Archive for July, 2009

Images 33 Award Winners

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Images 33 award winners


Artbombers GOLD Seagull Pants
McFaul Studio SILVER Havaianas Murals
Nishant Choksi BRONZE Winter Roaming 2


Advertising Gold Award: Artbombers – Seagull series


Geoff Grandfield GOLD Frontis, blackmailers don’t shoot
Michael Topping SILVER A Study In Scarlet
Swava Harasymowicz BRONZE Birdsong


Books Gold Award: Geoff Grandfield – Frontis, Blackmailers don’t Shoot

Children’s Books

Poly Bernatene GOLD The Tickle Tree
Jonny Duddle SILVER Highway Robbery
David Lucas BRONZE Something to Do


Olivier Kugler GOLD Sustainability drawings
Simon Pemberton SILVER Taylors of Harrogate – Hot Lava Java
Jessie Ford BRONZE Don’t Forget Range


Andy Smith GOLD Le cinema francais
Daniel Pudles SILVER Latitude, Leonard and the mob mind
Andrew Pavitt BRONZE Rumour


Editorial Gold Award: Andy Smith – Le Cinema Francais

New Media

Mark Taplin GOLD Lets Make out
Ginny Robertson SILVER Beyond Integration
Cristina Guitian-Reyes BRONZE Graphic Cowboy

Self Promotion

Jonas Bergstrand GOLD Paper street collage
Chris Thornley SILVER Animal Story
Greg McLeod BRONZE Codswallop

New Talent

Amy Knibbs GOLD Dandylion
Elizabeth Cullen SILVER Psychogeography
Ben Aslett BRONZE Portraits


The prizewinners. Photo by Sophia Schorr-Kon

I33 Awards Night

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Here are a few more photos of the Images 34 Awards Night. AOI supplied the drinks, whilst beer sponsors Estrella Damm supplied the refreshing beer. Illustrious illustrator, Peter Till, presented the certificates and trophies to the Images 33 Award winners.

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All photos by Angus Forbes

Images 33 private view night

Thursday, July 30th, 2009


A splendid evening was had by all who attended the Images 33 private view this Tuesday. Having attended for many years I can honestly say this is the nicest space the AOI have had to display the show. Hundreds of works on show in several rooms throughout a spacious, airy, well-lit gallery environment. There were a couple of professional photographers taking in the event and those pictures will appear soon on, in the meantime here’s a shot of the main bar area and one from the balcony looking down to one of the gallery ones on the lower floor.


Images 33 goes up

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

With help of a team of volunteers, Sabine has been hanging Images 33 at the London College of Communication all this week. It’s looking fantastic – don’t forget to visit the show from 29 July until 12 August (until 1pm).

The Private View is held on 28 July. It’s invitation only, but enter Images 34 now and you may find yourself on the list for next year!




Images 34 judge

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Graham Wood, one of the founding partners of multi-faceted creative studio Tomato, is the latest judge to be added to the illustrious list for Images 34. Graham joined JWT advertising agency as executive creative director of visual communications JWT New York in 2006, and recently became Head of Art for JWT London.

A great man to get your illustration work in front of. Remember, illustrators have previously been commissioned by Images judges

Faber bookcovers

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Varoom editor, John O’Reilly, reviews Faber and Faber: Eighty Years of Book Cover Design in the Notebook section of the just published Varoom 10.

We wanted to show you some of the covers we couldn’t fit in the magazine here – it’s a retro fest.

Faber covers

Who’s that man?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
Kolla! poster

Kolla! poster

The mystery man, who’s legs were on display in the Notebook section of Varoom 10, can be revealed as David Shrigley, keynote  speaker at the Swedish Kolla! seminar. Shrigley displayed sound illustrations of smashing wineglasses, when the Swedish Association of Illustrators and Graphic Designers (Svenska Tecknare) held their annual event Kolla! in Stockholm.

?For a second one could have thought that it was Shrigley himself who had asked different people in the audience to kick their glasses every now and then. In reality, it was because people had put their glasses on the floor –  there was no other place to put them.??Anyhow, his speech was inspiring and his humour was appreciated by the Swedish audience.??

Kolla! is both a competition and a seminar about illustration and graphic design. The competition attracts about 500 entries, and has become the most prestigious event in the field. You can view all nominees and winners at

AOI at New Designers

Friday, July 17th, 2009

New Designers annual graduate show has arrived in London’s Business Design Centre, and AOI are there as Media Partner for the Visual Communication section. Our stand was installed on Tuesday, and we’ll be there until Sunday afternoon.

If you’re visiting, drop by and say hello.




Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Images 33 Artworks Arrival

It’s that time of year when the phone does not stop ringing and the buzzer goes all day with the arrival of Images 33 Artworks. Our meeting room and basement are full of artworks waiting to be transported en masse to the LLC. If you are in the exhibition and have not sent yours yet, why not? Get a move on!


Intense Thinking in Progress

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Here is Derek intently discussing the power point presentation with illustrator Kate Slater that they will be giving to graduates at New Designers this weekend. Saturday 18th July 2009 12 -1 pm. The talk is free but entry to New Designers isn’t.