Now that Spring is upon us, and the weather has brightened up a bit, the question on our lips is, ‘where can we go, what can we do?’.
One event to look forward to is publisher Nobrow‘s 3rd annual fair of carefully curated comics and graphic art from around the world; the East London Comics and Arts Festival (ELCAF).
The fair will run on Saturday 14th June 2014, and will include talks and events for all ages. It will also showcase a plethora of talent from the comics and graphic design scene, introducing visitors to exciting rising artists and publishers from around the world.
The full line up of artists is still to be announced, however ELCAF were stoked to reveal that they have Chris Ware confirmed for the event. Chris will also be designing this year’s event poster. Chris is an American comic book artist and cartoonist, known for exploring themes such as social isolation, and depression; his most famous work includes the Acme Novelty Library, as well as his graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan and The Smartest Kid On Earth. Working with vivid colour schemes and in meticulous detail, Chris is rated highly among his peers as an industry game changer.
Festival founders, London-based publisher Nobrow launched in 2008 to spotlight graphic art, illustration and art comics in the UK and abroad. Since then they have become a leading proponent of quality book design, and their books are published in major outlets around the globe. Part of what makes Nobrow unique is their use of spot colour printing (Pantone) for the majority of their publications, as this produces highly vibrant colour.
As well as a great place for budding culture addicts, ELCAF will also be the perfect place to buy prints and comics, and meet like-minded illustration and design lovers!
You can see a video about last year’s festival below:
This post was written by Ohh Deer blogger, Amanda Taylor, Amanda is a self taught graphic designer, illustrator and designer maker. In her spare time she indulges in painting, doodling, speed cooking and attempting to grow vegetables. All of her spare creative energy is ploughed into TaylorTwo, which sells her illustrated art, gifts, stationery and homewares globally, in addition to original canvas art pieces.