Jamie Coe’s Art Schooled: studying at CSM illustrated

The graphic novel of Central Saint Martins graduate Jamie Coe, ‘Art Schooled’, is a challenging and humorous portrayal of ‘first impressions’, anxieties, making friends, and the awkward stage of coming of age. Following the protagonist Daniel Stope through his ‘enrolment at art school and consequent move to the city’, the reader experiences a vibrant and high pressure environment through his sometimes naive and critical eyes. We are reminded of the difficult truth that we are all too quick to judge at times. We ask Coe about the origins of ‘Art Schooled’, why he feels graphic novels are a powerful medium to discuss social and political issues, and how comics interact with their audience unlike other art forms.

PREVIEW of “THE MA’s NEWBORNS” by Swedish Dolly Frida

  Frida Wannerberger is a magical creature-doll from Sweden. She currently studies graphic design at Central Saint Martins and is a very talented kid. Her...

Dr Martens team up with CSM for AW14

Iconic British footwear brand Dr Martens has held strong links with rebellious youth culture since the 60s. For their most recent project, they turned...

Arts and Asia: Wu Ling’s Eastern Promise

Wu Ling is a key figure in the Chinese Fashion Industry. She followed Angelica Cheung stepping into the world of Vogue China from Elle...

Percy Lau: Seeing is Believing? How BA Jewellery graduate Percy Lau...

It’s not long ago when we had an interview with this star student (now a graduate) from BA Jewellery Design, but we just couldn’t...

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn is a London based artist and designer, who studied MA Industrial Design at CSM and graduated in 2008. Dunn's work is extremely diverse and always pushing the boundaries...

David Sims, Joe McKenna, Spring Studios: Arena Homme+’s Ben Kelway on...

Ben Kelway: Okay, so what do you want to know? Olya Kuryshchuk: I am curious about your background. I'm from Ukraine, and even though I...

Seetal Solanki

Hanging in Hoi Polloi, kedgeree with an espresso martini on the side, casually dressed and cool hair (“I was always a tomboy growing up...

Percy Lau – CSM Jewellery Artist

As a high schooler in China who was gifted in the sciences, Percy Lau didn’t realise her passion for art and design until she...

“Life as Cynthia Icorn”: the artist Amy Kingsmill in conversation

In the run up to CSM’s highly anticipated fine art degree show, we were especially excited to talk with the fascinating Amy Kingsmill. As...

Work in Progress

Saturday evening 1 Granary went to check out Work in Progress, the Central Saint Martins illustration show 2013, on its opening night. There was...

Maria’s take on CSM students’ recognizability

After wednesday's introductory interview, Maria takes over today as guest illustrator, writing about- and illustrating Central Saint Martins students. Yesterday morning I was leaving my...