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Here 2014: Joining us this year is one of the UK's finest illustrators Marion Deuchars

Posted by Lisa Farrell,

We are thrilled that this year’s Here London creative symposium will feature legendary British illustrator and author Marion Deuchars, a lady who in addition to working internationally with major design and advertising agencies, also publishes beautiful illustrated children’s books and has created a globally recognised style of hand lettering!

After graduating with distinction from the Royal College of Art in 1981, Deuchars co-formed an art and design studio in north London from where she continues to work on an incredible range of projects spanning corporate literature, publishing, editorial, packaging, advertising, web, brand development, craft and interior design.

With commercial clients that include Royal Mail Stamps, Carluccios and the Imperial War Museum, she’s won several awards including a Gold and Silver at the Art Directors Club New York, three D&AD yellow pencils, and she’s been a member of AGI since 2000. In 2012, Marion was chosen by the British Council as one of six creatives to represent Britain at the World Design Capital in Helsinki.

We are honoured to welcome her to the Here London symposium. You can get your tickets here!

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    Marion Deuchars: Royal Mail Stamps commemorating the RSC’s 50th anniversary.

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    Marion Deuchars: Illustrations for The Guardian

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    Marion Deuchars: Illustrations for George Orwell book covers

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    Marion Deuchars: Let’s Make Some Great Art

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    Marion Deuchars: Let’s Make Some Great Art

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    Marion Deuchars: Let’s Make Some Great Art

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Posted by Lisa Farrell

Lisa joined It’s Nice That in 2013 and oversees our events programme, running both our monthly Nicer Tuesdays event and our annual summer symposium Here. She has a particular interest in photography.

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