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Posts Tagged ‘One Year On’

An interview with Augusta Akerman: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Augusta Akerman has had a varied creative career so far but has now settled on illustration as her main focus, with beautiful results.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Augusta Akerman 'a section of my first litho print'
Augusta Akerman is yes, you got it, yet another Camberwell College of Arts graduate. She contributes a painterly image to my colouring book inspired by a love of 50s modernism. Find her in Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, available now on Kickstarter.

Augusta Akerman 'Couples and Technology'
I love the way you draw figures, which artists have inspired you? I think they look very Henry Moore-esue
Yes you are very right! I have always been very inspired by that particular period around 1950's modernism, Festival of Britain era, having been brought up on artists like Moore, Hepworth, Ravilious and Bawden. These were the artists my parents loved, so we were always going to galleries to see this kind of work. Every summer we go to Cornwall and… read more

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New Designers 2015: One Year On Review

One Year On hosts some of the very best graduates from recent years: now making their way with small business ventures of their own.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the One Year On section of New Designers was curated by Luna & Curious co-founder Rheanna Lingham (read my exclusive interview here). I particularly loved the selection of […]

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New Designers Celebrates 30 Years: an interview with One Year On curator Rheanna Lingham

An interview with the curator of the 2015 One Year On exhibition at New Designers. Rheanna Lingham is a jewellery designer and co-founder of cult design store Luna & Curious, based in Shoreditch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jewellery by Rheanna Lingham, photography by Emma Dalzell. Rheanna Lingham trained as a jewellery designer on the brilliant Middlesex University course (read my review of the 2015 graduate show here). […]

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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 […]

Inspired by Illustration: An interview with jewellery designer Annabelle Lucilla

Jewellery designer Annabelle Lucilla has been creating illustrations since childhood: here she tells us why she decided to pursue a career in jewellery design, her design process and the importance of social media in building a career.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Annabelle Lucilla by Laura Hickman. I first ran across the beautiful illustrated etched designs of Annabelle Lucilla at the One Year On exhibition at New Designers 2013, and her work […]

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 Jewellery: The Best Graduate Designers

I always get excited looking around the jewellery stands at New Designers: here's a selection of the most intriguing new designers and the ones who created jewellery I wanted for myself...

Written by Amelia Gregory

I always discover a huge number of brilliant new jewellery designers at the New Designers exhibition, and this year was no exception. Firstly, at the One Year On section I […]

New Designers 2012: Illustration Graduate Shows and One Year On Review

Excellent work from a couple of University of Hertfordshire students and a selection of previous graduates now working as designers, showing in the One Year On section.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my selection of best illustration finds at Nottingham Trent and Cambridge School of Art, here is my final selection of finds at New Designers 2012 part two. […]

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

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 […]

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 2011 Part Two: One Year On Show Review

Loved the colourful textile design from Imogen Heath Studio, Stone and Spear and Deryn Relph. Plus wonderful laser cut wall art from Katie Heeks Designs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

In the One Year On section of New Designers part two there was lots of colourful talent: Imogen Heath Studio showcased wonderful geometric textiles. Stone and Spear versus Lucy Jay […]

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: […]