Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Colour: Design & Creativity - new issue

Colour: Design & Creativity - the online design journal from the SDC - addresses all aspects of colour and design, in art, environment, textiles, architecture, fashion, etc. It was launched at the end of last year and issue 1 received much encouraging feedback:
* What an excellent range of material.
* Excellent articles and presentation.
* Inspiring and promising...
* Very good work. It will help me in my work as designer.
* This is a wonderful journal.
* Excellent scholarly articles full of insight and intelligent discussion. Great work.
This journal for the professional and academic design community aims to create a forum for professionals from a diverse range of disciplines in which colour plays an important role, one where they can come together to exchange knowledge and ideas, and begin to develop a common language to facilitate communication in the fascinating world of colour.
The next issue will be published at the end of May and will contain a rich mix of content, including a gallery of work by artist Jennifer Durant and articles focusing on colour in architecture. If you would like to receive advance notification about forthcoming issues, as well as news about the journal, please sign up for an alert here.
by CMcN

Thursday, May 22, 2008

New photo galleries published!

New photo galleries have now been published on the SDC website relating to the colour design competition - shots from the awards dinner, the grand final and the regional heats, along with the finalists' designs, can all be viewed here. Shots from the rest of the Day of Celebration will be added to a separate gallery soon.
by CMcN

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Link between science and design

During the recent Day of Celebration, the guest speaker
Ann Priest - the dean of the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University (pictured above at the awards dinner) - spoke of the need for greater links between scientists and designers. Which is precisely what the SDC is striving for - be it through
education, training or technology of colour.

Recognising that different people have different aspirations, the SDC offers a range of qualifications designed to reflect age, experience and previous education. Anyone wishing to enhance their colour knowledge and career now has a new option to consider, with the launch of the SDC Diploma in Colour Management of Textiles. More details coming soon!
by CMcN

Friday, May 9, 2008

SDC at Graduate Fashion Week 2008

We are pleased to be once again sponsoring an award at Graduate Fashion Week, which takes place in London in exactly one months time (Sun 8 to Thurs 12 June). The
SDC Colour & Textiles Award
promotes the imaginative and exciting use of colour in printed or constructed textiles and is open to students (on both fashion and textiles courses) from colleges exhibiting at GFW - we wish all the students taking part the best of luck!

Judging of the portfolios will take place on the Tuesday and the winner will be announced at the glittering Gala Show on Wednesday evening. The SDC judge will be Chris Sargeant (SDC vice-president fashion/design), and we found out this week that the co-judge for our award this year will be David Saunders (aka David David), which we are very excited about! David's trademark is his kaleidoscopic vivid prints - as seen on his recent collaboration for Fred Perry's 'Blank Canvas' project.

More on our plans for Graduate Fashion Week coming soon!
by CMcN