Peter Strain brings alive some of Harry Potter’s most iconic quotes in a series of posters for Pottermore.


We are delighted to share the outcome of Peter Strain’s recent collaboration with Pottermore. Peter was commissioned to create these four bespoke and highly covetable typographical art prints, each celebrating an iconic quotation from one of the seven Harry Potter books.


SAA Associate Prize for New Talent in Illustration at New Designers 2017

We are very pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s SAA Associate Prize for New Talent in Illustration at New Designers 2017 is Sophie Melissa from Falmouth University.

The award is given to a graduate in Illustration who is judged to have created the most fresh and inspiring work at New Designers. The prize is a career-making six months trial representation by one of the SAA’s member agents to be revealed soon, so watch this space.


Evoking the senses this summer and embracing fragrance

Inspired by Somerset House exhibition Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, gpstudio, has dedicated their Arch Window exhibition space to the ‘art of fragrance’. This exhibition will be on display until early September 2017


Marcus the Illustrator for Eat Street Barcelona


Phosphor Art's Marcus the Illustrator has been working on a number of illustrations for Eat Street Barcelona to promote their exciting street food events. As you may be able to tell from some of Marcus' illustrations there's a competition between chefs at Eat Street, seeing them create their own interpretations of the same dish or type of cuisine.


This month we celebrate the work of Brian Sanders.

Artist Partners are proud to announce:

A celebration of the work of Brian Sanders, the leading British Illustrator, who rose to prominence in 1960s London. As a highly respected member of Artists Partners he created work for most major UK magazines, from Sunday Times to Nova, for advertising campaigns such as Ford, Phillips and the British Army, and for film posters including ”Oh What A Lovely War”, “Paint Your Wagon” and “Lady Sings The Blues”.

During 1965 he was appointed by Stanley Kubrick to paint and draw the filming of “2001; A Space Odyssey”.His work provides a beautiful and remarkable insight into one of the most celebrated science fiction movies of all time.

In 2011, Sanders re created his early style of work and captured 1960’s New York Madison Avenue in a poster and DVD cover for Mad Men Series 6.


Will Broome – STRIPPD

Will Broome commissioned by Hope and Glory PR London for STRIPPD

Will's characters were commissioned to offer customers at the Balance Festival May 12-14th, personalised products. Attendees were able to choose their design, slogan and add their name to the design.


London is instantly recognisable by its transport imagery

London Transport Museum’s exhibition Poster Parade: Re-imagining historical posters explores the pervasive influence of London’s transport design.

“I feel like London is the only city in the world which is instantly recognisable by its transport images, ” says Elizabeth Scott, head curator at the London Transport Museum. “The tube map, the roundel, the red bus – they’re all symbols of London itself.”


House of Illustration – 2017 Exhibition Programme


House of Illustration 2017 Exhibition Programme
We're thrilled to bring you news of what's in store at House of Illustration next year. Ten exhibitions across our three galleries will explore fashion, fetishism, anime, architecture, gentrification, children's illustration and more. They include work from our Illustrators in Residence, Nous Vous Collective, and specially commissioned drawings by Lucinda Rogers.
Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies
Main Gallery, 3 Feb 14 May 2017
Jo Brocklehurst captured the uncompromising vibrancy of late 20th century subcultures in London, Berlin and New York. Her figurative paintings from fetish clubs record experiments with sex, androgyny and couture that later inspired the mainstream fashion collections of Jean Paul Gaultier, while her best-known portraits from the 1980s offer a female perspective on punk.
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Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Main Gallery, 22 Sep 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
A rare opportunity to explore the extensive but little-known production designs by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, with storyboards, costumes and props from Pink Floyd's The Wall, Disney's Hercules and English National Ballet's The Nutcracker.
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Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
South Gallery, 28 Oct 2017 - 11 Feb 2018
Drawing directly from life, Lucinda Rogers captures intimate details and broad views of cities around the world. In our fourth illustrator commission she explores the tensions between old and new, focussing on East London's 200-year-old Ridley Road Market and a new block of luxury flats soon to cast its shadow.
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Quentin Blake: The Life of Birds
Quentin Blake Gallery, 5 May - 1 Oct 2017
“I have always liked drawing birds. I can't quite explain why but it may be because like us, they are on two legs and have expressive gestures.” An exhibition of original Quentin Blake illustrations from his book The Life of Birds, including new drawings exhibited here for the very first time.
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John Yeoman and Quentin Blake: 50 Years of Children's Books
Quentin Blake Gallery, 6 Oct 2017 - 4 Mar 2018
John Yeoman is Quentin Blake’s longest standing collaborator. This exhibition brings together their work over the past 50 years, since their first collaboration, A Drink of Water, in 1960. Their latest book, All The Year Round, will be launched by Andersen Press to coincide with the exhibition.
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Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan
Main Gallery, 26 May - 10 Sep 2017
An exhibition of hand-crafted backgrounds from science fiction anime films including cyberpunk classic Ghost in the Shell. Inspired by Asia's emerging megacities, Tokyo's production designers constructed fictional worlds that reflected an unnervingly real story of ruthless urban development.
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The Book Illustration Competition Longlist 2017: Mansfield Park
South Gallery, 11 Feb - 12 Mar 2017
An exhibition of exceptional entries into our seventh Book Illustration Competition with The Folio Society. Illustrations of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park will hang side-by-side with past Folio commissions from a range of established and emerging illustrators including Quentin Blake, John Vernon Lord and Anne-Marie Jones, as well as Anna and Elena Balbusso.
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Nous Vous: Three Men in a Boat
South Gallery, 18 Mar - 11 Jun 2017 
Our 2016 Illustrators in Residence - the collective Nous Vous, exhibit the results of six months spent exploring the nature of collaborative work.
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Jacqueline Ayer: Drawing on Thailand
South Gallery, 17 Jun - 22 Oct 2017
A childhood friend of Milton Glaser, colleague of Andy Warhol and fashion illustrator for Vogue, Jacqueline Ayer's work was a unique addition to children's literature in 1950-60s America. Her picture books brought a bold vision of Thai life to the western market using pen and pops of colour to document the back lanes of Bangkok.
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Linda Kitson: Drawings and Projects
Quentin Blake Gallery, 3 Mar - 30 Apr 2017 
Linda Kitson’s line drawings have recorded seminal moments in British history. This exhibition charts a lifetime of putting pen to paper including her drawings of the 1982 Falklands War as the first female artist officially commissioned to accompany troops into combat. Curated by lifelong friend Quentin Blake.
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Coming up in December
There's still time to see our current Edward Ardizzone, Laura Carlin and The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots exhibitions. You can also join us for the December Sketchmeet, or fill your stockings at our Illustrators' Christmas Fair.
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