James Joyce

Getting seen

Ten years ago, the phones of illustration agents were constantly ringing with requests for their artists’ books to be sent out to art buyers and potential clients. Now that images can easily be browsed onscreen, some agents have abandoned the printed portfolio altogether, while others still see its value. So what is the best way to GET work SEEN?

Wallpaper*’s handmade custom covers

Wallpaper* magazine has approached almost 30 image makers and asked them to create a handmade cover image for its forthcoming August Handmade 2012 issue…

Burgers on walls

Burger-loving Londoners with a penchant for graphic art are in for a treat. The Burgermat Show at Beach London’s gallery and shop will showcase 24 burger-themed artworks, each created by a different image maker…

15 Wallpaper* covers by 15 image makers

Wallpaper* has collaborated with GFSmith on a cover project that looks to celebrate the magazine’s 15th anniversary. 15 designers or brands were approached to each create a special cover design, to be printed on Colorplan paper stock…

The Burgermat Show

24 illustrators and imagemakers have created brand new artwork for a pop-up food and art exhibition being hosted at a greasy spoon in central London on June 27. Artists Andy Rementer, Chris Gray, Chrissie Macdonald, James Joyce, Holly Wales and Nishant Choksi are among the exhibitees at the event, entitled The Burgermat Show and curated […]

Style Counsel

Illustrators with a strong personal style may soon find themselves in demand, but how do they avoid overexposure and how do they build a lasting career in the profession?

Illustration and longevity, an interview with James Joyce

Today, commercial illustrators have to walk the tightrope of doing work for clients in order to earn a living whilst carefully managing their output and exposure to best ensure a long and commercially viable career as an artist. It’s a tricky balancing act, as illustrator James Joyce reveals

CR Annual 2011: Best in Book winners

Our Annual issue is out now, rounding up the highlights of the past year in visual communications. At the front, you’ll find our judges’ choices of Best in Book which this year includes lasers, apps and even TV commercials (remember them?)

Going, Going, Gone Red! – The Partners – 17.08

To help raise money for London’s children’s hospice, Richard House, The Partners collaborated with over 100 of Britain’s top illustrators in an unusual project based around the parlour game ‘exquisite corpse’, which invites players to create a section of a drawing before passing it onto others to complete.

Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Award: The Nominations

Eager to find out how 2010 fared in design terms? Across all design fields, from architecture to graphics, product design to interactive? Well, the Design Museum in London has the answer (well, one answer) for you, with the announcement of this year’s Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Award nominations.

Print Club London’s Blisters Blackout show re-opens

If you missed Print Club London’s recent Blisters Blackout exhibition – which featured 40 screenprints, each by a different artist, and each incorporating phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) ink – then don’t worry. Because all the work from the show is now up in Print Club London’s Brick Lane shop and gallery…

Print-Process posters make good prizes

Print-Process.com is a new website from which visitors can choose from a selection of graphic or illustrative posters each of which is available to buy in three different sizes (A2, A1 and A0) and printed to order…