• Pick Me Up graphic arts show

    May 2nd 2010 katie

    Here are some photos from the Pick Me Up graphics arts show at Somerset House. Suffice to say it was a pretty definitive show of the best contemporary UK illustrators and designers. I felt visually drained – in a good way! – by the end. Hellovon Claire Scully Natsko Seki and Jess Wilson Evening Tweed…

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  • Across the Way: Exhibition

    February 25th 2010 katie

    I think I need to make a daytrip to Bristol to see this exhibition – a collaborative show between four artists/illustrators – Adam Hancher, Jack Hudson, Luke Jinks and Owen Gatley. A mix of folklore-inspired illustrations, papercutting, handpainted signage.. a dream show for me. Might as well make a day of it if I do…

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  • Alice manuscript

    February 22nd 2010 katie

    From this Wednesday, the British Library is displaying to the public this gorgeous original Alice in Wonderland manuscript, handwritten and illustrated by its author Lewis Carroll. If you can’t make it to the Library, you can view it online using a nifty Silverlight viewer. It’s supposedly to tie-in with the release of Tim Burton/Disney‘s new…

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  • Recipe look

    February 17th 2010 katie

    Aww, I love this new site Recipe Look, combining as it does two of my favourite things – food and cute illustrations, all user-submitted and curated into blog form. I’ve been considering making a little illustrated cookbook/zine for a while so maybe I will submit something to this site as a warm-up!

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  • w+k Advent Calendar

    December 9th 2009 katie

    I love wieden+kennedy’s Christmas Advent Calendar. They’ve placed real-life Christmassy ‘art installations’ around their Shoreditch office and made the calendar into a cute map, illustrated by Hennie Haworth. I might go have a poke around and try to find some of them at lunchtime…

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  • Vintage vs modern infographics

    November 26th 2009 katie

    Nice article in this month’s Wired magazine, which takes infographics from vintage textbooks, illustrated by Roy A Gallant, and updates them with all the extra information we now know. Got to say though, despite all the scientific advances packed into the updated images, I much prefer the simpler old ones. The effects of an earthquake…

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  • Happy Friday – Dominic Wilcox

    September 11th 2009 katie

    Thanks for all your comments on my Japan post – I have lots of great suggestions of places to visit! Just a quick Friday post of joyfulness care of Dominic Wilcox‘s delightful blog Variations on Normal. I envy people who can think up silly/wonderful stuff like this. Make rainy days a bit more cheery with…

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  • GDI09 – Brighton Illustration degree show

    June 30th 2009 katie

    wow, there’s some really strong graphics/illustration work from this year’s crop of Brighton University illustration/graphics graduates. Here’s a little peek at some of my favourites. Chris Pell Jade Powell Sophie Alda Yuko Michishita Check out all the students’ work here, and if you’re in town, the show is on in East London from Thursday until…

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