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Posts Tagged ‘typography’

An interview with Steph Moulden: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Steph Moulden shares her illustration journey, from Hereford College of Arts via Bristol and back home again, where she is forging a career in illustration and hand lettering.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Steph Moulden has created a surreal space scene inspired by her own life activities for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. The Hereford College of Arts graduate shares her journey from graduation to professional illustrator.

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What persuaded you to pursue illustration rather than fine art?
I thought I was a fine artist for a while. I always liked to paint surreal images but would end up frustrated when trying to be photorealistic (and failing). My college tutor, who was totally brilliant, introduced me to a graphic novel by David Mack called Kabuki Dreams. It's miles away from my own style now but it opened up a lot of new creative processes, taught me a bit about narrative and helped me link together what illustration was and could be. The same tutor also said that to… read more

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An interview with Ashley Le Quere: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Illustrator Ashley Le Quere has created some beautiful artwork for my upcoming colouring book. Read on for a sneak peek.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashley Le Quere creates colourful artwork with a twist, often accompanied by her beautiful typography, learnt from a master calligraphist in Australia. Here she shares her lovely ‘peeping cat’ colouring […]

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D&AD New Blood 2014 Review

The best of graduate design and illustration: New Blood took place during July 2014 in Spitalfields Market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the D&AD New Blood show returned once more to Spitalfields Market. The overwhelming emphasis was on work aimed at the more commercial sector of the graphic arts, with […]

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Pinterest Perfect! featuring Gemma Correll: A review of the new craft book by Walter Foster

Need to get the creative juices going? Then this book is beautifully put together and full of inspiration... with handy tips on how to get online and make the most of Pinterest too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week another book plopped into my post box: this time one inspired by the cult of Pinterest, where many creatives share and collect ideas for crafty projects to make […]

New Designers 2012: Nottingham Trent University and Cambridge College of Art Illustration Graduate Shows Review

Great work from these colleges, where I happened to pick up on two illustrators who had won this year's Penguin Design Award: Tim Parker and Alex Walker.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Orobas by Tim Parker. Following on from my review of the best graduate illustrators at University College Falmouth and Plymouth College of Art here’s what I discovered at the New […]

Now What: University of Brighton Illustration Ba Hons Graduate Show 2012 Review

Lovely work from Brighton illustration and design graduates, shown at East London's Netil House between 6th-8th July 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Image by Pippa Toole. There were a host of specially curated graduate design exhibitions in London last week – including work by my old gaff, the University of Brighton. The […]

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Graphic Design Ba Hons Review

Middlesex graduate graphic designers were inspired by such diverse themes as social media, crafting and our obsession with cupcakes!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Special mention must go to the booklet which accompanied the graphic design show by Middlesex University graduates, part of a box set that was cleverly designed to emulate an old […]

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: UCA Maidstone Graphic Media and Visual Communication Review

Infographics ruled at this graduate show, with beautiful work from Anthony Boyle, Alex Dickson, Ruby Cooke and Oistros Dimitriou.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Infographic by Alex Dickson. Has anyone else noticed the rise and rise of the infographic? These visually impactful ways of sharing potentially boring data were particularly prevalent at the UCA […]

Bauhaus: Art as Life at the Barbican Art Gallery

The Barbican Art Gallery celebrates the most influential art and design school there ever was…

Written by Matt Bramford

T. Lux Feininger’s Sport at the Bauhaus by Scott Nellis A retrospective of a German modernist design movement seems like a slightly curveball choice whilst London is busy boasting about […]

Review: Designs of the Year 2012 at the Design Museum

An eclectic and intriguing selection of great design that includes architecture, fashion, furniture, product design, graphics and digital art. Here's my pick of this year's selection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vivienne Westwood ethically produced bags. The Design Museum‘s flagship exhibition, Designs of the Year, has returned for 2012. I went along to the preview to check out the experts’ choice […]

An interview with illustrator Lesley Barnes, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Illustrator Lesley Barnes has contributed to Amelia's Magazine since 2009 and is featured in both my books, for which she designed the front cover type. She was super busy in 2011, with projects for Channel 4, Wrap Magazine, Soma Gallery, Penguin Classics and the V&A to name but a few.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lesley Barnes first got involved with Amelia’s Magazine when she answered the Shelter open brief back in early 2009. Since then she has appeared in both my books, and has […]

An interview about Lithographic Print Design and Production with Ornan Rotem of Sylph Editions

An incredibly interesting interview with Ornan Rotem of Sylph Editions, who has had a long and successful relationship with Kent based printers Principal Colour. A must read for anyone interested in high quality print design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Meet designer Ornan Rotem of specialist art book publishers Sylph Editions. Over the last five years he has worked on a series of upscale book and brochure design projects with […]

Frieze Art Fair 2011 Trends: Neon Signs and Typography

Inspirational images from this years Frieze Art Fair, featuring huge words in neon and fantastic 3D typography. Delve in.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Now (#2 mirror) by Doug Aitken Now for the first in my round up of trends from Frieze Art Fair 2011: my pick of neon sign writing and typographic treats. […]

Frieze Art Fair 2011: Exhibition Review

As Frieze Art Fair once again beckons to art lovers and billionaires alike, I ponder the trends and the meanings of art as we know it today... featuring neon lighting, craft-tastic installations and creations that belie our current spiritual deficit.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Salon 94 at Frieze Art Fair 2011. It shouldn’t really be possible to deduce trends in the art world, approved should it? Yet that is exactly what I was able […]

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 […]

Best of D&AD New Blood Graphic Design Graduates 2011: Typography

Some graphic design students choose to concentrate on typography, and here are the best of the bunch who graduated in 2011 (with a bit of book cover design thrown into the mix).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Edinburgh Napier University boasted a wall of screenprinted handkerchiefs by Maria Rajka, visit this site each with imaginative new designs overlaying the traditional motifs and patterns that I remember from […]

Best of D&AD New Blood Graphic Design Graduates 2011

Best of the New Blood graphic design graduates at the show in July 2011. Favourites include Charles Van Der Essen, Samuel Jones and Julia Kisselmann.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Dawn Cooper. Shh, adiposity I know that the D&AD New Blood exhibition was held absolutely months ago… but I would rather play catch up than leave all this […]

Central Saint Martins MA in Communication Design Graduate Show 2011: Review

I may be nearly two months late with my review of the CSM Communication Design show but there was so much great work that I couldn't let it slide. Meet the likes of Su Kyung Lee, Matt Nicholson, Kanitta Meechubot, Sarah Langford, Gareth Barnett, Carl Partridge and Beth Salter.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Detail from Su Kyung Lee’s The Imaginative Battle. The Central Saint Martins MA in Communication Design graduate show was held earlier this summer in the spacious rooms of the high […]

University of Brighton Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review: the Collagists

Beautiful illustrations that used a variety of collaged and photomontage techniques: from Jerome Caine Miller, Rosanna Webster, Anieszka Banks, Chihiro Kyozuka, Hyerim Lee, Zoe Austin and Jennifer Bailey.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Rosanna Webster. So much to see at the very professionally laid out Brighton Graphic Design and Illustration Graduate Show at the Rochelle School a few weeks ago. There […]

Wim Crouwel, a Graphic Odyssey at the Design Museum: Review and Twitter Takeover

As his Design Museum exhibition draws to a close meet Wim Crouwel on Twitter, as he answers questions live on the Design Museum twitter feed on Thursday 23rd June between 4-4.30pm

Written by Amelia Gregory

For those of you who have not yet been to the Wim Crouwel exhibition there is still a brief chance to catch this wonderful show at the Design Museum. This […]