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

 

 

 

1st & 2nd Year Falmouth Illustration student exhibition a great success!

During the this years 3rd year degree show, we have decided to exhibit work from our talented 1st & 2nd year Illustration students. In previous years we have held this show at the Wellington Terrace foundation building but this year it was decided to run it in parallel with the 3rd year show to ensure that more people than ever get to see how talented our students are. The feedback that we have been getting has been tremendous. Well done to Natalie, Sue, Rachel, Linda, Nick, Cally, Rose and of course the students for doing such a good job of displaying the work.

Here are some examples of work from the show…..

New Designers Exhibition & Private View

Mark and Keryn have done a great job of putting up, the New Designers Exhibition, the 2nd of our two graduate showcases in London this year. This is physically a considerably bigger show than the D&AD exhibition and includes the majority of this year’s Falmouth Illustration graduating students. This year the students have done a great job of preparing their boards for the exhibition with the help of Cally back in Falmouth. The final show is a credit to the effort that everyone (staff and students) have put in this year. The Private view kicked off at 6pm and before long there was a healthy number of people gathering around the Falmouth stand. In attendance was Ginny Button, Director of the Falmouth School of Art while industry visitors included Sheri Gee from the Folio Society and Louise Power from Walker books amongst others. Also paying a visit during the evening was recent Falmouth Illustration alumni Will Grill, who last week was awarded the Kate Greenaway Gold Medal for his book ‘Shackleton’s Journey’, a project that he began while a student at Falmouth. Here are some pictures from the night….

Falmouth Illustration at New Blood Graduate Showcase

The D&AD New Blood Graduate Showcase kicked off with its private view last night. Nigel and Sue set the show up earlier in the day in what can only be described as tropical conditions. The Falmouth stand was up and looking good just after lunch giving us a chance to have a look at other stands. The overall standard is very good this year with what seems like more illustration on show than in previous years.

The private View kicked off at 6pm and almost immediately industry clients began to show interest in the work on show by Falmouth students. The contact book has continued to fill up today also. Well done to all the students that attended for their professionalism.

Now we move onto tonight’s New Designers Private View. Mark and Keryn have worked hard to put up a fantastic exhibition at the Business Design Center in Islington. We are all looking forward to catching up with this year’s students one final time. Here are photos from the New Blood PV with more from tonight’s New Designers PV to follow tomorrow….

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.

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 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.”

http://pushkinpress.com/pushkin-press-student-illustration-award-winner-and-shortlist-2/#more-18376

Falmouth Illustration Student Business Cards 2015

Here are a sample of business cards from Falmouth Illustration students. Their degree show will be open to the public on Friday 5th of June in Falmouth. The majority of students will also be showing work at their year’s New Designers Graduate Showcase at the business design centre in London between the 1st – 4th July 2015. Apologies to any Falmouth student whose card is not on this post. Please get your card to Nigel and he will post it on this blog ASAP….