Sunday, 21 July 2013

D&AD's New Blood Show in London, 03/07/13

Hello lovely readers! I know it's been a long time since I updated, and that is due to the simple fact that the UK has been experiencing a heatwave. Call it unprofessional, but when it's 30 degrees in the shade, I can't bear to put my laptop on and type. I simply can't handle it. The majority of my time has been spent cooling down the axolotl tank - because, like me, they simply can't handle too much heat. Anyway, today seems to be a bit cooler than the last few weeks, and I am back at the keyboard.

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I went to D&AD's New Blood show in London, and although we squeezed the trip into just one day, it as a lot of fun. I mainly paid attention to the other university's illustration work - there was a lot of really brilliant stuff there. My three top favourites were Emily Rose Lambert, Little Ink Stain and Elliot Kruszynski. I also really enjoyed the work by Hayley Chan, Louise Byrnes, Kate Alizadeh and Ella Bailey. Please do check them out! I found a lot of their stuff super-inspiring and original. Worth going just to discover their work.

Here's some photos I got on the day ~

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Here's UCLan's Illustration section ~

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Can you spy little Leo? :)

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 I was highly honoured to have my Ukulele Bear painting get featured on the front of UCLan's leaflets!

Here's some work from the other universities on show, etc ~

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There was a graffiti wall. I had to add an axolotl.
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Overall it was a fantastic day. I even had time to check out the sights of London, which is something I've wanted to do for years. I also discovered that I absolutely love the tube, despite nearly getting lost and stranded at one point... I got some pretty photos of the city, and its wonderful and famous landmarks, but here's an odd photo of me outside Buckingham Palace, and a nice squirrel we watched in Camden instead ~

I graduated a couple of weeks ago, too. I'll update you on that as soon as my special triumphant photos of me holding a scroll arrive in the post.

Soph x


  1. Thank you for the mention Sophie! Lots of great photos, hope you had a lovely day ^_^

    P.S. I also somehow got lost when coming out of Kings Cross, didn't know which way to go to get to Spitalfielfds! Walked around endlessly for a while but got to D&AD eventually XD
    Congratulations on graduating also! I had mine on Friday :D yay!

  2. Well, congratulations on your graduation :)
    very good place for the show, very bright and spacious
    I saw your axolotl on the wall, ha ha!
    and your drawings and the book!
    it is a pity that there were no children in order to observe their reaction
    to see them your book
    oh you can not work with heat, is real. heat is to be on vacation!
    Good week for you Sophie!


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