Falmouth illustration alumni Bjorne Rune Lie’s book, ‘The Wolf Whistle’ (Nobrow 2010)has been chosen by Martin Salisbury to feature in his book ‘100 Great Children’s Picture Books’. This is a great achievement with Bjorn’s work sitting alongside books by illustrators such as Laura Carlin, Beatrice Alemagna and Jon Klassen.
Nine Falmouth illustration students were given an insight into how editorial illustration is commissioned by Maggie Murphy and Pauline Doyle at the Guardian Newspaper this afternoon. It was a fascinating visit and great to know that our Falmouth Illustration alumni from last year, Thomas Pullin, is still producing great work for the Guardian.
Five Falmouth Illustration students this afternoon visited Sparks Studio as part of this weeks Level One study trip to London.
Sparks is an innovative branding and design agency that was started in 2003. We are fortunate to have an ex Falmouth illustration student as our contact at Sparks, namely Lizzie Kevan. Thanks to Lizzie and Sparks Studio for hosting our student for what turned out to be a really insightful visit.
The visits for the week got under way this morning when Sue Clarke took a group of 1st year Falmouth Illustration students to visit Alex Kirby a senior designer at Faber & Faber
Alex is a former Graphic Design graduate from Falmouth, graduating in 2001 and has been working for the iconic Faber & Faber publishing company for the last 10 years. Many thanks to Alex and colleagues for giving up their time to see students.
Incidently we shall be taking students to see another former Falmouth Graduate, Richard Bravery, who now works as a senior designer at Penguin Books tomorrow.
Finally after a long train journey from Cornwall we have arrived in London for this year’s study trip.
This year’s trip is lining up to be a good one. visits that have been organised for students include: Faber & Faber, Sparks Studio, Human After All, The Guardian, The Telegraph Magazine, Penguin Books, Egmont, Oh Comely Magazine, Walker Books, The Folio Society, The Artworks, Transworld, Nobrow, Tate Publishing and Dorling Kindersley.
Students can also look forward to our annual Illustration Forum, held at The London College of Communication on Thursday. Speakers this year are: Olivier Kugler, Jonny Hannah and Aude Van Ryn
Falmouth Illustration alumni Sampada Gurung has just been featured in the Guardian’s Website.
You can see more of Sampada’s work at: http://sampadagurung.com