Free Range Art & Design Show 2013: Week Four Photography Review – University of Northampton, UCLAN, Falmouth, University of Derby & Swansea Metropolitan

Lots of stunning offerings in the second week of photography graduate shows at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I returned to the Truman Brewery for a second week of photography shows from universities across the country, and was pleased to discover so much interesting work that I’m going …

Huishan Zhang: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

I used twitter's new Vine app to capture the impressive presentation by Chinese designer Huishan Zhang at the Portico Rooms on Monday 18th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink.
New twitter mini film app Vine was embraced by the more social media savvy end of the fashion crowd at London Fashion Week: …

Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration & Graphic Design Graduates 2012: part three

My final round up of graduate talent discovered at the 2012 New Blood exhibition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my second review of New Blood comes my final write up. Lots of students illustrated the cover for Grimm’s Fairy Tales – at University of Central Lancashire …

Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration & Graphic Design Graduates 2012: part one

So much to see at this year's relocated New Blood graduate show, hosted by D&AD in Spitalfields Market... here's part one of a mammoth review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Image by Ivana Thomas.
This year the New Blood graduate talent show eschewed the lofty halls of Free Range at the Truman Brewery and relocated to a cramped custom built exhibition …

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Illustration Ba Hons Review

Wonderful presentation and loads of great talent at the Middlesex University illustration graduate show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I was absolutely blown away by the quality of work on display from Middlesex University illustration students this year: many students had worked in 3D and their stands included decorated …

Pick Me Up 2012 Special: An interview with fashion illustrator Jason Brooks

We caught up with Fashion Illustration legend Jason Brooks at this year's Pick Me Up at Somerset House. As well as being utterly delightful he had some great words of advice for all those aspiring fashion illustrators out there.

Written by Alia Gargum

As a self-proclaimed lover of illustrating and in particular illustrating fashion, I eagerly made my way to this year’s Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House. Pick …

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2012: Illustrator Emma Block Reviews

This year's Contemporary Graphic Art Fair Pick Me Up as seen from an up and coming illustrator's point of view. Amelia's Magazine contributor Emma Block reviews her fave picks.

Written by Emma Block

Illustration by David Sparshott.
Each year the relatively new addition to the art and design calendar that is Pick Me Up seems to find it’s feet a little more and get …

Shelter Up My Street Art Auction: Our House, an Amelia’s Magazine Collaboration

I collaborated with Amelia's Magazine illustrators Lesley Barnes, Emma Block, Yelena Bryksenkova, Natsuki Otani, Antonia Parker and Thereza Rowe to create a special piece of artwork to raise money for Shelter. To be auctioned tonight!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Our House, a collaborative artwork by Amelia’s Magazine created in aid of the Up My Street campaign by Shelter.
A few years ago I held an open brief to put together …

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Fam Ivroll: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

We review the fun, colourful, cartoon dreamland Fam Ivroll A/W 2012 collection hosted by Vauxhall Fashion Scout at Freemasons Hall on Friday 17th February.

Written by Alia Gargum

Fam Ivroll by Claire Kearns
After a morning of delightful yet quite dark and monochrome shows, Norweigan-born Fam Ivroll jolted me and the rest of the audience wide-awake in her London …

Vintage Tea Party, by Angel Adoree: Book Review

A cook book with a difference: Vintage Tea Party guides the reader through the whole process of putting on an old school tea party, with style tips galore amongst the recipes, and lots of wonderful illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Time for one final book review before Christmas. Tea and Cake, enjoyed in all their fashionable old style glory have never been more popular – I suppose it’s a retaliation …

An interview with illustrator Emma Block, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

The beautiful collages of Emma Block have been wowing Amelia's Magazine readers since 2010, and since appearing in ACOFI she has embarked on numerous other exciting projects. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Carlotta Gherzi A/W 2011 by Emma Block.
I’ve been working with Emma Block since 2010, when her beautiful work first started to appear in Amelia’s Magazine. Since graduating this summer she’s …

Tea and Cake, illustrated by Emma Block: Book Review

Amelia's Magazine and ACOFI contributor Emma Block has illustrated an entire book! Tea & Cake is a beautiful aspirational recipe book that would make the perfect Christmas gift.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Amelia’s Magazine contributor Emma Block has been on fire this year – before she even graduated from her illustration degree she began designing a book for Hardie Grant Books, called …

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Interview: Carlotta Gherzi

Carlotta Gherzi enchanted the audience with her S/S 2012 collection Triassic Glamour at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Friday 16th September 2011. I had the chance to ask her a few questions after the show. We spoke about her inspiration, working process and plans for the future.

Written by Emma Block

Carlotta Gherzi S/S 2012 by Emma Block
Carlotta Gherzi for Sado was one of the first catwalk shows I ever attended, and I was enchanted from the start.

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Elisa Palomino

Elisa Palomino captivated the audience with her, 'A Fairy Dance' collection for S/S 2012 at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, on Tuesday 20th September. The show was a spectacle of splendour and other worldliness: read my review and then take a peek at my post-show interview with the designer.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 by Amber Cassidy
Having had the chance to see the behind the scenes activities for the Elisa Palomino show, I am super excited and eager for the …

Jasper Garvida SS 2012 by Emma Block

London Fashion Week S/S 2012: Catwalk Review: Jasper Garvida

Jasper Garvida, a designer known for creating strong yet luxuriously feminine fashion unveiled a monochromatic Spring/Summer collection with a dash of heavy-duty sparkle on the penultimate day of London Fashion Week at the Bloomsbury Hotel.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jasper Garvida SS 2012 illustrated by Emma Block
Some may think that having previewed this Spring/Summer 2012 collection in my recent London Fashion Week interview with Jasper Garvida would have dampened …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Carlotta Gherzi for Sado

Carlotta Gherzi takes us on a tour through the beautiful world of Triassic Glamour on Friday 16th September 2011 for Fashion Scout at Freemasons Hall.

Written by Emma Block

Carlotta Gherzi S/S 2012 by Faye West
Upon arriving at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue, I was informed by a harassed-looking security guard that the show was running an hour late. …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Teatum Jones

You can't help but get all emotional when designers get a presentation right in this miserable financial climate. Teatum Jones did just that: putting on a great show at the RSA on Friday 16th September 2011.

Written by Matt Bramford

Teatum Jones S/S 2012 by Faye West
On Friday afternoon I took myself up the Strand to the RSA’s grand London venue, a little past the Savoy. It’s a bloody nightmare …

New Designers 2011 Part Two: Illustration Graduate Show Review 1

Lovely work from graduating illustrators at the 2011 New Designers show. Standouts included Bex Bourne, Meryn Cobbin and Laura Weeks.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yet more lovely work from ACOFI illustrator Emma Block.
There was so much to see at New Designers part two (back in July) so in this blog I will concentrate on …

Paint it! Make it! Party for Japan – an illustrated report by Emma Block

Illustration Rally holds their first ever event. Cakes are eaten, beautiful things are made and money is raised for Japan. All illustrations by Emma Block.

Written by Emma Block

Illustration by Emma Block.
In the wake of the tsunami that hit Japan in March, the online community rushed to find a way to help. Illustration Rally, run by Natsuki Otani, …

The ACOFI Book Tour closes at Tatty Devine in Brick Lane

On Tuesday 7th June I held the very last date on the ACOFI book tour at Tatty Devine's Brick Lane shop. It was a super busy and wonderful night, a chance for all sorts of creatives to meet and get inspired. With a little biscuit decorating help from Biscuiteers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Okay, I admit it, it’s taken me over three weeks to get around to writing about my final date on the ACOFI Book Tour… but it was all part of …