Congratulations to all of our wonderful third years that have all just finished . What a great show with amazing work all round.

Predators - Maxim Shkret:

Interpretive illustrations showing off four of nature’s finest predators: lion, bear, owl and fox. Artist Maxim Shkret created these animal profiles creating 3D Max and the Adobe CS5 Creative Suite.

The rich use of colour and the hypnotic flowing lines lend themselves to these stunning illustrations, with each animal’s gentle eyes hidden behind the built up vector shapes. The pieces are titled Sun (Lion), Oil (Bear), Sweety (Owl) and Fire (Fox).

To see these extraordinary pieces a bit closer, or to examine Maxim’s portfolio, click here.

Troía Design Hotel - R2 Design:

R2 Design are a Portuguese design company that specialise in ‘editorial design, visual identities, signage systems, posters, exhibitions, as well as web design projects’, and in 2009 they created this series of books for the Troía Design Hotel.

The edgy, modernist designs of the books look great, and their use of white space throughout helps their designs shine. However, it is the front covers of the books that I wish to draw attention to, as it is these that make the graphic system and visual identity complete. Each cover has a simple gradient applied to it, and they all look great individually; they are striking without looking extravagant or gaudy. Once the six books come together they create a spectrum of colour, which really helps add extra appeal to the already high quality items.

To see more of R2 Design, or to look further into the Troía Design Hotel books, click here.