Thursday 24th saw the start of the annual D&AD New blood, so ‘See what you mean’ hopped on a train and went to London for a few days. The D&AD showcases the best final year graduates, this year it was housed in the Old Truman Brewery. Always inspiring to see the latest work from students, and this year was no different.
We also went to see the Magnificent Maps exhibition in the British Library. There is plenty to keep cartography fans interested and many of the maps have excellent illustrative elements. Read more about the exhibition on the British library site.
On then to the Saatchi gallery, the gallery houses an impressive collection of contemporary art work from largely unseen young artists or international artists whose work has not been exhibited in the UK. A fantastic space and worth a visit if you have never been.
After the art we went to the sobering Imperial War Museum which is home to an impressive collection of war memorabilia.
We finished the day off by joining the monthly Critical Mass cycle as they stopped to party in the street. Fixies everywhere!
A very inspiring trip, lots to take in and digest. Of course we all had a cameras/iphones, see what pics we took and find some inspiration too.