Amelia’s Magazine | Illustration: Making Pictures at St Brides Library

Category: Art

Pure Cow by Linzie Hunter
Pure Cow by Linzie Hunter.

Illustration expert Becky Chilcott curates Illustration: Making Pictures, a new conference at St Bride Library – with talks and contributions from a host of industry specialists.

The Smalls by Helen Stephens
The Smalls by Helen Stephens.

Illustration plays an integral part in many of our design processes – from interpreting the ideas of designers, to bringing to life an author’s words. Free from the constraints of a set brief, illustration can act as an outlet where creative expression can roam freely. We normally only see the highly polished end result in the pages of a magazine, on a billboard or a jam jar label, but for illustrators this journey starts with ideas; with scribbles and sketches, mistakes and musings. With the advent of digital technology, we can gain more immediate insight into the story behind the pictures. Illustration can blur the boundaries across design, art, and typography and above all illustration engages, delights and inspires offering a fresh perspective to the world we live in.

Lyra's Oxford by John Lawrence
Lyra's Oxford by John Lawrence.

Speakers include Ben Flynn, John Lawrence, Linzie Hunter, Kai and Sunny, Nic Rawling, Peter Schrank, Helen Stephens – with more to be announced shortly, and including contributions from Paul Antonio, Helen Ingham, Richard Lawrence, Peter Smith, Ensixteen Editions and Fenner Paper.

For a full conference schedule see the website.

Tickets £85/£70 for Friends of St Bride members: concessions and full-time students £60.

Migration East by Kai and Sunny
Migration East by Kai and Sunny.