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May is here and the countdown to the 2010 Degree Show has started!

The visual identity for the show was designed by Naomi Gibson from third year of BDes (Hons) Graphic Design. Along with input from students on MSc Creative Advertising, Naomi’s artwork is featured on way-finding, banners, posters and flyers.

The show will feature graduation projects from Product Design, Interior Architecture, and Photography & Film, plus work-in-progress from masters students in Interior Architecture, Interdisciplinary Design, Interaction Design and Creative Advertising. Also featured will be third-year work from our new BDes programmes in Graphic Design and Design & Digital Arts, both of which will have their first set of graduates in 2011.

We’re very grateful to our new sponsors Arup Scotland for their support. The 2010 show is also presented in association with EveryCreative.

Degree Show 2010, School of Arts and Creative Industries, Merchiston Campus EH10 5DT. Private view Wed 12 May 6-8.30pm (strictly invitation only). Open to the public 12-23 May. Weekdays 10am-6pm. Sat 10am-4.30pm. Sun 12-4.30pm

Showcase sponsors Anderson Strathern announced their “Formidable but Friendly” Award for Outstanding Achievement 2009 on Wednesday night.

The overall winner was Michael Ridd from BDes (Hons) Product Design, for his “BabyBoard”, a new lightweight way to carry small children on public transport.

A number of other students exhibiting in the show also received Honourable Mentions:

Victoria Baty – BDes (Hons) Product Design – “Hybridians”
Arturo Pereira Delgado – BA (Hons) Photography and Film – “The Way to Macondo”
Albert Guardiola – BDes (Hons) Product Design – “Social Kitchen”
Jennifer Hargrave – BA (Hons) Photography and Film – “Minute”
Rebecca Kaye – MA Creative Advertising – “Childline”
Sam Luntley – BA (Hons) Photography and Film – “coop not hole”
Scott McPate & Tracey Darby – MA Creative Advertising (joint project) – “Scottish Seabird Centre”
Andrew Murray – MDes Interdisciplinary Design – “Made by…”
Laraine Naughton – BDes (Hons) Interior Architecture – “Heart of Leith”
Paul Rich – BDes (Hons) Interior Architecture – “Safe Haven”
Zoe Winters – BA (Hons) Photography and Film – “Animal”

Following on from the recent BBC interest, Nekane Guezala and her tutor Dr Paul Rodgers were invited onto STV’s The Hour Show yesterday to present the Pillow Talk project to Dragon’s Den entrepeneur Shaf Rasul.

pvAfter two very successful private views, the showcase exhibition opened to the public today at the Roxy Art House.

The exhibition runs daily 10am – 6pm until Sunday.

Picture 33Work by master’s student Nekane Guezala has been featured by the BBC. “Pillow Talk” lets you record what’s on your mind before you go to sleep. A speech recognition system then prints out your to-do list for you to read in the morning.

Nekane is a student on the MDes Interdisciplinary Design course.

Picture 34BBC News reports on Daniel Taylor’s graduation film “Cat Eats Dog” which features Ashley Lilley, star of the recent box office hit “Mamma Mia”.

Ms Lilley was a special guest at the premier at Edinburgh Filmhouse on Monday, which also featured other work by students graduating this year.