Archive for June, 2010
Dont forget Paul Davis will be talking about his new publications tonight at the Wapping Project Bookshop. A doddle to get to now that the east London tube line has reopened, just hop off at Wapping.
Paul’s an entertaining speaker, with some fascinating opinions, and truly unusual work. Talk starts at 7.30pm.
If you’ve ever availed yourself of a portfolio consultation with AOI’s resident Portfolio expert, Fig Taylor, you’ll know how invaluable they are.Â
Fig has put her undoubted expertise into a book that is now published by Laurence King, entitled How to create a Portfolio & Get Hired: A Guide for Graphic Designers andÂ Illustrators.Â It discusses what to include in you folio and how to organise and display the work, and also advises on presentation techniques and self-promotion. Both print and virtual portfolios are covered.
Tips are included from commissioners and practitioners working in magazine and book publishing, design, advertising, TV/film and beyond, as well as agents and educators.Â For more information go here
Featuring fashion’s top illustration names, including David Downton, Tanya Ling and Jean-Phillipe Delhomme, the show presents paintings and drawings on paper. Viewing is by appointment from 25 June to 24 July – go to www.fashionillustrationgallery.com for more details. Telephone is 020 7734 3558
As part of the Lost Knowledge Print Exhibition at the London College of Communication at the end of October, there is a Live Screen Printing workshop running throughout the summer shows. The audience is encouraged to get involved in the workshops, allowing everyone a chance to take part in the whole screen printing experience.
In collaboration with Helyn Gulley, Coraline Chan, Anthony Chapman, Joe Waghorn and the LCC Printmaking Studio.
After a bit of a wait, Varoom 12 has been delivered to the AOI office and our mailing house – and it’s looking fantastic! An amazing cover created for us by James Dawe, great content, including the 21st Century Zodiac, and arresting images, it’s all you’d expect and more. Subscribers and AOI members copies will be mailed out by Friday, so look out for your copy soon.
Judging has taken place for the LTM/AOI Cycling in London competition this week. A whopping number of entries were received – over 1000, and these were whittled down to 50 for the exhibition at the Museum to be held 5 July to 22 August.Â
The Judges from Transport for London, Serco, LTM and AOI were impressed with the quality of the entries, and have selected the top three, who will receive cash prizes totaling Â£3750! The winners are under wraps until the Awards evening in early July.
Many thanks to all who entered, and congratulations to all those selected.