Archive for October, 2011

Dutch Tilt – a solo exhibition by Images 35 Critic’s Choice award winner Peter Strain

Monday, October 31st, 2011

AOI Member and Images 35 Critic’s Choice award winner Peter Strain will be exhibiting 12 illustrated film poster interpretations at the QFT Cinema in Belfast.

“the printed media produced for current films is very often an unimaginative image of actors’ headshots spliced together. This collection of new original work aims to put the art back into film poster design with interpretations of classic and cult films.” – Peter Strain


The preview of the exhibition will take place on Thursday 10 November at 7pm at Queens Film Theater and the exhibition will run from Friday 11 until Thursday 24 November.

Each piece is available as part of a set of limited edition Giclée prints from

Lucy Dalzell exhibition 27/10/2011

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

AOI Member Lucy Dalzell will be exhibiting The Yard pop-up theatre, preview night this Thursday the 27th of October

She says:

The exhibition is based on an ongoing project I’ve been working on in
Hackney Wick as part of a studio residency funded by Hackney Wicked
and Hackney Wick Festivals and supported by the Olympic Legacy
Company. I’ve been based in the Hackney Wick area for the past 4
months, visually documenting the changing landscape in the build up to
the Olympics. This will be an ongoing process as I continue to
document the area pre, during and post-Olympics and record the
regeneration of the area and how this affects the local businesses and
The exhibition in The Yard pop-up theatre is an extension of this
project as this is a temporary structure currently based in Hackney
Wick, built to provide a space for upcoming Writers and Producers to
showcase their plays. The exhibition will be on until this Thursday

The Yard, Unit 2, Queens Yard, White Post Lane E9 5EN

14th annual South Ken Kids Festival at Institut Francais 24/11 till 27/11

Thursday, October 27th, 2011


From Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 November 2011, the Institut français in London will be staging the 14th annual South Ken Kids Festival devoted to children’s literature.

The common theme this year will be the interaction between French and British guests, including none other than Quentin Blake, Marc Boutavant, Lauren Child, Kitty Crowther, Sara Fanelli, Chris Haughton, David McKee and much more!

Throughout the weekend, drawing duels are programmed in which a British and a French illustrator make their drawings interact.

In addition to these fantastic duels, special events are lined-up: Quentin Blake will be in conversation with David McKee on André François (Sat 26 Nov, 2.00pm), and Lauren Child will share the floor with Sara Fanelli (Sat 26 Nov, 3.30pm) to let us know more about their French passions from Matisse to Méliès

AOI Member Eliza Southwood private view 25/11/2011

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Eliza Southwood will be exhibiting her cycling illustrations at Look Mum No Hands!

Private view will be on the 25th of November from 6pm till 10pm and will be on show till the 9th of December


Look Mum No Hands! is at 49 Old Street, EC1V 9HX

AOI Event Intern Rebecca Abell and her market stall 12/11/2011

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

the AOI events Intern Rebecca Abell will be selling her illustrated cards and the like at The Dandy Lion Market Saturday 12th Novemberin Highgate.

dandelion market

Held at the infamously cool Boogaloo pub’s outdoor stables (situated next door to the tube stop), here is what Rebecca has to say about the event:

Inspired by the original Dublin market opened in 1970.
A fresh and vibey art & craft market: for the individual, the flamboyant and the delicately wild.
A blast from the past; a nod to the future.
Take in the eclectic tunes, refreshments and creations.
Zines, book arts, prints, and paper crafts.
Handmade, Up and recycled home and decorative wares.
Eco-aware with flair. Unique jewelry and accessories.
Earthly treats for the body and soul.
Live acoustic set in the courtyard.
Interactive craft space.
Delectable snacks.


43, 134 Bus
Highgate tube station
Free Parking at weekends


John Vernon Lord’s Alice

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Alice Through The Looking Glass

To 5 November
Illustration Cupboard
22 Bury St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AL

John Vernon Lord is one of the pre-eminent names of modern book illustration, not only through his impressive list of illustrated publications, but also as one whose profound influence on generations of talented artists across the entire field of illustration has been extensive and widely respected.


John is an artist of wide ranging technical ability and imaginative reserves and his new show presents John Vernon Lord’s newly released Alice through the Looking Glass. After two years of meticulous production, this exhibit of John’s original artwork displays his superb technical ability and extraordinary imagination.

This second collaboration with boutique publishers Artists’ Choice Editions is the sequel to the initial adventure, Alice in Wonderland.

AOI Banana

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

mysterious bruising has been occurring in our offices…


Serge V’s Spaceship Earth (at Coningsby Gallery)

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Serge Seidlitz will be exhibiting at the Coningsby Gallery from 24th of October 2011 till 4th November 2011 10pm-6pm. The private view will be on Tuesday 25th October 2011 from 6pm onwards. As a footnote though, Serge has to say:

PSS. And, if you can’t make it to either private view i will be around over the  two weeks, so email me if you’d like to meet at the gallery and we can try to arrange a time that works.


AOI Patron Chloe Cheese exhibition 24th October 2011

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

AOI Patron Chloe Cheese will be exhibiting at the Fry Art Gallery in Essex on the 24th of October 2011. The private view will be running from 10am till 2pm.


After a childhood in and around Great Bardfield and Saffron Walden Chloe established an international career for herself, with her distinctive style making her instantly recognisable , and now, some 40years later she has been looking afresh at familiar sights in the district. The work, which is for sale, includes unframed monoprints.

3×3 Produces First International Income Report for Illustrators

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Our friends across the pond have release the 2010 Illustrator Income Survey available for download here.


Here is what 3×3 had to say about it:

Over 600 illustrators worldwide took part in 3×3 Magazine’s first annual income survey. Illustrators were asked to break down their annual income by source and amount—charts and graphs compare income by age, gender and country and there were quite a few surprises. As 3×3 founder Charles Hively said, “We didn’t know what to expect since no one I know had done this type of survey before. But I was pleasantly surprised when I found that the top illustrators are making what top designers and art directors make. Comparing our information with what I receive annually about designers and art directors, illustrators are on par with their counterparts in design and advertising. And in a number of instances exceed what they’re making.” He went onto add, “Once the word gets out our hope is that this will foster a new respect for illustration by the folks who commission them.”

The 88-page booklet includes information that shows percentages that are illustrators but also educators, graphic designers, and animators. And how many have interns or employees, how many have health insurance and what their relationship with reps is. Information includes the high and low income for each country as well as the average income for illustrators in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.

Well over 200 hours have been spent in compiling, analyzing and presenting the results in easy-to-read charts and graphs; the booklet is available as a print-on-demand book and an affordable downloadable pdf direct from the 3×3 website (