January 2018

The Business of Prints

21st September 2017 @ 8:00 am - 28th January 2018 @ 5:00 pm
British Museum The British Museum, Great Russell Street WC1B 3DG + Google Map

This exhibition at The British Museum looks at how prints were created, developed, bought and sold in the period 1400–1850 from the nation's print collection. The printing trade employed thousands of people in the 450 years it flourished in Europe and produced everything from banknotes, maps and music to portraits and playing cards. This huge variety has often been overlooked by exhibitions…

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John Yeoman & Quentin Blake: 50 Years of Children’s Books

6th October 2017 - 4th February 2018
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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An exhibition celebrating the lifelong collaboration between Quentin Blake and author John Yeoman, who persuaded Blake to illustrate his first ever children’s book.

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Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification

28th October 2017 - 11th February 2018
House of Illustration 2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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House of Illustration’s fourth commission will be of reportage illustration by Lucinda Rogers, focusing on East London’s 200-year-old Ridley Road Market in Dalston and a new block of luxury flats soon to cast its shadow. Rogers captures the changing landscape of London through gentrification, combining the drawing and campaigning aspects of her work for the first time in this exhibition.

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Unwrapping ‘A Christmas Carol’

29th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 25th February 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Charles Dickens Museum 48 Doughty Street
London, WC1N 2LX United Kingdom
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This exhibition  will  reveal  how  a  campaigning  article  about  the injustices  of  child  labour  turned  into  a  story  that  continues  to  inspire more  than  170  years  after  its publication. Written in six weeks in the winter of 1843 to ensure publication before Christmas, A Christmas Carol sold 6,000 copies in the six days between its release and Christmas Eve that same…

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

6th December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 8th April 2018 @ 5:30 pm
V&A Victoria and Albert Musuem, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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The V&A exhibition explores the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – one of the most adored fictional characters of all time. Discover the story behind the creative partnership of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard, brought to life through sketches, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion. Tickets are £8.00 Illustration by Kim Raymond, Disney.

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A History of Drawing exhibition

January 16 - February 16
Camberwell Space Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road
London, SE5 8UF United Kingdom
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A History of Drawing surveys the practice and teaching of drawing at Camberwell College of Arts over an eighty year period. Featuring the work of over sixty artists, this exhibition celebrates Camberwell’s past, and will shape making and critical debates about drawing for the future. 

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World Illustration Awards 2017 at Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

January 20 - February 24
Chapel Gallery St Helens Road
Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QR United Kingdom
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Chapel Gallery hosts the World Illustration Awards 2017 Touring Exhibition

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Tameside BIG: Selling on Etsy

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tameside Central Library Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SQ United Kingdom
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Selling your craft, art or creative products online is easier than ever and when it comes to buying online, the UK is the global number one market – 77% of people buy something online at least once a month. Come along to gain some insight into the many areas involved with running an online handmade business! In this workshop, Nicola…

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Artefact Illustration Study Day: Pottery

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rottingdean Whiteway Centre Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean
Brighton, Sussex BN2 7HB
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Jane Russell, former Senior Illustrator for Archaeology South East, hosts a pottery illustration day. Learn how to draw pottery finds to professional standards and conventions. Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be provided. £25

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DUBLIN – Writing Picturebooks with Sarah Webb

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ballyroan Library Orchardstown Avenue
Dublin 14, D14 VY33 Ireland
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Library After Dark   Want to write a picture-book but don't know where to start? This Event hosted by Ballyroan Library, will cover rhyming and prose texts, layout, illustrations, publishing and much more in this free practical, hands-on workshop. Sarah Webb has taught creative writing to adults at festivals, libraries and the Irish Writers Centre for over 20 years. She…

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Portland Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators Monthly Meet Up

January 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 15th April 2018

Gregory Heights Library 7921 NE, Sandy
Portland,, OR United States
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Do you have an idea or a story for a children's book? The purpose of this Meetup is to allow authors and illustrators to share their work in a group environment, followed by group support and critique. The result is an environment of positive energy and passion about the creative process, specifically focused toward the creation of children's books. This…

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Dalston Comic Creators Club

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CLR James Library 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3 United Kingdom
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Interpreting Violence. The Jan session will be a discussion of violence in comics, with a drawing activity to explore techniques on drawing VIOLENT COMICS and then a discussion on what people have drawn. Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is a free monthly meetup for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month…

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Comica Social Club

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Central Bar Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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The Comica Social Club is a monthly meetup for people interested in comics, manga and graphic novels. It is informal. You can chat, greet, gossip or network. Talk about your stuff, your big plan, your collection list (but we may run away) or what awaits in the reading nook? The Comica Social Club is every last Wednesday in the month—except…

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Yo Illo Pub Meet Up

January 31 @ 7:00 pm
The Roebuck 50 Great Dover Street
London, SE1 4YG
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Whether you’re a student, you’re starting out, or you’re a seasoned professional, get away from your desk and spend the evening in great company. It’s an excellent opportunity to bounce ideas around, ask for advice on your work and your career, air your gripes, and to get to know a community of illustrators of all walks and genres who understand…

