Mark and Keryn have done a great job of putting up, the New Designers Exhibition, the 2nd of our two graduate showcases in London this year. This is physically a considerably bigger show than the D&AD exhibition and includes the majority of this year’s Falmouth Illustration graduating students. This year the students have done a great job of preparing their boards for the exhibition with the help of Cally back in Falmouth. The final show is a credit to the effort that everyone (staff and students) have put in this year. The Private view kicked off at 6pm and before long there was a healthy number of people gathering around the Falmouth stand. In attendance was Ginny Button, Director of the Falmouth School of Art while industry visitors included Sheri Gee from the Folio Society and Louise Power from Walker books amongst others. Also paying a visit during the evening was recent Falmouth Illustration alumni Will Grill, who last week was awarded the Kate Greenaway Gold Medal for his book ‘Shackleton’s Journey’, a project that he began while a student at Falmouth. Here are some pictures from the night….
The D&AD New Blood Graduate Showcase kicked off with its private view last night. Nigel and Sue set the show up earlier in the day in what can only be described as tropical conditions. The Falmouth stand was up and looking good just after lunch giving us a chance to have a look at other stands. The overall standard is very good this year with what seems like more illustration on show than in previous years.
The private View kicked off at 6pm and almost immediately industry clients began to show interest in the work on show by Falmouth students. The contact book has continued to fill up today also. Well done to all the students that attended for their professionalism.
Now we move onto tonight’s New Designers Private View. Mark and Keryn have worked hard to put up a fantastic exhibition at the Business Design Center in Islington. We are all looking forward to catching up with this year’s students one final time. Here are photos from the New Blood PV with more from tonight’s New Designers PV to follow tomorrow….