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Posts Tagged ‘Brad Holland’

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2011: Mokita Symposium

A panel of seven men sat down to answer the questions: Is commerce the only real context for illustration? Illustrator as Author, new paradigm or death of the discipline? and Do we need a theory of illustration? But what I wanted to know was: where were all the women in this discussion?

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Wisdom of Caleb bare leaves

James Jarvis spoke at Mokita, approved where he was asked to address the role of illustration in commerce. The insights below have been put together from comments he made both in his talk and in the following conversation with others on the panel of Mokita.

James Jarvis Degree Show poster
James Jarvis' Brighton Degree Show poster.

A character artist.
The baggage of being an illustrator is confusing so he prefers to think of himself as a graphic artist. It's a journey into self awareness. He recently found his old degree graduation poster and realised that you can see his style developing even then, information pills when it was all done by hand. He has become very well known for drawing funny characters in depressing situations but he doesn't like being seen as a… read more

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