See the best graphic design and illustration work from this year's Free Range grad shows, featuring work from Middlesex University, Havering College and University of the Creative Arts, Maidstone.
On Friday night, Digital Arts strolled down to Brick Lane to check out design and illustration from this year's Free Range group grad show. No longer incorporating the D&AD's New Blood exhibition – which takes place across Commercial Street at Old Spitalfields Market June 27-28 – Free Range still includes the must-see grad show for Middlesex University's creative courses, plus great work from Havering College and the University of the Creative Arts, Maidstone.
Here's our pick of the best work on show. You've only got til Monday to see the work at Trumans Brewery – so get down there quick if you want to see the show for yourself. To see other great work from young talent, check out our grad show 2012 listings.
Middlesex University's creative grad show was titled Raw this year. Combining work across design, illustration, photography, animation, fashion, and interior design and architecture, the private view attracted long queues – though this may have been more to do with the organisers having neglected to tell guests that they wouldn't be allowed in until the fashion catwalk show had finished.
The work was worth the wait though, with the illustration work very much in keeping with the 'Raw' theme - favouring the hand-drawn and sketchy, and with much papercraft on show. The graphic design work, however, was more traditional – with most clearly more influenced by Josef Müller-Brockmann than Neville Brody.
The team behind the show had gone all out - even producing a 'box set' of books of the participating students' work divided by subject, which can also be checked out online at boxsetmdx.com
University of the Creative Arts, Maidstone
(Again, no site. Clearly not after paid work. Ed)