Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Visit to Patrick Thomas at Studio La Vista in Barcelona

Patrick Thomas was born in Liverpool, England in 1965. He studied at Saint Martins School of Art and The Royal College of Art, London, before relocating to Barcelona in 1991. In 1997, after several years working freelance, he co-founded the multi-diciplinary Studio laVista. He divides his time between running the studio, working for the International Press and making silkscreen prints. In recent years his work has been exhibited extensively. In 2006 he participated in shows at The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The International Center of Photography and School of Visual Arts, New York; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico DF; The Centre of Contemporary Culture, Barcelona and The Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo. 2007-08 will see his work in exhibitons in LA, Pennsylvania, London, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Istambul and Melbourne. In Spring 2005 he published “Black & White”, a compilation of his recent graphic work; it was selected by Angus Hyland (Pentagram, London), reviewing for Grafik Magazine, as one of his favorite books of the year (2005). He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Print & Pattern

Digging around for some Gillian Blease stuff I came across this site, I can't remeber if she mentioned this one directly in her talk but I figured I'd post it either way because it's got some funky characters on there ;) but could also benefit surface design (although this is jus for illustration this blog aint it? :S ) ah well .. some one will pass it on I'm sure


Thursday, 9 October 2008

Heads Up Level 2!

Well done to all level 2ers today for producing some great work in very hot and uncomfortable conditions. The image above is especially for Miss McKavney. On a more educational note, you would do yourselves no harm checking out some of Malcolm Garretts work. This particular piece was produced in the mid 80's period working for sleeve design company Assorted Images. If any of you have checked out the Dan Fern Works With Paper book, there's a definite connection and sense of the period, the sleeve Garrett designed for Simple Minds New Gold Dream shows a very similar aesthetic and approach. For you cooler guys you may want to look at Garretts work for The Buzzcocks!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

AOI Master classes

A series of courses to guide you through the various steps of starting up your own freelance business.  Tickets £18  for AOI members (the college is a member of the AOI) See this link below for further details:

Friday, 3 October 2008

Cheryl Taylor interview

Cheryl graduated from the course 3 years ago and has carved a free-lance illustartion career for herself based in London. In this interview she talks about her experience of starting out and her time at Stockport College.
See more of her work at: