The London Illustration Fair is an annual, artist-led illustration, print and graphic design fair, bringing artists and buyers together in a unique environment. The fair offers the chance for illustration lovers to come face to face with their favourite artists and discover amazing new artwork from emerging illustrators.
Due to a successful move of venue to the Bargehouse on London’s Southbank in 2015, The London Illustration Fair will now focus its attention to bring you one bigger, better and more entertaining event every year. We’ve picked out two of the artists featuring at the fair who make it well worth the visit.
The Doodle Man, aka Sam Cox, is a brilliant and fun artist from the UK. Sams doodles consume many different surfaces, including walls, floor and furniture, spreading beyond the sketchbook and infusing spaces with his bustling drawings. The work is often described as Graffiti Spaghetti’, as his clusters of characters, objects and patterns group together in a formation that appears to continue to grow relentlessly.
Nick Ellwood is an artist specialising in reportage illustration and location-based drawing who works across traditional and multimedia platforms. For the London Illustration Fair 2016, Nick will be showcasing a series of large scale portraits of Syrian refugees newly arrived in the UK as well as exploring the most precious thing they have brought with them. The drawings will form part of a booklet which will be launched at the London Illustration Fair in collaboration with the design agency Tom, Dick & Harry and the writer Nicola David. All proceeds from the book will go to supporting people still in Syria.