Circus has created the identity for New Blood, the British Design and Art Direction’s new graduate show, featuring striking imagery of giant red blood cells racing through virtual office spaces. ‘The show’s purpose is to inject our industry with a creative lifeforce and offer graduates a way into the industry,’ says D&AD chief executive David Kester. The show’s publicity campaign, sponsored by The Guardian and image library Stone, is scheduled to go live in mid- June with national and trade press ads, posters, postcards and invitations. The show features the work of graduates from more than 40 colleges across the UK and takes place at London’s East End Atlantis Gallery. Lifeform has designed the gallery space, featuring mock red blood cells made from huge, helium-filled red balloons.
The 30 shortlisted designs for this year’s Loewe Craft Prize will go on display at the museum this May, and the overall winner will be awarded €50,000.
The shortlist of 200 illustrators has been whittled down from over 3,000 entries, and will go on display at Somerset House in June.
A new research project by Thomas.Matthews and students from the RCA is aiming to “continue the conversation” about sustainability in the publishing industry.
D&AD has launched its eclectic branding for its annual festival and awards, taking place this week – we look at how it was co-designed by Hato and thousands of people