THE LONDON ILLUSTRATION FAIR 2014
FRIDAY 5TH - SUNDAY 7TH OF DECEMBER
After the huge success of our first two events, The London Illustration Fair 2013 and the Summer Festival: Tropicana, we are back to celebrate our first anniversary!
The London Illustration Fair 2014 showcased the work of fifteen young, emerging illustrators, selected by an esteemed judging panel made up of some of the UK’s leading figures in the illustration and graphic arts scene today, Polly Glass & Chris Harrison - Editor & Creative Director of Wrap Magazine, Camilla Parsons & Gavin Lucas - Founder & Co-Founder of Outline Editions and Outline Artists, Lisa Hassell - Director of Inkygoodness, Sarah Boris - Associate Design Director of Phaidon Press and published illustrator Mr Bingo. Click here to get up close and personal and find out a little more about our judges.
Exhibiting alongside our artist-led stands was an impressive line-up of handpicked Creative Partners, internationally acclaimed French illustrator Jean Jullien, creative management agency JSR, and bespoke Bristol-based stationers Papersmiths. Our print shop featured work from our Affiliated Artists Rob Lowe (aka. Supermundane), Mr Bingo and Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy. A big thank you to our judges for helping us chose our line-up for The London Illustration Fair 2014. To find out more about our 2014 artists please click here.
On top of our artists selected by our judging panel we also like to invite a small but carefully whittled selection of illustrators and designers to exhibit at our events. These artists are usually a mixture of well known, well loved professionals and young creatives we feel are pulling the right shapes on the illustration world dance floor. This year we are working alongside our best line-up to date. Our London Illustration Fair 2014 artists are as follows.
Jean Jullien’s mischievous wit and endearingly honest style never ceases to captures the imagination and charm. Jean’s practice spans illustration, graphic design, photography and animation. Having studied at Central Saint Martins, Jean then went on to study at the Royal College of Art. In 2011, he founded Jullien Brothers, a duo specialising in moving image, and in 2012, he created News of the Times with Yann Le Bec and Gwendal Le Bec.
Jean’s clients include The New Yorker, Tate, Channel 4, Colette, Le Centre Pompidou, Nike, Pitchfork, Flammarion, It's Nice That, Waterstones, The Guardian, The New York Times, Les Inrockuptibles, BMW, Science Council, Graniph and Little White Lies. His Transport for London poster campaign can currently be seen across London’s Underground and Overground stations.
The London Illustration Fair 2014 exhibited a selection of Jean’s new prints, inspired by his recent relocation to New York, alongside old favorites.
Our two creative partners for The London Illustration Fair 2014 are Papersmiths, a newly opened and newly rebranded bespoke stationers based in Bristol’s trendy Clifton Village. JSR Agency is a UK based creative management agency working in fields of illustration, photography and video. JSR will be teaming up with site-specific doodle gang Pen Pushers at the fair to create a life sized Christmas-themed installation. Papersmiths will be selling a broad range of prints, magazines, Christmas cards and stationary. To find out more about our Creative Partners and their stalls please click here
Our entrance wall will be given a dark and disturbing anti-Christmas makeover courtesy of award winning illustrator Louise Pomeroy. A Kingston University graduate, Louise won the D&AD best Newblood for her book of illustrated shorts, I Married a Toyboy Convict. Selected clients have included The New York Times, Penguin Books, The Atlantic, Converse, Little White Lies magazine, Random House, No Brow, Port Magazine, ATP, Attitude magazine, Boat Magazine, Super superficial and Anomaly London.
We will also be exhibiting a selection of Louise's work in The London Illustration Fair print shop at the Fair.
As well as being a member of our judging panel, renowned illustrator Mr Bingo will be exhibiting a number of his latest prints in The London Illustration Fair print shop. Mr Bingo is an illustrator and graphic designer living and working in London. He is best known for his Hate Mail series where he sent offensive postcards to strangers upon their request. Hate Mail went on to get published in 2012 by Michael Joseph. His clients include The Guardian, The Mighty Boosh, QI, The New Yorker, Nike, Converse, MTV, Jimmy Carr and The New York Times. Mr Bingo is also a regular on the UK design speaking circuit.
Armed with pens, paints and stencils Rob Lowe, aka Supermundane will be taking to the entrance walls of Hoxton Arches to create a site-specific wall piece using his infectious geometric shapes and bold colour palette. He will also be exhibiting some of his freshest prints in The London Illustration Fair print shop.
Supermundane is an artist, graphic designer, typographer, illustrator and writer with over 15 years experience in the creative industry. His signature mesmeric drawings have been published and exhibited worldwide. In 2012 he debut a new direction of pure line and colour, exploring depth, movement and optical effects.