How does social media affect the way illustrators work?

How is social media changing the way that illustrators work? What does it take to turn it into a full-time profession when money in the...

Mirko Borsche: Why design history matters and brainstorming sucks

Lunch break at Bureau Mirko Borsche: a handful of graphic designers and interns sit outside in a canopy swing, smoking a cigarette, listening to...

Exploring the Internet with Dominik Pollin

For Dominik Pollin, fashion is about images. Images in the sense that to him, fashion is consumed visually, and thus immaterially, rather than through...

FASHION CRITIC IAIN R. WEBB HAS BEEN COLLECTING FASHION INVITATIONS FOR...

From the loud to the minimal, the precious to the poor, the fashion show invitation remains as the highly fetishised golden ticket to the exclusive world of fashion shows. A new book, edited by award-winning fashion writer and Central Saint Martins professor Iain Webb, explores this colourful history, functioning as a disjointed but invaluable reflection of the development of fashion and its industry. As the book launches, we asked Webb a few questions about the making of the book and what it might mean when John Galliano sends you a rusty old key with a handwritten label attached.

Illustrator MH Jeeves: “Be realistic about if you have enough talent.”

Marie-Helene Jeeves and I sit outside Caravan, overlooking Granary Square's fountains. It's early morning, misty, grey, a bit chilly. Our conversation starts with architecture -- she compares Central Saint Martins' King's Cross building with the Palace of Versailles -- goes on to the harsh reality for illustrators and ends somewhere along the lines of "Somebody said it was a good sign if you have never had to work as a taxi driver: then you were doing alright!" All the while, a little Chemex drips coffee in a glass in between us.

Looking back on LFW: Helen Bullock illustrates Class of 2011

We asked MA Fashion graduate Helen Bullock to draw three CSM labels that showed at London Fashion Week like 'one of her French girls'...

Window dressing is permitted vandalism: Helen Bullock x Liberty London

We catch up with Helen Bullock, who dressed Liberty London's windows for a special Fashion Week edition. The illustrator and fashion designer, who has...

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...

Decked Out Kickstarter: Fashion Playing Cards by Constance Lim

Whilst going through all students' sketchbooks at the graduate show this summer, I noticed the beautiful illustrations by Connie Lim, who studied Fashion Design...

All I $ee i$ $ign$

  If you've ever passed through the Foundation at CSM, you'll no doubt remember the infamous 'Alter Ego' project, in which you dig deep,  call...

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...

Masami Fujimaki and her Nina de York Illustrations

Masami is so nice. Is it due to her fair nature, her Japanese origin or her artistic spirituality, Im not sure but she is...