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Degree shows 2011: Brighton Illustration

Graphic Design, Illustration

Posted by Creative Review, 30 June 2011, 14:30    Permalink    Comments (3)

B is for Brighton. We always look forward to Brighton's Illustration degree show as the college seems to have a knack for producing talented graduates. This particular illustrated B was created by  Brad Jay specially for the course degree show which is coming to London's Rochelle School near Brick Lane from July 8-12. Here's our pick of this year's bumper crop of illustration talent.

See more of Brad Jay''s work at

Dan Woodger's B features sunglasses wearing dinosaurs. Monsters is something of a specialism...

More of Woodger's work at

This series of four posters for silent films from the 1920s is by Grace Coombes

See more work by Grace Coombes at her site,

Illustrator Harry Bloom's work is super. Above is a piece entitled Lo-Fi, and below is his Battle Of Britain triptych.

Also loved his Teenage Kicks series of illustrations invariably showing a teenage couple having a snog. Wherever they may be.

Check out Bloom's work at

Above and below are examples of Ivan Franco's monochromatic illustration work. See more at

Megan Pearce's work is great and her website well worth checking out at

To see more of Paul Layzell's work (Smoker, shown above), visit

This illustration – Oh, How The Minutes Drag – is by Pete Gamlen. More of his work can be found at

Phoebe Henry's portfolio reveals a love of photography and creating unusual images such as this one. More at

This image is from Rosanna Webster's Tribalism project. See more at

Love Tessa Lyons' large landscape drawings. Above is her impression of Ersfjordbotn in Norway, rendered in indian ink, and below is a charcoal and chalk drawing (it's two metres wide) of a scene at Black Sail, Buttermere in the Lake District in the UK.

Brighton's Illustration (and Graphic Design) degree show is coming to London and will run from July 8-12 at the Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, E2. Full details and also for links to all the exhibitors' portfolio sites, visit


I am in love with Brad Jay's illustrations, so detailed and catchy, well done Brad! I have been recently to UAL, Camberwell College of Arts and really liked Alina's 'Fabulas' bold print patterns which she uses to adorn products, such as cushions and chairs, and a recent wall designs in Elephant and Castle, London.
Ckeck it out on, really great works. Sam W.
2011-07-03 19:09:07

Absolutely lovely work ! Expertly created, considered and presented. Good illustration always triumphs ... congratulations to you all, staff and students !
Ian Naylor
2011-07-05 12:53:21

good to see drawing on the map again - gettin there guys. To see a real master at work though check this illustrator out his drawing skill is awesome!!
Paul Harris
2011-07-14 19:57:21

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