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House of Illustration  The UK's only public gallery dedicated to illustration + graphics arts. Exhibitions now on: Enid Marx, John Vernon Lord + Quentin Blake. 👇

“I am often teased for timing my work, but it became a necessity when I was fitting in illustration work around my full-time teaching – I timed my work so that I felt comfortable committing to the exacting deadlines of publishers. I am addicted to counting and numbers too!”
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- John Vernon Lord
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Pictured here: the artist's notebook for Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. Published by @foliosociety (2014)
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John Vernon Lord: Illustrating Carroll and Joyce is at House of Illustration until 4 November 2018.
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See link in bio for exhibition info and to book.
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#johnvernonlord #bookillustration #finneganswake #illustration #drawing #sketchbook #contemporaryartist #jamesjoyce #londonexhibition

“Alice does not appear in any of my illustrations but her conversation is highlighted in blue in the text, to give her a different kind of presence.”
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John Vernon Lord’s pen and ink drawings are rich with metaphor, pattern and codes. Our current exhibition features his extraordinary work for five books including Finnegan’s Wake, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Ulysses.
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Pictured: Notebook for Through the Looking-Glass, 2009-2010
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See link in bio for exhibition info and tickets.
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@foliosociety #illustration
#sketchbook #drawing #lewiscarroll #aliceinwonderland #bookillustration #londonexhibition #johnvernonlord

“I have been using Alwych lined notebooks since 1962. They include notes and crude roughs related to the books I am illustrating, and drawings done for their own sake, rather like exercising – to keep the fingers and brain nimble and to explore new technical ways of making images.
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They also include other notes and random diary notes for my main diary, which I type elsewhere.”
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- John Vernon Lord on his sketchbooks. Pictured here is the illustrator's notebook for 'Finnegans Wake' by James Joyce.
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'John Vernon Lord: Illustrating Carroll and Joyce' is at House of Illustration until 4 November 2018.
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@foliosociety #illustration
#sketchbook #drawing #jamesjoyce #finneganswake #bookillustration #londonexhibition #johnvernonlord

'Beautiful Painted Houses' (gouache and pencil on coloured paper)
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“This is an example of one of the original houses that were for fishermen in Trancoso.”- @itsjoeyyu is under our #illustrationspotlight this week ahead of hosting #Sketchmeet next week.
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See link in bio for our Q&A with Joey.
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#illustration #illustrationgraduate #artistprofile #emergingartist

‘São João’ (gouache and pencil on coloured paper)
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“The June festivities in Brazil are magic, I watched from the other side of the field sheltering from the rain.” - @itsjoeyyu, who is under our #illustrationspotlight this week. Read our Q&A with Joey - link in bio.
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This is a series in which we feature the work of an illustrator currently involved in our public programme.
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#illustration #artevent #emergingillustrator

‘Peter Wants Panacotta’ (pencil on coloured paper)
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For the next in our #illustrationspotlight series we’re featuring the work of the multi-talented illustrator, animator and curator @itsjoeyyu, who shares work she made on a recent residency in Trancoso, a little village in Brazil, where she was struck by the beauty and strong sense of community around her.
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Joey was featured on both @theaoi's ‘Ones to Watch’ and @itsnicethat's ‘The Graduates’ lists in 2017 and her clients include @nytimes, @girlboss, @tate, @britishcouncil and @zegnaofficial
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She is also the guest host of our next #Sketchmeet – our regular evening of creative challenges for all who love to draw. See link in bio to book.
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#illustration #london #illustrationgraduate #brazil #artistresidency

We've been featuring the work of @joymiessi who will be speaking about her work this Thursday at our @yellowzine Live event, your chance to hear the artists and editors of this stunning new publication, celebrating visual artwork by UK-based minority ethnic artists, in conversation.
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Sibling co-founders Aisha and Oreoluwa Ayoade will talk about their motivations for starting Yellowzine, how they have created a new space for artists of colour and why they chose to focus the first issue on illustration.
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They'll be joined by some of the contributing artists including:
@Ryadraws @edey_ and @Kingsleynebechi. Their work encompasses a range of styles and processes both hands-on and digital.
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Link in bio to book.
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#bame #illustration #arttalk #HOIgallery #contemporaryartist #londonevent #illustrationspotlight

'Women To Rise' by @joymiessi, our featured artist. Ahead of her solo show at 198 Gallery, we’re delighted to have confirmed Joy as a guest speaker at two upcoming events: Yellowzine Live and our Professional Development Day.
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Hear her and other @yellowzine
illustrators in conversation with the magazine's editors this Thursday at 7pm. Link in bio to book. .
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#bame #sundayartist #illustration #arttalk #women #illustrationspotlight

This Thursday, join us for Yellowzine Live, a talk by the independent visual art zine celebrating BAME talent.
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This piece, 'Eight of Cups' is by Joy Miessi, one of the artists featured in the zine. Joy has exhibited at Transmission Gallery, Protein Studios, and at gal-dem’s Friday Late at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She's has also been a guest speaker at Iniva, Tate Modern and The Courtauld.
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Other featured illustrators joining us, and the zine's editors, for this stimulating discussion are Charlotte Eday, Kingsley Nebechi, Randy Amoakohene.
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See link in bio to book.
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@Ryadraws @edey_ @Kingsleynebechi
@yellowzine @joymiessi #bame #sundayartist #illustration #arttalk #illustrationspotlight

And we're off! Independent illustrators will be selling their goods at 120 stalls from 11am today, at London's largest free illustration fair.
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Plus: ☀ 2for1 gallery entry when you quote 'House of Illustration's Summer Fair' ☀ ice cream offer ☀ cool off with a paddle in the fountains in Granary Square!
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#IllustrationSummerFair #illustration #artsale #granarysquare #kingscross #market #saturday #London #summer

Tomorrow our backyard becomes a pop-up marketplace for all things illustration - for one day only!
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Hand selected independent illustrators will be selling unique products at 120 stalls. Plus, we're offering 2for1 entry to House of Illustration between 12-6pm (last entry 5.30pm) when you quote "House of Illustration’s Summer Fair" at our front desk.
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#IllustrationSummerFair #illustration #fair #artsale #summer #canopymarket #kingscross

London’s largest free illustration fair is back - tomorrow!
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We're once more set to transform our giant canopied yard into a pop-up market place, selling a range of freshly illustrated produce for one day only.
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120 hand-picked stalls will showcase the diverse talent illustration has to offer. Work for sale will include prints, books and ceramics across styles from children's illustration to graphic design and comics.
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Come along to browse this stunning collection of unique products, or make a day of it and stop by the House of  Illustration where we're offering 2for1 entry to the galleries between 12-6pm (last entry 5.30pm) when you quote "House of Illustration’s Summer Fair" at our front desk.
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#IllustrationSummerFair #summer #illustration #londonmarket #artsale #kingscross #canopymarket

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