FdA D&AD 2012

Well done Year 2 & special thanks to all the students who worked so hard to make it happen. 

***YEAR 1 – VIP – GO THERE TOO! (last day tomorrow)>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Stand 42 Old Spitalfields Market Brushfield Street E1 6AA
www.dandad.org/awards/student/

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Irisnation visit

Our trip to Irisnation was a great success today. What a fantastic place to work. Andy showed us round, and their newest Creative team answered all of our questions and gave valuable advice to the students. We watched a showreel of work and this is one of my favourite ads. It’s for Volkswagon and demonstrates how tough and strong their Amarok vehicle is. It’s based on the idea of the 1 inch punch, and the force of acceleration over a short distance is enough to bring this huge chimney crashing down. Can you imagine brainstorming the maddest ideas, and then being allowed to make them real?

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D&AD tomorrow!

Our level five students are currently getting ready for their Degree Show, and straight after they launch into D&AD New Blood.

New Blood presents the  very best new talent from graduates in graphic design, visual communication, advertising, digital media, illustration, photography and other commercial creative arts. This international Festival of industry-led activity prepares students and graduates to enter the world of work.

We have three days up in Spitalfields, not only putting up our exhibition, but participating in workshops, networking, and having a good look at the competition.

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Show preparation

We spent all of Friday getting the first of three exhibitions ready. It’ll be tight as D&AD is the day after this one comes down, and the last show is on the same day as D&AD!

The Private View is this Saturday 16th at Kingston University, Knights Park, room 321a.

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misspelling and dodgy punctuation

 

According to research, one single spelling mistake can turn 50% of your audience off.

That’s a very good case for checking again and again, and ask a fresh pair of eyes-it’s sometimes easy to miss our own mistakes.

This is the research link

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-14130854

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D&AD Education day BOOK NOW!

There’s a free day of talks and advice for any student who books online at http://shop.dandad.org/trolley/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=67_85_102

This is the 10th February and is being held at LCC.

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Packaging Designer visit

Ferrelyn’s visit last week was a great success and helpful to all our packaging designers. Pics of ongoing work to be posted soon!

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Check this out Year 2!

awards.ycnonline.com

Talent – To discuss commissioning talent through YCN or to introduce your portfolio please contact Head of Talent Tim Higgs
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Killing Floor

Just to keep you up to date with the ‘live’ music brief. Bill Thorndycraft (lead singer) will be dropping the pre edit CD off this week for anyone who is interested in taking this project on. Deadline is approx 6 weeks and some info is up on the studio wall.

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