Archive for August, 2009

Carolyn Gowdy at Edinburgh

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

AOI Patron Carolyn Gowdy has designed the set for the Edinburgh Festival production of ‘The State We’re In’ by Zia Trench. The show runs until 31 August.

The play is a part fictional portrait of world peace and civil liberties campaigner, Brian Haw, who camped on London’s Parliament Square for eight years. Carolyn researched his current display and was reminded of a medieval triptych, and she aimed to capture the soulful essence, courage and conviction in her own interpretation.


Images 34 – extended deadline to 16 August

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Is it that time already? We’ve had loads of requests to extend the deadline for our fantastic annual illustration competition – so we have.
Go to to enter your most amazing commissions or self promotional work (including animations), and fingers-crossed, next year it will be featured in the I34 annual and competition.
Whilst dishing out I34 promo cards I visited Concrete Hermit gallery in east London to leave some cards and checked out the show from Richard Hogg. Good stuff.


Catch it on the walls

Monday, August 10th, 2009

The great Images 33 exhibition finishes it’s London run this Wednesday 12 August at 2pm, so get down to the LCC at Elephant and Castle SE1 6SB as soon as you can. Brilliant show, fantastic images/animations and also work in context revealing how the illustrations are used.


Up poster

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

AOI members will have recently received the summer issue of the UP poster. With a beautiful illustration courtesy of Stuart Kolakovic on the cover, and loads of information on the reverse, it’ll look great on your walls. Stick it up!

UP! Poster 2009-07 FrontSmall