Pylon Press is a shared framework for students, academics and practitioners who want to investigate authorial avenues and independent publishing within their Illustration practice (a support structure for the transmission of creative energy).
By recognising undergraduates as emerging talent, perceptions of the unproven student and the established professional have been broken down in order to cultivate a collegiate alliance of image makers.
Since starting Pylon Press in 2010, they have published 20 books and various items of ephemera, showcasing them through local and national events and stockists including Counter, Native Makers, Gosh! and B.A.B.E.
They have also submitted selected publications to recognised competitions and awards including Straubs by Kelly Walton, which was shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards in 2013.
As well as continuing to champion solo projects, Pylon Press plan to refocus their attention on thematic collaborations with their new book ‘Regeneration’. Publication of this anthology will be followed by a retrospective exhibition.