Category Archives: illustration

Artypeeps has a new nest >>>>

Chirp chirp! In a long-awaited merger the Artypeeps network is now part of The Curved House, a creative agency working primarily for publishers and authors. Please visit to find out more.

This blog will shortly migrate to The Curved House but we will continue to have our twice-yearly Artypeeps drinks nights and will keep the network active through Facebook.

Thank you to all of the Artypeeps crew who have supported the various endeavors and made our network the special little community that it is.


Artypeeps have a new Facebook page

Ahoy peeps! Those of you in the Artypeeps Facebook network will know that we have almost 900 Facebook friends all around the world. We want to get our network up into the thousands so we’ve now started a fan page. We’ll be profiling some of our favourite designers, illustrators, artists and other wonderful creatives on this new page. We’ll also be handpicking fans of our page to profile their work so we need to see lots of talented peeps liking the page!

Visit the new Artypeeps Fan Page, click ‘LIKE’ and then spread the word to all your friends. Thanks!

Open Evening and Performance by Christina Mitrentse

The artists’ books and installations of Christina Mitrentse have captivated us book-lovers in the past, so we are delighted to announce her new solo show, presented by the Art Work Space in west London.

Add To My Library Vol. II by Christina Mitrentse

Join us for the Open Evening and Performance
Wednesday 7th Sept. 2011 6 -9.30 pm

Art Work Space is delighted to present Add To My Library Vol.II, a solo exhibition of works by established multi-faceted artist Christina Mitrentse. The show consists of five interconnected parts produced over the last two years. A series of large-scale graphite and colour pencil drawings created through an innovative methodology depicting books as the building-blocks of idiosyncratic institutions: STONEHENGE, WWW, NEW TATE, EMBLEM, RUIN I. A BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATA FLOW of favorite book titles/authors, selected by invited international contributors from the art world. METABOOK, a plinth-mounted silk-screened book sculpture;‘10 FLAGS silk-screens extracted from METABOOK form a wall-based installation and a spoken word performance by guest artist Douglas Park who will embody the Library’s body of knowledge as a living Encyclopedia.The man who became a book!
For more details visit:

Download colour publication that accompanies the project

Lower Ground Floor, The Hempel Hotel,
31—35 Craven Hill Gardens, London W2 3EA

Issue 60 of the Book Arts Newsletter ready for download

BAN Issue 60

Issue 60 cover: seven skins by Emmanuele Waeckerlé

Issue 60 of our very favourite newsletter is available for download now. The Book Arts Newsletter (BAN) is published by the University of the West of England’s Centre for Fine Print Research. Each month Sarah Bodman, Research Fellow (Artists Books), compiles and edits news and events relating to Artists Books in the UK.

Download the latest edition here:

For more information or to join the mailing list contact:

Sarah Bodman, Research Fellow – Artists  Books
Centre for Fine Print Research
UWE, Bristol, Faculty of Creative Arts, Humanities and Education
Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol, BS3 2JT, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 32 84915
Fax: +44 (0)117 32 85865

Illustrators win chance to show work at LBF

The London Book Fair can be a rather depressing experience for creative types – what with all those partition walls and business-types doing business-type things – so it’s nice to see the artistic side of books making a bigger appearance this year. The Bookseller today published the final list of ten illustrators who have won a place to show their work at the LBF. They include Emma McCann (Fantastic Mr Fox, pictured), Eric Freeberg (Goldilocks) and Jennifer Miles (Happy Endings). Read more…

Drawing Drawing Drawing

A few little doodles from the sketchpad of our Christopher Wilson.

Illustration by Christopher Wilson/Oberphones.

An abstract of Sheffield's Park Hill estate

Illustration by Christopher Wilson/Oberphones.

In the loungeroom, with insomnia.

Clever chops. See more of Christopher’s work here: and here: If it’s an illustrative design you want, he’s your man.

London Book Fair 2010 here we come

artypeeps_troubadour_jonthan_perugia_rupert_jessopLast Wednesday (22 April) Artypeeps hosted a book design, illustration and photography exhibition at the Troubadour Gallery in Earls Court. This was a one-day event to coincide with the London Book Fair and it was the first exhibition by the Artypeeps collective.

The response from guests and visitors was overwhelmingly positive, with many people commenting on how refreshing it was to see the artistic side of book publishing gain more prominence.

We plan to repeat the exhibition next year but, in the meantime, stay tuned for details of the next Artypeeps event.

To view a full gallery of images see here: