This year's Royal College of Art annual summer show included work by the greatest number of graduating students in the college's 175-year history. Nearly 500 art and design postgraduate students from more than 40 countries exhibited the results of their creative undertakings during the past two years in what is considered to be one of London's most prestigious creative hubs.
Show RCA 2012 took place simultaneously in six buildings across the college's two campuses in Battersea and Kensington. We scoped out the best work on both sites, from the Design Products, Design Interactions, Innovation Design Engineering, and Vehicle Design departments.
Projects ran the full gamut from the subversive to socially responsible to scientific and engineering research driven. Some of our favorites included the proposal for a one way ticket to space, an eight-wheel skateboard designed for riding down stairs, the nutritious grasshopper pate, a superstitious trading algorithm that trades live on the stock market based on numerology and the moon, and a thread-wrapping machine for binding parts together to create objects. Check it all out in our latest gallery.