Thursday, July 31, 2008

IMAGES 32: Launch exhibition in London

Hello hello hello! I am just back from London where I was at the Images 32: The Best of British Contemporary Illustration launch exhibition and awards night.
Woohoo - I have photos of the event (taken the day after, as I forgot my camera on the big night) including a sneak preview of my very own "Tulips" on the Images 32 cover and throughout the exhibition! Lovely. Take note designers, my figure drawings look great blown up to epic scale and applied to a big plate glass window. I had no idea the AOI were going to do that, but I was really pleased with it.
It was a great night with some excellent work on the smooth white walls. Quentin Blake was there in dear little white shoes and he handed out the awards - Hurray, Adrian Johnston won the advertising section!!
I met up with fellow Scot and printmaker extraordinaire Jonny Hannah and said a quick howdy to a bearded Geoff Grandfield too. Me old chum Paul Bommer was there looking very dashing in his fedora cap. Inkymole popped down for the event and we had a proper natter about all things inky and pen-like.We do love a good nib, do Inkymole and I!
The London College of Communication is an excellent venue, with loads of space. The AOI have done us illustrators proud this year...and the book looks fab too. It will be winging its way to all designers and art directors this week!
More detail and possibly blurry phone photos later - I have a deadline for The Guardian again but I wanted to get this up here ASAP.


scalder said...

Hi Jill,

Greetings from Dublin! Sorry I missed you at Images 32. I was over there with my IGI mate Steve Simpson (won Gold in the Design & New Media) category. We had a ball - ended up in shoreditch in the wee hours. Your work looked great on book, window etc. and I REALLY like Miss USAville. Can I buy a print?

BTW I picked up a nice poetry pamphlet recently with work by edinburgh students?

Cheers, Scalder

bowerbird said...

Hi Jill,

I understand from your blog that you were at Images, I just wanted to say how wonderful your work looked on the cover and the windows! I really enjoyed the night and felt fully inspired, so much so that I started my illustration blog, hope you don't mind the name check. I look forward to seeing future work.

Laura Armstrong said...

This looks amazing Jill, sounds like you had a good time. Laura x

janie said...

Wow congratulations, your artwork is allover the gaff!
The book cover looks scrumptious.

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