New Blood and the ShellsuitZombie Magazine

Some of the more observant amongst our readership may have noticed that our blog, usually churning out content like a cow in a prune orchard, has slowed down recently. This is for two very specific reasons.

1. The ShellsuitZombie magazine

We are proud and very excited to announce issue one of our print mag is currently being compiled, designed and written in order to launch next month. It will be 60 pages of fantastic articles and interviews with some famous (and not so famous) members of the creative industry, as well as our usual heady mix of irreverence, bad puns and slapstick. A true antidote to the existing design press, it is aimed at the graduate and will sell for as little as we can possibly make it, despite having:

A cover and free poster illustrated exclusively for us by Eboy
Words from the likes of Adrian Shaughnessy, Sanky and Glug as well as many others
Articles on Cake, ITV’s ‘The Gladiators’, Moustaches and Michael C Clarke
A true graduate voice on some of the subjects and issues that young creatives really need to know about.

Anyhoo, we’re very excited.

2. D&AD New Blood

After wreaking a certain amount of havoc at last years event, some bright sparks at D&AD have decided to let us loose once again on the unsuspecting public at their huge graduate showcase New Blood. This year held at The Truman Brewery (right in the heart of Brick Lane) on the 24th to the 28th of June, it promises to be a cracker, but what we will have on offer should be the icing on the cake:

Two nights of live music
A film night showcasing graduate work alongside some award-winning short films and features
A dedicated market allowing exhibitors to sell their work/themselves
A whole tournament of creative face-offs (like last year on speed)
A REAL RICKSHAW (from Jaipur)
The launch of our magazine
Job and placement opportunities
Interviews and videos
World Cup football (very important)
Pens
beanbags
and of course plenty of liquid refreshment.

If this sounds like your cup of tea you’d better nip down to our facebook event – that way you’ll get all the news and sign up to our various activities as they are revealed. Make sure that you also register for New Blood or you won’t be allowed in.

WOW that’s a lot of work, so forgive us if the posts aren’t as frequent as usual, it will all be worth it (we promise).

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