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February 2018

SPACE Toolkit: How to Self-Publish

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SPACE Colchester 37 Queen Street
Colchester, CO1 2PQ United Kingdom
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Panel discussion Thinking of starting a magazine or publishing a book? The session will present a range of experiences and provide practical tips on all aspects of self-publishing from raising funding, design, editing to distribution. The panel includes: Louisa Bailey – Publication Studio London Luke Archer – Loupe Magazine Rich With - Made in Leigh - Trawler Paper This event…

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Craft Makers: Plan Your Year Ahead

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pavilion Dance South West Westover Road
Bournemouth, BH1 2BU View Map United Kingdom
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As a craft maker getting properly prepared for craft fairs and markets up can take months of planning so you have the right stock, attractively presented and promoted to your customers in good time. Led by Sinead Kohler from Crafty Fox London, this workshop is a step-by-step guide to making sure you are well equipped to have a successful year…

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Reading British Library Live Screening Broadcast: Julia Eccleshare

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Battle Library 420 Oxford Road
Reading, RG30 1EE
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The people and the books that shaped a century of childhoods A live screening broadcast live from the British Library in London. Potter, Enid Blyton, J R R Tolkien, Roald Dahl; J.K. Rowling; the 20th century contains some of the titans of children’s literature. Go down the rabbit hole with writer and broadcaster Julia Eccleshare in this illustrated talk and re-live…

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The Open Draw Night

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until 26th November 2018

Cinetol Tolstraat 182, de Pijp
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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There will be a short guest talk with artist & illustrator Helena Torres-Muga Feijoo http://helenatmf.com/ Helena is a regular guest at The Open Draw 'My paintings and illustrations are usually about our inner wilderness, our deep connection with our world, everything natural that surround us, as a woman, with our femininity, and at the same time with the cosmos or…

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Creative Ignition

February 8 @ 11:00 am - February 9 @ 7:00 pm
Birmingham and Midland Institute 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, B3 3BS United Kingdom
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A free two- day festival for young creatives. Creative Ignition will showcase what Birmingham has to offer to creative young people through a series of masterclasses, workshops, talks, mentoring sessions, networking activities and much more! You will hear words of wisdom from industry professionals, and get inspired by the creative minds that surround you! How should you brand yourself as…

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Rees-o / Riz-o / Ry-so

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
London Metropolitan University Old Castle Street
London, E1 7NT United Kingdom
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A Cass Hothouse Visual Communication talk. Rachel Littlewood will be presenting about her print-based design and risography work, her experience in exhibitions, producing installations, and running workshops. This event is free but requires registration.

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Social Media for Creatives: A Beginners Guide

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dorset Centre for Creative Arts Middle Farm Way
Poundbury, DT1 3AR United Kingdom
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You will know that as a creative practitioner social media is a great channel to raise your profile, sell your product or service and even network across the arts and culture sector on a global scale. However, if you are completely new to the scene or feel you are a bit of a novice when it comes to using different…

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AOI Discusses: Creating Your Own Success BRISTOL

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bush House Bristol, BS1 4QA + Google Map

AOI's Lou Bones with illustrators Tommy Parker, Phil Wrigglesworth and Anna Higgie discussing the challenges around personal work and creating your own success.

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Come and Draw Comics

February 10 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day 10 of the month, repeating until 10th March 2018

Southbank Centre London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom + Google Map

Come and draw comics! Depending on numbers, it will begin around midday with a short drawing exercise to get creative juices flowing, followed by a roundtable show-and-tell where those who want to can share their work and give a progress update or seek any advice they're after. Also, expect lots of general chat and gossip and comics talk. New members…

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Publisher Portfolio Consultation: Walker Books

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£20.00 - £30.00
Walker Books 87 Vauxhall Walk
London, SE11 5HJ United Kingdom
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AOI consultant Fig Taylor will be joined by Deidre McDermott, Picture Books Publisher and Creative Director at award winning Walker Books, in an exclusive group portfolio consultation at Walker Books’ offices. In a small group of 8 you will share your portfolio in a supportive, collaborative environment.

