Review: The London Illustration Fair

Last night we found ourselves on London’s South Bank, transported into a bustling mini-universe of illustration, pattern and print.

The London Illustration Fair is back – and if the launch was anything to go by it’s succeeded in being bigger and better than ever. At only two years old, the fair has gone from strength to strength, and for the first time has moved out of their regular home, Hoxton Arches.

With over 70 exhibitors including Robert Hunter, Camille Walala, Puck Collective and Scout Editions, there is certainly plenty to feast your eyes on. To add to the fun there is an interactive installation outside by Thierry Noir, the first artist to paint the Berlin Wall.


It’s refreshing to see so many artists given a platform to showcase their work; and although some may compare it to shows like Pick Me Up, there is something a bit more raw and local about this, giving less well known contributors a chance to shine. Plus, with a setting like this to explore, it’s a great way to pick up a few affordable, yet different Christmas presents.

The London Illustration Fair is open now until Sunday 6th December at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank. Tickets can be bought online here.