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Illustration Now! Fashion by Taschen: Book Review

This new book from Taschen features the work of 90 contemporary fashion illustrators from across the world and is essential reading for any lovers or creators of fashion illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Looking for that perfect last minute gift for the fashion illustrator in your life, or someone who aspires to become one? Then look no further than the inspirational new offering from the Illustration Now! series by Taschen, the leading publisher of art books. This is a chunky hard back volume full of beautiful illustrations by 90 contemporary illustrators working in a diverse range of styles. The artists are drawn from across the world, and all of them are working commercially in this genre, but the prominence given to personal work serves to emphasise the importance of experimenting, no matter what stage of your career you are at. The book opens with a must read essay on the history of fashion illustration and plenty of quotes by experts from the world of fashion are scattered throughout. Illustration Now! Fashion will have the aspiring fashion illustrator salivating with an envy that should push them on to produce wonderful artwork of their… read more

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Brahma Dreaming: an interview with illustrator Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

Italian illustrator Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini talks about her latest collaboration with the author John Jackson.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Italian born illustrator Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini has teamed up with polymath writer, lawyer, nature lover and publisher John Jackson for the second time to create a new book. Brahma Dreaming: …

David Bramwell introduces his upcoming book to be published with Unbound: No.9 Bus to Utopia

Crowd funded publishing company Unbound will be publishing David Bramwell's new book No.9 Bus to Utopia, an entertaining look at different communities across the world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first heard David Bramwell talk about his upcoming book No.9 Bus to Utopia at Wilderness Festival last summer, where he spoke engagingly about his adventures whilst searching for happiness …

Our Garden Birds: An Interview with Illustrator and Author Matt Sewell

Bird illustrator Matt Sewell talks about his love for our feathered friends and the process of creating his beautiful new book for Ebury Press.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Our Garden Birds by illustrator and bird enthusiast Matt Sewell was published a few months ago with Ebury Press. Collating together his inimitable drawings and quirky writings for cult website …

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 …

Making Great Illustration, by Derek Brazell and Jo Davies: Book Review

A new illustration book from Association of Illustrators gurus Derek Brazell and Jo Davies explores the techniques and working practices of a host of inspiring illustrators. Published by A & C Black.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Released just in time to make the perfect gift for an illustrator this Christmas: the excellent new book from AOI gurus Derek Brazell and Jo Davies. Making Great Illustration is …

Introducing the Closet Swap community from Channel 4: Don’t Shop – Swap!

An exciting new initiative promotes the idea of swapping clothes between friends rather than buying new. Supported by Tatty Devine and Ada Zanditon. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Closet Swap by Pia Bramley.
Introducing Closet Swap, a new online fashion community site from Channel 4 Education. As part of a wider debate about sustainable and ethical fashion, Closet Swap …

An interview with artist EJ Major

EJ Major’s book, ‘Love Is …’, is the culmination of thousands of postcards, hundreds of strangers and one very big question.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Each of the 7000 postcards sent out by EJ Major carries an image from the film ‘Last Tango In Paris’, possibly to act as inspiration to the recipients as they …

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration is OUT NOW!

My new book hit the shelves just in time for Christmas 2010. Read on to find out more about Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Written by Amelia Gregory

So, the book is finally here! You can find it at Tate Modern, Magma, Design Museum, Serpentine Gallery, Tatty Devine, Cornerhouse, Arnolfini and many other good independent book stores across …

Eco Fashion by Sass Brown: A Review

Laurence King have published a guide to ethical fashion design by Sass Brown, herself a fashion designer and lecturer. But how does it stack up against my own book on ethical fashion? Here's my review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eco Fashion is the first book on ethical fashion design from publishing giant Laurence King. It profiles ethical fashion designers by type, embracing Community and Fair Trade, Ecological and Slow …

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Interview with Illustrator Tigz Rice before the launch of her new picturebook Bitten

conversation with the amazing Tigz, Bitten is out on the 7th of August 2010 and available for pre-order untill the end of July.

Written by Jenny Robins

Image from Bitten courtesy of Tigz Rice
Tigz Rice is an inspirational and dynamic illustrator, using Photography, costume, drawing and photo-manipulation to create deliciously textured gothic burlesque worlds. Her new picturebook …

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Arts Editor’s pick: Christmas Gift Guide

It's that time of the year again! And boy, don't we have a truckload of Christmas goodies for your appreciation!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

At Amelia, we thought you should know about these before you go out and brave the cold for that all important shopping trip! From limited edition prints to games and …