Computer Arts ‘New Talent’ Cover

Computer Arts ‘New Talent’ Cover

This year I was delighted to be awarded as the winner of the Computer Arts & D&AD New Blood cover competition for their New Talent special, with my design featuring on issue #256.

The concept of constellations not only refers to the suggested theme of ‘rising stars’, but also alludes to the metaphor ‘written in the stars’ as if the new-bloods’ passion for design is in their destiny.

As Computer Arts often team up with Celloglas to produce their special effect covers, this year’s New Talent issue was no different with the brief stipulating the use of pearlescent varnish. For my design it was applied to the entire background for a galactic shimmer, with additional silver diffuser foil applied to the stars making them, rather aptly, twinkle and change colour in the light. I was lucky to be involved throughout the printing process and you can watch and read more about it here!


Client          Computer Arts Magazine
Services     Illustration, Graphic Design, Typography
Year            2016