Today’s Independent on Sunday has a DPS on “the best young designers and performers”, eight contenders for the Nova prize – £6,000 awarded to the hottest young talent “from the fields of fine art, industrial design and fashion”.
And here are a couple that caught my eye:
Jan Rose, 27, The Knitting Craftsmen (MA Industrial Design)
His project taps into the “boom in amateur craft-making” and features an “urban pouf” made out of stainless steel. Looks like a Brillo pad, but quite clever.
Isak Akerlund, 28, The Art of Darkness (Postgraduate Diploma, Character Animation)
Just because the black and white tiger looks cool.
His project is a three-minute film “about the culture clash between the urban jungle and the real jungle”.