Visit to Transworld and the Folio Society

Earlier during the day Rachel took a group of students to the Folio Society. This is another much admired publisher for which recent. Falmouth Students have been commissioned, namely Jim Boswell with illustrations for ‘The Drowned World’ and ‘The Traitor’s Purse’. Students were met by Sheri and Raquel who gave a great talk about the company and it’s commissioning process. Students really appreciated being able to peruse through the amazing Folio society library. Many thanks…

Later that morning Sue took students to Transworld. This always is an informative visit and today was no exception. Tranworld is the UK’s leading fiction publisher. Originally founded in 1950 as a mass market publisher. The visit allowed students an opportunity to ask questions about how books are commissioned and projects handled. This is incredibly useful for illustration students. Many thanks to all involved.

Falmouth Illustration students in London for study trip


View from Waterloo bridge

View from Waterloo bridge









Our 1st year llustration students arrive in London today for our annual trip to visit some of the best art directors, publishers, designers and illustration agents in the world. It should be an amazing week that will culminate in the illustration Forum that we jointly hold for our students and the LCC illustration students at the Elephant and Castle site. Lucinda Rogers, Mark Smith and Cyriak will be speaking at the event. Other visits that will be taking place this week include; Artworks illustration Agency, Nobrow, The Folio Society, Harper Collins, Transworld, Hodder Childrens Books, Arena Illustration Agency, Human After All, Egmont, You Magazine, Saatchi & Saatchi, Dorling Kindersley, Walker Books, Dorling Kindersley, the. Telegraph, Penguin Books, Dutch Uncle Agency. There is of course also a lot going on in the way of exhibitions at the moment. Will try and keep posting updates as often as I can.

There is a stack of news that has built up over what has been a very busy term so far and so I will start to feed this through into the blog in various postingsover the next couple of weeks so that we can get up to date.