It’s no secret that Volt is a big fan of illustrations. For the last couple of months we’ve been incorporating illustrative art into our Volt features such as Fashion Week and also the Volt App, which will be launched soon. This is one of the reasons why we are very excited for the upcoming Illustration Fair, which is taking place from Friday the 29th of November until Sunday the 1st of December at the Hoxton Arches.
Established as well as emerging talent will showcase their work, which vary from illustrations to prints and graphic design: a chance to finally interact with your favourite artist or simply discover new work from upcoming ones. A panel of judges, one that include professionals such as Dario Illari, Rose Stallard and Mark Powell, has carefully selected all the featured talents.
Mark Powell, who we know from his beautifully detailed and delicate executed biro portraits, will create and unveil an exclusive piece of his own work on the opening night of the fair. Other partners that will be present at the fair are Jealous Gallery and Puck Collective, who involve an ever-growing group of upcoming and established illustrators and creative mess makers. The collective will present their latest members and run a live revolving drawing installation with it.
Also Jealous, a screen print studio-gallery and publisher, will showcase their inspiring range of work backed up with a live screen printing session with selected artists at the fair. Linocut Boy (also known as Nick Morley) will give you a chance to create your own anti-Christmas cards using lino designs and an Adana print press during an interactive workshop on the spot.
This initiative creates a platform for both established and emerging talent. The most perfect way to discover and find some little treasures in the sea of illustrations. Other than that, the London Illustration Fair takes place in the Hoxton Arches, an environment that is already quite inspiring in itself.
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th November: 12-8pm
Sunday 1st December: 12-6 pm
more info: www.thelondonIllustrationfairco.uk
Words by Lete Hulscher
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