Illustration

Seven Artists for Seven Islands

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nicole Ettinger

In need of a holiday, yesterday I visited all seven of the Canary Islands under one roof! Seven illustrators from across Europe were each sent to travel one of the seven islands for seven days, during July of this year, to illustrate whatever inspired them. The work they produced has formed a captivating exhibit in Shoreditch, #ONTHEDRAW.

The Real Problem With Ed

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Whenever I see Ed Miliband trying to pretend he's a human, I'm always reminded of a particular scene in Mark Tavener's criminally underrated sitcom Absolute Power in which the oily sultan of spin Charles Prentiss (not so much played by as written for Stephen Fry) is sizing up dowdy Tory shadow minister Joanne Standing (basically a pilot version of The Thick of It's Nicola Murray).

Jeremy Paxman: 'Lion of Journalism'... Or Git?

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

When, in June, Paxman finally hangs up those weary eyebrows and quits Newsnight, he will cap a glittering career. For 25 years, Paxman's main talent has been the ability to ask questions of the foremost inconsequence in the manner of a courtroom drama auditionee.

Taschen's 100 Illustrators: An Engaging Glimpse at Illustration's Finest

Hannah Gal | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

Taschen's book 100 Illustrators, is aptly described by its editors as featuring "today's most successful and important illustrators from around the globe".

Keane v Vieira

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Sport
Iddo Goldfarb

Anyone catch that Keane v Vieira documentary the other week? If you've watched any football on ITV recently, you'll have seen national village idiot Adrian Chiles repeatedly flatulating over it like some sort of gammon whoopee cushion, each time turning to simper at sweet-tempered Roy with the distinct air of a man doing everything in his meagre powers to avoid having his intestines used to hoist the boom.

The Times They Are a Changing, So Make the Most of Them

Daphne Diamant | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daphne Diamant

Achieving a full-time, creative career can seem an unachievable task in 2013. Many young designers, artists and musicians are struggling to do what they love for a living without having to work in something mundane to pay the bills, whilst they pursue their dream career part-time.

Will We See a New 'Golden Age' for Graphic Storytelling?

John Jackson | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Jackson

When I was growing up, one of my favourite books was the Picture Book which the artist Edmund Dulac created to raise money for the French Red Cross during the First World War.

Quentin Blake Knighted

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Illustrator Sir Quentin Blake, famed for his idiosyncratic drawings and collaborations with Roald Dahl, has received a knighthood from the Prince of W...

DASH Magazine: Illustrating the Business of Fashion

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

When someone decides to invest in editing and publishing a new fashion magazine, a move into a business that has been finding itself increasingly at odds with longevity and profitability, their actions are worthy of some attention.

One Way To Brighten Up Your Kitchen...

Posted 18.03.2013 | Home

Forget letter magnets or shopping lists - this is how to brighten up a kitchen. Every Friday, freelance designer Charlie Layton doodles a new i...

Indie Introvert's Self-Portrait

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 11.03.2013 | Home

Keaton Henson is the indie sad song darling who came to prominence last year for his beautiful debut album Dear and - paradoxically - a painful shynes...

Children's Illustrator Puts Stamp On Christmas

PA | Posted 29.10.2012 | Home

Five Christmas stamps featuring traditional scenes and characters including Santa, a reindeer and a robin, were unveiled by the Royal Mail today. C...

We Are Tea x Sunil Pawar

Jaclyn Craig | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jaclyn Craig

They say that no one understands a good cup of tea quite like the British. Well I can certainly vouch for that as I love a good cuppa. I never start my day without one, I dunk a biscuit into one as the perfect antidote when I'm feeling down, I warm my hands on one on a cold Winter's day, and when I wake up with a hangover on a Sunday morning, my only cure is to make one.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Illustrated Review

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Comedy

In his own words, freelance artist and illustrator Tokyosexwhale "likes drawing and is a bit of a movie buff" - and luckily for us, he's combined the ...

Weekend Shopping: French-Inspired Lady Fashion from Garance Dore and Kate Spade New York

Sarah McGiven | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

As readers of my FightForYrWrite blog will know, I'm a huge fan of the American fashion and lifestyle brand Kate Spade New York so, as they prepare for the next phase of their UK store expansion, despite the current sunny spell I wanted to bring you this look at some of my highlights from the new AW12 collection.

'Cosmic Safari' Takes Victorian Illustration On A Trip

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 17.08.2012 | Home

Victorian illustrations of animals and biology spoke of wonder and new discovery, but now they're more the fodder of dusty old museums. However, a...

Beauty is in the Eye of the Illustrator

Andrew Gonsalves | Posted 29.09.2012 | Home
Andrew Gonsalves

The ethos of Joseph's work harks back to a period before celebrity as we know it. Before the cover star of Vogue was a talking point in itself, the magazine covers were illustrated - no faces, famous or otherwise, graced the front page.

Fairy Tales Given Bloody Illustrations In Art Competition (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home

One of the sadder facts of growing up is that books don’t have as many illustrations. Or, in most cases, none at all. Which is why we’re delig...

Kate Spade New York Does French-Inspired Lady Fashion for Fall

Sarah McGiven | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Kate Spade New York does playful uptown girl sophistication like no other. For Autumn though, the all American girl seems to be drawing on her European gap year as ladylike chic, so on trend for Winter, gets a French twist.

Drawing the Imagination...

Kate Pankhurst | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Pankhurst

Drawing and literacy go hand in hand, we are all familiar with illustrated books, but it doesn't stop there. Drawing has the power to increase understanding, enjoyment and engagement across the curriculum.

Fill Your Home With The Magic Of Quentin Blake

ArtFinder | Jen Bayne | Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

Quentin Blake, ‘From the Series Mothers and Babies Underwater’ (2011) Once a month, HuffPost Culture are teaming up with ArtFinder to suggest...

Surrealism With Heart: Katrin Berge's Myth-Inspired Illustrations

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 30.05.2012 | Home

Norwegian-based artist Katrin Berge takes inspiration from the myths and legends of Iceland in creating her surrealist illustrations. “I also col...

‘I Like Drawing Gross Stuff’ - In Conversation With Five Illustrators To Know Now

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home

This week, Pick Me Up opened at London's Somerset House. The Contemporary Graphic Art Fair is an antidote to the fancier commercial shows such as Frie...

The Popular 'Pencil Vs Camera' Is Back!

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.03.2012 | Home

You might remember our piece on talented Belgian artist Ben Heine back in December. Well, we love his work so much here at HuffPo UK Culture that we...

Bora Aksu Autumn/Winter 2012

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

The twisted and dark undertones of Henry Darger's mind and his 15,145-page opus The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the U...