D&AD Students and Lectures

our copy of the D&AD student annual arrived in the studio today. it's another mighty publication and well worth some dedicated time. the quality of work is pretty high this year and there is a decent spread of universities mentioned. It's designed by Pentagram, which i think is an odd choice for a student annual. They don't exactly have a big reputation for nuturing young talent. Quite the opposite in fact. Overall the design, layout and choice of finishings is weak. If i were a student in the annual i'd be disappointed.

Also released today is the latest batch of President's lectures. Simon has pulled together an unexpected mix of names for the lectures. We've opted for the Pecha Kucha night. Not because we are particularly interested in digital lectures above anything else, but because it provides the opportunity to see a number of different people at once.

Should be a good night out.