House of Illustration

The House of Illustration is the world’s first centre dedicated to the art of illustration in all its forms.

Our aim is to put illustration centre stage and give it the attention it deserves, revealing the creative processes behind illustration and the way in which it impacts on our daily lives. We want to inspire young people to create illustrations for the world of tomorrow, generate excitement and spark imagination about illustration.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

10am - 6pm, Tuesdays to Sundays

Admission charges

Please check before visiting

Getting there

The nearest underground station is King's Cross – take the Regent's Canal exit. Turn right to join King's Boulevard, a pedestrian route going north. Cross over the road and the canal at the top of the Boulevard, and Granary Square is directly in front of you. Head towards the north-east corner and House of Illustration is the smaller building on the right.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Hattie Stewart: Adversary

  • 1 May — 19 July 2015 *on now

We're very excited to present the first in our series of illustrator commissions with new work by acclaimed illustrator and doodle-bomber Hattie Stewart.

Coming to our South Gallery in April, Adversary will take on glossy advertising imagery with Stewart's characteristic homage-meets-satire approach. A self-described 'professional doodler', Stewart has exhibited in cities around the world including Miami, Bangkok, New York and Berlin, has collaborated with House of Holland, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Adidas, and recently was one of the artists commissioned to create artwork for the 2015 Oscars ceremony.

Expect eye-popping irreverence on a grand scale.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/whats-on/hattie-stewart-adversary/event-type/exhibition

Ladybird By Design

  • 10 July — 27 September 2015

Our summer exhibition features over 120 original illustrations from classic Ladybird titles, in celebration of 100 years of Ladybird Books.

Specially commissioned illustrations, clever format and compelling design, combined with the quality of the writing, were key to the success of the Ladybird books.

Unparalleled in their perfectly observed attention to detail and unique sense of place, the books demonstrate the power of illustration to open up the world to children and their parents, grandparents and teachers alike.

Ladybird’s full-colour, full-page illustrations were commissioned from well-known illustrators such as Charles Tunnicliffe (What To Look For titles, series 536), Harry Wingfield (Shopping with Mother, series 563, and Key Words, series 641), Martin Aitchison (Key Words titles), Eric Winter and Robert Lumley (Well-loved Tales, series 606d), John Berry (People at Work, series 606b) and Robert Ayton (Great Inventions and The Story of Oil, series 601).

Ladybird by Design features iconic images from Ladybird series including People At Work, Shopping With Mother, Science, Nature, Well Loved Tales and Key Words, as well as rare photographs and correspondence.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/whats-on/ladybird-by-design

Getting there

The nearest underground station is King's Cross – take the Regent's Canal exit. Turn right to join King's Boulevard, a pedestrian route going north. Cross over the road and the canal at the top of the Boulevard, and Granary Square is directly in front of you. Head towards the north-east corner and House of Illustration is the smaller building on the right.

House of Illustration
2 Granary Square
King's Cross
London
N1C 4BH
England

Website

www.houseofillustration.org.uk

Telephone

020 3696 2020

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