Make your way through the maze of the Islington Business Design Centre and New Designers reveals a lot of really exciting new art and design.
Though seen by some as less prestigious than D&AD’s New Blood and – thankfully – less squashed, with more space for institutions to show work, New Designers still shows an overwhelming amount of varied work. But, helpfully for us, nearby competition is a great way to find art and design that truly pops, even without much elbow room.
As well as the wide range of disciplines at Part 2 of the exhibition - which covers furniture, product and industrial design, spatial design, graphic design, illustration, animation and motion & digital arts – there is also the full spectrum of topics, from the relatively normal to the pretty freaking weird.
And, then, of course among all that are countless projects inspired by Game of Thrones. And, inexplicably, lots of bunnies (why this year? Why ever?). Though, as far as we’ve seen, the two have never been celebrated together.
Here, we’ve waded through the Game of Thones tributes and countless breeding-like-rabbits rabbits to round up the graduate illustrators, artists and designers to watch out for.
Image: Like the ocean, Cambridge School of Art gradute Katie Holmes’ quiet, delicate and calming drawings are hard to stop looking at. Katie has done both typographic and illustrative justice to Dylan Thomas’ gorgeous Under Milk Wood.