Falmouth Illustration at New Designers & D&AD New Blood 2015 graduate showcases

If you are in or near London and want to see work from the fantastic new crop of talented illustrators coming from Falmouth University’s renowned BA (Hons) Illustration course this year, then come along to either the New Designers or New Blood graduate showcases next week. Staff and students are looking forward to catching up with alumni and potential future clients. Here are details of both events:

Old Spitalfields Market, Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6AA

Tuesday 30th June – Thursday 2nd July
Private View Tuesday 30th, 6-9pm
(nearest tube: Liverpool Street)
For free visitor ticket visit: http://shop.dandad.org/events/new-blood-exhibition-2015-visitors/

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH
Opening Times:
Wednesday 01 July
VIP & Press Preview: 3pm-6.30pm
Awards Preview Evening: 6.30pm-9pm
Thursday Late 02 July: 10am-8pm
Friday 03 July: 10am-6pm
Saturday 04 July: 10am-5pm
To book tickets visit: http://www.newdesigners.com/tickets


Falmouth Illustration alumni Will Grill wins Kate Greenaway Gold Medal!

Congratulations to Will Grill for winning the Kate Greenaway Gold Medal! Will graduated from. Falmouth University in 2014 and follows in the footsteps of another Falmouth Graduate  Levi Pinfold (2013 winner) in winning this prestigious competition. The Kate Greenaway Award is the UK’s oldest children’s book award and Will is the youngest winner in 50 years. Previous winners include Quentin Blake! Shirley Hughes, Anthony Browne, Raymond Briggs. Will’s win was marked with an appearance on breakfast television too!

Don’t forget that you can see this year’s cohort of graduating Falmouth students at New Designers in Islington and a selection also exhibiting at the D&AD New Blood showcase in Spitalfields from Wednesday onwards next week. Please come along. It would be great to see you. Our Quotes books will be available at both exhibitions.

Charlie Davis’s menu for Zizzi

 While up in Leeds on External Examiner’s duty, I popped into the local Zizzis for a bite to eat and stumbled across Falmouth Illustration alumni Charlie Davis’s menu for this well known Italian chain restaurant. Check out his work at www.charlie-g-davis.tumblr.com

Also congratulations to another Falmouth alumni, Harriet Lee Merrion who has secured agency representation with one of the World’s leading illustration agencies, Heart

2015 Falmouth Illustration Degree Show Private View Pics

The 2015 Falmouth Illustration degree show private view kicked off last Friday with the Falmouth School of Art student awards. Joseph Cox won the ‘Outstanding Student Achievement’ Award, while Alex McGinn won the ‘Student Contribution’ award. The winners of the 2015 Reportage were also announced during the evening. Runner up was 2nd year Illustration student Piera Cirefice and the winner was 3rd year Illustration student Robyn Stock.

Both 1st and 2nd year exhibitions were for the first time held at the same time as the main degree show. The combination of all three years showing work on the same night made for a great atmosphere. The Private View before long was the busiest that it’s been for a number of years. Thanks to all the students and staff that worked hard to make the evening such a great success. Here are some photos from the night….

Falmouth Illustration Degree Show opens tonight!

This year’s eagerly anticipated Illustration degree show is about to kick of this evening. For the first time ever the 3rd year show will be accompanied by separate 1st and 2nd year shows at the same time. Here is a sample of some of the work on show tonight with images from the private view to follow shortly….

Falmouth Illustration Degree Show 2015

The Falmouth Illustration Degree show 2015 starts this Friday (5th June) with a Private view in the evening between 6-9pm. The best work from this year’s third years will be on display on the top floor of the Fox 2 Building at Woodlane prior to it going up to the two major London graduate shows New Designers and D&AD New Blood. This will be one of the first chances to glimpse the new generation of talented illustrators from the Falmouth course and also purchase your own copy of our newly published ‘Illustrated Book of Quotes & Sayings: Vol 10’. Some student work will be on sale at the show too. The show will be open from 10am on Friday 5th June and will end at 4pm on Monday 8th June. Don’t miss it! If you are in Falmouth on the Friday please feel free to attend the Private View.

Second Year Falmouth Illustration Student Wins Major Competition

Well done to Eilidh Baker who has won the Pushkin Press Student Illustration Award for book cover design for ‘The Allure of Chanel’ by Paul Morand. The judges said of the winning illustration: “We felt that this wonderfully stylized and enigmatic portrait answered the brief brilliantly. It evokes the period with subtlety, and the use of colour is perfectly judged.”