Amelia’s Magazine | Pick Me Up 2016: A Round Up of My Favourite Finds

Pick Me Up 2016 took place earlier this year, and although I shared my best picks of the show on instagram I never got around to posting anything on Amelia’s Magazine. So here, a mere half year down the line, are my favourite finds. Enjoy!

Marie Jacotey is a French artist exploring what it means to be a girl.

George Douglas works in a pop art collage style. He is based in Scotland.

I love the folk art influenced pictures depicting jaunty “sapeurs” by Brighton based Camilla Perkins.

Beautiful, simple, evocative ink paintings by Alice Bowsher.

Fantastical bright new work by Jack Sachs takes a look at our anatomy.

I really loved detailed paintings by Aart-Jan Venema, who lives in The Hague, Netherlands.

Lenticular madness from Julian Glander, eye popping colours and surreal arrangements.

Please excuse the glare on this fab painting of pottery by Charlotte Mei (always a favourite).

Isabel & Helen is a creative partnership specialising in set design and interactive installations.

Eliza Tulip created this image for Anorak Magazine, always a great place to check out illustration talent.

A beautiful stand from Peso Press.

Mr Penfold for Grey Jam Press.

Cuckoo’s Nest was a collaborative exhibition between Beach London and The Museum of British Folklore, featuring specially created work by a number of well known artists alongside pieces from the museum’s collections. Above is a Mr Punch cutout doll by Liam Barrett.

I love this vintage fireworks poster.

This piece by Alec Doherty was inspired by the tradition of Haxey Hood.

Longsword dancing by Gaurab Thakali.

More Longsword Dancing by Rob Flowers.

Love the detail in this piece by Studio Muti, a creative studio in Cape Town, South Africa.

Artist beer mat designs.

The artist known as Megamunden is based in Brighton – creating tattoo inspired artworks such as this. He is perhaps best known for his awesome tattoo inspired colouring book.

Lovely ceramics from the Clay Collective, who share a studio space in Hackney Downs Studios, East London. I love the direction Joe Rogers (who formerly created illustrations for Amelia’s Magazine) has taken with his stunning ceramics under the name Colourbox.

These are by Clay Collective founding member Sophie Alda.

This is one of a series of conceptual children’s books by Emily Rand, published by Hato Press.

Lovely work by Jack Taylor. Two by Four is an artist book featuring a colourful house construction, also published by Hato Press.

Yes! hand painted sign by Daisy Emerson at Best.

Palm trees by print and graphic designer Felicity Marshall.

Fantastic work by Claire Powell, whose work features in my colouring book, Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. Love her anthropomorphised animals including cherries having a hug :)

All of these images first appeared on my instagram feed @ameliagregory – make sure you follow me there or on twitter to see my art finds first! (and in a slightly more timely manner…)

Categories ,Alec Doherty, ,Alice Bowsher, ,Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, ,Anorak Magazine, ,Beach London, ,Best, ,Camilla Perkins, ,Charlotte Mei, ,Claire Powell, ,Clay Collective, ,Colourbox, ,Cuckoo’s Nest, ,Daisy Emerson, ,Eliza Tulip, ,Emily Rand, ,Felicity Marshall, ,Gaurab Thakali, ,George Douglas, ,Grey Jam Press, ,Hackney Downs Studios, ,Hato Press, ,Haxey Hood, ,Isabel & Helen, ,Jack Sachs, ,Jack Taylor, ,Joe Rogers, ,Julian Glander, ,Liam Barrett, ,Marie Jacotey, ,Megamunden, ,Mr Penfold, ,Peso Press, ,Pick Me Up 2016, ,Pick Me Up London, ,review, ,Rob Flowers, ,Somerset House, ,Sophie Alda, ,Studio Muti, ,The Museum of British Folklore, ,Two by Four, ,Under the Sea

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Amelia’s Magazine | Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration Graduates 2011: part two

New Blood show review 2011-katie harnett
Illustration by Katie Harnett.

