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Posts Tagged ‘V&A Illustration Awards’

An interview with illustrator Petra Börner

Swedish illustrator extraordinaire Petra Börner is nominated for the 2012 V&A Illustration Awards, announced tonight. Her work is a rich mix of Scandinavian and Arts and Crafts influences that I absolutely adore...

Written by Amelia Gregory

EMMA Jane Austen Petra borner
I have long admired the work of Swedish born illustrator Petra Börner, who brilliantly mixes Scandinavian and Arts and Crafts influences to create a style all her own. Her book cover for Emma by Jane Austen (artwork above) is nominated for the 2012 V&A illustration awards so I thought I'd find out what makes her tick. Be very inspired...

Petra Borner -studio
Petra Borner -studio
You have a very distinctive style - what are your greatest influences?
I still draw inspiration from objects and books I’ve collected since I was a teenager, books on school posters and photographic references on anatomy and plants and DIY books form the… read more

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Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Communication Art and Design

Best animation, illustration and graphic design from this year's Royal College of Art graduates: Tom Senior, Peter J. Laugesen, Jo Blaker, Mike Redmond, Cat Roissetter and Eleanor Taylor.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nomads by Tom Senior.
I will confess that I found the new location for Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art show somewhat difficult to navigate – all …

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 at the …

V&A Illustration Awards 2011 Review

This year's winners included ceramicist Laura Carlin, monochrome collagist Lorenzo Petrantoni and students Mike Redmond and Amelia's Magazine contributor Hannah Simpson. Well done!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hannah Simpson with her award.
Last week I attended the annual V&A Illustration Awards ceremony for the first time on Monday 6th June. Judged by luminaries such as Rob Ryan and …