Friday, 22 June 2018

Ya Wong

Ya Wong's degree show at ECA was a confetti of characters and scenes fluttering down the wall like a dream.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Eleanor Cook

"My art practice is concerned with the pace and sequencing of architectural imagery found within urban environments. I work primarily in with silkscreen printing using hand-drawn positives and photographic elements. I am interested in examining the intersection between design and art through the installation of screen-prints and artists books." Eleanor Cook
This is Eleanor Cook's strangely hypnotic degree show featuring a table of rhythmic graphic screen printed books which she described as 'Sequencing'.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Mirosław Pokora III

'Odwiedziła mnie żyrafa' published 2007(I was visited by a giraffe), a charming book written by Stanisław Wygodzki, by Miroslaw Pokora (1933-2006) has his wonderful stylised line work (see the steam above) and lovely minimalist illustrations.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Jana Glatt IV

A delightfully surreal underwater cycle by Argentinian illustrator Jana Glatt, who packs so much humour and expression into her visual stories.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Mike Swaney II

Mike Swaney's new paintings are all about hands and fingers from a recent exhibition at Ever Green Projects in San Francisco.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

100% Orange

'It's my birthday so I am celebrating by sharing this beautiful book; The Two Birthday Cakes', by 100% Orange is an illustration company formed of husband and wife Kenji Oikawa and Mayuko Takeuchi who together have published over thirty books. I only wish I could share more illustrations from it as I love them, but this is all I can find.

Saturday, 16 June 2018


This blog has been concerned mainly with graduates of the Scottish art colleges for the past few weeks. I am hoping that I also get to my final possible degree show at Grays in Aberdeen this coming week. I like to get to these shows; see what talent is coming through and see the new designers and artists before they get absorbed by industry etc.

I have had a strange and busy year so far and I have also broken my coccyx so I also have to have an operation this week which will hopefully enable me to sit down in comfort and return to some projects which have been on hold.

So here come the pigeons!

Friday, 15 June 2018


I have just treated myself to this charming and funny book by Jarvis, published 2017 by Walker books, about a mole trying to get home,. It has lovely collaged illustrations with wonderful details, and sub-stories waiting to be discovered.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Katarzyna Bogucka II

More beautiful graphic illustrations by Katarzyna Bogucka for ;'Stefek Burczymucha' by Maria Konopnicka published in 2010. 

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Katarzyna Bogucka I

Katarzyna Bogucka's wonderful clean, graphic illustrations for Chory kotek by Stanisław Jachowicz, published 2010. Katarzyna often uses collage to work on her compositions.  

Monday, 11 June 2018

Katerina Gorelik

I have admired Katerina Gorelik's work now for almost a decade and I was thrilled to see she has a new book being published next month called 'Bears on Vacation'.

"This is a light and funny picture book about three Polar Bear brothers who took their first vacation on a tropical beach. The book is about something we are all  familiar with: intemperance and passion. The Bears are akin to kids: they want everything, a lot of it, and right now! if it’s ice cream, then all the way to a sore throat; if fruits, all the way  to diarrhea; if sports, all the way to bruises. How could it be any other way on vacation!? But at the end they leave with the best memories." Katerina Gorelik