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Posts Tagged ‘Birmingham City University’

An interview with Josh Patterson: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Josh Patterson is one of the outstanding graduate illustrators that I discovered at New Designers this summer. I am so pleased he will be featured in my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Birmingham City University graduate Josh Patterson creates intense fantastical images in a distinctive colour palette that immediately caught my eye at New Designers this year. His artwork for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion was inspired by the super pretty Wilderness Festival, but will surely appeal to festival lovers anywhere. I am also super pleased to announce that Josh is creating the cover for my book... and it's already looking absolutely fabulous.

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You’ve already done exceptionally well for a graduate, how did Birmingham City Uni set you up… read more

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Kitty McCall: Creating Colourful Interior Textiles

Kitty McCall's Tropicalia is a feast of colour for your interior: read on to find out more about this new design brand.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Designer Catherine Nice is the brains behind Kitty McCall, a brilliant new interior textiles brand you should know about. Her work is inspired by the boldness of artists such as […]

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New Designers 2014 Review: Best New Illustration & One Year On Textiles

My best illustration and One Year On textile finds from the New Designers show, held in July 2014 at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Adam Corns. I sadly missed the first weekend of New Designers this year, but I made it to the second weekend and made a beeline for the illustration […]

New Designers 2013 Product Design Review: The Best Product Designers and More

This last review of the 2013 New Designers shows contains a variety of exciting graduate designer discoveries. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

To round off my coverage of New Designers I’m going to introduce my random top selections from the product design colleges, as well as some stray surface design and some […]

New Designers 2013 Surface Design for Fashion and Interiors: The Best Graduate Designers

Here's my round up of the best of the rest of my discoveries at New Designers part one: featuring stunning optical illusion wall art, beautiful 3D neckpieces and ricrac aplenty.

Written by Amelia Gregory

One of the great thing about surface design as a discipline is that it encompasses so many design possiblities. Here’s my round up of the rest of my fab discoveries […]

New Designers 2012 Product Design Graduates: Baby and Toddler Products

A curvy cot made of cork, inflatable safety reins and edible potions were just some of the interesting product designs for babies and young children.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Products by Zoe Tynan-Campbell. It’s funny how being a new parent suddenly changes what you see: I didn’t see any baby related design at last year’s show, and yet this […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Jewellery Graduate Show Review

I do absolutely adore fine handmade jewellery... but there was SO much to choose from at New Designers... where to start? Watch out for Li-Chu Wu, Michelle Scicluna, Niti Khanna, Emma Louise Simmonds, Muireann Walshe and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Me Me Jewellery by Michelle Scicluna. The jewellery section of New Designers also really brought home to me how important it is to see a university’s individual show where possible: […]