New Designers 2010

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A quick look inside New Designers 2010, at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London

This year, AVA were very pleased to be able to attend New Designers, a show which has a great reputation for the quality of the work on display and the chances it affords the graduates who attend. The standard of work was incredibly high and I was only sorry that I didn’t get more of a chance to look around. We were there selling books and I want to say thank you to everyone who came up and chatted to us, including some lovely lecturers who kept telling their students to come and see us, prospective authors and many graduates who came either to buy books or to tell us why they love the ones they have already. Thank you all! And good luck for the future – especially to those looking forward to next year’s ‘One Year On’ exhibition.


Tennis balls

Furnniture design


Hands on

An overview:


Kingston University:

Kingston Uni

Lincoln University:


London Metropolitan:

London met

Northumbria University:

Northumbria Uni

South Downs College:

South Down college

Bucks New University:


I really enjoyed some of the illustration on show, especially from Falmouth:

Falmouth illustration

Examples of Falmouth illustration

More Falmouth illustration

Also some really eye-catching individual pieces for recognisable works, inlcuding book covers for Roald Dahl’s The Twits (among others) and a CD sleeve design for the Guillemots.

Guillemots CD sleeve


Circus theme

Some amazingly intricate constructions below, including ‘The Museum of Childhood’:

'The Museum of Childhood'


Models 2

Models 3

And finally our stand!

AVA stand


AVA's large format design books

Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris’s Basics Design books were the bestsellers of the week:

AVA design books

Kathryn Best’s The Fundamentals of Design Management was recently featured in a list of the ’50 Must-Read Design Books’:

AVA design management books

Marekting, Advertising, Product Design books

Thank you to New Designers for a great week! Check out the work of many of the graduates involved on their website.

Main hall