Exciting opportunity to share studio with editors, animators, designers and more creatives in Leith!

Slanted 34 Europe – review

Slanted #34 stands then as a plea for a multi-faceted and vibrant Europe, with an impressively broad assembly of texts, photography, illustration, graphic design expressed through the full range of graphic mediums.

2020 Klaus Flugge Prize Longlist announced

The longlist for the 2020 Klaus Flugge Prize has been announced this week. Now in its fifth year, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration

Illustrator of the Month – February

Master of chill, Illustrator and Animator Joe Prytherch (aka Mason London) has built an impressive portfolio of seamless animated loops complimenting your favourite chill out tracks. Creating animations that work alongside contemporary jazz, and arcade game music – we’re excited to present as February’s Illustrator of the Month!

Gut Garden – review

Katie Brosnan introduces us to the microbes; the varieties that makes up the family, the microbes that live in human bodies in a state of mutually-beneficial symbiosis, and those microbe renegades that can make us ill or give us acne.

Payback 2020 opens

Payback 2020 has opened this week, and this year DACS has launched a brand-new website, making it easier than ever for illustrators to claim royalties.

Working Spaces: Lucy Sherston & Owen Davey

Illustrators work in all sorts of spaces! Our first ‘Working Spaces’ article features two Illustrators working from home and a studio respectively, reflecting on the pros and cons on each.

Ravilious Wood Engravings – review

Author, James Russell provides us with a fascinating overview of Ravilious’ life; his education, teaching career, work as a war artist and his experience as a commercial artist.

The Inner Child – review

The Inner Child is a short but sweet book all about that little person inside all of us that feels, hurts and plays as hard as ever: our inner child.

Shaun Tan on The Bird King, An Artist’s Sketchbook – interview

One of the world’s most popular illustrators, Shaun Tan – known for a series of fascinating picture books – has just published The Bird King, An Artist’s Sketchbook. A book containing ‘much fun, wit and wisdom’, according to our reviewer, Karl Foster, who spoke to Shaun about sketchbook vs tablet, the influence of his Australian location and how he pursues the use of scale in his artwork.

Varoom 39: Gucci’s Daydream Nation

Rome-based illustrator Ignasi Monreal’s digital paintings mix art historical and pop culture references to sublime effect. In Varoom 39 Zoë Taylor explores his work for Gucci’s Utopian Fantasy campaign and asks whether fashion illustration can break from its past?

LOOK UP! Dapo Adeola – Insights into Children’s Publishing

Dapo Adeola is making waves in the community as a champion of the importance of equal representation in the publishing industry and wider arts. As an illustrator with two years in the industry – Dapo is outspoken in the call for more movement to support and include all illustrators and authors, particularly British BAME creators.