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Degree Shows, Margaret Calvert, New Designers and Coming Soon!

Phew, it's been busy times here at Lucky Escape HQ. Not only for ourselves but for all the newly emerging graduates. Happily we've been to visit a number of the wonderful graduate events, inc. 'Headlines' - the University of Hertfordshire's fantastic degree show, revisiting the lovely people at the Cass for this year's final year show, and also a visit to New Designers over in Angel.

 New Designers 2015, The Design Business Centre, Angel, London

New Designers 2015, The Design Business Centre, Angel, London

Our highlights included a beautiful nautical illustrations from Marta Alvim at the Cass:

 Work by Marta Alvim

Work by Marta Alvim

Endearing narrative illustrations by Scott Crouch and Imogen Elliot at the 'Headline's show, who also were fantastic finalists in New Designers' Absolut competition!

 Work by Scott Crouch

Work by Scott Crouch

 New Designers : Part Two - Absolut Competition Finalist - Scott Crouch

New Designers : Part Two - Absolut Competition Finalist - Scott Crouch

 Work by Imogen Elliot

Work by Imogen Elliot

 New Designers : Part Two - Absolut Competition Finalist - Imogen Elliot

New Designers : Part Two - Absolut Competition Finalist - Imogen Elliot

Powerful and delicate illustrations bringing hunting issues to the forefront by Joe Barnes:

 Work by Joe Barnes

Work by Joe Barnes

Stunning nature inspired illustrative patterns by our lovely friend Catherine Cooksley, who also was a finalist, and went on to win the Absolut New Designers Part 2 competition:

 Work by Catherine Cooksley

Work by Catherine Cooksley

 New Designers : Part Two - Absolut Competition Winner - Catherine Cooksely

New Designers : Part Two - Absolut Competition Winner - Catherine Cooksely

Catherine, Imogen and Scott inspired us to have a to have a go at the visitors version of the Absolut contest. Here is our entry:

 Our mini entry for the visitors contest at New Designers by Absolut

Our mini entry for the visitors contest at New Designers by Absolut

Finally awe-inspiring design work from D&AD award winner Ryan Panchal:

 Work by Ryan Panchal

Work by Ryan Panchal


We also went to a fantastic D&AD talk round the corner at Shoreditch Town Hall. We still can't believe we got to hear a talk from the amazing Margaret Calvert. Her talk was so delightful and engaging. We loved seeing all her working methods and works in progress. 

 Margaret Calvert talking at the D&AD President's Lecture at Shoreditch Town Hall, Shoreditch, London

Margaret Calvert talking at the D&AD President's Lecture at Shoreditch Town Hall, Shoreditch, London

 Margaret Calvert's working process. 

Margaret Calvert's working process. 


Finally we just finished shooting a project that we have been squirrelling away at in the background. We were very fortunate to be given a hand by the extremely multi-talented Max Last and his excellent eye in lighting and composition. We can't wait to publish it! We have a few more things to do, but watch this space as it should be appearing shortly!

 A little preview of our up and coming project. 

A little preview of our up and coming project.