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Study visit to see the master of illustration

I’m really excited we are going to see this master of illustration: Brian Grimwood. We are arranging a guided tour as well, and the location is good, well, good for those of us travelling from the North, as well as London dwellers, since the gallery, WORK, is walking distance from Kings Cross. After the Grimwood exhibition we will be visiting the British Library to look at the small book library. There’s a cafe there so we can have lunch there and reflect on the things we’ve seen. Please do join us on this study visit on Wednesday 24 October. The visit will begin at 11.30 am and I envisage we will be finished around 2.30, at the British Library. The exhibition, entitled ‘Brian Grimwood: The Man Who Changed the Look of British Illustration’ is a comprehensive retrospective of his work. Grimwood’s free and fluid style first characterised the visual culture of the 1960s in iconic images such as those created for the influential magazine Nova. His designs have since become synonymous with British and Western popular culture and advertising, as evinced by his covers and brand identities for high-profile companies including Faber & Faber, BBC Proms, WH Smith and Johnny Walker.

Grimwood was also one of the first illustrators to enthusiastically embrace the then new computer illustration programs, while at the same time employing traditional artistic methods and materials. His fascination with new technologies continues today, as demonstrated by his recent work using Photoshop and the iPad.
For a place on this study visit, all visual arts students welcome, please email enquiries@oca-uk.com

Posted by author: Jane Parry
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3 thoughts on “Study visit to see the master of illustration

  • Please check to see if th Images Beat of British Illustration is still on at Somerset house as this is always worth a visit
    Also good to know thatas well as being an illustrator Brian is the director and founder of the Central Illustration Agency

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