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Posts Tagged ‘New Blood’

An interview with Ana Jaks: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

I love the bold colours and vibrant subject matter of Ana Jaks, a recent graduate of Falmouth University. Her artwork for my colouring book was inspired by her summer holidays.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I found Ana Jaks at New Designers, where she was also discovered by the likes of Creative Review. She contributes a bold design for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion inspired by recent holidays.

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What did you learn and how did you develop as an artist at university?
I'm a recent graduate who studied illustration at Falmouth University which was probably one of the best environments anyone could ever ask to develop in. Before going to university I already had a very set drawing style which was mainly black and white and was all done in fine liner with barely any colour - it had more of a fine art feel to it than illustration, and being at Falmouth meant I had to break that down, strip everything back… read more

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An interview with illustrator David Doran

Be inspired by the wonderful world of talented illustrator David Doran, a recent graduate of Falmouth University.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustrator David Doran is a recent graduate of Falmouth University and was one of the standout graduate illustrators discovered at the 2014 shows (read more in my New Blood review)… […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

University Arts Bournemouth: Dot to Dot Illustration Degree Show 2013 Review

Students from the illustration degree course at Bournemouth put on a fantastic exhibition at The Rag Factory just off Brick Lane in mid July. It was a great way to finish of the 2013 graduate shows.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The illustration degree course at Arts University Bournemouth held their stand alone Dot to Dot graduate exhibition in mid July at The Rag Factory just off Brick Lane. I visited […]

New Designers 2013 Illustration Review: The Best Graduate Illustrators

Only a smattering of art colleges show work from illustration degrees at New Designers part two - but I made some brilliant discoveries from UCA Maidstone, Falmouth University, Cambridge School of Art and Nottingham Trent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve brought you my New Designers part one reviews, my review of New Blood and multiple blogs covering the Free Range Art and Design shows… so now it’s time to […]

D&AD New Blood 2013 Review: Best Graduate Illustration and Graphic Design

Finally: here are my favourite finds from the New Blood graduate design show, which took place at the start of July in Spitalfields Market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the D&AD New Blood graduate show was held once again in a cordoned off section of Spitalfields Market. It’s a small space with hoards of exhibiting students crammed […]

Kingston University: RARE Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2012 Review part one

First round up of my favourite illustrators showing at RARE earlier this summer - including quite a few who've contributed to Amelia's Magazine: Lorna Scobie, Hannah Simpson and Rebecca Elves.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My graduate reviews are now running legendarily late – sorry, that’s what adding a baby to the mix does. But never fear I haven’t given up – there’s a crop […]

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 […]

Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration Graduates 2011: part two

Lovely work from graduating ACOFI featured illustrators Katie Harnett and Abby Wright. Plus lovely illustrations from Amelia's Mag contributor Abigail Nottingham. And fab work from the likes of Jacob Stead, Liam Barrett and Faye Moorhouse.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Katie Harnett. The quality of work at University of the West of England really stood out – not least because ACOFI illustrator Katie Harnett has just graduated. Katie […]

Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration Graduates 2011: part one

Wonderful new illustration discoveries from a host of universities - amongst my favourites; Adam Avery, Natacha Malkin, Josh Neal and Rosalind Johnson. Dive in!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Adam Avery. And now time for the best illustration that I discovered at this year’s D&AD New Blood, part one. At Glasgow School of Art

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 […]