15 December 2011

Le Salon des Livres du Jeunesse

Le Gun exhibition
Le Salon des Livres
The Students

Students and staff enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Paris Book Fair, Le Salon des Livres du Jeunesse at Montreuil. All the major French children’s book and Graphic Novel publishers were there along with illustrators and authors. The salon included small publishers such as Benoit Jacques, Alain Beulet and Fremok, together with exhibitions and seminars on contemporary European illustration. Atak (Georg Barber), Yvan AlagbeThierry van Hasselt and many more of our favourite illustrators were at the fair talking about their work! More fantastic illustration exhibitions we visited were, Le Gun’s Black Squid, Le Catastrophe and Brecht Evens work at Galerie Martel in central Paris.
Another highlight was an exhibition of Jean Paul Goude, Goudemalion at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs. This featured a full size locomotive, a live Russian Princess and some wonderful photographs and costumes. The exhibition is well worth the trip and is on until March.

14 December 2011

Alumni: Robert Sae-Heng

Rob Sae-Heng who graduated in 2009, is a prolific illustrator working in range of different ways and has recently been commissioned by Honda. He is currently on an art tour making work in Spain - follow him on Twitter @MrRubbertoes. To see more of Rob's work have a look at his great blog: www.robsniffsniff.blogspot.com

7 December 2011

Printmaking Competition 2012 : Unusual Accidents

The Illustration Department is inviting all UCA BA Hons Illustration students and UCA Foundation students to take part in the second Illustration & Printmaking competition.
This year the theme is UNUSUAL ACCIDENTS!
We are looking for exciting interpretations of true stories or bits of news that have captured your attention and that can be told in ONE image via the use of printmaking. 
This year the winning entry will be selected by two esteemed judges; Emma Mason of Emma Mason British Prints and Sally Stephenson, Director of Eye Spy Gallery.This is a fantastic opportunity to win a prize and see your work form part of an original edition folio and online gallery!

The 1st prize is £250. 
The winning print will be selected by Eye Spy Gallery for professional reproduction and inclusion in the Eye Spy portfolio. More prizes to be announced closer to the date for the second and third best entries.
A folio with the best entries will be designed and published by the Illustration Course press, Jetsom. The awards, launch of the folio and exhibition will take place on 12 March 2012 with more events to follow!
Medium : Silk Screen or Linocuts
Colour : Black & White plus one colour
Size : 14 x 22 cm
Format : Landscape
Paper : Fabriano Accademia 200gsm

Please note that you will need to produce 10 original copies of your design in order to create the folio editions. No smudged or creased prints please.