One House For All – review

A Latvian story of three friends, a horse, a raven and a crayfish setting up home together – a charming tale about friendship and compromise.

Varoom 37: Material Love – Article Excerpt

Illustrators develop a close connection with their materials. In Varoom 37 Poppy Chancellor, MaricorMaricar and Olimpia Zagnoli reveal what they love about what they work with.

Is Social Media Really That Important For An Illustrator?

10 years ago, the way we communicate and promote ourselves online changed dramatically with the arrival of social media platforms. Love it or hate it, these have now become an almost integral part of our daily professional routine. But how beneficial is it really for Illustrators? AOI Member Matthew Griffin shares his thoughts on the matter.

Varoom 37: A Quirky Campaign

Château Angélus wine-maker and one of France’s most celebrated illustrators worked together to deliver a series of adverts celebrating love.

Wild World – review

Illustration duo Hvass&Hannibal are paired with Angela McAllister’s poems, with the most succcessful images able to enter completely into an imagined space.

Lis Ribbans has recently taken the helm as Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the ‘invaluable’ British Copyright Council (BCC), of which AOI is a member – and we talk to her about her role, what the BCC has on its plate and how the AOI can play its part.

The Last Wolf – review

Mini Grey has taken on Little Red Riding Hood, absorbed the story and repurposed the plot so it is more relevant for our present troubling times.

Ancient Warriors – review

War is hugely significant within the history of our species and this book communicates this without glamorising the blood, guts and gore. The illustrations have a depth and energy, giving an insight into the era and environment described by the succinct text.

What should be considered in new UK trade agreements

With the UK seeking new trade agreements as the country withdraws from the EU, there are considerations which creator organisations want to ensure Government take notice of, including that copyright should not be used for bargaining on trade agreements.

1 week left to enter the Poster Prize for Illustration

Impress the jury with your illustrated interpretation of a London story and be in with a chance of having your work displayed at the famous London Transport Museum and winning the top prize. Deadline for submissions 16 July

Varoom 37: Samuel Wingate’s Grindr Project

Grindr Drawings was created as part of Wingate’s Casual Connections series exploring gay identity from a 21st century perspective. Wingate talks to Olivia Ahmad about this and further elements of the project.

Varoom 37: More Love Letters

For Varoom’s Love issue we asked six industry professionals to write a love letter to an image-maker and image they fell in love with. In an extract Benjamin Castro, from Adidas Originals and Renee Lam, Art Director, 72 and Sunny reveal whose work they have fallen for.

The Extraordinary Gardener – review

Wishing to escape his drab normality, Joe plants a seed… The Extraordinary Gardener is a enjoyable dip into the wonders of imagination, hope and the natural world. There is much to enjoy about an adventure in these leaves.