Last year Nobrow Press caught my attention with their first book, Gods & Monsters, a beautiful limited edition affair deliciously screen-printed in just blue and black. Featuring contributions from a range of illustrators it was ferried straight to the counter of the Design Museum shop. A rare thing indeed, as I don’t often buy new design books.
Gods & Monsters by Bjorn Rune Lie
Gods & Monsters by Ben Newman who has been featured in Amelia’s Magazine.
By Alex Spiro
Working from their Shoreditch studio illustrator Alex Spiro and short film director Sam Arthur have been most prolific in the last few months, quickly releasing their more colourful second volume The Jungle (which I’ve sadly not scraped enough cash to buy yet, though I stroke it lovingly whenever I see it in a shop) and reprinting another lovely book by the cover artist Blex Bolex – Abecederia.
They have also printed People I’ve Never Met & Conversations I’ve Never Had by illustrator Nick White and decided that the subject matter was so interesting that they would open it up to the wider illustration world. Which is where you, dear illustrator (or dear person who most probably has illustrator friends that you really should go and tell about this opportunity right now), have the opportunity to be part of the next Nobrow publication.
People I’ve Never Met & Conversations I’ve Never Had by Nick White
You are asked to submit one image of a person you’ve never met, and another image that illustrates a conversation you’ve never had. These images can be a drawing, photograph, collage, etching – whatever you would like really. The best designs will be put together in a beautiful book, printed in cmyk on uncoated stock and perfect bound in an edition of 500-1000. What a fabulous opportunity to get your work included in what is bound to be a stunning project.
BUT you don’t have long – your two images must be submitted to the Nobrow boys by 15th February 2010, mere days away. To do so upload them to this flickr group, where you can also check out the competition and get inspired. I particularly like the work of Onionmilk, KatsAsleep, Doris Freigofas, Sam Brewster and Jack Teagle, whose work you can see below. Images should measure 115mm x 145mm at 350dpi (1585px x 1998px)
Get ready, get set, GO!
- Exhibition: Nobrow Press presents Dungeons and Desktops by Jack Teagle.
- Jack Teagle opens up shop
- Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2011: Sam Arthur of Nobrow speaks at Mokita
- Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House: Review
- Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2012: Review