Forthcoming | Book | 50 Years of Illustration

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Expected: September 15th 2014
Overview: This book charts contemporary illustrations rich history: the rampant idealism of the 1960s, the bleak realism of the 1970s, the over-blown consumerism of the 1980s, the digital explosion of the 1990s, followed by the increasing diversification of illustration in the early twenty-first century. The book explores the contexts in which the discipline has operated and looks historically, sociologically, politically and culturally at the key factors at play across each decade, whilst artworks by key illustrators bring the decade to life. Contemporary illustrations impact and influence on design and popular culture are investigated through introductory essays and profiles of leading practitioners, illustrated with examples of their finest work.



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Forthcoming | Book | Ladybird by Design

Publisher: Ladybird Books / Penguin Books
Expected: January 2015
Overview: This book investigates the cultural significance and educational and social impact of these well-considered, well-written and well-designed, affordable little books; exploring their editorial and production origins, their design, typographic and illustration ethos and aesthetics, their place in an evolving society and the unique way in which they captured a sense of a very British childhood for generations or Ladybird readers and collectors. Ladybird by Design explores the lushly illustrated utopian world of Ladybird, unpacking the emotional, cultural and iconic power of a unique slice of Britain's visual history

22.05.2014 | 1st Annual World Congress of Designers – 2014 / June 26-29, 2014 / Dalian World Expo Center China

Lawrence Zeegen is invited keynote speaker on the theme of Design Education and Industry in Dynamic Flux
15.05.2014 | Pulp Magazine

Lawrence Zeegen's image created for GraphicDesign&'s Golden Meaning publication is featured in Pulp

30.04.2014 | Article | It's Nice That - Opinion: Pick Me Up / Put Me Down

Lawrence Zeegen reviews Pick Me Up 2014, 5 years on from its initial burst into the contemporary graphic art scene

15.04.2014 | Journal of Communication Design / Bloomsbury Books

Lawrence Zeegen joins the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Communication Design, a collaboration between ICOGRADA and Bloomsbury Books
26.02.2014 | Golden Meaning / GraphicDesign&

Lawrence Zeegen's illustration is featured in Golden Meaning, a GraphicDesign& book, that attempts to demystify the divine proportion
24.02.2014 | The Drum Designerati, the top 100 individuals in design

Lawrence Zeegen is nominated for The Drum's Designerati, the top 100 design individuals
20.02.2014 | Design Council Sounding Board

Zeegen joins the Design Council Sounding Board, an informal group of practising designers who will input feedback and ideas to the Design Council

05.02.2014 | Portfolio | GraphicDesign& / The Golden Ratio

28.01.2014 | Wolff Olins Game Changers / The New Mainstream

Lawrence Zeegen joins industry and education panel at Wolff Olins to discuss the New Mainstream
11.01.2014 | Tom Eckersley Master of the Poster exhibition at London College of Communication

Lawrence Zeegen curates exhibition of Tom Eckersley posters as part of LCC's 50th anniversary celebrations
01.01.2014 | Article | Varoom (Issue 24) - Return to Ladybird World

For a generation of middle-aged adults, the lushly illustrated world of Ladybird brought education, the rush of collecting, and a utopian vision of middle-class life. Author of a forthcoming book celebrating Ladybird’s 100 years in 2015, Lawrence Zeegen unpacks the emotional, cultural and iconic power of a unique slice of visual history

10.12.2013 | Creative Conscience Awards

The Creative Conscience Awards 2014 invites Lawrence Zeegen to join the distinguished judging panel for the 2nd consecutive year
16.11.2013 | ICOGRADA Board 2013-2015

Zeegen is reappointed for further 2-year term as Vice President at the General Assembly in Montreal, Canada

13.11.2013 | 2013 Bilbao Bizkaia Design Festival Awards

Lawrence Zeegen is invited to join the judging panel of the 2013 Bilboa Bizkaia Design Festival Awards

07.11.2013 | 4th International Illustration Symposium - Science, Imagination and the Illustration of Knowledge

Zeegen invited as Conference Chair at the 4th International Illustration Symposium in Oxford
29.10.2013 | 1st China International Design Biennal

Zeegen invited jury member for the 1st China International Design Biennal for University Students aiming to offer opportunities to university students to show their inspirations and designs, promote the communication and cooperation between the Chinese and western cultures
29.10.2013 | Shandong University 1st China International Design Biennial

Zeegen speaks on art and design education in a multi-cultural context
28.10.2013 | Article | Computer Arts (Issue 219) - Why design schools need to teach life-long skills

Lawrence Zeegen reflects on how art and design schools can best prepare students for an industry in flux

22.10.2013 | PechaKucha - Design Brands - Design Museum

Zeegen is invited presenter at PechaKucha event at the Design Museum

12.10.2013 | Guardian Big Draw

Zeegen joins fellow Guardian illustrators to run drawing and image-making workshops for kids

08.10.2013 | Journal of Illustration, Intellect Books

Lawrence Zeegen becomes Advisory Board Member for the Journal of Illustration
01.10.2013 | Article | Varoom (Issue 23) - Illustration After Illustration

Lawrence Zeegen writes on the future of illustration and the demise of the static image

30.09.2013 | Article | It's Nice That - A Week On Monday

Lawrence Zeegen writes on 80s pop and Japanese junk

31.08.2013 | 'Selected' - Posters from the ICOGRADA Archive at London College of Communication

Zeegen curates poster at London College of Communication exhibition celebrating 50 years of ICOGRADA
14.08.2013 | Portfolio | Liar

07.07.2013 | Crowd Talks - Put on a Show

Lawrence Zeegen as invited panel member discusses the importance and future of art and design degree shows
25.06.2013 | D&AD Board of Trustees

Lawrence Zeegen is voted onto D&AD board of trustees for 2-year term

25.06.2013 | UAL Professor of Illustration

University of the Arts London appoints Lawrence Zeegen as Professor of Illustration
14.06.2013 | Article | Computer Arts Presents (Issue 14) / The Portfolio Handbook - Student Portfolios

Lawrence Zeegen reveals the vital pointers in creating and presenting a student portfolio in today's ever complex creative industries

13.06.2013 | European Design Awards 2013

On behalf of ICOGRADA, Lawrence Zeegen attends the 2013 European Design Awards as jury member and advisor