The Illustrated Brexit

Regardless of your position on the matter, it’s nearly impossible to have not heard anything about Brexit. The catchy nickname given to the Referendum of the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union. 51.9% of voters chose to leave the European Union, and the reaction to this development is mixed.

But politics have historically proven to be a great source of inspiration for artists. And Brexit hasn’t disappointed in this aspect so far.
So instead of getting caught up in the details, let’s look at some of that art instead. Continue reading…

Tim King - Drawing a Day

A drawing a day for a year of everyday life in London

Tim King is a UK based multidisciplinary designer, filmmaker and reportage illustrator who set himself the challenge to document 2014 with a drawing a day. He creates each picture on the spot and records the conversations and atmospheres of the bustling city of London in his drawings.

If you google “Drawing a Day” you will find endless fascinating projects. It may not be a new idea, but it is always a pleasure to glimpse into the world seen through an artists eyes in a daily setting. Drawing journals of everyday life, or imaginative doodles as it wanders around imagery and materials, like David Lichfields drawing a day project 365

First Hand

Tim is part of First Hand, a collective of illustrators and designers who champion reportage drawing using draftsmanship to experience and record ideas with a journalistic approach. By working together they are able to document big stories and capture ever-changing situations as they unfold and share them live via social media. Their work has been featured online by The Guardian, The Times, Eye Magazine and Varoom.

House of Illustration, London

Illustrator in residence at House of Illustration London

This summer 2014 House of Illustration will open its doors in the heart of the King’s Cross regeneration area, right next door to Central St Martins and close to the British Library. A unique public gallery and education space dedicated to exhibiting, celebrating and learning about British and international illustration and illustrators. The HOI employs a full time curator and is looking for an inaugural illustrator in residence. The residency will be an annual event promoting emerging illustration talent. 

Inaugural illustrator in residence

The illustrator plays an important part in the Housewarming festival of illustration in April and May and is to record the exciting events in the run up to House of Illustration’s opening this summer. The six-month residency is an exciting opportunity for an illustrator to get involved in all aspects of House of Illustration life. From online illustrations and blogs to displays, talks, education projects and community workshops. Applicants should read details for eligibility and apply by Tuesday 18 March.

House of Illustration
2 Granary Square