The London Illustration Fair is back again for its annual artist-led event which is one of our favourites of the year! Founded in 2013 by Alastair Eland and Sam Bennett, The London Illustration Fair seeks to create engaging and interactive events that promote illustration, graphic design and print, capturing the enjoyment and creativity of an industry flourishing with talent and passion.
The three day event takes place in the East End’s Hoxton Arches and will showcase the work of 15 young, emerging illustrators selected by a judging panel made up of some of the UK’s leading figures in the illustration and graphic arts scene today. Polly Glass and Chris Harrison – Editor & Creative Director of the amazing Wrap Magazine and Lisa Hassell – Director of Inkygoodness are just a few of the people who have helped raise the roof this year.
Not only will these 15 chosen newcomers be exhibiting their work, but an impressive lineup of creative partners will be showing their goodies alongside them. Internationally acclaimed French illustrators Jean Jullien, the JSR agency and Bristol-based stationers Papersmiths will be there to wow our pants off, so the eye candy will be endless.
Over the three days there will be a bunch of goodness at your disposal. The London Illustration Fair print shop will feature the freshest work from affiliated artists Rob Lowe (aka Supermundane), Mr.Bingo, Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy as well as every other artists exhibiting so make sure you bring your pennies and add another print to the hip feature wall in your lounge room.
The live doodle gang Pen Pushers will also be bringing illustration to life with a human-sized, Christmas-themed installation. You can make your Christmas wish a reality and sit on Santa’s knee to have your ultimate Christmas gift drawn by an illustrator of your choice. And on top of all this there will be mouth-watering food stalls and a DJ to boogie to, what more could you want?
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