Digital Arts has teamed up with the D&AD to bring you the hottest collection of fresh new student talent from colleges and universities from across the UK. Here, then, is the very best in new blood for 2007.


SHELTER POSTER

This piece is one of three posters designed as a campaign to reposition Shelter as a charity that not only helps the homeless, but also provides help and advice on a wide range of housing problems. Taking a positive and open tone, the poster features imagery constructed from paper-cuts. They layer paper and simple shapes of keys and houses on wallpaper to demonstrate the revealing of new positive imagery associated with a new home.
who: Lindsay Boyd
where: University of Dundee
e:l.a.boyd@dundee.ac.uk


STREWTH BRUCE

Outdoor advertising for a Guinness April 1 (April Fool) campaign.
who: Eve Windram
where: Bedford College
e: windram1@tsmail.net


STEEL’S SOCIAL CLUB

A photographic exploration and celebration of a typical working men’s club, after the industry that bred it collapsed.
who: Iian Harker
where: University of Teesside
e: J.Hamill@tees.ac.uk


UNTITLED

A personal project exploring the prejudices faced by the Aboriginal Australian people. The wallpaper reflects their change in lifestyle.
who: Simon Oliver Newsome
where: University of Central Lancashire
e: simonnewsome@hotmail.com


LOST

Strange items and thousands of personal objects are lost on the Underground everyday. For my major project, I am exploring ways of visually representing this phenomenon.
who: Airelle Depreux
where: University of Westminster
e: Airelle.la.belle@gmail.com


VW OFF–ROADER

Billboard poster for VW off-road vehicle range.
who: Rob Oakes
where: Bedford College
e: jtribe@bedford.ac.uk


TOTALLY LONDON

Map of London using intimate and personal memories as reference.
who: Debbie Powell
where: The Arts Institute at Bournemouth
e: aevans@aib.ac.uk


WARBURTONS

One of a range of three packages. Designed to evoke Italian tradition in the British brand.
who: Bryan James
where: Cleveland College of Art & Design
e: strongstylespirit@hotmail.com


PROFILE

Angela draws with light, using light pens and torches combined with photograms and digital manipulation.
who: Angela Kim
where: Stockport College
e: azure_bi@hotmail.com


WATER, WATER

The lens-like properties of water displace and distort our perceptions of objects seen through it. The font was created by photographing letter forms through an agitated body of water. It accompanied images of dehydrated fat, to highlight water’s importance, and to show the dramatic effects suffered by its removal.
who: David Woods
where: South East Essex College
e: David.R.Woods@gmail.com


THE TIME HAS COME

Music video for Carina. Composing blue screen with a 3D generated landscape. The decaying city stands as a metaphor for the breakdown of a relationship.
who: Dave Lee
where: Stockport College
e: davelee@loolaa.com


NEO CITY

3D animation confronting environmental issues, showing inner-city decay through industrialisation.
who: Alex Bower
where: Stockport College
e: alexandriki@yahoo.co.uk


THEROBB.COM

www.therobb.com is a site designed to guide you around the work of student graphic designer Robb Whiteman.
who: Robb Whiteman
where: University of East London
e: robb_whiteman@hotmail.com


STILLS CAMPAIGN

Part of a promo campaign for a design agency called Stills. Life size cutouts of figures positioned in public places and at trade fairs. An attendant would be concealed behind, dispensing thought-provoking contact cards.
who: Ben Duddridge
where: Cardiff School of Art & Design
e: No_x_logo@hotmail.co.uk


PUMA STREET

One of a series of five posters to promote Puma’s street fashion range. This is in response to a D&AD Student Awards brief. The shadow puma links each image.
who: Richard Davis
where: Cleveland College of Art & Design
e: Richardavis-@hotmail.com


DON’T PANIC POSTCARD

The brief to design a postcard from an unusual place and time, where the recipient and sender can be of any form. The concept is a message from the white rabbit to the great Alfonzo.
who: Gemma Claire Loosley
where: Dunstable College
e: designer_gems@yahoo.co.uk