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Italian Graphic Design, Posters

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Italian Cultural Institute 39 Belgrave Square
London, SW1X 8NX United Kingdom
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"Italian Graphic Design" is a series of six chapters of a possible history of Italian graphic design, conceived in order to understand the role of graphic designers in giving shape and identity to Italy’s social, economic and cultural landscape. In the fourth event of the series, Leonardo Sonnoli and George Hardie will talk about the art of designing posters, starting from…

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Sketchy Bitches Monthly Sketchup

February 25 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:30pm on day 25 of the month, repeating until 25th March 2018

Saucer & Spritz Upstairs at Oasis, 22 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 1BJ United Kingdom
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Sketchy Bitches is a creative club for female artists, illustrators and sketch addicts! Founded by Dulcimer Draws with the intent to cultivate a supportive community for creative women, spark collaboration and get everyone to draw draw and draw some more! A once a month get together in London to draw stuff, eat stuff and natter about living the 'creative dream'!…

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Dalston Comic Creators Club

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CLR James Library 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3 United Kingdom
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Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is a free monthly meetup for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month at Dalston CLR James Library. (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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Sales Channels for visual artists and makers

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Ferndown Village Hall Church Road
Ferndown, BH22 9ET United Kingdom
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This workshop will compare some of the online marketplaces and enthuse you with tactics to help you find routes to market along with group discussions and ideas for your creative enterprise to move forward in positive way. Attendees will go away with a clearer understanding of where and what is required to find new ways to selling their work or…

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March 2018

Pop-up galleries and shops: How to create and manage your own

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Faith House Holton Lee
Holton Heath, BH16 6JN United Kingdom
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According to a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) for EE, the pop-up sector is worth £2.3bn to the UK economy. Many artists, community groups, new business start-ups, galleries, and arts and culture providers are now using these empty shops to house their products and ideas to help boost awareness and sales. Now you too can…

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The Art of Illustration at The Oxford Literary Festival

March 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Story Museum: Story Exchange Rochester House, 42 Pembroke St
Oxford, OX1 1BP United Kingdom
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Children’s Laureate Lauren Child -- a passionate advocate for visual literacy and for book illustration as an art form in its own right -- is joined by two other exciting and internationally recognised picture book illustrators Laura Carlin and Sara Fanelli to discuss the art of illustration and why it is so important in all our lives. Child is one…

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Dalston Comic Creators Club

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CLR James Library 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3 United Kingdom
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Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is a free monthly meetup for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month at Dalston CLR James Library. (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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April 2018

SPACE Toolkit: How to Sell Successfully

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SPACE Colchester 37 Queen Street
Colchester, CO1 2PQ United Kingdom
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A workshop led by Kate Faragher/Genevieve Grant, beSpoke Skills Who do you sell to? Why do they buy? How do you keep your customers coming back? Through a range of case studies and practical activities, participants will learn how to create their individual selling cycle, understand the “spectrum of intent” and improve their ability to attract, retain and deepen the…

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Margate Comic Art Festival

April 14 @ 10:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
Winter Gardens Theatre Hall Fort Cresent
Margate, CT9 1HX United Kingdom
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A brand new 2 day event set in the historical Winter Gardens Theatre Hall in the coastal town of Margate, a short train journey or drive from London. There will be 20 international and national guests and there will be a full programme of exclusive events for all the family to enjoy. Already confirmed: Local artist Rufus Dayglo of 2000ad…

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Come and Draw Comics

April 14 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Southbank Centre London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom + Google Map

Come and draw comics! Depending on numbers, it will begin around midday with a short drawing exercise to get creative juices flowing, followed by a roundtable show-and-tell where those who want to can share their work and give a progress update or seek any advice they're after. Also, expect lots of general chat and gossip and comics talk. New members…

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Picture books – from initial idea to publication

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
London Metropolitan University Old Castle Street
London, E1 7NT United Kingdom
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A Cass Hothouse Visual Communication talk Fiona Woodcock is a London based illustrator and picture book author. Having worked in animation for many years, Fiona now specialises in picture books. Fiona's talk will cover the transition from animation to picture books, and detail the process of creating a book from the initial idea and development, right through to publication. This…

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Sketchy Bitches Monthly Sketchup

April 29 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Saucer & Spritz Upstairs at Oasis, 22 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 1BJ United Kingdom
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Sketchy Bitches is a creative club for female artists, illustrators and sketch addicts! Founded by Dulcimer Draws with the intent to cultivate a supportive community for creative women, spark collaboration and get everyone to draw draw and draw some more! A once a month get together in London to draw stuff, eat stuff and natter about living the 'creative dream'!…

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Dalston Comic Creators Club

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CLR James Library 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3 United Kingdom
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Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is a free monthly meetup for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month at Dalston CLR James Library. (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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May 2018

Dalston Comic Creators Club

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CLR James Library 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3 United Kingdom
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Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is a free monthly meetup for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month at Dalston CLR James Library. (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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June 2018

Dalston Comic Creators Club

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
CLR James Library 24-30 Dalston Lane
London, E8 3 United Kingdom
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Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is a free monthly meetup for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month at Dalston CLR James Library. (Excluding Bank Holidays)

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July 2018

ICON10 The Illustration Conference

July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm
Westin Book Cadillac Hotel 1114 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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ICON10 brings together top illustrators, designer, educators, representatives, and art buyers to explore the future of illustration. Since 1999, ICON have produced conferences in Santa Fe, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Providence, Portland and Austin. ICON is committed to providing a diverse forum for an ongoing dialogue that serves the Illustration, Design, Publishing, Advertising, and Academic communities. Speakers…

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