Wunderkammer 2017 Book Launch

The book launch of ‘Wunderkammer 2017’ took place last week in the new Gallery area at the Falmouth Woodlane campus. This is the 2nd edition of ‘Wunderkammer’ otherwise known as The Cabinet of Curiosities and is the successor of our popular ‘Quotes & Sayings’ series. Wunderkammer was inspired by a project that a small number of Falmouth Illustration students developed about 4 years ago. This years edition has surpassed all expectations and provided a fantastic showcase for this years graduates and also given an insight into what our alumni have been up to since graduating.

The book launch was a big success and was the first opportunity for the contributors to get their hands on their own copy of the book. Pages from the book can be seen below. Many thanks to all staff that have contributed to this project, with a special mention for Keryn Bibby who did such an amazing job with the design and Sue Clarke who contributed much to the research and collation of the content.

If anyone is interested in purchasing a copy (£10/copy +pp) then contact Nigel Owen at: nowen@falmouth.ac.uk




Falmouth Illustration Students visit New York 2017

Falmouth Illustration students have once again visited New York to show their final year portfolios to some of the best art directors in the world. Companies that have been visited include amongst others; The New York Times, Harper Collins and Penguin Books. This study trip is an amazing opportunity for 3rd year students to gain really meaningful feedback on their work prior to graduating later this summer. The trip has been an amazing success and more feedback from the trip will be uploading in the coming days once the group has returned to the UK. Many thanks to all the staff that have been involved in the organisation of the trip. In the meantime here are a sample of photographs from this year’s trip…

Falmouth Alumni Successes

The last 12 months has seen yet another raft of major awards and award nominations for Falmouth Illustration students and alumni.

Will Grill was the winner of The Bologna Ragazzi Non-fiction Award ‘The Wolves of Currumpaw’, a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Will and published by Flying Eye Books. Will was again shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal having previously become the youngest to win it with ‘Shackleton’s Journey’.

Emma Lewis was this year’s winner of The Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award. ‘The Museum of Me’, a children’s picture book both written and illustrated by former Falmouth Illustration graduate Emma, and published by Tate publishing:

Levi Pinfold, former Falmouth graduate, was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for his book ‘Greenling’, a children’s picture book written and illustrated by , published by Templar publishing,  Levi was also a previous winner of this prestigious award with ‘Blackdog’

Other successes for Falmouth Alumni and current students include:

Owen Davey: nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award (‘Mad About Monkeys’ published by Flying Eye Books)

Owen Davey: Shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards

Emma Yarlett: Winner of the Teach Primary Award (‘Nibbles the Book Monster’ published by Little Tiger Press)

Emma Yarlett: Highly Commended for the BBD & PA Awards (‘Nibbles the Book Monster’ published by Little Tiger Press)

Emma Yarlett: Shortlisted for the North Somerset CBG & Bash Awards (‘Nibbles the Book Monster’ published by Little Tiger Press)

Jemma Westing: Shortlisted for the Junior Science Book Prize  (Project Art Editor & Paper Engineer, ‘DK Braille Counting’ published by Dorling Kindersley)

Oscar Mitchell: winner of the Society of Artist Agents ‘Associate Prize, New Designers

Levi Pinfold: winner of the English Association’s 7-11 years Picture Book Award (‘Greenling’ published by Templar)

Kate Hindley: nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award (‘Oliver & Patch’ published by Simon & Schuster)

Rebecca Cobb: nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award (‘Snow Day’ published by Puffin Books)

Freddie Fuller: Winner of the ‘Absolut Vodka’ competition, New Designers 2016

Olivia Healy: winner of the BBH London, ‘She Lights Up The Night’ competition