Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

D&AD New Blood 2014

The Final Year Students have just returned from an enjoyable and hopefully fruitful visit to the annual Design and Art Direction New Blood Exhibition in Old Spitalfields Market in East London. The large and bustling graduate show was as busy and hot as ever! From the 1st -3rd July many of the best graphic design and illustration students "hawked their wares" on the market. Although there were over a hundred stands to view and plenty of very talented students, there was lots of interest in the UCLAN stand both at the Private View and over the event from publishers, designers and magazines.

The Illustration show was noted by commentators for Computer Arts Magazine, the Creative Bloq listed us as one of the best stands.
Jade Laura's paper cut portraits were noted by Creative Review Magazine:

Jade Laura

Meanwhile Sophie Heywood's hand lettering, mark making and colour were tweeted by Amelia's Magazine's Amelia Gregory and blogged by Tim George Design.
Sophie Heywood

Whilst Ben Pickup who was shortlisted for the Computer Arts Cover Design Award got a mention on their Creative Bloq blog!
Ben Pickup

Natalie Dowbekin's packaging work received plenty of plaudits from visitors.
Natalie Dowbekin

We look forward to hearing about future commissions and career opportunities in the not too distant future, with news of at least three possible commissions so far. So well done to everyone who took part:
Sophie Heywood, Jade Laura, Ben Pickup, Natalie Dowbekin, Nick Norcross, Aby Helme, Shawn Sharpe, Sophie Duckworth and Benjamin Bryan Mason.

Friday, 20 June 2014

AOI Awards Announced

Category Winners Announced

The AOI is delighted to announce the category winners for the AOI Illustration Awards 2014.

The AOI Illustration Awards competition (formally known as ‘Images’) is now in its 38thyear and it is the most comprehensive and significant awards competition for illustration in the UK. The awards programme accepts submissions internationally and recognises illustration from across the world making an outstanding contribution to global visual culture.
Judges appointed two category winners from each category: New Talent Category Winner and Professional Category winner. From these chosen category winners, two overall winners will be chosen in the third round judging in October 2014: The AOI Illustration Professional Award Winner 2014 and The AOI Illustration New Talent Award Winner 2014.
All category winning work and a selection of the images shortlisted will feature in the AOI Illustration Awards exhibition which will tour across the UK from October 2014, with the wining work published in an awards issue of Varoom illustration magazine.

Advertising and Design

Left, Jasu Hu - Advertising and Design New Talent Category Winner 2014
Right, Andy Ward - Advertising and Design Professional Category Winner 2014


Left, Katie Ponder - Books New Talent Category Winner 2014
Right, Geoff Grandfield - Books Professional Category Winner 2014

Children's Books

Left, William Grill - Children's Books New Talent Category Winner 2014
Right, Chris Haughton - Children's Books Professional Category Winner 2014


Left, David Doran - Editorial New Talent Category Winner 2014
Right, Laurindo Feliciano - Editorial Professional Category Winner 2014

Research and Knowledge Communication

Left, Johanna Roehr - Research and Knowledge Communication New Talent Category Winner 2014
Right, Harriet Russell - Research and Knowledge Communication Professional Category Winner 2014

Self Initiated

Left, Thoka Maer - Self Initiated New Talent Category Winner 2014
Right, Aaron Meshon - Self Initiated Professional Category Winner 2014
Copyright © 2014 Association of Illustrators, All rights reserved. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Degree Show 2014

The annual Preston Illustration Degree Show opens on Friday 13th June with a Private View 6pm-9pm in VB214a in Victoria Building UCLan in Preston. It is part of the Creative Focus event in the School of Art Design and Performance.

Sixteen illustration students will be exhibiting their final year work from Monday 16th June to Saturday 21st June 10am -6pm.

Please note the Shows will not be open on the 14 and 15th June - I think there's a World Cup match on or something on the Saturday?

See here for full information about all the shows that are on:

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

AOI Images 37 Exhibition

The Association of Illustrators -  Illustration Awards Show Images 37 is at Blackpool and the Fylde College Gallery until this Friday 7th February so hurry along! The show includes the category winners and some runners up in the annual best of illustration exhibition. The exhibition was opened to international entries for the first time this year.