The Department of Illustration

Visual Literacy

Posted in Text/Image, Visual Language by The Department of Illustration on August 14, 2010

With newsnight offering mainstream debate on the subject of infographics, are we now acknowledging the dominance of image, or image+text over text solo as the primary means of information these days? If so that is good news for illustrators, as that is what we do, really well.

Infographics sites for those interested in pursuing this more in their practice-

Information is Beautiful

Good

InfoDesign

iA (information Architects)

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Dubberly Design Office- concept maps

visual complexity

infosthetics

there isĀ  a useful little film by MAYA Design about what information is, which is on youtube

Eames’ film ‘A Communications Primer’ still outstanding tho…download it here

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Airside- ‘What is power’

Posted in Animated, Documentary, Ideas, Writing, Theory, Text/Image by The Department of Illustration on January 21, 2010

Nepomuk

Posted in Local/Global, People, Professional, Text/Image, Visual Language by The Department of Illustration on October 28, 2009

Berlin based graphic design/illustration collective. Loving the side slider navigation on their site, and the pencil menu bar … some lovely projects link

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artists’ books online

Posted in Handmade, Text/Image by The Department of Illustration on September 30, 2009

National Magazine Cover Archive

Posted in Documentary, Historical, Text/Image, Visual Language by The Department of Illustration on September 29, 2009

just brilliant link

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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

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
doodlezine@hotmail.com 300dpi black and white

thankyou!!

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.

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Francesca Williams

Posted in General, Sketchbooks, Text/Image by The Department of Illustration on August 10, 2009

Francesca Williams is an illustrator who draws, photographs, makes films and sews. We like her ‘map of hair metal’

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she has some great sketchbooks online