Lurking in the back shelves of the Library where nobody goes, there are visual gems just waiting to be discovered. Case in point: This is London by M. Sasek. The Cataloguing Gods deemed this li’l beauty a book on Geography rather than Illustration, which goes to show that straying beyond the trusty Grillust shelves often yields some tasty treats!
Originally published in 1959 but recently reprinted, This is London takes us on a visual tour of London featuring charming yet witty illustrations of famous landmarks and cultural icons. There’s something very whimsical and nostalgic about Sasek’s work…
Sasek is one of the unsung heroes of children’s illustration yet he produced an entire series of This is….. Check out more of his work at http://www.miroslavsasek.com/
3rd year students Ben Walton, Jade Wall, Ieva Bureikaite, Mark Collins and Stephanie Stillwell (all 21) have been working on publicity for a Pecha Kucha event at Tullie House on the 7th February featuring seven C-Art artists - Mark Gibbs, Maggie Toner-Edgar, Christine Hurford, Caroline Dalton, Ian Wright, Stephanie Leighton and Sarah Tew (all 33)
Today was presentation day where the students presented their designs to Mark and Maggie. It was an informal and fun experience with the students benefiting from some immediate, encouraging feedback. Jade's design was chosen and is now moving into production.
Proving that he is not a 'token Salopian', James Bradley (21) is vying for the "Student-from-Shropshire-most-featured-on-Blogs" Award, currently held by our own Gary (The Shrewsbury Biscuit) Nicholson (33).
James features as today's inspiration on the Business Boom Collective. And, it's also great to know that James is enjoying his time with us here in Carlisle.
Graphic Design Student James Bradley
Graphic designer and student of the University of Cumbria James Bradley provides
the inspiration this afternoon. Currently in his third year, the print
and typography-enthusiast is concentrating on building up his portfolio
and experience before entering the industry this summer.
“I have always been obsessed with information, stories and making
things since I was very young, so design and myself are a great match. I
love my degree and people always ask me why I came to Carlisle. Its
simple because of the fantastic course, with its interesting tutors
along with its fast pace structure that has made me a better designer
but also better person.”
Hello and welcome. This blog comes to you from the GRaphic Design and ILLUSTration (GRILLUST) courses at The University of Cumbria here in beautiful Carlisle.
From time to time we'll be posting student work and other things that catch our eye, both inside and outside the studio.
We hope you like what you see and please feel free to get in touch. We would also like to point out that the views expressed here aren't necessarily the views of The University of Cumbria, although they could be...