The quality of work at University of the West of England really stood out – not least because ACOFI illustrator Katie Harnett has just graduated.

New Blood show review 2011-katie harnett polar post
New Blood show review 2011-katie harnett polar post
New Blood show review 2011-katie harnett polar post
New Blood show review 2011-katie harnett polar post
Katie Harnett showed a dreamy illustration based on a sea shanty, order and her children’s book Problems with the Polar Post – a delightful tale featuring as she said it would, website plenty of animals.

New Blood show review 2011-Liam Barrett
Liam Barrett had put together the beautiful D&AD New Blood UWE invitation, and has designed wrapping paper for Nobrow.

New Blood show review 2011-nat osborne
Natalie Osborne‘s long creature from her Elliot’s Adventure picture book was super engaging.

New Blood show review 2011-jay wright
While you were at in the Dentist by Jay Wright featured all sorts of toothy situations.

New Blood show review 2011-The Highwayman Annual jacob stead
New Blood show review 2011-The Highwayman Annual jacob stead
New Blood show review 2011-The Highwayman Annual jacob stead
New Blood show review 2011-The Highwayman Annual jacob stead
New Blood show review 2011-The Highwayman Annual jacob stead
The Highwayman Annual by Jacob Stead was presented in becomingly old style – a glorious romp through all things masked robber related. Jacob has done a big feature for the current issue of Oh Comely magazine.

New Blood show review 2011-Abigail Nottingham
At Hull School of Art and Design Amelia’s Magazine contributor Abigail Nottingham showed off her impish creatures and idiosyncratic people.

New Blood show review 2011-Abby Wright
Abby Wright gave pride of place to her drawing of Fifi Bijoux that I commissioned for Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

New Blood show review 2011-Anne-Marie Jones
At University College Falmouth book covers by Anne-Marie Jones were created in a strong painterly ink style.

New Blood show review 2011-Hannah Goodacre
Hannah Goodacre‘s angular designs for book covers were also striking.

New Blood show review 2011-Cathy Hookey
I liked Cathy Hookey‘s children’s book illustration New Friends.

New Blood show review 2011-Lewis Shaw
New Blood show review 2011-New Blood show review 2011-Lewis Shaw
Lewis Shaw painted brightly coloured dogs in fluid brushstrokes. See more from these students on their very own Falmouth illustration agency website.

New Blood show review 2011-Faye Moorhouse
From UCA Maidstone Faye Moorhouse won Best New Blood for her Cat Lady of Czechoslovakia.

New Blood show review 2011-Emmanuel Okpanachi
Emmanuel Okpanachi painted lots of heads, some sat around a table for a discombobulated party.

New Blood show review 2011-Sebastian Arnold
New Blood show review 2011-Sebastian Arnold
New Blood show review 2011-Sebastian Arnold
Sebastian Arnold had put together an intriguing book, Idealised Suburbia, about Ashford being twinned with a town in Germany.

And thus concludes my 2011 New Blood coverage. Don’t forget to check in with part one of my New Blood illustration review. Enjoy!

Categories ,Abby Wright, ,Abigail Nottingham, ,ACOFI, ,Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, ,Anne-Marie Jones, ,Ashford, ,Best New Blood, ,Cat Lady of Czechoslovakia, ,Cathy Hookey, ,D&AD, ,Elliot’s Adventure, ,Emmanuel Okpanachi, ,Falmouth University, ,Faye Moorhouse, ,Fifi Bijoux, ,Hannah Goodacre, ,Hull School of Art and Design, ,Idealised Suburbia, ,illustration, ,Jacob Stead, ,Jay Wright, ,Katie Harnett, ,Lewis Shaw, ,Liam Barrett, ,Manny Boy, ,Natalie Osborne, ,New Blood, ,New Friends, ,Nobrow, ,Oh Comely, ,Problems with the Polar Post, ,Sebastian Arnold, ,The Highwayman Annual, ,UCA Maidstone, ,University College Falmouth, ,University of the West of England, ,UWE, ,While you were at in the Dentist

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