December 15, 2015

Illustrators' Christmas Fair 2015

On Saturday I went to London to visit a one-day Illustrators' Christmas Fair organized for the first time by House of Illustration. I only came for the fair, but there were various workshops and activities taking place throughout the day.

I was curious to see what kind of products artists sell and how they present their work and themselves, as I'm considering exhibiting at the fair(s) myself one day.

Below are some of my photographs to give you an idea what the fair was like. There were over hundred exhibitiors and you can find a full list of names on the House of Illustration website.




Becky Baur

Fabi Santiago and Carolina Rabei

Bel's Art World

Alice Macdonald 

Kate Slater


The Stealthy Rabbit

Pop Press

James Barker

Caroline Gray and Ellie Snowdon

Print Wagon


If you're in London before 24 January 2016, there's a wonderful exhibition 
"EH Shepard: An Illustrator's War" at the House of Illustration that I recommend to go to:




There's also a lovely doll house on display by author and
illustrator Lauren Child who's been building it for 30 years:




Another exhibition taking place right now is "Alice in Wonderland" 
at the British Library (open until 17 April 2016) celebrating 150 years 
of it's publication (there's a great collection of illustrated books on display):





May 10, 2015

Bologna Children's Book Fair 2015 (Part 3 of 3)


Silent Book Contest 2015 Exhibition:


Cristina Bazzoni

Cristina Bazzoni

Andreja Peklar

Andreja Peklar

Lina Mumgaudyte

Lina Mumgaudyte

Lizette Duvenage

Lizette Duvenage

Anna Kislitsona

Anna Kislitsona

Cecilia Ferri

Cecilia Ferri

Mariana Ruiz Johnson

Mariana Ruiz Johnson

Adolfo Serra

Adolfo Serra


MA Children's Book Illustration graduates giving presentations 
about their illustration techniques at the Digital Café:

Shu-ti Liao

David Barrow

Julia Woolf


Our tutor and course leader Prof. Martin Salisbury 
giving a talk at the conference "150 Years of Wonderland":


Martin showed some work by the current MA students:




Cambridge School of Art stand full of dummy books by the 
MA Children's Book Illustration students. Alina and I had 
our dummy books on display as well:





Some stands and things that caught my eye:









This bookshop located in the center of Bologna has a great 
selection of children's books and attracts quite a few book fair visitors: