George Him: A Polish Designer for Mid-Century Britain

George Him: A Polish Designer for Mid-Century Britain

A new graphics show opens in London at the end of January 2020. House of Illustration are showing the first ever retrospective of the Polish-Jewish émigré George Him, who brought European modernist aesthetics to British graphic design. The exhibition spans his long and versatile career as both

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Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics

Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics

House of Illustration is showing an unprecedented exhibition of original Cuban propaganda posters and magazines. Much of Cuba’s iconic graphic design is instantly recognizable the world over. But alongside the familiar image of Che Guevara, Cuban artists have produced uncompromising design and illustration to deliver Cuba’s revolutionary

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Picturing Science by Marie Neurath

Picturing Science by Marie Neurath

House of Illustration is currently showing ‘Picturing Science’, an exhibition demonstrating the process of transformation from early ideas for picture books, research documents and initial sketches to final page spreads and bold book covers.

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‘Rabbrexit Means Rabbrexit’

For House of Illustration’s ‘Rabbrexit Means Rabbrexit’, YiMiao Shih has created a series of ‘relics’ from the UK’s imaginary rabbit population, including large-scale embroidered epics, newly minted 52p and 48p coins and aeroplane landing cards for rabbits stripped of their British citizenship.

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Ludwig Bemelmans: Sketches for Madeline

Ludwig Bemelmans: Sketches for Madeline

The House of Illustration is showing the wonderful Ludwig Bemelmans Sketches for Madeline – the UK’s first exhibition dedicated to Bemelmans’s sketches for this most classic of picture books that has sold over 14 million copies since its publication in 1939.

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Stunning anime architecture show

Stunning anime architecture show

Just been to see a really inspiring exhibition of anime architecture. This is the UK’s first ever exhibition of architectural backdrops from classic anime films and features over 100 exquisite technical drawings and watercolour illustrations from some of the most influential productions in the genre’s 1990s heyday.

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Exhibition – Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies

Jo Brocklehurst exhibition

Jo Brocklehurst celebrated subculture in 1970-90s London, Berlin and New York Until 14 May 2017, 10:00am – 6:00pm 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross London N1C 4BH Drawing live in fetish clubs, punk squats and on the performance scene of 1970-90s London, Berlin and New York, Jo Brocklehurst’s

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Coming in November ’16 – The Art of Edward Ardizzone

Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) is one of the best-loved of British illustrators and his work is keenly sought after. Simon Blaxland however was ahead of the game and 30 years ago was captivated by the loose-hand and hypnotically undulating line that Ardizzone’s work displays with such ease.

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Laura Carlin: Ceramics

illustrator and ceramicist Laura Carlin

The first UK public exhibition of the work of acclaimed illustrator and ceramicist Laura Carlin will explore the narrative possibilities of ceramics, with Carlin detailing the journey from her first drawing to realising an idea in clay.

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Quentin Blake’s Beatrix Potter

Quentin Blake's original illustrations for Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots

See Quentin Blake’s original drawings for Beatrix Potter’s newly re-discovered story The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots Illustrating Beatrix Potter’s newly re-discovered story An exhibition of Quentin Blake’s original illustrations for The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, the recently re-discovered unpublished Beatrix Potter manuscript, to be published as a book on

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