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Posts Tagged ‘2013’

New Designers 2013 Surface Design Graduates – Playful Brights

I'll always be more attracted to bold and beautiful brights over tasteful muted colourways, and luckily this year there was lots to choose from at the first New Designers show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers show 2013-Hannah Rampley
Next up, my review of splashy abstract brights and lovely playful designs. It's fair to say that this is a look I will always love, but there did seem to be a lot of very beautiful surface designs and printed textiles that followed this theme in 2013.

surfacedesign by Hannah Rampley at Leeds
At Leeds College of Art I wanted to gobble up these juicy fruit designs by Hannah Rampley.

New Designers show 2013-emma cook
Emma Cook worked in ceramics to create pretty textured decorative tiles.

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New Designers 2013 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates – The 50s Trend

50s influenced surface designs and printed textiles patterns were big news at this years New Designers. Here's my favourite examples of the trend.

Written by Amelia Gregory

As usual there were a plethora of outstanding design graduates on show at New Designers, and I always um and ah about how I am going to split these blogs […]

Free Range Art & Design Show 2013: Fine Art Review

I discovered a few real gems on my tour of the fine art shows at the Truman Brewery during week five of the Free Range Shows.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Claire Ringrose at Oxford Brookes University. I sadly only had time to visit the first week of two fine art showcases at Free Range this year, but even a brief […]

UWE Illustration Degree Show – Break a Lead 2013: Review

Excellent new talent spotted at the University of West England illustration degree show at Free Range on 27th June - 1st July 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I regret to say that I have been somewhat remiss in my coverage of the annual stand alone UWE Break a Lead illustration show, despite this course turning out some […]

Raw Talent University of the Arts Graduate Fashion Show: Review

It wasn't the most professional of catwalk shows, but nonetheless I discovered some interesting graduate fashion designers at Raw Talent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jeyanthy Balakrisnen by Ruth Joyce. Raw Talent kicked off their graduate design exhibition at the Hoxton Gallery with a catwalk show featuring hand selected designers from the University of the […]

Raw Talent University of the Arts Graduate Design Show: Review

Some great new creative talent was on show at the We.Create International student run exhibition, held at the Hoxton Gallery between 28-29th June 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week I went along to the opening night of Raw Talent at the Hoxton Gallery in Shoreditch, hosted by We.Create International. Alongside strange goings on such as the sight […]

Free Range Art & Design Show 2013: Week Four Photography Review – Ravensbourne, Nottingham Trent University, UCA Farnham & De Montfort University

The second part of my photography review (week four) at the Free Range Shows features yet more inspiring work from graduates.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Here are the rest of my photography graduate discoveries, found upstairs at the Truman Brewery during week four at the Free Range Shows. Hannah Coates at Ravensbourne was one of […]

Free Range Art & Design Show 2013: Week Four Photography Review – University of Northampton, UCLAN, Falmouth, University of Derby & Swansea Metropolitan

Lots of stunning offerings in the second week of photography graduate shows at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I returned to the Truman Brewery for a second week of photography shows from universities across the country, and was pleased to discover so much interesting work that I’m going […]

Free Range Art & Design Show 2013: Week Three Photography Review

Wonderful photography from students at Plymouth University, University of Westminster and more, discovered at the Truman Brewery this June.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Nicholas White. The trouble with photography is that it is so very hard to come up with an original concept, not to mention an original execution: thus I […]

Free Range Art & Design Show 2013: Week Two Review

I discovered intriguing work by students from South Essex College, Havering College and Cambridge School of the Arts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Showing alongside Middlesex University a few other colleges put their wares on display for week two of the Free Range Shows. Graphic Designers at South Essex College knew how to […]

Free Range Art & Design Show 2013: Middlesex University Fine Art, Fashion, FDSP & Photography Review

My favourite graduate picks from the Middlesex University show at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Futuroid by Tomas Soltonas. Middlesex University took over the upper floors of the Truman Brewery a few weeks ago to display the work of all their graduating creative arts students […]

Free Range Art & Design Show 2013: Middlesex University Jewellery Review

Wonderful work from Middlesex jewellery graduates, as always. I predict great things, especially for Sabina Johal, Katrine Standahl and Emma Aitchison.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I was gutted to discover that the Middlesex University Jewellery degree course will close down when the current first years have passed through the system, for I always look forward […]

Jewellery Week 2013: Jewel East Review

I discovered some great jewellery designers at Jewel East, which takes place at Spitalfields Market between 7-9th June 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My first experience of Jewellery Week 2013 was a trip to Jewel East in Spitalfields Market. Here a range of up and coming designers display their wares in a sheltered […]

Ravensbourne: Graduate Fashion Week 2013 Catwalk Review

Burger bags, bondage, the Venga Boys and so much more - Ravensbourne delivered a 40-minute-long treat at Graduate Fashion Week on Monday 3 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Francesca Valorsa As Northumbria University alumni, I haven’t missed one of their Graduate Fashion Week shows in the last eight years. Sadly, I broke this record this time […]

Free Range Art & Design Show 2013: Week One Review

The first week of Free Range kicked off with shows from Greenwich, Goldsmiths, Southampton Solent and Coventry. Here's my pick of graduating designers!

Written by Amelia Gregory

The graduate shows are upon us and that can only mean one thing… I’ll be heading down to the Truman Brewery on a weekly basis to discover the most inspiring […]

Wood Festival 2013 Review

This year Wood Festival returned after a year's break: with another stella musical line up and plenty for the family to make and do. Wonderful!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival by Ben Rothery Illustrator. This year I was soooo looking forward to camping with our baby Snarfle at Wood Festival, my favourite family friendly small music festival in […]

Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival 2013: A Review of Illustration Collectives

Old favourites and new discoveries are on display upstairs at the Embankment Galleries, including work from Soma Gallery, Print Club London, Day Job, Zombie Collective and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bird by Victoria Willmott. In the upstairs section of the Embankment Galleries at Pick Me Up are housed a plethora of hand-picked collectives, some of which have had a presence […]

Easter 2013: Illustrated

Pagan symbols of Easter are celebrated by illustrators in this blog to celebrate the (hopeful) arrival of spring.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Easter by Daniel Alexander. I don’t know about you but this feels like the least Eastery Easter for many years: normally the weather is becoming properly spring-like and the daffodils […]

The 2013 FAD Awards: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

The FAD Awards closed London Fashion Week A/W 2013, once again celebrating the best undergraduate talent around a certain theme, which this year focussed on 'future optimism'…

Written by Matt Bramford

Stephanie Kitchen by Warren Clarke The Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) Awards are always an end-of-fashion-week treat. After five days of the freshest fashion talent dominating the catwalks at the Fashion […]

LCF MA Fashion Show 2013, Womenswear: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Stunning collections from LCF womenswear designers Maddalena Mangialavori, Nadia Scullion, Min Wu, Sian Davies, Yi Xie and Keiko Nishiyama. Showing at the Royal Opera House on Friday 15th February.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yi Xie by Jacqueline Valencia. London College of Fashion womenswear designers showed a series of polished collections, most of which were accessoried with amazing footwear that I was able to […]