Earlier this month,
Computer Arts teamed up with our friends at D&AD New Blood to provide a unique opportunity to design the cover for our upcoming New Talent special, on sale at the end of July.
Based on criteria including creativity of concept, quality of execution and of course its suitability for use as a magazine cover, the team whittled the 150 entries down to a longlist of 30.
So without further ado, here they are:
Cambridge-based illustrator Abi Stevens graduated in 2011 Kingston University graduate Amelie Exton was shortlisted for an RSA Student Award in 2013 Exton also suggested a psychedelic animated version for the iPad edition A recent graduate from the Faculty of Fine Arts at MSU Baroda in India, Arjun Makwana currently works at Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai Ben Pickup is a third-year student at the University of Central Lancashire Bridget E. Meyne is due to graduate from Falmouth University this year Loughborough graduate Clare Dolan currently works as a junior designer and part-time freelance illustrator London College of Communication graduate Claudine O'Sullivan is a London-based freelance illustrator Eric Chow graduated from LCC in 2012, and is currently working at Southsea-based studio ilovedust Holly Ovenden Holly Ovenden is studying graphic design at Shillington College Johanna Tarkela Submission from illustration student Johanna Tarkela 2013 Shillington College graduate Josh Clarke is now working as an in-house graphic designer at Maris Interiors Freelance lettering artist, designer and illustrator Jun Hun Yap has a diploma in illustration and a degree in graphic design Cape Town-based Katya Wagner graduated from Vega School of Brand Leadership in 2014 Lewis Bartlett is a Visual Communication student at Arts University Bournemouth London-based illustrator Marija Tiurina graduated last year Staffordshire graphic design graduate Mark Johnson is now working at the MNA in Wolverhampton Having graduated from De Montfort University in 2012, Mat Roff is now a freelance illustrator based in Oxford Michael Lester graduated from the University of Westminster in 2013 Freelance illustrator Milli-Jane taught herself Illustrator before enrolling on an Art Foundation course Nahla Watfa is graduating this year from ACAD in Canada with a BDes in Graphic Design and Advertising Toronto-based graphic design student Naila Medjidova graduated this year A graduate from Grenadi School of Design in Melbourne, Neville Cassar is based in Malta Originally from Liverpool, Nick Booton is now a freelance illustrator based in London Hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, Olivia Ariferiani graduated from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne in 2010 Paddy O'Hara is graduating from Falmouth University this year, having studied graphic design Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Paul Burkhart is a recent graphic design graduate from JCCC Now freelance, Sam Rowe studied illustration at Plymouth University Sasha Seraia will graduate from Plymouth College of Art in 2014 Brighton-based freelance illustrator Stephanie Lidbetter graduated from Northbrook College with a BA in Communication Design Steph Morgan Steph Morgan recently finished her graphic design degree at the University of Huddersfield Fresh off the illustration course at Plymouth University: Tommy Parker Shortlist revealed in two weeks!
Huge congratulations to all the talented young creatives who made the longlist, and thanks to everyone else who took the time to enter.
We'll be announcing the final 10 designs on Monday 7th July, so watch this space. Who would make your shortlist?