2013 saw the establishment of the long awaited Illustration Course press and imprint, ‘The Lion and Lamb Press’. Lion and Lamb Yard is a location in Farnham and makes reference to the new course location. With the move the course has had the opportunity to combine existing staff expertise, practice and experience in book production and printmaking with the excellent printmaking and bookmaking facilities at the Farnham campus, to set up its own course press.
The aim of the press is to publish small illustrated editions of staff work as well as collaborative editions and the best of BA and MA student books. The press will promote the excellence of illustration and narrative which the course is renowned for, in book form.
2 May 2013
Graduate of the Illustration course and visiting lecturer Thom Dowse has recently been working on a series of whimsical animated sequences for the Guardian. Keep an eye on the Guardian website for updates.
Thom’s work has a unique sense of atmosphere and his incredible, dense drawings suggest narratives that stand somewhere between the real and the dreamlike.
25 April 2013
The exhibition presents the winning work of over 50 artists from the length and breadth of the UK who entered the AOI's annual flagship competition.
Following its London launch, the exhibition will visit UCA Maidstone from 26 April to 24 May 2013 as part of its national tour.
It features exciting new talent and established names such as Rod Hunt (Where's Stig?), Chris Haughton (Booktrust best new illustrator), Lizzie Mary Cullen (Design Week's 50 Hot people), Stephen Collins (Jonathan Cape/ Observer Graphic Short Story Prize, 2010), Steve May (shortlisted for British Animation Award, 2008) and Olaf Hajek (AA Directors Club, Europe Gold Award, 2003).
The exhibition is free and open to the public weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm.
Image by Anuska Allepuz
Recent graduate of the course Ian O’Shea has published a beautiful book of monotypes and pen and ink drawings with LMNOP. The book is called Antarctic Survivors and is based on the story of Thomas Crean, one of the members of 1912 Scott Expedition. Full of beautifully crafted, atmospheric imagery, it is highly recommended!
23 November 2012
We are back from Krakow, where the Function of Folk exhibition and illustration research symposium took place. The Ethnographic museum provided two fantastic venues and very kindly presented exhibits from their own collection alongside contemporary guest artists. We saw beautiful work by Andrzej Klimowski, Jonny Hanna, Alexa Galea and many others! Among the exhibitors was UCA Illustration lecturer Iro Tsavala and visiting lecturer Mireille Fauchon.The Function of Folk exhibition is on until the 30th of December.
Definitely worth visiting the exhibition, as well as the main collection of the ethnographic museum - the range of artefacts is breathtaking!
|exhibits from the museum's collection|
4 July 2012
Third year students had a great stand at D&AD New Blood in Spitalfields this year. Showcasing 'vivid and aggressive work' that stood out from the crowd. We had a great review on the Creative Review blog. Here's the gang putting up the show. Well done everybody!