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Student Zines Exhibited at House of Illustration

© Malone Chen and Jessie Davie.
© Malone Chen and Jessie Davie.
© Malone Chen and Jessie Davie.
Written by
Colin Buttimer
Published date
12 February 2015
© Malone Chen and Jessie Davie.

© Malone Chen and Jessie Davie.

In January, the House of Illustration invited Graphic and Communication Design students from our Foundation in Art and Design Course to respond to its current show.

The exhibition, Paula Rego / Honoré Daumier: Scandal, Gossip and Other Stories, presents a dialogue between the work of two candid and subversive artists. Rego and Daumier both used artist books and printmaking to bring their visions, stories and politics to a wider audience.

Separated by more than a century, the exhibition reveals a wide range of common concerns and approaches in the works of Rego and Daumier.

Visual storytelling
Lucy Alexander and Tim Meara, academic staff at Central Saint Martins, led the project. They asked students to respond to the show by interrogating the concerns and methods of Rego and Daumier.

Using a range of media and processes, the students explored zines, self-publishing and visual storytelling. They created a series of limited-edition zines, which were exhibited and sold at the House of Illustration in a weeklong exhibition.

Paula Rego / Honoré Daumier: Scandal, Gossip and Other Stories runs at the House of Illustration until 22 March 2015.

More information:
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Graphic and Communication Design curriculum area