Whether you’re into political satire or the magical world of Hogwarts, there are plenty of fantastic places to discover the wonders of the illustrative arts in London. Here’s our guide to the best places around.
Way before the advent of photography, fashion magazines had to rely on precise illustrative version of their garments to entice consumers. Nowadays fashion illustration is still big business, with creative, avant-garde art remaining a fixture in publications and campaigns. The Fashion Illustration Gallery exhibits and sells works from some of the greatest in the field, from historic pieces by René Gruau to new creations by Hiroshi Tanabe. It has a permanent exhibition programme at The Bluebird in Chelsea, whereas The Mayor Gallery is only open by appointment.
Every December this fair opens its doors for a precious few days, showcasing the newest talent from the graphic, print and illustration world. As well as selling original works and limited edition prints many exhibitors sell a huge range of homewares, books and accessories, suitable for even the leanest pocket.