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12 July 2018 - 14 July 2018

D&AD - New Blood Festival

About this event

Selected finalists from our BA Graphic Communication and Illustration course will display their work at the D&AD New Blood Festival, housed in the characterful Old Truman Brewery.

Here's what to expect:

New Blood is the next generation of creatives, ready to lead the way and kick our industry into shape. At D&AD, the New Blood programmes are all about finding, showcasing and developing this fresh talent. New Blood Festival is the place where it comes to life, with up-and-coming creatives from around the world putting the future on display. Over a thousand graduates, from some of the best creative courses, will be showcasing their work – giving you the chance to see the next crop of talent before anyone else.

There’s a map of all the exhibitors in the New Blood guide, but feel free to just wander and soak up the atmosphere of raw creativity. Industry experts will be on hand to choose some of their own highlights, so keep your eyes peeled for ‘Best Stand’ and ‘One to Watch’ stickers if you really want to get ahead of the crowd. A handful of exhibitors will be taken through to the 2018 New Blood Academy, getting them ready to really shake up the industry. And if that’s not enough, there are two days of talks by some of the best and brightest from the creative world, and a host of Fringe events and workshops.

For a taste of the exhibits, please see the work that formed part of the Arts Degree Show 2018.

Image: Hannah Jayne Lewin, BA Graphic Communication and Illustration, 2018.