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Raymond Briggs’ Snowman to feature on new coins

Raymond Briggs’ Snowman to feature on new coins

The Royal Mint has released limited edition 50p coins featuring The Snowman, illustrated by former University of Brighton teacher Raymond Briggs CBE. The issue, which includes the Royal Mint’s first coin in colour, celebrates 40 years since The Snowman’s publication....

Make – do Event

Make – do Event

Level 6 students staged a pop-up event over the weekend with an exhibition and workshops scheduled to raise funds for their graduate show in...

Brighton Illustration Fair 2018

Brighton Illustration Fair 2018

Staff and students participated in the Brighton Illustration Fair 2018 hosted once again by the University of Brighton. https://www.brightonillustrationfair.co.uk...

Illustration alumni Pat Bradbury profiled on Its Nice That

Illustration alumni Pat Bradbury profiled on Its Nice That

Illustrator Pat Bradbury is renowned for his work in the realms of abstract shapes, vivid colour and very well-observed, often hat-based, humour. Recently, he’s been thinking about how to refine his process, and new ways of approaching the balance between readability...

BIF Brighton Illustration Fair 2018

BIF Brighton Illustration Fair 2018

Once again the university will be hosting the Brighton Illustration Fair in 2018 offering opportunities for students to take part in both selling products and running workshops during the...

John Vernon Lord exhibition House of Illustration

John Vernon Lord exhibition House of Illustration

Professor Emeritus John Vernon Lord exhibition at the House of Illustration. John Vernon Lord: Illustrating Carroll and Joyce Extraordinary pen and ink illustrations for five books Chris Riddell ~ "A spellbinding exhibition"  The Guardian ~ "Dense illustrations - full...

Peapod Press Zine Launch

Peapod Press Zine Launch

Illustration alumni from the class of 2013 launch Peapod Press Zine. Rosie Brand, creator of Wizard & Soft Pig, will be here with a host of contributors to Hear Ye See Ye, her new anthology produced in association with Friends in the Dungeon and Peapod.press on...

It’s Nice That Interview with graduate Jonathan Isaacson

It’s Nice That Interview with graduate Jonathan Isaacson

“I got into design kind of by accident,” explains London-based graphic designer Jonathan Isaacson. Despite studying illustration at Brighton, Jonathan admits he became far more inspired by the work his friends were producing across the discipline bridge in graphic...

Illustration student selected for MTV internship

Illustration student selected for MTV internship

Final year Illustration student Dayna Murphy is selected for a year long internship at the MTV Creative Studios, starting straight after the Graduate Show 2018. http://daynamurphy.format.com https://www.instagram.com/dayna.murphy/?hl=en...

Morag Myerscough / Ditchling Museum / Brighton Festival

Morag Myerscough / Ditchling Museum / Brighton Festival

Morag Myerscough has been in the studio working with first-year students on the making of the Belonging Bandstand for Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft as part of Brighton Festival. For more updates follow Morag & Ditchling Museum on Instagram. This week we are...

Sound & Vision Workshop

Sound & Vision Workshop

First-year Graphic Designers took part in a one day Sound and Vision workshop this week. In groups, they were tasked with creating a one minute film in reaction to a track they were given. The day ended in a showreel, beers, and prizes. A few snippets are attached in...

Rosanna Webster work for Its Nice That

Rosanna Webster work for Its Nice That

Rosanna Webster constructs dreamy, textural collages for Found in Adobe Stock Words by It's Nice That, Monday 05 March 2018 For Found in Adobe Stock, It’s Nice That has commissioned two creatives to explore the world of Adobe Stock, and make a series of works using...

Alumni Profile: Rifke Sadleir

Alumni Profile: Rifke Sadleir

After initially joining the illustration course at Brighton, Rifke Sadleir switched to graphic design within just two months. Although she now works predominantly with other people’s designs, she cites her graphic design background as having had a major influence in...

Mess Up Helvetica

Mess Up Helvetica

A recent workshop in the Second Year Studio with Graphic Design students focusing on Messing Up Helvetica.  

Live Brief: U + I

Live Brief: U + I

The Graphic Design and Illustration courses have been given the opportunity to display their work on a 200m long display space in Central Brighton. Developers U + I have commissioned the course to design their hoarding while they build new University accommodation as...

Ditchling Residencies with Brighton Graphics & Illustration Students

Ditchling Residencies with Brighton Graphics & Illustration Students

University of Brighton students have been given the opportunity to demonstrate their printing and illustration skills at Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft – and members of the public can join in the fun. The BA(Hons) Graphic Design and BA(Hons) Illustration students...

Festival 8 Central Vapeur

Festival 8 Central Vapeur

Illustration Course Leader Roderick Mills is to take part in a panel discussion at Festival 8 Central Vapeur March 2018 Strasbourg....

FHK Henrion Exhibition curated by Level 6 students

FHK Henrion Exhibition curated by Level 6 students

*To facilitate student experience in curating an exhibition a group of level 6 illustrators worked with the University of Brighton Design Archive to put on an exhibition in the South Galleries as part of the celebrations around the Brighton Illustration Fair 2017....

AOI Discusses: Creating Your Own Success at Brighton October 2017

AOI Discusses: Creating Your Own Success at Brighton October 2017

The University of Brighton team up with the Association of Illustrators, Brighton Illustrators Group and Brighton Illustration Fair for a Discussion Evening : AOI Discusses: Creating Your Own Success Join AOI Membership Manager Lou Bones with illustrators Donough...

ICON10 The Illustration Conference Detroit 2018 participation

ICON10 The Illustration Conference Detroit 2018 participation

Roderick Mills as part of the MOKITA Illustration Forum (Brighton, Camberwell, Kingston) has been selected to run a panel session entitled Future Shock at the Educators Symposium during ICON10 The Illustration Conference in Detroit Michigan USA July...

FOLIO ZINE AWARDS 2017

FOLIO ZINE AWARDS 2017

Course Leader for Illustration Roderick Mills is one of the judges for the Folio Zine Awards 2017 - Print on Paper / People of Print....

Twofold Brighton website launched

Graduating students of Graphic Design & Illustration launch their website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rshckZuoDgM http://www.twofoldbrighton.co.uk

Ye Olde King & Queen Day Celebrations

Ye Olde King & Queen Day Celebrations

Following the Level 6 Summative Assessment hand in, traditionally staff and students from Graphic Design and Illustration convene at the Ye Olde King & Queen pub opposite Grand Parade for a series of student speeches and gifts handed out to staff. Then staff make...

Level 6 Bake a Cake competition

Level 6 Bake a Cake competition

The annual Level 6 Bake a Cake competition being displayed in studio 350 before judging takes place. A short break during the final term and the run up to the Degree Show...

Royal College of Art entrance success for level 6 students

L6 Graphic Design student Ryan McDonagh was successful in his application for MA (RCA) Visual Communication 2017 - 2019 L6 Illustrator Richard Noble was successful in his application for MA (RCA) Experimental Animation 2017 - 2019 Also L6 Illustrator Sacha Buckley was...