Making Great Illustration
Monday 10 September – Saturday 20 October
The Peninsula Arts Gallery
Plymouth University, Roland Levinsky Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA
The Making Great Illustration exhibition, based on the book of the same name, was a unique opportunity to see an amazingly high caliber of illustrators’ work all in one show. Featuring artwork by some of the world’s best illustrators, including; Quentin Blake, Kitty Crowther, Marian Bantjes, Ralph Steadman, Rob Ryan, Laura Carlin and Ronald Searle, it covered both superior young talent and the influential older generation.
The whole range of illustration was represented from typographic work, reportage, editorial to children’s books. Including Oliver Jeffers’ picture book sketchbook, Catalina Estrada’s jewel-like scarves, vinyl toys from Pete Fowler, an Afghanistan sketchbook drawn by Matthew Cook whilst on a tour of duty and images for Waitrose packaging from Emma Dibben. Photographic portraits and studio shots provided unique insights into the illustrators’ environment featured alongside the artwork.