The London Illustration Fair 2013
Nov 29th - Dec 1st
Firstly, we would like to say a huge thank you to those who came and supported the launch of The London Illustration Fair 2013. The fair was a huge success for all involve and saw over 2000 visitors through the door over the weekend. To all of the artists who took part, our very generous Creative Partners and of course you guys for your support and enthusiasm - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Below you will find details on our artists, creative partners and our artist in focus.
OUR 2013 ARTISTS
OUR 2013 JUDGES
Our artists were carefully selected by a judging panel of key figures on the illustration scene; Director of Jealous Gallery and Jealous Print Dario Illari, artist and art fair veteran Ben Levy, Print Club London’s Rose Stallard, Director of Hang-Up Gallery Ben Cotton and one of London’s current, biggest art fair successes, Mark Powell.
JEALOUS is a contemporary screen print studio, gallery and publisher based both in Crouch End and Shoreditch. Known for their collaborative approach to producing high quality limited edition prints for graduates and established artists.
Jealous were kind enough to offer a number of our selected artists the opportunity to collaborate with them on a short run of prints created exclusively for The London Illustration Fair 2013 and were printed live, right in front of your eyes during the event itself.
PUCK COLLECTIVE is an ever-evolving group of emerging and established illustrators, creative’s and mess makers. Puck announced their new roster of illustrators at the Fair and put their skills to the test with a live revolving drawing installation. They also exhibted a choice selection of prints and artwork from the collective as a whole.
In 2011 Puck Collective formed Puck Studio, a creative services studio in East London that delivers all your exhibition, vinyl and screen printing needs. They are offering a 10% for anyone who quotes The London Illustration Fair when ordering.
ARTIST IN FOCUS
As well as helping us judge our submissions artist Mark Powell was asked to produce an exclusive piece unveiled on the opening night, alongside prints and original artworks. With his beautifully detailed and delicately executed Biro portraits on old documents and maps, and recent rise and success within the art fair circuit, Mark was the perfect artists to .Mark has become an inspiring artist who is tackling illustration in its purest form.
In the run-up to the London Illustration Fair 2013 our Marketing & Communications Manager Holly Simpson conducted a series of in-depth interviews. Please click on the appropriate image below to read our interviews withDario Illari from Jealous Gallery, 2103 Artist in Focus Mark Powell and Puck Collective.