D&AD set up

This morning I got up bright and early to travel across London to set up the D&AD show at Spitalfields Market. I thought it was highly amusing that I was travelling on the Tube carrying a cardboard tube. My comic genius was lost on my fellow rush-hour commuters but I don’t suppose much is funny about London Underground when you have to navigate the crush on a daily basis.

The first pic shows some of my friends from Edinburgh College of Art unpacking things in our blank stand. Spitalfields Market is a really pleasant place to be. It’s light, airy and it’s obvious that a great deal of thought has been given to bringing it up to date in a sympathetic manner.

The second photo shows some of the other students setting up. Everyone looks bright-eyed and hopeful and so, so young. There are some incredibly talented students here. I’m peacefully philosophical about how my work looks in comparison. I know I need to develop and practice but I’m in no rush. I want to take my time over it and be considered. It’s one of the most valuable lessons I’ll be taking away from my final year.

The last picture shows Falmouth University’s stand. Most stands were a long way from being finished when I left but from what I could see, this was my favourite. It’s full to the brim of some stunning illustration work.

So, it’s time for me to get my glad rags on ready for the opening night and the private view. I’ll return tomorrow with a picture of our finished stand and highlights from the evening. Oh and if you’re wondering what Little Owl has been up to while I’ve been doing all this she’s just back from the London Aquarium with Big Dreamer and liked the penguins best!


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