Monday, 28 February 2011

An Ode to Amelia's Magazine (Happy Birthday Amelia Gregory!)

I recently did the image below - for this article on the new Science Museum Cockroach Tours - which was my very first illustration for Amelia's Magazine! But I have been loving and following the magazine for quite a while...I remember at some point in 2008 I came across it in the Hayward Gallery bookshop during one of my breaks and instantly fell in love with it and wanted to be part of it. The cover was so LUSH, the pages felt great when you touched them and the varied content was so COOL and LOOKING great! - lots of combination of exciting typography with great photography and lovely doodling, yum! I started to buy it, but unfortunately shortly after that Amelia's Magazine stopped being printed - HOWEVER continues to exist at and tirelessly encourages/ features gallons of good art/illustration, music and fashion. Having started to do some illustration for the magazine now, I have been amazed at the generosity and open mindedness of Amelia Gregory (the Queen of the magazine and someone who sounds very energetic indeed!) and her writers/contributors in commissioning and featuring the work of young artists. So thank you all! 

Amelia Gregory is fantastically passionate about illustration - among lots of other things! - and has produced 2 gorgeous publications: 'Amelia's Anthology of Illustration' and 'Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration'. Today is the last day you can have 10% off 'Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration', or buy it at a discounted price together with 'Amelia's Anthology of Illustration' by using the code ACOFI LAUNCH here

First Illustration for Amelia's Magazine! © 2011 Maria Papadimitriou / Slowly the Eggs

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