Mike Dempsey

Recent articles by Mike Dempsey

Captain airbrush

Issue 103, Summer 2022


Illustrator Harry Willock’s role has been overlooked, yet his work with Alan Aldridge produced scores of era-defining works. Mike Dempsey reports. Portrait by Philip Sayer. [EXTRACT]

The men who fell to earth

Issue 93, Winter 2017


In three turbulent years, from 1968-71, the illustration and design supergroup Bentley / Farrell / Burnett helped to define the look of the time

Chasing perfection

Issue 89, Winter 2014


From Penguin bestsellers to Royal Mail stamps; from elaborate playing cards to the covers of Radio Times; the illustrator and designer Tony Meeuwissen has always taken a dedicated and detailed approach to his exquisitely hand-crafted artwork. Mike Dempsey reflects on a career that has spanned more than 50 years

The new breed

Issue 82, Winter 2012


Alex Bec and Will Hudson, of It’s Nice That, unveil their agency INT Works, grown directly from their roles as editors and curators.

Classical crossroads

Issue 76, Summer 2010


Design meets serious music: long programme notes, small budgets and ‘de-averaging’