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Papercut: An interview with Owen Gildersleeve

An interview with the author of Papercut - a must read design book for anyone interested in the art of paper.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Illustrator Owen Gildersleeve is the author of Papercut, a sumptuous book published this summer by Rockport, which traces the careers and techniques of 25 inspiring artists working with paper in unusual ways. The accompanying exhibition at The Proud Archivist was such a success that it was extended, and though that has now sadly ended I was able to catch up with Owen and find out more about the process of making this seminal book.

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Why did you decide to write a whole book about Papercutting, and why do you think it has become so popular in recent times?
I was actually approached out of the blue by Rockport Publishing, asking if I wanted to write a book about paper illustration. Until then I'd never really considered myself a writer, but I… read more

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Halloween Horrorshow: An interview with Papercut Artist Eelus

It's Halloween! And what better way to celebrate than with this wonderful papercut homage to horror films that fixate on death... new from Eelus.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Monster, by Eelus. When new work by Brighton based artist Eelus dropped into my inbox I knew it was the perfect thing to share on Halloween. Horrorshow is his […]

Valentines Day 2013: Card Ideas and Prints for Gifts

It's not too late! Roll up roll up, find wonderful and unique ideas for Valentines cards right here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It’s creeping up on us fast once more: the day you either love or hate. Wondering what to give as an expression of your feelings on Valentines Day? Here I […]

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 […]

University of Brighton Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review: Fine Techniques

Brighton illustration graduates: the best of the rest! There was so much technical talent on display at this show, plus some interesting installation work on the upper floor. Here it all is. Watch out particularly for Katie Scott, Megan Pearce, Bradley Jay, Sam Ashton, Harry Bloom, Thomas Bird and Tom Duxbury.

Written by Amelia Gregory

You’ve already read about the Collagists and the 80s influenced illustrators right? There was also some exceptional drawing and printmaking at the Brighton Graphic Design and Illustration Graduate Show. Here […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Ovo Show Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review – Downstairs 1

Some more fab illustrations at the Ovo Show - including work by Alice Stanley, Rosie Eveleigh, Karin Söderquist, Sam Taylor, Tom Dorkin and Iriini Kalliomaki.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Alice Stanley. Now, finally, it’s time for my second round of blog posts featuring the best of Ovo Show from Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates (read the […]

Kingston University: Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2011 Review. Downstairs.

There was lots more talent to discover downstairs at Highs For Your Eyes. Meet some of the best: Soo Choi, Hannah Rowlands, Marin Matsuo, George Mein, Frances Ives and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zodiac by Hannah Rowlands. Now for the downstairs section of the Kingston Illustration and Animation Highs For Your Eyes graduate exhibition. Soo Choi was one of the nominated student illustrators […]

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Comma Shop in Oxford

On Wednesday 25th May I visited the wonderful Comma Shop in Oxford to give a talk about ACOFI, eco fashion, illustration and social media for creatives... and this is who I met!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last Wednesday was my second night on the ACOFI book tour last week – and my first time visiting the lovely new Comma Shop on Iffley Road in Oxford. Comma […]