James Clapham, who is shortly to complete an illustration degree at the Cambridge School of Arts, has a nice collection of illustrated song lyrics. I was interested in these because of the visual satisfaction that arises through integrating text and visual images and often surreal content that can emerge from song lyrics.
I asked James some questions based on this work series:
What made you choose to focus on lyrics within illustrations?
Can you describe your work process from start to finish including the tools you use?
I like to theme ideas, like sometimes you might get an idea, then you can mix it with something else. That way you open up what you can draw and how you can run with something visually. Doing research helps, whether that be some visual like text or looking into a certain subject’.
© James Clapham, 2009
The New Designers exhibition is next for James, which is coming up in mid July this year. As well as aiming to complete a masters degree and get more sun, James is currently looking for somewhere in Liverpool to do silkscreen work.
Good luck with it all, James,
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