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Camberwell College of Arts: Mixed Special Illustration Graduate Show 2012 Review

As the new crop of creative design graduates gear up for their shows I take a look back at some of the best from Camberwell visual arts degree in 2012. Plus a round up of what the best are doing now.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mixed Special Camberwell illustration 2012
Painting by Charlotte Mei.

This year's graduate shows are nearly upon us so what better way to kick off the new season than with a reminder of some of the brilliant talent that I discovered last year. (And failed to blog about back then, due to the demanding needs of a very small baby. Now I just have a slightly larger very demanding baby, but at last I've found the time to catch up.) Mixed Special was the great name given to the show from Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates, many of whom have gone on to create new collaborative projects. Since it's been so long in the making this review will also pick up on what's been happening for some graduates in the year since their show.

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Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival 2013: A Review of Illustration Collectives

Old favourites and new discoveries are on display upstairs at the Embankment Galleries, including work from Soma Gallery, Print Club London, Day Job, Zombie Collective and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bird by Victoria Willmott.
In the upstairs section of the Embankment Galleries at Pick Me Up are housed a plethora of hand-picked collectives, some of which have had a presence in …

Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival 2013: Pick Me Up Selects Review

Pick Me Up returns to Somerset House once again: here's my best of the up and coming talent section, featuring the likes of Hattie Stewart, Malarky and Rob Flowers, plus many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Banana vs Donut by MaricorMaricar.
Each year I look forward to exploring new graphic art and illustration talent at Pick Me Up, and so it was that I trundled along to …

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 …

An interview with Illustrator Andy Rementer

Welcome to the zany world of US based illustrator Andy Rementer. A delight to converse with and a talent to be reckoned with, no wonder he's working for all sorts of interesting editorial and advertising clients!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I discovered the colourful and imaginative work of US based Andy Rementer at the Pick Me Up show last year. Since then he’s stayed in touch with me about new …

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2011: Sam Arthur of Nobrow speaks at Mokita

A conversation between Sam Arthur of Nobrow Press and Kingston University illustration lecturer Geoff Grandfield, which took place on Tuesday 22nd March 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sam Arthur of Nobrow by Yelena Bryksenkova.
Since Nobrow burst onto the scene in 2008 I’ve been a massive fan of their beautifully produced books and magazines – somehow they’ve managed …

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

Mokita by Catherine Askew.
Mokita was billed as a chance to discuss the role of illustration today and specifically what it means to be an illustrator, and how that definition is …

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2011: James Jarvis speaks at Mokita

A sneak peak into the world of influential illustrator cum graphic artist cum toy designer James Jarvis. Speaking at Mokita, an illustration symposium held at Pick Me Up on Tuesday 22nd March 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

James Jarvis spoke at Mokita, 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 …

Hermit Editions launches with the Somerset House Print Collection

Cult graphic art shop Concrete Hermit launches its sister website Hermit Editions during Pick Me Up 2011 at Somerset House. I was particularly captivated by the work of Evgenia Barinova.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Somerset House Print Collection by Hermit Editions.
There may not have been much in the way of truly up and coming artists represented at Somerset House for Pick Me Up, but …

Pick Me Up 2011 at Somerset House: a review

The Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair returns to Somerset House for another 10 day run less than a year after 2010's very successful inaugural event. Here's my pick of the crop, and thoughts about the exhibition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tiger Feet by Paul Blow.
Yesterday 2011’s Pick Me Up once again kicked off in the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House. I went along to the opening night to check out …

Pencil Chit Chat with Jess Wilson and Liv Bargman

Whilst drawing on the walls of Concrete Hermit for the launch of Amelia's Anthology of Illustration Jess Wilson approached Liv Bargman with the idea of being illustration pen pals under the name Pencil Chit Chat. Here is what they do.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

For the December 2009 launch of Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration, Amelia invited the participating artists to draw on the walls of Concrete Hermit. During a day of creative scribbling, …

Exhibition: Nobrow Press presents Dungeons and Desktops by Jack Teagle.

Meet the new wunderkid of illustration: Jack Teagle loves superheroes and villains, boy scouts and ghosts in the forest.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last night I went along to the official launch of the Nobrow flagship gallery and shop in the heart of Shoreditch – right on Great Eastern Street. They’ve got an …

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House: Review

A review of the Pick Me Up exhibition at Somerset House, which featured many of the illustrators that have graced the pages of both Amelia's Magazine and Amelia's Anthology of Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Detail from illustration by Ville Savimaa.
Have you been to see the Pick Me Up show at Somerset House yet? If not why not? if you’re in London get your skates …