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An artist famous for his subversive newspaper illustrations will take part in a new programme of lectures given by graphic design professionals.

Award-winning illustrator Simon Spilsbury, who has worked for The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Independent amongst others, will give a talk at Sheffield Hallam University on Wednesday 8 February.

The lecture, which is part of Sheffield Hallam's new 'Curated by…' series, will focus on the work that has influenced and inspired Simon's line illustrations. He will also discuss recent projects and collaborative work.

The lecture is part of an education day being run at the University with D&AD, one of the professional bodies that support the creative industries .

The University's graphic design courses are members of D&AD and the day will include workshops from members of the creative industry, intended to inspire and support students in their future careers.

Matt Edgar, course leader for graphic design at Sheffield Hallam, said: "I'm really looking forward to Simon's talk, which is sure to be a fascinating insight into the career of one most illustrious illustrators working today.

"Our 'Curated by…' lecture series will feature eminent practitioners within graphic design talking about their inspiration and revealing how it has influenced their practice."

The lecture is open to Sheffield Hallam students and external graphic design professionals and will take place at 5:30pm at the University's Pennine Lecture Theatre.

To book please visit D&AD's website or contact Matt Edgar on

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