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Betsy Walton

Posted in General, Visual Language by The Department of Illustration on August 13, 2010

http://www.morningcraft.com/

I am loving the strange delicate surreal spirituality of these paintings…

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Design Real

Posted in Events, General by The Department of Illustration on January 21, 2010

http://www.design-real.com/

Design Real until 7 February

The Serpentine Gallery is developing its commitment to design by inviting influential German product designer Konstantin Grcic to curate Design Real, a groundbreaking presentation of contemporary design. There is a growing awareness of design and its impact on the world we inhabit. Like contemporary art, design both shapes and reflects our constantly changing society. Good design understands human behaviour, offers pragmatic solutions to problems and enhances our everyday experience.

jon klassen

Posted in General by The Department of Illustration on November 10, 2009

http://www.burstofbeaden.com/

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thanks to matt roberts for the link

notebook

Posted in General by The Department of Illustration on November 4, 2009

design inspiration

http://www.ajnotebook.com/

Creative Review

Posted in General, Ideas, Writing, Theory, People, Professional by The Department of Illustration on October 21, 2009

novcvr2_0“The November issue of CR focuses on your workplaces – what they look like and what you do there, featuring CR readers from around the world”

see also Gutenberg’s Quartlerly and Studio Culture

Design like you give a Damn

Posted in General by The Department of Illustration on October 16, 2009

from the school of life blog

6a00e55315ea908833011570d8bb4f970b-320wiThe numbers seem nutty. There are 6.5 billion people on this planet, 90% of who can’t afford basic products and services. Half of them, nearly 3 billion people, don’t have regular access to food, shelter or clean water. Yet whenever we read, or talk, about design, it’s invariably about something that’s intended to be sold to one of the privileged minority – the richest 10%.” read more

Santiago Morilla

Posted in General, Site Specific by The Department of Illustration on October 13, 2009

Literary Illustration

Posted in General by The Department of Illustration on October 4, 2009

I would love to see more students engaging with texts within the tradition of literary illustration. Less of the ‘trick pony’ visual stylistics, producing what is essentially decorative branding for books and brands and bands, coming up with a quick visual metaphor for an editorial etc etc and more thinking about visually interpreting complex texts…poems, novels instruction manuals, even recipe books would be more of a challenge. Illustration can be poetic and communicate in a complex way. Unlike Milton Glaser’s opinion that graphic design  should be about making the message transparent, illustration can challenge, subvert, negotiate, problematise and interrogate any given text, as well as illuminate its meaning.

Magma Books

Posted in Digital, General, Site Specific by The Department of Illustration on September 29, 2009

Magma sell books, magazines, graphic novels, ephemera, toys, clothes, children’s books and have exhibitions instore. There is one in London and one in Manchester and an online store4433 too.

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The Yellow Bird Project

Posted in Collaborations, General by The Department of Illustration on September 28, 2009