Listening to Alexis Deacon

Listening to Alexis Deacon born in New York this award-winning illustrator and writer loves storytelling “I always knew I was going to be in illustrator because sharing and trying to communicate was so important to me. understanding of the stories help us to do that” Alexis’s number one tip for writers: “start as close toContinue reading “Listening to Alexis Deacon”

Oxford: The Ashmolean Museum

The present Ashmolean was created in 1908 by combining two ancient Oxford institutions: the University Art Collection and the original Ashmolean Museum. The collections span the civilisations of east and west, charting the aspirations of humankind from the Neolithic era to the present day. Among its treasures are the world’s largest collection of Raphael drawings,Continue reading “Oxford: The Ashmolean Museum”

LE GUN @ Worcester University

We were so lucky to get invited to join third year illustration students at Worcester University in working on a collaborative 20ft (!) piece with artists from LE GUN. The illustration collective LE GUN was founded by Neal Fox, Chris Bianchi, Bill Bragg, Robert Rubbish, Matthew Appleton, Alex Wright and Stephanie von Reiswitz. The graduatesContinue reading “LE GUN @ Worcester University”

Meeting Hunt Emerson

Currently Hunt is a freelance comic book illustrator and often works for the Beano on the characters Little Plum and Ratz. He lives and works in Birmingham so he really is a local success story. He has been acclaimed as one of the 75 European Masters of Cartooning of the 20th Century by the CentreContinue reading “Meeting Hunt Emerson”

Lee Bul @ the Ikon Gallery

Ikon presents the first UK solo show of works by Korean artist Lee Bul. The college art group had a blast and commented on how detailed the sculptures were even thou they were on such a massive scale. there was something beautiful yet disjointed in the utopian project i thought. And was glad to findContinue reading “Lee Bul @ the Ikon Gallery”

Looking at Mark Hearld

Mark Hearld studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art and then completed an MA in Natural History Illustration at the Royal College of Art, London. His work is based on his observations of the natural world, influenced by mid twentieth century Neo-Romanticism and the gaiety of 1930s Modernism. Outside Your Window is a book ofContinue reading “Looking at Mark Hearld”

Visiting BCU; Park Side Campus.

The new Park Side Campus next to millennium point was a fantastic building. It’s only a year old so it’s still all white and shiny. We had an awesome tour around and got a look at all the nice new technology that was on offer to visual communication and Arts students. So what did weContinue reading “Visiting BCU; Park Side Campus.”