Falmouth illustrators launch new industry sourcebook
The great and the good of the illustration world converged
on the Royal Society of Arts in London this month to celebrate
the launch of University College Falmouth's 'Book
of Illustrated Quotes & Sayings 2'.
The book features the work of the latest graduates from the
University College's internationally-renowned BA(Hons)
Illustration course, each of whom selected a quote or saying
and then illustrated it in their own style. The result is
an evocative mix of styles and genres.
"I selected the 'Quotes & Sayings'
theme because you can apply any illustrative context to it
– from advertising illustration and narrative fiction
to editorial comment and information source," explained
course leader Alan Male. "Fundamentally, it is an
essential industry sourcebook that provides publishing, advertising
and media professionals with a rich vein of creative talent
to commission work from."
Male himself is no stranger to the world of international
book publishing, having illustrated more than 30 complete
books during his career. His latest book, Illustration: a
Theoretical & Contextual Perspective, is due to be published
by Watson-Guptill Publications in New York and Thames &
Hudson in the UK, and translated into 30 languages for publication
across the globe.
"This new body of work by Falmouth graduates shows
the distinctive qualities long associated with the College,"
said leading illustrator, Michael Foreman, who provided
the foreword for the book and attended the launch. "The
work is recognisably 'Falmouth' but there is no
house style as such, quite the opposite in fact. The visual
language of Falmouth is one of great variety and innovation,
and of obvious enjoyment in the making of work. What makes
it really special, however, is the determined professionalism
and an awareness of who the work is for."
Copies of the book are available to order online by visiting
University College Falmouth is a founding partner in the
Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC), a unique initiative
to promote regional economic regeneration through higher education.
The CUC is funded mainly by the European Union (Objective
One), the South West Regional Development Agency, and the
Higher Education Funding Council for England, with support
from Cornwall County Council.
The book was designed by Peter Bennett and production was
overseen by Stuart Odgers.
For further information about BA(Hons) Illustration at University
College Falmouth, please visit www.falmouth.ac.uk/illustration
or visit www.falmouthillustration.co.uk,
or telephone 01326 214369.
For further information, please contact Jilly Easterby, Head
of Public Affairs, University College Falmouth on 01326 213792
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in the Combined Universities
in Cornwall (CUC) project, both Phase 1 and Phase 2, through
the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European
Social Fund (ESF). University College Falmouth is a partner
of the CUC.
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