Among our most exciting recent signings is the brilliant Chris Labrooy. After graduating from the RCA with an MA in design products, Chris first began to use 3D as a simple tool to visualise ideas for furniture and products that he could not afford to produce. As 3D technology and hardware evolved, Chris saw an opportunity to explore CGI as a creative medium in itself with which he could subvert and twist familiar everyday things into new typographic and sculptural forms. Chris LaBrooy is interested in the intersection between typography, architecture, product design and visual art as these images here show.
Chris Labrooy is represented by Debut Art
The essential 11 week evening course taught by specialists that will give you the business skills to succeed as a professional illustrator
Monday 12 September to Monday 21 November 2011 18.30-20.30
The Rectory, St James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL
This intensive course has been put together to help any illustrator acquire the knowledge and
critical skills crucial to building a successful career. Structured to be both comprehensive and
manageable, each session is tailored to provide an essential step-by-step guide to successful
self-employment. It is also an exciting opportunity to meet with peers and get indispensable
practical advice and support from industry experts. So stay ahead of the competition, increase
your confidence and develop your strategy for the future.
For more information and to book online visit www.theaoi.com
Places limited, advance booking essential
Ticket Per Class: AOI members: £35, Non-members: £40
To Book The Course (all 11 classes) 10% discounts available:
AOI Members £347 (£385 less 10%), Non Members £396 (£440 less 10%)
If your college is an AOI member please contact the AOI office to book as you are eligible for
All delegates will receive an email to confirm their booking.
For telephone bookings and more information please contact Helen Thomas on 02073247224.
A specialist within the respective field will present each session:
• How to turn a “good portfolio” into a “client-stopping portfolio”
• The art of self-promotion
• Know your rights
• Pricing work
• Managing your finances
• Understanding the market and your client
• How to merchandise work and maximise your income
• An illustrators guide to accepting a commission
• Illustrator’s agents: the lowdown
• Illustration for interactive spaces
• The future of Illustration
• Derek Brazell, AOI Project Manager and Illustrator
• Gina Cross, Art buyer, Artist Representative and Curator
• Helz Cuppleditch, AOI Board Member and Illustrator
• Nigel Ginger & Sherman McLeod, Business Education & Support Team, HM Revenue and
• Rod Hunt, AOI Chairman and Illustrator
• Alex Jenkins, Digital Director
• Roderick Mills, AOI Board Member and Illustrator
• Paul Ryding, AOI Membership Manager and Illustrator
• Anna Steinberg, Lecturer and Illustrator
• Fig Taylor, AOI portfolio consultant, lecturer and author
• Holly Wales, Illustrator and Educator
Illustrations by Tim Ellis
This month's eye catching Creative Review cover has been designed by Peter Grundy. The issue contains the Illustration Annual hence the letter 'I' constructed from all the tools of an Illustrator's trade. Peter Grundy is represented by Debut Art
Now on his fifth cover, Tom Steyer gives the German Terry Pratchett editions some modernisation. Manhatten (Random House) commissioned Tom to illustrate bright, bold and memorable images, Tom says: "The technique I use enables them to apply the illustrations in various ways. For example the back covers and insides and tear-out bookmarks can have different versions i.e. different camera angles or lighting of the same subjects. All elements can be isolated and reorganized to form additional scenes. Furthermore all objects can be animated to promote the books on websites". Tom Steyer is represented by Illustration
Gail Armstrong exceeds herself with these shoebox sculptures for Stonefly in Italy.
The brief was to create two different environments which appear to have developed and unfolded from the shoeboxes themselves, one summery and rural, the other youthful and active. Gail built the pieces keeping in mind that they may be animated in the future, she says of the commission; "The trick with the images was to use multiple layers of paper bonded together where the sculpture had to look convincing as a cardboard shoebox, and single layers of paper where the sculpture required depth and form."
Gail is represented by Illustration
Nick Murray Willis works for the British Fashion Council to produce this tribute animation.
Filmed and produced by Crispy Duck Productions, Nick's expertise is put to fun use in this playful portrait of Hilary Alexander; The Telegraph’s fashion writer for her retirement party. Watch it here.
Nick Murray Willis is represented by Illustration.
For all Twilight fans who can’t wait for the final film to be released, they can now enjoy Sarah McMenemy’s illustrations in ‘The Twilight Saga the Official illustrated Guide’. You can buy your own copy at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twilight-Saga-Official-Illustrated-Guide/dp/190565443X
Sarah McMenemy is represented by the Artworks