Exhibition: 14.06.2013 – 23.06.2013
Visual Commentary Studio
The New Yorker by Alex Courtney-Brown
Studio led by Adrian Beasley
About the studio show
The potential breadth of application within editorial illustration is considerable, a level of visual commentary that exploits the full range of image making. Within the studio students experienced a whole collection of illustrative techniques that enabled them to challenge both popular and alternative opinion. The studio provided an intellectual platform to investigate visual language by allowing the students to explore illustrative techniques around mini-projects on satire, altruism, egoism, apathy, anthropomorphism, hyperrealism, pro-social and antisocial behavior. These topics were supported by life-drawing, visual perception, reportage, printmaking, letterpress and digital illustration workshops.
This appreciation of editorial illustration enabled level 2 students to develop a series of thought provoking and provocative images for The New Yorker – an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry; a magazine with substantial illustrative pedigree.
Graduating students having experienced the same level of media interrogation were able to work independently on illustratively driven outcomes around such topics as political satire and cerebral examination of the written word within self-published books.
Haythem Mohamed Ali
Erika Del Rosario
Anna Nguyen Minh
Djordje Misa Mesarovic