Pop along to Elephant and Castle to see Images 34, organised by the AOI (Association of Illustrators), at the London College of Communication. There’s a special section for work commissioned for children’s books, jackets and interior illustrations.
Images is the UK’s definitive jury-selected illustration competition, annual, awards show, and touring exhibition dedicated to showcasing the very best contemporary illustration published in the UK. At least that’s what the AOI says, and who am I to disagree – especially as yours truly has two pieces, from It’s Magic and Motor Mouse, featured in the aforementioned Children’s Book section. One of these is also in the exhibition.
Constructing the frame for this was a pleasure but also a major pain. The art work is both digital and 3 dimensional, which meant the actual pop-up book had to be framed in a specially constructed box. But it did make it stand out from the crowd – literally! JOHN
Images 34 is open to the public from 8th – 14th September. Entry is free.