The Department of Illustration

Supergraphics: Adrian Shaunessey

Posted in Decorative, Site Specific by The Department of Illustration on November 18, 2010

Latest book, about graphics for architectural spaces

Supergraphics – Transforming Space: Graphic Design for Walls, Buildings & Spaces chronicles the early days of Supergraphics and looks at work by leading contemporary practitioners – a significant number of whom are women. It concludes with a glimpse into the future by analysing the work of a new generation of digital artists and tech-savvy architects who are de-materializing buildings with the aid of computer technology, and in so doing, albeit unwittingly, keeping alive the original utopian intentions of the pioneers of Supergraphics.

Supergraphics was the name of an architectural movement in the 1960s and 70s that saw architects attempt to ‘remove solidity, gravity, even history’ by the simple act of applying paint and graphics to the interior and exterior surfaces of buildings.”

 

Advertisements

The Ministry of Frogs

Posted in Collaborations, Decorative, Handmade, Historical, Ideas, Writing, Theory by The Department of Illustration on June 2, 2010

This is a new zine I am setting up to do with folk art and how it inspires contemporary practice. If you would like to submit work please check out the info on the fb page

I am already overwhelmed by the talent going into issue one…thank you everyone who has expressed an interest and/or sent in work already.

Please email submissions to theministryoffrogs@hotmail.com by July 15th thank you x

Maissa Toulet

Posted in 3d, Decorative by The Department of Illustration on October 17, 2009

Victorian Microscope Slides Collection

Posted in Decorative, Historical, True Stories by The Department of Illustration on September 26, 2009

Paper Dolls

Posted in Decorative, General, Handmade by The Department of Illustration on September 17, 2009

first_nytimes-paperdoll2outfits made from Sunday Magazine covers link

Jad Fair

Posted in Decorative, Doodles, Handmade, International, Visual Language by The Department of Illustration on August 28, 2009

jad-fair-100Jad Fair : Automatic Vaudeville
29 August – 13 September 2009 (Thur – Sun 1-6pm)
Opening: Friday 28 August 2009, 18.30 onwards

Red Wire Gallery (Liverpool)  is delighted to announce the first U.K solo exhibition by acclaimed and increasingly influential American artist and musician, Jad Fair. Venue details

Manchester Artists' Book Fair

Posted in Comics, Decorative, Handmade, Historical, Text/Image, Typography by The Department of Illustration on August 27, 2009

link

Saturday 7th November 2009

10.30am Guest Speaker David Faithfull

12 noon – 6pm Fair open to the public (40 stalls)

11am – 4pm MMU Artists’ Books special collection open

Manchester Artists’ Book Fair

Posted in Comics, Decorative, Handmade, Historical, Text/Image, Typography by The Department of Illustration on August 27, 2009

link

Saturday 7th November 2009

10.30am Guest Speaker David Faithfull

12 noon – 6pm Fair open to the public (40 stalls)

11am – 4pm MMU Artists’ Books special collection open

100% Design

Posted in Decorative, Professional, Site Specific by The Department of Illustration on August 27, 2009

link

logo_100design24 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2009, EARLS COURT, LONDON100% Design London is the UK’s leading architecture and design event showcasing everything for the modern building and interior.

100% Design London features world-class interiors show 100% Design, innovative and sustainable architectural products event 100% Detail, cutting-edge materials exhibition 100% Materials and emerging talent showcase 100% Futures

a great event for anyone interested in llustrating for interiors/decorative illustration.

.

Aesthetic Apparatus

Posted in Decorative, Handmade, Professional, Visual Language by The Department of Illustration on August 23, 2009

click this link

Aesthetic Apparatus
Minneapolis
Often considered Minneapolis’ best totally unknown design super team…