I’ve just finished my submission for Drum&BassArena’s ‘Get Shirty’ competition.

The brief was simple; to produce a T Shirt design which could be worn by Drum and Bass fans from around the world. The requirements included that it used only three colours, if the Drum&BassArena logo was included it could not be changed in any way.

I decided to photograph my vinyl collection and develop the design in a style which would suit the target audience. My design would be called ‘The Collector’ T shirt, a design aimed towards the lovers of Drum and Bass who simply cannot get enough of the music. 

The competition closes on the 21st of July and entries are then judged by Drum&BassArena’s Creative Director, David Bailey of Kiosk on the 22nd. The top 5 will then be posted to their facebook page The winner will then be announced on the 29th.

On the 22nd I’ll blog the top 5 designs here. Hopefully mine will be among them! 

On the 2nd of July, a few of my class mates and I set off to the D&AD Newblood 2013 which was held at Old Spitalfields Market, London. That week we exhibited our work at stand #69 to represent Hull School of Art & Design BA Hons Graphic Design. 

The Newblood festival was an amazing opportunity to meet other graduating designers, industry, designers and individuals interested in art and design. While there I attended the talk with LBi, which gave me a great insight into how to develop my work further and how to apply for jobs.

While in London we also did a spot of sightseeing. I had personally been wanting to go to Boxpark in shoreditch since the start of the year, that plus a visit to the Design Museum, a ride on a Boris Bike and being able to see a few Mr. Penfold pieces around the area was just the best way to end an already amazing week.

All in all, London and the D&AD Newblood festival was a great experience and I can’t wait to visit the city again. 

While taking a little break away from my design work as I write more of my dissertation and seeing many producers sharing their top 10 tracks of 2012 I thought I’d also share my top 10 Drum & Bass tracks for 2012, along with their respective pieces of album/single artwork.

#1 Logistics - Timelapse [Artwork - Trickartt]
#2 Logistics - Letting Go [Artwork - Trickartt]
#3 S.P.Y - You [Artwork - Mike Deere, Chelone Wolf, Trickartt & C. Goss]
#4 Spectrasoul - Memento [Artwork - Filthy Media]
#5 Calyx & TeeBee - Scavenger [Artwork - Filthy Media]
#6 Rockwell - The Rain [Artwork - Filthy Media]
#7 Culture Shock - I Remember [Artwork - D. Cartwright]
#8 Indigo - Symbol 7.3 [Artwork unkown]
#9 Cyantific - Defect [Artwork unknown] 
#10 DRS - Bun Ya [Artwork unknown] 

Basically, as you can see, I’ve been digging Trickartt & Filthy Media’s work this year. 

(Source: ltwdesign)

So this happened this morning. Needless to say, it put me in a great mood.  

(Source: ltwdesign)

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