/ Gino Cullen Illustration

Images 36 / Association of Illustrators
JANUARY 25, 2012


I have recently received notice that my work will be featured in the New Talent section of 'Images 36 - the best of British illustration 2012'. I am very happy and proud to be a part of this prestigious annual publication and look forward to seeing it in print. Available in autumn this year.

Read more on the book here and see the full list of this years selected entrants here. See my featured piece below and the whole project here.


Gino Cullen Illustration, Association of Illustrators


Gino Cullen Illustration, Association of Illustrators

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LIVE Magazine / Editorial
JANUARY 20, 2012


In December 2011 I had great fun creating this editorial piece for LIVE Magazine's winter issue. Working with the extremely motivated team of LIVE was very enjoyable. The article is on the pros & cons of doing work experience.


Gino Cullen Illustration, LIVE Magazine Editorial



Gino Cullen Illustration, LIVE Magazine Editorial Layout

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Illustration Magazine / Feature
JANUARY 13, 2012


The recent issue of 'Illustration Magazine' has great articles on classic and contemporary illustration. But that's not all, it also has a great Graduate section featuring four selected illustrators - one of them being me. Thank you very much to Ruth Prickett.


Gino Cullen Illustration, Illustration Magazine, Graduates


Gino Cullen Illustration, Illustration Magazine, Graduates

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Deadline / Editorial
JANUARY 07, 2012


"Live Magazine partnered with The Guardian and Observer to give 13 young journalists from north London the opportunity to create their own magazine and get their voices heard. Have a look at what they had to say in DEADLINE." Read more about the project on the 'Guardian' webpage.

Against this background I have been commissioned to create an Illustration of David Starkey, based on an original photograph. Starkey had been involved in discussions about the London Riots 2011 and proclaimed a very controversial attitude towards black communities and culture. We therefore decided to ironically portray him dressed up as a 'HipHop Gangster'. You can read the magazine online here.


Gino Cullen Illustration, Deadline, Guardian, Observer, Editorial


Gino Cullen Illustration, Deadline, Guardian, Observer, Editorial


Gino Cullen Illustration, Deadline, Guardian, Observer, Editorial


Gino Cullen Illustration,  Deadline, Guardian, Observer, Editorial

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Cass Art / Leaflet
JANUARY 02, 2012


Middlesex University and Cass Art have used one of my images on the current Cass Art leaflet which has been send out to 30.000 people. The image is one of ten different hand printed silk screen cards I have made while studying. Look at a digital version of the flyer here and come along to Middlesex University's Event at Cass Art if you want to send a wonderfully illustrated and personalised Valentines Card to someone special.


Gino Cullen Illustration, Screen print, Silkscreen


Gino Cullen Illustration, Screen print, Silkscreen

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Four Communications / Exhibition
DECEMBER 21, 2011


I am very happy to be one of the five artists exhibiting at this years winter exhibition of Four Communications Agency. The private view in their offices on Leicester Square 48 was a great success and I had the pleasure to meet a lot of interesting people. Read more on the show and the artists involved here.

Thank you to everybody who came along to the night and a special thank you to Emily Alexander and her motivated team. The show will be up until the end of January 2012.


Gino Cullen Illustration, Exhibition, Four Communications Agency, Leicester Square

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Junior Magazine / Editorial
DECEMBER 17, 2011


I have been asked to illustrate an article for Junior Magazine's October Issue 2011. The article is about parents helping their children with their homework and other homework horrors. It was good fun to do. Thank you to Abdul Malique for getting me on board and doing a great art direction job. See the whole project here.


Gino Cullen Illustration, Junior Magazine, Editorial, Homework

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On|Off Collective Showcase / Risograph Print
DECEMBER 11, 2011


The talented guys from On|Off Collective have asked me and other selected artists to create a two colour Risograph print on the theme 'Analogue vs Digital' for their amazing show. As my artwork is very often made in analogue and/or digital ways I conclude that the difference lies only in the tools one uses. I therefore conclude that: 'The Mind May Be The Most Creative Tool'. Thank you for doing an amazing job with this event. See all prints here.


