D&AD gets trash talked a lot. I’ve looked through the old 70’s annuals plenty of times for inspiration, but I still don’t really know what the organisation really is about, and it feels like it’s gradually fading into obscurity. Anyway I stumbled onto the Student Awards section; there’s some half decent art school work, but I think they best use a young designer/creative could get out of it is the briefs. All the briefs are there too download for categories like advertising, typography, book design, motion the list goes on. Juniors are either whining about homework, or whining that they’re not CD at some cool design agency already, or that they have no work to do no briefs’ in particular. Well here’s your briefs! Better than redesigning missing cat posters at the very least!

July 5, 2010