Rachel Joseph's Notting Hill and Portobello Road 2

Illustration Graduate Rebekah Joseph

Rebekah Joseph graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in Illustration BA this May.

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‘I am producing a series of food illustrations drawn with ink and watercolours. I am inspired with calligraphy writing and I often use a calligraphy brush and ink to feature gestural scribbles to indicate energy. My drawings of the food and reportage illustrations have a creative playfulness expression. I would like my illustrations marketed in food product designs, supermarkets, restaurants, books and prints. My niche is food drawings where I can be experimental with the composition and scale of the food or cuisine images. I would like to bring a new perspective of how food can visually communicate.’

Rachel Joseph's Notting Hill and Portobello Road 2

‘My final year exhibition at university, I exhibited my pizza illustrations and a large reportage concertina book called ‘Notting Hill and Portobello Road’. Through my travels to Notting hill London I observed and visually recorded people, commuters, shoppers and market stall keepers to create my concertina book. The concertina book reflected my drawings with gestural lines and scribbles to convey the busyness and congestion in London.

Leah Short a fashion student from London College of Fashion was working on a magazine publication and website that centred around Notting Hill. Their team came across my illustrations and contacted me to feature some of my reportage illustrations and credited me as the artist.’

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Rachel Joseph's Notting Hill and Portobello Road 1

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