Falmouth 1st Year Illustration London Study Trip final post.

This will be the final post from what has been a really successful study trip. Thanks to all the art directors, designers, publishers and agents that gave up their time to see our students. Everyone gained an enormous amount from the experience. Thanks to the students for asking great questions during the visits. Also of course thanks to Sue Clarke and Rachel Dunn for putting so much effort into organising the trip. Here is a final image of students discussing the ‘Face Stamp’ project at design group ‘Human After All’

Playing with face stamps at 'Human After All'

Playing with face stamps at ‘Human After All’

Falmouth Illustration London Study Trip 2013 update

Students waiting outside Russell Square for their 1st visit

Students waiting outside Russell Square for their 1st visit

9 visits have taken place since the last posting. These have included Disney, Egmont, Arena Illustration Agency, ‘Human After All’ (design group), Artit Partners, the Telegraph, Penguin Books, Dorling Kindersley, designer Matt Cooper’s studio, with Phosphor Agency and Walker Books still to come this afternoon.
Yesterday’s Illustration Forum at The London College of Communication was a great success. Catherine Anyango gave a great presentation of her acclaimed Graphic Novel interpretation of Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’. Ian Whadcock (who had travelled down from Macclesfield especially gave a fascinating insight into his own conceptual processes while Matthew Richardson delighted bothe Falmouth and LCC students with case studies of recent work. It was a incredibly valuable day. Thanks to all the speakers and also Paul and Stuart at LCC for allowing us to use the college’s facilities for the day.
I think everyone is beginning to flag a little but it has been a fantastic week and a great ending to the autumn term.
Here are some photos with more to come in future posts.

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Students Outside Harper Collins
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Looking at Portfolios at Arena Illustration Agency
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Discussing the ‘Face Stamp’ project with Victoria Talbot at the design group, ‘Human After All’
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Matthew Richardson speaking at the Falmouth’s London Illustration Forum (in association with LCC)
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Students meeting Senior Designer at Penguin, Richard Bravery (who also happens to be a former Falmouth Illustration graduate)

Harper Collins Visit

A group of 8 students have just visited 2 senior art directors at the literary division of Harper Collins. Designer Julian Humphries hosted what turned out to be an extremely valuable visit. The visit revolved around how illustrators are sourced, the commissioning process, the role of agencies and more. Many thanks to Harper Collins for giving our students the opportunity to visit.

1st Year London Study Trip

1st year Falmouth Illustration students are about embark on this year’s study trip to London. This year’s industry visits include: The Artworks Illustration Agency, ‘Nobrow’, The Folio Society, Harper Collins, Transworld, Arena illustration Agency, The Telegraph, Egmont, Disney, DK, Walker Books. This year’s Forum event will once again be held at The London College of Communication. Speakers this year are: Catherine Anyango, Ian Whadcock and Mathew Richardson. Follow the blog for updates and photos throughout the week.