Get tropical at The London Illustration Fair’s Summer Festival.

A ‘tropicana-themed paradise’ is promised next weekend, thanks to the inaugural installment of The London Illustration Fair’s Summer Festival.

Eliza Southwood, Race
Eliza Southwood, Race

The London Illustration Fair launched last year with a brilliantly bustling event in the Hoxton Arches, east London, featuring work from 20 emerging illustration talents.

London Illustration Fair
London Illustration Fair

The summer incarnation takes place next weekend, with all illustration, print and graphic works taking on a totally tropical theme.

Among the ten exhibition stands will be work by JSR Agency, Brothers of the Stripe, Hero of Switzerland, Hato Press, Campaign for Drawing and East London Printmakers.

We’re particularly excited about seeing the work by David Shillinglaw, who will be creating an outdoor mural live throughout the event.

Sylvia Moritz- Dencity
Sylvia Moritz- Dencity

Other highlights look set to be Hello Print’s Print Your Own Ice Cream Monster events, and on a more serious note, there will also be one-on-one drop in portfolio tutorials with Handsome Frank director Tom Robinson.

A pop-up shop will also be in place over the weekend selling artwork, prints and zines from the likes of Alec Doherty, MysteryMeat and Lucille Clerc.

Fredrik Andersson, Infinite Beard I
Fredrik Andersson, Infinite Beard I

The organisers say, ‘The Summer Festival brings together commercial agencies, independent start-ups and charities, celebrating the breadth of illustration and the graphic art practice and its dynamic relationship with contemporary culture.’

Jurassic Park by Gordon Reid from a series which explores profound quotes from unlikely films
Jurassic Park by Gordon Reid from a series which explores profound quotes from unlikely films

The London Illustration Fair¹s Summer Festival takes place on 5 and 6 July at Hoxton Arches, Arch 402, London E2 8HD. For more information visit

www.thelondonillustrationfair.co.uk

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