What is working life like for successful illustrators in the 21st Century? What issues are they dealing with? Come and find out
6-9pm 10 November 2010 Central London
Association of Illustrators Members £22, Others £26
This Head to Head event presents well known illustrators Jenny Bowers (Peepshow) and Garry Parsons, who create imagery for a broad spectrum of high profile commissioners, including editorial, children’s books, broadcasting and design.
They will be talking about their work, careers, motivations, and how they find work. The evening also includes discussions moderated by Rod Hunt, covering a range of topics, including, Have you compromised your ethics for money? Do you feel the need to adapt for the future? How do you deal with clients, and other issues raised from the audience.
Arena is proud to announce the publication of Jonny Duddle’s first picture book, The Pirate Cruncher (Templar). Singled out as “a great swashbuckling adventure from a great new talent” in the Bookseller’s Autumn Highlights, this treasure is not to be missed.
Open Jonny's portfolio here
The launch of the book will also be the central theme of Arena’s Pirate Party, being held on Saturday 17th October. This one-day event is part of the annual Big Draw Campaign “to get everyone drawing”. As well as talking about his inspiration for the book, Jonny will be joined by actors to read the story aloud and lead a drawing workshop.
The Big Draw event will include, book signings by four of Arena’s illustrators, a workshop on “How to draw a Pirate ” by Matthew Buckingham and a demonstration on illustrating sea monsters by Adam Stower. Ongoing acitivies will range from pirate caracatures, doodling eye patches and a collaborative Under the Sea Mural.
All visitors will receive pirate goodie bags with the essentials to make their own pirate picture book and treasure map.
Local Stratford charity, Discover (a children’s story-making centre) will host the day in their Pirate Ahoy! interactive exhibition with treasure chests, a huge pirate ship, and a dead man’s cave.
To join Arena's children's book illustrators for an exciting pirate adventure contact Racheal Brasier at Discover, 020 8536 5555, or Justine Alltimes at Arena, 0845 050 7600.
Free Running Ad and poster image
image produced by John Harwood represented by Artist Partners
Art Direction – Mark Reddy – Adam Tucker
Brief to produce image to publicise the Barclaycard World Freerun Championship being held in London in August.
The Creative Director at BBH Mark Reddy, commissioned an image by 3D artist John Harwood to produce an image of the highest calibre that would depict icons of London ranging from a sofa to a building in construction which also illustrates the ethos of the sport
– an image depicting the art of freerunning as an innovative sport.
Free running is a form of urban acrobatics in which participants, known as free runners, use the city and rural landscape to perform movements through its structures. It incorporates efficient movements from parkour, adds aesthetic vaults and other acrobatics, such as tricking and street stunts, creating an athletic and aesthetically pleasing way of moving. It is commonly practiced at gymnasiums and in urban areas that are cluttered with obstacle
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