While their fellow students were visiting New York Art directors a number of Falmouth 3rd year illustration students visited London to get their work in front of some of the top art directors in the world as part of their professional practice submission. Included in these visits was feedback from some very established alumni and also significant friends of the course, including Chloe Luxford, Lauren Humphrey, Jamie Edler, Amy Kitcherside and of course Sam Arthur from Nobrow and Flying Eye Books.
The students did an incredibly professional job of securing some great visits that included amongst others:
Wide Eyed Editions (Quarto)
St James Park Squirrel
Paul Gravett Talk at the House of Illustration
Many thanks to all of the professionals that gave their time to give such insightful feedback to the students. Here are some photographs from the week…..
A number of Falmouth Illustration students have been showcasing their work at the prestigious D&AD New Blood Graduate Showcase this week. Preparations had been underway back at Falmouth for the last 2-3 weeks Keryn and Sue have done a great job of designing the huge drop banners for the show. All of the show was packed up last Friday and driven down to London on Monday along with the New Designers boards (more of this in the next posting) and Sue, Cally and Nigel hung the show on Tuesday. It was hard work but well worth it. The show looked fantastic in time for the Private View on Tuesday night. The PV night was really crowded but there was a great atmosphere. A number of well known art directors, publishers, designers and agents have already begun to respond well to the Falmouth stand with really positive comments directed towards our graduates. Industry visitors have included Sam Arthur (NoBrow/FlyingEye), Louise Power (Walker Books) and art directors from Wired magazine and Andersen Press.
Falmouth students were privileged to visit the offices of Nobrow and Flying Eye books and Artworks Illustration Agency this morning.
Steph and Alex at Artworks have been seeing our 1st year students for many years now and as always gave up an hour of their precious time to talk to students about the illustration industry. The conversation moved between advice on how to approach clients to the roles that agents perform on behalf of their artists. We look forward to when The Artworks team pay us a visit back in Falmouth in the new year.
Shortly after 10 students were privileged to visit the the offices of Nobrow and Flying Eye Books. The co founder of Nobrow, Sam Arthur, has been a friend of the course for a number of years now, having kindly donated the original screen printing bed to the Falmouth school of Art about 18 months ago. He has also spoken at a previous Falmouth. Illustration. Forum and at Falmouth itself. A huge array of amazingly beautiful books were on display for students to peruse and then ultimately buy. Sam gave a talk on the origins of Nobrow and gave great advice to students about how to get their own ideas noticed. This has been a fantastic few years for ex Falmouth Students being commissioned by Nobrow and Flying Eye. Ex Falmouth students that have books published by In particular Flying Eye include; Bjorn Rune Lie, Bryony May Smith, Owen Davey, Ella Bailey and of course Kate Greenaway gold Medal winner Will Grill. Many thanks Sam for giving up your time….
On the way to Artworks I spotted these fantastic letterforms….