28th July 2011 – 7.30pm-9.30pm @Tag (29 Clerkenwell Rd – Farringdon). map.
Jelly and The Young Creative Council host the first of a two-part event. The two have joined forces in presenting splendour to an open audience with two of Jelly’s most prolific artists; Matt Lyon and Alison Carmichael. The talks are focusing around their career; a rare opportunity to gain an insight into the who, what, where and why of being a successful illustrator.
Alison Carmichael is an internationally recognised hand lettering artist. Her eye for lettering has enabled her to become one of the UK’s most sought after commercial artists. Whilst working on various, large-scale advertising campaigns to almost boutique retail projects; Alison has won many industry recognised awards.
With a distinctive style that is most colourful, completely striking and containing engrossing composition; Matt Lyon is noted as a great talent in British illustration. His work crosses from illustration to typography and back again via boats, rockets, rainbows, clouds, teapots and trains in a world of multi-colour.
The collaboration between Jelly and The Young Creative Council has created some great hype. The Young Creative Council is the extra-curricular project of a handful of advertising talents. Based in various top agencies throughout London and abroad, the council offer a service for young creatives from every method and means to get a foot in the door. They have recently worked with D&AD at Newblood and are tremendously successful at spotting talent and creating events where it can shine. This event has been on the cards for a while and it is the first of equally great things to come.
The talk is free, yet you have to sign up at the eventbrite link to make sure you get on the guest list. Located at Tag’s bar in Clerkenwell Road, the talk will be around thirty to forty minutes for each artist with an interval in-between for drinks. Afterwards may also be a great opportunity to network!