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.

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  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...

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...

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...

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...

Lizzy Stewart

Lizzy Stewart, above all, is a sparkle of talent with a pencil in hand. She is a London based illustrator, who recently achieved Master’s...

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...

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'...

Lauren Mortimer

Lauren Mortimer is Central St. Martins graduate, who gained a degree in Fashion Communication with Promotion in 2009, and is a London based illustrator...

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...

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...

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.