Middlesex University‘s third year Illustration students (and staff) have created new work in response to the places that renowned poets have lived, boozed, loved and died in. The artworks (Fred Eden’s work entitled Take Courage, shown above) are being exhibited, appropriately enough, at London’s Poetry Café until December 21…
All the work will be for sale and the idea is that the show raises much needed funds for the students forthcoming degree show next summer. Here’s a sneak preview of the show which opens tonight…
This café, illustrated by Alex Foster, is near Borough Market which is near Southwark Cathedral where poet John Gower is buried
Brigit Linley’s homage to TS Elliot
Daniel Duncan’s illustration of Waterloo Bridge. We’re assuming the reference is to Waterloo Sunset by Ray Davies
Southwark Cathedral by Hector Lloyd
by Kremena Dimitrova
The Haunts of the Poets runs until December 21 at The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX.
CR in Print
If you enjoy reading the Creative Review website, we think you’ll enjoy reading the magazine even more. The December issue of CR includes a profile piece on the independent creative scene in Liverpool, a major interview with Dutch book designer Irma Boom and a great piece on ‘Poster King’ Edward McKnight Kauffer. You’ll also find articles on Dentsu London, a review of the Walker Art Center’s Graphic Design: Now in Production show and a fascinating debate on the clash between design and advertising betwen Wally Olins and CHI’s Dan Beckett.
And if that wasn’t enough, the issue also includes a FREE paper toy for readers to cut out and customise.
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