14 May 2015

Rubber Stamping!

Visiting lecturer Stephen Fowler on rubber stamping:

''I hear a Rubber Stamp bug has struck the Illustration course - ghosts, octopuses, cats, bees, garish faces, fast growing tentacled plants, all manner of slogans, are appearing on books, paper, stickers and studio walls. The immediate and assessable process has caught, not only the students’ imaginations, but also prospective applicants during open days.''

image by Stephen Fowler

 applicants' stamps

Leah Fusco - Reportager Award

Alumni and guest lecturer on the illustration course Leah Fusco was shortlisted for the Reportager award at UWE. The award is intended to encourage new, existing and emerging talent and projects in the area of reportage and documentary drawing.

Pushing the envelope - House of Illustration

image by Robin Chevalier

Illustration tutor Robin Chevalier is part of an exciting exhibition at the House of Illustration; imaginatively illustrated envelopes have been collected from around the world to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black, the world's first potage stamp.

image by Eda Akaltun

image by John Vernon Lord

The opening of the exhibition was accompanied by David Gentleman's excellent talk about his long career and  contribution to the royal mail.

image by David Gentleman