The Department of Illustration

The Department of Illustration is moving…

Posted in Uncategorized by The Department of Illustration on June 27, 2011

The new address for the Department is now

http://thedepartmentofillustration.co.uk/

Please update your bookmarks!

The Neon Boneyard

Posted in Uncategorized by The Department of Illustration on June 23, 2011

Idsgn

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Pottermore

Posted in Uncategorized by The Department of Illustration on June 23, 2011

JK Rowling introduces the idea of readers  of HP becoming writers of HP

http://www.pottermore.com/

Images 36

Posted in Uncategorized by The Department of Illustration on June 23, 2011

Call for Entries Images 36

“Created or commissioned a piece of illustration you’re proud of?
Want other professionals working in illustration and design to
know about it?

Then enter your best work into the Association of
Illustrators’ Images competition, the most
comprehensive and prestigious illustration award
in the UK.

Works selected by a jury of industry professionals are
published in the Images annual, a selection of
which are exhibited in London and subsequently go
on a national tour.

The book, published annually, celebrates illustration
excellence and is distributed to a specially targeted list
of 4000 international commissioners and is sold worldwide.”

here

 

Dawkins and McKean

Posted in Uncategorized by The Department of Illustration on June 18, 2011

Richard Hawkins has written a book about science for children, illustrated by Dave McKean

You can see a preview of the book here (13MB PDF). If you like what you see, you can pre-order it now — it’ll be released in October.

Paul Rand

Posted in Uncategorized by The Department of Illustration on June 18, 2011

is a hero of mine, and many others. This book available as a pdf looks great

(from Steven Heller at Imprint)

What is instructive about this thin volume is the critical mass of inspiring ideas and off-hand comments forging a designer’s philosophy. In fact, in the section on “Philosophy” he said:

Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.  (Graphis, 1981)

Only 500 copies of the keepsake were printed, given free to the symposium participants and sold through Emigre, among other limited venues (only a few rarities remain). Now, I would like to make it available to all via PDF. If you would like to download go here or here.

Blast/Bless

Posted in Uncategorized by The Department of Illustration on June 18, 2011

CR and Tate have created a tumblr to celebrate the upcoming Vorticism exhibition

here

Tate Britain and Creative Review are teaming up to mark the gallery’s new exhibition, The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World.

Adopting the spirit of Blast, the art movement’s short-lived journal launched by Wyndham Lewis, we are inviting submissions on the themes of ‘Blast’ and ‘Bless’.

The best work will be projected at the next #crtweetup, which takes place at Tate Britain on July 21, while our favourite ‘Blast’ and ‘Bless’ will be turned into a double-sided print that will be unveiled on the night.

So what would you Blast or Bless about today? Upload your work here.

Shaun Tan interview with illustrated answers

Posted in Uncategorized by The Department of Illustration on June 18, 2011

here  one of my favourite responses below

An Interview Without Words

Illustrator Shaun Tan Draws Conclusions

 Part 13: On Unused Sketches

SPIEGEL: You once said that your stories often develop from little scribbles and that you create hundreds of these every year. What happens to all the sketches that don’t end up becoming part of one of your books?

letterpress printers

Posted in Uncategorized by The Department of Illustration on June 15, 2011

http://www.blushpublishing.co.uk/

based in North Wales

Making the invisible visible

Posted in Uncategorized by The Department of Illustration on June 14, 2011

The London poster campaign is specifically in support of Troy Davis, a man described as having “been on death row for 19 years in the USA, despite serious doubts about his conviction.”

The posters, depicting a close-up Davis’s face, are mounted on fence railings that disguise the posters so that the face behind the bars is revealed only when viewed from an angle.

The three posters are located at 4-7 Great Pulteney St, 21 Great Pulteney Street, and 5 Berners St (all W1). - Bill Tikos (via coolhunting)

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