland won ‘New Jewellery Designer of the Year’ at the prestigious 2011 UK Jewellery Awards: not bad for someone who initially trained as a […]

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An Interview with Jewellery Designer Kate Sibley, talking about her ‘Future Jewellery’ Collection

London based designer Kate Sibley, of design studio Sibley Grove, talks us through her new bold and sustainable jewellery collection created with beautifully folded stone paper.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Kate Sibley Jewellery by Laura Griffin When I first looked at images of Kate Sibley’s stone ‘paper’ Future Jewellery I was reminded of a gorgeous book I fell in love […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Review: Silver Metal Clay Jewellery Class with Sima Vaziry at the London Jewellery School

Last week I learnt how to work with silver metal clay at a London Jewellery School taster class. My teacher was an expert in the technique... and by the end of the evening I was hooked.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Silver metal clay has intrigued me since I did silversmithing classes a few years ago, simply because it promises so much: all the gleam and precious feel of silver and… […]

An interview with graphic designer Simon Loxley, creator of the Ultrabold magazine for St Bride Library

Graphic designer Simon Loxley describes the highlights of his career, and what it's like to create a new magazine from scratch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Designer Simon Loxley is a multi-talented print designer and writer who has worked on some fantastic projects over the years, including the creation of the beautiful Ultrabold magazine for the […]

Best of D&AD New Blood Graphic Design Graduates 2011: Typography

Some graphic design students choose to concentrate on typography, and here are the best of the bunch who graduated in 2011 (with a bit of book cover design thrown into the mix).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Edinburgh Napier University boasted a wall of screenprinted handkerchiefs by Maria Rajka, each with imaginative new designs overlaying the traditional motifs and patterns that I remember from childhood. (Yes my […]

Best of D&AD New Blood Graphic Design Graduates 2011

Best of the New Blood graphic design graduates at the show in July 2011. Favourites include Charles Van Der Essen, Samuel Jones and Julia Kisselmann.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Dawn Cooper. Shh, I know that the D&AD New Blood exhibition was held absolutely months ago… but I would rather play catch up than leave all this talent […]

University of Brighton Graphic Design Graduate Show 2011 Review

Best of Brighton's Graphic Design graduates, including work by Bryn Mackenzie, Callum Walker, George Sharp, Davy Evans and Louise Richardson. Thus concludes my Brighton show reviews.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Installation by Callum Walker. I am never as interested in Graphic Design at shows, don’t ask me why, I just generally don’t find it as appealing as pure illustration even […]

Wim Crouwel, a Graphic Odyssey at the Design Museum: Review and Twitter Takeover

As his Design Museum exhibition draws to a close meet Wim Crouwel on Twitter, as he answers questions live on the Design Museum twitter feed on Thursday 23rd June between 4-4.30pm

Written by Amelia Gregory

For those of you who have not yet been to the Wim Crouwel exhibition there is still a brief chance to catch this wonderful show at the Design Museum. This […]

Design Inspiration: Scripts. Elegant Lettering From Design’s Golden Age, by Steven Heller and Louise Fili

I discovered new inspirational typography book Scripts on the Thames and Hudson stand at the London Book Fair, and it's so wonderful I thought I'd better share it with you... featuring a quick Q&A with co author Steven Heller.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’m always a sucker for lush books, and so when I spotted Scripts on the shelf at the Thames and Hudson stand at the London Book Fair I immediately snuck […]