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Review: The London Illustration Fair 2014

Friday 05 December 2014
Words Alice Bell

The London Illustration Fair folk successfully kicked off another event last night at Hoxton Arches, presenting the latest in illustration, graphic design and print.

Earlier this year their summer festival was a tropically fabulous fair, but this weekend’s event sees them upping their game with a fresh range of work and some bigger names amongst the exhibitors.

TFL’s favourite Jean Jullien presented some of his consistently witty and bold illustrations alongside other well known artists such as Supermundane (Rob Lowe), Mr Bingo and Dan Hillier, who has recently been working with Royal Blood.

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As you walk in you are greeted by a festive wall mural by Louise Zergang Pomeroy, created bespoke for the fair (and featured at the top of this article). It’s nice to see the growing resurgence of this intricate, almost painstaking, style also seen in the work of Lucille Clerc – you can really appreciate the hours of work that goes into it.

As well as the illustrators’ stalls, we were greeted by new kid on the post-it block, Papersmiths. I could have spent all evening flicking through their too-beautiful-to-write-in-notebooks and I’m sure I’m not alone.

The London Illustration Fair 2014 opens today at the Hoxton Arches an runs until Sunday. Tickets available here.