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Creative Industries Degree Show 2012 

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Creative Review's Nice publications, May edition 

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We're very pleased to see that the Creative Review blog has highlighted the publication, by Nobrow Press, of Robert Hunter's narrative illustration book The New Ghost.

Robert graduated from the BA(Hons) Illustration course at UWE in 2007.

For more about Robert's work visit his website:

The Lonely Matador finds success 

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Congratulations to UWE Illustration student Jay Wright who has won a competition with his graphic novel The Lonely Matador. His prize is to fly to Poland and present his work to a panel of publishers, critics and comic theorists at the Ligatura International Comic Culture Festival in June. Ligatura represents the culture of comic arts through its introduction and promotion of ambitious comic projects.

Jay's planning to move to Berlin after he graduates from UWE so he's particularly keen to make an impact with European publishers. He's the only UK entrant in the festival and the winner will get their book published. Good luck Jay!

It's Nice That 

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Browsing on (not in work time, obviously) we found this very cool t-shirt which was designed by UWE Illustration graduate Owen Gatley. His work is inspired by imagery from the 50s, 60s and 70s, in particular old comic strips, posters and advertisements. See more of his work at

Way to go, Owen!

Design a Gorilla 

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A mass public art event is coming to Bristol next summer, as part of Bristol Zoo Gardens' 175th Anniversary, and YOU have the chance to get involved by submitting a design.

Wow! Gorillas is a celebration of arts, culture and the environment brought to you by Bristol Zoo Gardens who have collaborated with Wild in Art - the team who brought Go Superlambanana and Go Penguins to Liverpool.

From early July – for ten weeks – a group of gorillas, evocative of fun, creativity and self expression – will form a trail around the cultural and retail quarters, creating a ‘stampede’ to act as the visual centerpiece to highlight Bristol’s extraordinary cultural offer. Wow! Gorillas will also raise significant funds to support gorilla conservation projects and a local Bristol community charity.

Design proposals can be in any art form - from traditional to new media, from sound and video installations to poetry and photography. As well as great publicity there's an honorarium of £800 for commissioned artists. The deadline for submissions is Friday 28 January 2011.

See the website for more details:

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