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Like students? Like fresh creative thinking? Love April's Student Of The Month

Posted by James Cartwright,

Just as day follows night and night follows day, May must follow April in quick succession (it’s the law). But just before we say our fond farewells to the month of afternoon rain showers and blossoming trees, there’s just enough time to say hello (or bonjour, or ciao depending on your personal preference) to three new additions to the It’s Nice That Student Of The Month roster.

Look at the innocence glistening in their eyes, fuelled by a steadfast belief that anything is possible. Marvel as they accomplish feats beyond their tender years, producing work worthy of a professional twice their age. Gaze, slack-jawed with awe…. anyway, you take our point; these guys are young and talented and you should check out their work. We recommend it!

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    Martin Asbjørnsen: Anekdote

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    Martin Asbjørnsen: Anekdote

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    Martin Asbjørnsen: Anekdote

Martin Asbjørnsen – Anekdote

If any proof were needed that the standard of Student of The Month is incredibly high right now they need only look at the work of Norweigian designer Martin Asbjørnsen. Martin’s path through higher education has been a protracted one, starting before he’d even turned 18 with two years as an apprentice at an ad agency. From there he’s gone on to study graphic design at Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo where he’s in his final term. When he’s not producing work for school, or maintaining a variety of self-initiated projects on the side he can be found working with Anti, one of Norway’s most respected design agencies. Not bad at all for a 22-year-old.

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    Brian Kip: Studies

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    Brian Kip: Studies

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    Brian Kip: Studies

Brian Kip – Studies

Next up is another 22-year-old creative named Brian Kip, a photographer from New York City studying for his BFA at the School of Visual Arts. Brian’s work struck us with its heady blend of carefully-constructed composition and powerful sense of narrative (although his images, as it turns out, are shot almost entirely at random). Brain says “My work kind of follows along a fluid, life reportage flow. Through the editing of the work I came to a 51 image edit that I ended up turning into a one-off book that I am making more editions of this summer.” Look out for the book, it’s going to be a belter.

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    Hannah Tolson: The Crane Wife

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    Hannah Tolson: Quotes and Sayings

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    Hannah Tolson: Duelling Kazoos

Hannah Tolson – The Crane Wife

We know we say you’re only allowed to submit one project here at Student Of The Month, but Falmouth illustration student Hannah Tolson has so much great work we thought we’d throw in a couple of other pieces for good measure. She got here by submitting The Crane Wife, a delicately illustrated Japanese folk tale set in a wordless panelled narrative, but what the heck; if we want to show you some more of her work, that’s our choice, and we’re sticking to it.

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.