ID AND SUPERID

Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud’s ‘structural theory’ identified the Id, Ego, and Super-Ego as divisions of the psyche and this was loosely explored in the 1956 film: Forbidden Planet. Warren’s solution to this brief explored a personal statement that, on the left side depicts a graphic representation of his present life, and on the right an imagined alter ego. The designer himself is featured at the centre of the composition.
who: Warren Bredenkamp
where: Wolverhampton University
e: Warren.Bredenkamp@wlv.ac.uk


SOMALI CULTURE

A self-initiated project based on Somalian culture.
who: Ali Abdinur
where: University of Teesside
e: J.Hamill@tees.ac.uk


KILLER KLOWN

Type-based poster to promote a horror film festival in Manchester.
who: William Butters
where: Stockport College
e: will@trademarkarts.com



GETTY IMAGES

Devise a campaign targeted at creative professionals that will raise awareness of size, scope and versatility of Getty’s archival image
who: Stephen Owen
where: Stockport College
e: ST3OW3N@yahoo.co.uk


BE A LONDONER

To encourage young visitors to engage with Londoners and London culture. Part of a campaign that covered billboards and Web sites.
who: Steve Leard
where: Cardiff School of Art & Design
e: chirpysteve@hotmail.com


GLUTTON FOR BUTTONS

This personal project aims to creatively promote a button exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery. Titled Glutton for Buttons, appealing to children and adults. The image shown is a poster advertising the exhibition. Items range from badges to a kid’s book.
who: Jennifer Sutton
where: University of Central Lancashire
e: Jennysuhou999@yahoo.co.uk


JUST ADD WATER

who: Ollie Langridge
where: University of Leeds
e: Tux4ojl@leeds.ac.uk


THUNDERBIRD

A double-page spread from an illustrated book of mystical creatures. Judith combines found imagery, textures and digital processes.
who: Judith Knight
where: Stockport College
e: JudiKnight2@yahoo.co.uk


COLORING BOOK

This image is a page from a colouring book that is about family. It’s a social project showing dysfunction, pathology and basically real life. The idea is to face people with social problems which they don’t want to be involved with.
who: Matylda Salajewska
where: University of East London
e: salata@plugstudio.pl


… MACHINES

Created as part of ‘future optimism’ brief, I was tasked with creating a series of images based around the theme of ‘future’ and ‘optimism’.
who: Ed Hann
where: University College for Creative Arts
e: hello@edwardhann.co.uk


POSTCARD

The idea was that the intertwined trees represent two mentally disabled twins linked by their understanding of the world through numbers.
who: Anton Strickland Nelson
where: Oxford and Cherwell Valley
College
e: Antonsnelson@hotmail.co.uk


TETLEY TEA STATION

TV ad for Tetley Tea. Stop-frame animation of characters filmed against a blue screen. Customers cue up at a ‘Tetley Station’ for a refreshing fill up. Received a merit in Tetley’s 2007 competition.
who: Paul Greenwood
where: Stockport College
e: icepacsoft@aol.com


DUREX REPORT

The format and mechanics of a pop-up book seemed to be not only an appropriate way, but also an original and witty way to deliver an annual report for Durex. Project completed in response to an ISTD 2007 brief.
who: Charlotte Bakken
where: University of Hertfordshire
e: charlottebakken@gmail.com


IMAGES IN TIME

Create an awareness campaign around ‘Getty Images’ archival collections, inspiring creative professionals to use them. The idea is, until they invent one of these, you’ll need Getty images archive.
who: Kevin Dawson
where: Stockport College
e: Kevindawson@btinternet.com


BRITAIN

The brief was to select six pieces of statistical data that cover different themes. The design must enhance the reading of the statistical information. I chose a letterpress aesthetic for the final execution of the book as the selected statistics are somewhat dismal and I wanted the book to reflect this hardened and potent edge.
who: Rick Banks
where: Cumbria Institute of the Arts
e: rick@face37.com