Illustration

7 April 2014

Offset 2014: day two

Offset 2014: day two

Bjørn Rune Lie, Sarah Illenberger, Hingston, Brody, Glaser and Maser. Pam Bowman continues her coverage of the Dublin Offset conference.
Speaker Bjørn Rune Lie began Saturday’s line-up presenting to a surprisingly full theatre, given that the delegates party was the night before, writes Pam Bowman.

3 April 2014

Offset 2014: day one

Offset 2014: day one

Sarah Mazzetti, Golden Wolf, Marina Willer, Mike Perry, Detail, Serge Seidlitz, Jessica Walsh and Mother take the stage. Pam Bowman reports from the Dublin conference.
This year was the fifth anniversary of Offset, with 24 speakers across three days. Again, in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, with around 2000 delegates, writes Pam Bowman.

19 March 2014

Freestyling text and image

Freestyling text and image

What can we learn from Paul Peter Piech? Fraser Muggeridge hails an overlooked but highly original graphic artist
As a second-year undergraduate student at Reading in the early 1990s, I was shown the linocut posters and prints of Paul Peter Piech as inspiration for a project, writes Fraser Muggeridge. I hated them.

6 March 2014

Irrational responses

Irrational responses

GraphicDesign&’s Golden Meaning project provokes designers and illustrators to interpret geometry
Late last month, Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright of GraphicDesign& launched their publication Golden Meaning at the Design Museum, writes Joseph Bisat Marshall.

14 February 2014

Noted #58

Noted #58

Postcards from the Letterform Archive; Ronan Guillou’s ‘This is Not a Map’ of Las Vegas; No Fixed Format: The Sochi Project; Serco Illustration Prize; Marian Bantjes’ Valentine
Here are a few links to sites, exhibitions and objects that grabbed our attention over the past week or so.

24 December 2013

Autograph monograph

Autograph monograph

A new book shows Marian Bantjes’ deep personal engagement with her work. Review of Pretty Pictures by Mark Porter.
Pretty Pictures covers the astonishing body of work Marian Bantjes produced over nine years after a radical mid-career reinvention. It is essentially a conventional monograph, but nothing about Bantjes is entirely conventional, writes Mark Porter.

8 November 2013

Sweet scrawl of success

Sweet scrawl of success

The authors of Making Great Illustration follow up with some career advice for illustrators
Becoming a Successful Illustrator aims to show students and recent graduates how to forge an illustration career through six colourful and well organised chapters, writes Meredith Thomas.

30 October 2013

The gospel of Dave

The gospel of Dave

Graphic Renaissance man Dave McKean sings two of his Nine Lives and launches Sandman Overture at Foyles’ 3rd floor gallery
Dave McKean is a prolific illustrator, film director, animator, designer and self-publisher – the bearded Renaissance man of British comic art, writes John L. Walters.

29 October 2013

Tear and share

Tear and share

From Anthony Burrill and Apfel – a book of posters you can pull out and put on your wall
If you have ever wanted to stick one of Anthony Burrill’s prints on your wall, a new book offers many of his ‘greatest hits’ in one volume, printed on heavy paper and perforated for easy removal, writes Meredith Thomas.

23 October 2013

Whodunnit?

Whodunnit?

Last few days to catch the exhibition ‘Romek Marber: Graphics’ at the Minories in Colchester.
If you live within a few hours of Colchester in Essex, I strongly recommend a visit to the ‘Romek Marber: Graphics’ exhibition, which runs until Saturday 26 October 2013, writes John L. Walters.
 
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