Gino Cullen Illustration, Risograph, Exhibition


Gino Cullen Illustration, Risograph, Exhibition

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Fatbread On Food / Limited Edition Magazine
DECEMBER 02, 2011


This October my artists collective FATBREAD was asked to participate in an exhibition at Beach Gallery London. The theme of the exhibition was 'Food', which was great fun. For this purpose we printed a limited edition magazine which is packed with a lot of tasty artwork. It was a successful evening and we are proud to have exhibited along some amazing artists. See some of my images and the cover by John C Thurbin below. See all my images here.

You can get a copy of the magazine, edition of 80, in the FATBREAD webshop.


Gino Cullen Illustration, Fatbread Limited Edition Magazine, Beach Gallery London, Exhibition


Gino Cullen Illustration, Fatbread Limited Edition Magazine, Beach Gallery London, Exhibition

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Fused Magazine / Editorial
NOVEMBER 25, 2011


I had the pleasure to work with Kerry O’Coy from Fused Magazine and created two illustrations on interesting places to see in Birmingham. The images have been for Fused's Student Guide 2011. See the full guide here.


Gino Cullen Illustration, Fused Magazine, Editorial


Gino Cullen Illustration, Fused Magazine, Editoria


Gino Cullen, Fatbread Limited Edition Magazine, Beach Gallery London, Exhibition

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Flamingo Magazine / Interview
NOVEMBER 19, 2011


The very motivated people from Flamingo Magazine have recently asked me to give a little interview about my work and being an illustrator in general. It was great fun to do. Next to publishing a great magazine Flamingo also organise exhibitions and sell limited edition prints on their website. Follow Flamingo Magazine on twitter for news and updates and make sure to check out their web page. Thank you very much to Siobhan Leddy.


Gino Cullen Illustration, Flamingo Magazine, Interview

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D&AD New Blood / Exhibition
NOVEMBER 11, 2011


'The very best new talent from the worldwide D&AD Education Network, on show for all to see. New Blood presents the work of graduates in graphic design, visual communication, advertising, digital media, illustration, photography and other commercial creative arts. The international Festival of industry-led activity prepares students and graduates to enter the world of work.'

It was a great honour to be part of this years prestigious D&AD New Blood Exhibition. To be a representative of Middlesex University's Illustration Course and exhibit my work to a huge audience of artists and industry was a true pleasure. The event was packed with great artwork, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews and much more.


Gino Cullen Illustration, D&AD New Blood, Exhibition


Gino Cullen Illustration, D&AD New Blood, Exhibition


Gino Cullen Illustration, D&AD New Blood, Exhibition

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Cat Hill Memories / Publication
NOVEMBER 03, 2011


Bad news is that my old university campus 'Cat Hill' will unfortunately be demolished. Good news is Middlesex University's Illustration Course and Pearls of Wisdom Press therefore decided to do a wonderful publication on 'Impressions of Cat Hill'.

See below some of my images for the book and the whole project here.


Gino Cullen Illustration, Cat Hill, Publication


Gino Cullen Illustration, Cat Hill, Publication


Gino Cullen Illustration, Cat Hill, Publication

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Klectar / Limited edition Print
OCTOBER 26, 2011


One of my limited edition prints called 'Edgware Road' has recently been for sale online. 'Klectar' is a new platform for emerging and established artists, selling exclusive limited edition prints and jewellery. The items change every two weeks, each item being available for a short time only. Thank you to Cynthia Dea.

See the print below and have a look at my artist profile.


Gino Cullen Illustration, Cat Hill, Publication


Gino Cullen Illustration, Cat Hill, Publication


Gino Cullen Illustration, Cat Hill, Publication

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Fatbread #1 / Limited Edition Magazine
OCTOBER 20, 2011


"We are Fatbread, a collective of emerging illustrators. The first edition of our biannual publication has just been released and is packed with fun imagery. Each of the seven artists were asked to illustrate the brief "Evolution" from different approaches."

See below my cover and doublespread for the first issue of FATBREAD Magazine and order yourself a copy in our webshop. Thank you!


Gino Cullen Illustration, FATBREAD Collective, Magazine


Gino Cullen Illustration, FATBREAD Collective, Magazine

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