Jamie Bradford, The Raw And The Cooked #9, Graduates 2013

Punchy, heroic, cinematic, Jamie Bradford’s image-making combines ideas, narrative and playfulness with visual codes. Oh, and he’s one of the few graduate illustrators who is also a ‘Lord’ You could say that great ideas never go out of fashion. But then again you could equally say that great ideas are rarely in fashion – ‘good […]


Rich De Courcy, The Raw And The Cooked #8, Graduates 2013

Skateboarders have evolved a different way of sensing space. Graduate Rich de Courcy shows us how this urban/suburban/uber-urban skateboard species sees the world, writes John O’Reilly In college, I had a friend who would occasionally turn up to our graduate philosophy seminar on a skateboard – he always had interesting angles. I get a similar […]


Fung Yee Wai, The Raw and the Cooked #7, Graduates 2013

Paper sculpture from Fung Yee Wai that explores the visual and the tactile, surface and depth, transparency and camouflage With the resurgence of craft, the desire for a material counterbalance to digital culture, and the broader interest in folk culture, illustrators and artists have been making the most of paper as a material ‘in-between’. For […]


Lindsay Lombard, The Raw and The Cooked #5 Graduates 2013

  Camberwell graduate Lindsay Lombard turns an iconic work by a philosopher into a visual Handbook to California – John O’Reilly totally gets it. Reading America by Jean Baudrillard as a young post-grad almost a lifetime ago, it felt contemporary and urgent, it’s references topical – “Boy George, Michael Jackson,  David Bowie. . . Whereas the […]


Cynthia Merhej, The Raw and The Cooked, #4 Graduates 2013

An imaginary slice of Lebanese cinema, Cynthia Merhej combines fascinating research while conjuring up a world of glamour in her magical myth-making around 1960s Middle Eastern movie-making, writes John O’Reilly We’ve talked a lot on Varoom recently about fragmented storytelling, how in the age of mobile technology readers and viewers piece together our own stories […]


Miguel Valdivia, The Raw And The Cooked, #3 Graduates 2013

  A mash-up of Sci-Fi, Francis Bacon and a flying saint, RCA Graduate  Miguel Valdivia’s wordless book is a whole new genre in itself writes John O’Reilly I first came across Miguel Valdivia’s work in a magazine call Le Petit Neant (The Little Nothingness), he edited in his first year the the RCA.  It was […]


Miranda Foxx, The Raw And The Cooked, #2 Graduates 2013

Next up in The Raw and The Cooked, Miranda Foxx is one of a new generation of graduates who are starting to set their own agendas for illustration, writes John O’Reilly. The most thrilling aspect of this years graduate shows is how young Illustration graduates are not only shaping their own agenda – for anyone […]