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you work for them

Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Typography by The Department of Illustration on March 15, 2010

hand drawn type sold as royalty free vectors for designers


Chad Kouri

Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Visual Language by The Department of Illustration on October 14, 2009

could give dan a run for his money in the eye-hurtingly intense doodling department…


Are you zine friendly?

Posted in Collaborations, Comics, Doodles, Events, Handmade by The Department of Illustration on October 6, 2009

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

Anorak- cover illustration competition

Posted in Children's, Doodles, Professional, Submissions/Competitions by The Department of Illustration on August 27, 2009


To be eligible for this competition, you must be a student on any of Art or Design course at HND or degree level, or equivalent.
• Artwork size should be 220mm x 220mm.
• Closing date for entries: 30th October 2009.


Doodlezine 3

Posted in Collaborations, Doodles, Submissions/Competitions, Text/Image, Typography by The Department of Illustration on August 18, 2009

Doodlezine Issue Three Submissions

We are now accepting doodles for issue three of Doodlezine.

for this issue we have decided to have a theme of ‘Typography’.

this can be hand drawn words, letters, doodled writing of whatever you choose.
the deadline is friday 23rd October, please email your scanned doodles to 300dpi black and white


John Broadley

Posted in Doodles, Text/Image, Visual Language by The Department of Illustration on August 17, 2009

lovely eccentric illustrator, Jonathon Cape are publishing a huge volume of his work next year. Have a look here for a preview.


colour me

Posted in Animated, Character Design, Digital, Doodles by The Department of Illustration on August 11, 2009

this online collaborative drawing playground was set up for the pictoplasma conference by the amazing akinori oishi

register to play at-

his micro films are also worth a look…very inspiring work (see the link to the opinayama game in earlier posts)

Animals take over Berlin!

Posted in Children's, Collaborations, Documentary, Doodles, Events, International, Site Specific by The Department of Illustration on August 2, 2009

Stedhead, Cat and Lou  are planning to take a stack of images of animals over to Berlin at the end of the month to create some street art. Collaborators are invited.

“We would like contributions of artwork for a project based in Berlin, the theme of this project is based around Animals, and we would love you to take part in this project. We would love it if you could draw/paint/collage, or however you want, and create an animal themed piece of art, as small or large as you want. The piece can be a simple 10 second drawing, or as detailed as you like, it is totally up to you.

We will be travelling to Berlin on the 31st on August (for 8 days), and the art pieces will be placed around different locations, photographed, interacting with the public, and turning parts of Berlin in to a ‘creative zoo’. We need as many people to take part in this project, and as many different styles as possible to make this work.”

I have got J+R on the case making stickers of insects…anyone interested sign up on the ATOB facebook group

Doodlezine in Varoom

Posted in Doodles by The Department of Illustration on July 9, 2009

varoom doodleMy article about doodling, along with some doodleziners work featured in this month’s Varoom magazine!

“The 21st Century has chosen illustration to be its defining art form, and Varoom is the perfect platform. The award-winning contemporary illustration magazine, relaunchs this summer with a fantastic new design and expanded editorial content.Varoom will continue to report and comment on the contemporary ‘illustrated’ image in modern society, featuring interviews with illustrators, image-makers and designers and revealing critical articles on different aspects of contemporary illustration by leading commentators.”