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A new illustration for Libération on young people facing overwhelming stress from exams and excessive homework..

James Albon

James Albon

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illustration of An illustration for Virginia Living, a pastiche of Norman Rockwell's
illustration of An illustration for the French newspaper Libération, for an article on teenagers coping with extreme stress and over bearing homework expectations around school exams.
illustration of An illustration for Monsieur Magazine on the French
illustration of An illustration for the Wellcome Collection, a museum of medical science in London, on new psychological research into the feeling of Emptiness and its implications in the diagnosis of conditions like Borderline Personality Disorder.
illustration of An illustration for Libération as part of a summer series on notable murders in hotels; this illustration covers the story the assassination of French socialist and anti-war politican Jean Jaurès by Raoul Vilain, on the eve of the outbreak of the First World War.
illustration of Linocut Illustration of a Japanese Restaurant based on observational sketches.
illustration of Illustration for a series of articles in the French Newspaper Libération, with young people writing first hand about their experiences of harrassment and violence at the hands of the police.
illustration of Part of a series of illustrations for Ford Madox Ford's First World War epic, Parade's end, for the Folio Society.
illustration of An illustration for Virginia Living magazine on the author's childhood memories of fishing for Soft Shell Crabs in the rivers in rural Virginia.
illustration of Illustration of the French singer Asaf Avidan, to accompany an interview in Le 1 magazine.
illustration of An illustration for the French magazine Zadig, following a team of Psychiatric Nurses who describe their life and work in a psychiatric hospital in La Rochelle.
illustration of Illustration for Bastille Magazine on The Canicule, or heatwave, as climate change and extreme heat affects cities.
illustration of Illustration for the French newspaper Libération to accompany a series of articles written by young people, describing first hand the highs and lows of life on Tiktok. 

This piece won the V&A Award for Illustrated Journalism in 2022.
illustration of Linocut print of California Pine tree for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
illustration of Linocut Illustration for the Folio Society for Ford Madox Ford's First World War epic

Profile

James Albon is a British author and illustrator. Inspired by humour, drama, literary history and contemporary life, he works with watercolour, gouache and linocut printing to create exciting, characterful illustrations. He studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art, and went on to a postgraduate scholarship at the Royal Drawing School in London. He was awarded the Gwen May Award from the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 2012, and has been a Laureate of the Rene Carcan Biennale in 2014 and 2020. His clients include the Folio Society, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Libération, Penguin Random House and WIRED. His work has been widely exhibited in London, Paris, New York and Brussels, at venues including The Royal Academy, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Museum of American Illustration, The Musée Belvue, and Christie’s. He currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Style/Techniques

Conceptual, Engraving, Figurative, Fine Art, Gouache, Graphic, Painterly, Silhouette, Watercolor, Woodcut

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Children, Editorial, Education, Family, Food, Health, Historical, Landscape, Leisure, Medical, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Scientific, Technology, Travel, Wildlife, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Masculine, Youth, Environmental, Urban