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AOD | School of Design student Tehani Walpola to represent Lankan talent at Spikes Creative Academy 2019 in Singapore.

AOD | School of Design student Tehani Walpola to represent Lankan talent at Spikes Creative Academy 2019 in Singapore.

Tehani joins a steady stream of AOD students who have become Spikes Creative Academy alumni over the years: Her experience at one of the world’s most respected training programmes for young creative thinkers has positioned Tehani among the most employable designers to enter the industry in 2019 when she graduates this year. Tehani is a product of AOD’s innovation focused visual communication design degree programme, and she embodies the new generation of design thinkers and problem solvers that are gaining new interest from the business world. Tehani Walpola is a third and final year design degree student at AOD. Every...

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When Passion Meets Knowledge – A Chat With Kevin Fernando

When Passion Meets Knowledge – A Chat With Kevin Fernando

Kevin Fernando (@Ad.dic.tion) is a 1st year Visual Communication student who has an avid eye for photography. He first started experimenting with an iPhone 4 when he went on a family trip to Sinharaja Forest at the age of 12. After discovering he has quite the eye for it, he started experimenting and exploring more by capturing scenes from the streets of Colombo. This led for him to discover that his love is actually for candid photography. He kept uploading work taken from his iPhone for four years and was further motivated to keep taking pictures.  When he finally upgraded...

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The War of the Darkest Black

The War of the Darkest Black

(Art world drama!) Story time: In 2014, Surrey NanoSystems announced that they have engineered a shade of black (Surrey NanoSystems’ Vantablack) that absorbs 99.96% of incident radiation, and holds the record for darkest man-made substance.  A sample of it can vary from £100 to £560 if you buy from Surrey NanoSytems. A Surrey NanoSystems technician demonstrating a three-dimensional bowl-shaped object spray-coated with the paint. Image courtesy Surrey NanoSystems This is where it gets interesting. As soon it was release, a celebrated British artist, Anish Kapoor – who sculptured Cloud Gate (known as the Bean) in Chicago- requested Surrey NanoSystems to...

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INKTOBER is just a month away!

INKTOBER is just a month away!

Here’s a tiny reminder on why all of you should get involved. For those who don’t know what Inktober is, it’s a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker which starts in...October. How the competition works is that there will be a word each day posted on the INKTOBER site or their instagram page, and you will have to make an ink drawing. Then upload it with the hashtags  #inktober and #inktober20189 so your artwork can be seen far and wide across the universe.    The whole focus of this competition is to improve your skills and develop a more...

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