Nice publications

Time for one of our regular round ups of lovely printed publications. Included is the new issue of Centrefold magazine, the latest hardback graphic novel from Nobrow, an illustrated diary by Jon Burgerman and an unusual mailer by Crispin Finn…

Brecht Vandenbroucke: Trial and Error

Artist and illustrator Brecht Vandenbroucke is showing work at the Ship of Fools gallery in The Hague this week. Expect dark humour delivered in bright colours, and a painterly take on the ways of the web and digital culture

Nice publications – bumper edition!

A new magazine from The President in South Africa, a beautifully drawn French language comic from Nobrow, a new art-focused newspaper called Symbol – and much more! All in our latest roundup of nice publications…

Pick Me Up opens

Last night we popped down to the opening night of Pick Me Up, this year’s instalment of the annual graphic art fair which takes place at London’s Somerset House. It’s on until April 1 but here’s a brief selection of some of the work we liked

Where is the content? Where is the comment?

Illustration has become entrenched in navel-gazing and self-authorship, says Lawrence Zeegen. Obsessed with its own craft, it has withdrawn from society’s big debates to focus on the chit-chat of inner sanctum nothingness. It’s time for the profession to stop pleasing itself and engage with the world outside

Nice publications, November

The latest nice publications to land on our desks include a really boring colouring book (her words, not ours) by Teresa Monachino, new self published zines from Andy Rementer and also Nigel Peake, and Nobrow’s latest…

More nice publications

Our latest round up of very nice books that have landed on our desks includes self-published brand books, a type reference book, a couple of magazines, an artist monograph, the latest from Nobrow, and a hugely impressive new graphic novel by Craig Thompson…

Spirit of the Animal tie-die T-shirt project

There are so many graphic T-shirt projects in the world that we don’t normally write about them here on the CR blog. However, just this once we’re making an exception – for the Spirit of the Animal tie-die & animal print T-shirt collection…

Free illustration evening at Galleria Illy

There’s an interesting line-up taking shape for the free Illywords illustration-themed event this Saturday at London’s Galleria Illy. Illustrators Lawrence Zeegen, Ian Noble, Nobrow, Geoff Grandfield and Neasden Control Centre will all be in attendence

Nice publications, August

Two new releases from Nobrow, YCN’s latest quarterly Ideas Illustrated journal, a V&A book entitled The Power of Making, Google’s latest Think publication, plus an encyclopaedia of 8-bit computer game villains. Yup, it’s something of a bumper edition of our regular Nice Publications post…

John Sibbick’s Flesh and Bone

In his first collaboration with London-based publishers Nobrow, illustrator John Sibbick deftly displays his skill at rendering a huge range of wild animals with a pen.