While some of the Design Week team were at the D&AD awards last week, another more shabbily-dressed crew headed down to the opening of the tenth Free Range Art and Design Show at The Old Truman Brewery, near London’s Brick Lane.
The show features work from over 100 art and design courses and is a top place to seek out up and coming design talent.
Despite only scratching the surface of the work on display, we thought this year’s standard was exceptionally high. Here are some of our favourites so far.
Goldsmiths BA Design student Rada Lewis looked at how developments in fertility science could be better explained to both children and adults using illustration, pop-up books and paper toys.
Fellow Goldsmiths student Charlotte Harrison created an accent reading machine where users can test their impersonator skills against a number of celebrity voices including John Cleese, Sean Connery and Billy Connolly. Harrison’s Talkin’ Proper machine then maps your try against an previously printed sound wave. The project was inspired by the growing prominence of regional accents in the media. Here’s DW’s Tom Banks watching his best Cheryl Cole roll out of the machine.
Middlesex University graphic design student Daniel Bartha has been inspired by classic Braun designs for a book and prints he has made using Dieter Ram’s design ethos of ‘good design is as little design as possible’, which he has printed on top of this poster in gloss.
John Sutton from has created a range of products based on memory. Taking his tea-slurping granny as inspiration, Sutton has created a series of mugs that make the drinker slurp at different pitches.
Adam Doyle’s illustrative take on X-factor features a gladiator’s ring surrounded by a freak show audience. Doyle is an illustration student at Middlesex University.
Christopher Waggott has created a hand-held device that can make everyday life more cinematic. By selecting between a number of different soundtracks and lenses, users can use standard cinematic devices, such as music and film quality, to make their filmic fantasies apply to real life.
Illustrations from Middlesex University student Helen Vine and portraits from fellow Middlesex student Adam Cruft.
Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood was the starting point for Middlesex University illustration student Holly Exley’s concertina book.
Free Range runs until 26th July at The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London.