Friday, 18 May 2012

Year 3 Illustration Student selected for Serco Prize for illustration 2012 exhibition

I'm pleased to announce that Chris King Year 3 Illustration has been selected to exhibit his entry for this years London Transport Museum Serco Illustration Prize.

Winners will be announced in November at the Transport Museum in Covent Garden. Here is Chris's entry. Chris said 'London has lots of secrets and Pigeons, so I decided to combine the two'. 
Well done Chris!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

NUCA Illustration Students on D&AD shortlist

Year 3 students Stacey Knights and Rupert Smissen have been nominated for D&AD Yellow Pencil Awards for their work on the ‘The Little White Lies’ project. Here is Stacey's entry.

Stacey Knights, 'Little White Lies'
Gary Oldman's character George Smiley is represented by the queen chess piece and I noticed how the shape of that chess piece could be used to form the shape of the tie the character wears. 

Gary Hunt shortlisted in the RSA Student Design Awards

Gary Hunt, a Year 3 student, has made the shortlist for the RSA Student Design Awards competition to design a set of postage stamps that encourages the art of letter writing. 'My idea was to get people to develop their own unique characters on the envelope. Therefore not only is the letter inside a keepsake of memories and conversation, but also a container that bears this personal touch. A stipulation of the brief was to make the stamps so engaging that the customer felt compelled to purchase them to send a letter. I think one of the most engaging forms of communication is humour, so this is the angle I went for.' 
Gary Hunt, RSA stamp designs

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

R.I.P. Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) revolutionized children's books by leaving in what so many before have left out. He is famed for his book Where the Wild Things Are' which describes anger and the darker things of childhood. Sendak also created costumes for theatre and collaborated with singer, Carole King on the musical, Really Rosie. There is more about his life and work on the Guardian website, which includes a tribute by Neil Gaiman.

'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak. Cover image published by HarperCollins.