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Children’s Illustrated Books

Illustration students were recently treated to a talk by Martha Lee, CSAD’s Academic Librarian, about her experience as a member of the judging panel for the CILIP (The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) Carnegie and Kate Greenaway children’s book awards.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

We have a few of the shortlisted books in the library now, alongside other illustrated children’s books. They are currently on display on the 2nd floor at Llandaff Library and can be borrowed.

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Illustrators is a journal ‘devoted to celebrating the often-unsung talents of British and European illustrators…’

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Illustrators Issue 1                                    Illustrators Issue 2

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Illustrators Issue 3                                 Illustrators Issue 4

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Illustrators Issue 5                                   Illustrators Issue 6

Shelfmark 741.6 ILL

Follow the links to the library catalogue Metsearch to read more. Issues one to six can now be seen on display on the 2nd floor of Landaff library.

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Calling Illustration Students!

There’s a great display of books on the 2nd floor of Llandaff library, handpicked by your lecturers for the current CSAD Level 5 Illustration project . . . here’s a virtual display, but even better that you drop into the library and browse the actual books.

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Graham Rawle: author & illustrator

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As part of Cardiff Met’s World Book Day celebrations, we were lucky to be joined at Cardiff School of Art & Design by Graham Rawle, the celebrated writer and illustrator. Graham gave a succinct overview of his work, covering such topics as story structure, content and development. Talking with an audience of over 40 students and staff, he provided a real insight into the world of the graphic novel and generously answered questions and gave advice about the life of the professional novelist and illustrator.

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Graham Rawle: Author Talk

CSAD Llandaff Campus N-block 1st floor

Friday 4th March 11-12pm



Graham Rawle is a writer and collage artist whose visual work incorporates illustration, design, photography and installation. His weekly Lost Consonants series appeared in the Weekend Guardian for 15 years (1990-2005). He has produced other regular series for The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine and The Times.

Among his books are The Wonder Book of Fun, Lying Doggo, Diary of an Amateur Photographer and his reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz, which won 2009 Book of the Year and best Illustrated Trade book at the British Book Design and Production Awards. His critically acclaimed Woman’s World, a novel created entirely from fragments of found text clipped from women’s magazines of the 1950s and ’60s, is being made into a feature film. His latest novel The Card, was shortlisted for the 2013 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Book Award.


This event is free with food and refreshments: guarantee your place now through Event Brite or email rsiekkinen@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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New Books: Illustration, drawing & book art

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Fifty Years of Illustration: This book charts contemporary illustrations rich history: the rampant idealism of the 1960s, the bleak realism of the 1970s, the over-blown consumerism of the 1980s, the digital explosion of the 1990s, followed by the increasing diversification of illustration in the early twenty-first century.

The Society of Illustrators 55th Annual of Illustration

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Inspiration of Book: Redefine your notion of what a book can be with Inspiration of Book, a collection of over 150 of the most imaginative and innovative books ever made. Some of the books within are crafted from outlandish materials, such as wood, fabric, coconuts or clam shells; others are designed in a way that is counter-intuitive to how most of us envision a book, like books with glow-in-the-dark pages, Snoop Dogg’s smokeable book and the world’s first fully edible book. These books provoke the senses, inspire memories and stimulate our emotions.

Crafting Narrative: Story telling through objects and making.

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These new books are currently on display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff library. Follow the links to the library catalogue for more information or to place a reservation. Available to borrow from 24th June.

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Illustration & Graphics – new books

100 Illustrators  Culled from the ‘Illustration Now’ series, this is a selection of today’s most successful and important illustrators from around the globe.91LakBliWYL

Lolita: The Story of a Cover Girl


This is the first book to consider the controversial cover of the most notorious and acclaimed novel of the 20th century, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. It pairs essays by well-known design critics with a rich gallery of 60 brand-new Lolita covers, commissioned by leading book designers especially for this project.


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‘Hand Made Illustration’ brings together the work of some of the most innovative, original, and creative illustrators from around the world, all of whom have one thing in common – a love of using traditional methods to creat their own unique works.


Modern Vintage Illustration 51URwCi2qmL

A survey of modern illustration that uses older styles of artistic expression to evoke a sense of another time and place. These vintage-style illustrations play with the past, subvert it on occasion, but always feel fresh.



See and read more about these new books on the current new book display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff library – available to view and reserve until 6th February, after which time they can be borrowed.








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The Granny alphabet by Tim Walker

Granny alphabet / photographs by Tim Walker ; illustrated by Lawrence Mynott

Artist-photographer Tim Walker has won a cult following for his flamboyant, lavishly staged and surrealist fashion photography. Now he brings his unique brand of very British fantasia to a subject close to his and all our hearts: grandmothers. Pour yourself a cup of tea and step into an enchanted realm, where twinkling Miss Marple-types elope to Egypt in head-to-toe tartan, or jet off to Mars on a flying saucer.


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New exhibition of artists’ books

Approach the CSAD building in Llandaff, enter, turn left and go through the double doors. On your right you will see a glass display cabinet – the In Gallery. During this week you have the chance to see some of the library’s wonderful collection of artists’ books.


Here are the books with links to the library catalogue where you can read more about them.

5 years set adrift by Henry Ireland

No-one go home by Reijo Karkkainen

Bolom Chon by Ambar Past

Happy birthday matchox by J Wilson

Collection 2 by Philippa Wood

The first also by Philippa Wood

The tyger by Lynda Landers (William Blake)

Tsunami  by Joydeb and Moyna Chitrakar

THE IN GALLERY features weekly exhibitions of work by staff, students and guests of CSAD/Cardiff Metropolitan University. This has been curated by Emma Harry, Third Year Illustration student, CSAD.


More artists’ books can be seen throughout zone 1 of the library: on the ground floor and also in the Special Collections room on the second floor.


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Ahoy bookmates – a nice piece o’ spring news:


Ahoy bookmates – a nice piece o’ spring news:  

The Gardening Pirates (Ruth Morgan & Chris Glynn, Gomer Press  2013)

has been nominated for the

2013 Tir na n-Og children’s books award for Best English Language Book.

Winner to be announced 16 May at the CILIP Cymru Library and Information Conference 2013 at Cardiff Central Library.


On order – available soon in Howard Gardens Library!

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