Exhibition celebrates the work of legendary illustrator

Running from 12 May to 31 July, the work of veteran British illustrator Brian Sanders is celebrated in a new 'Selected Works' exhibition at London's Lever Gallery. Famous for its clean line-work and bold use of colour, Sanders' experimental pencil sketches and paintings are held up as the quintessential style of the golden age of illustration.

With a career spanning five decades, Sanders rose to prominence in 1960s London with off-kilter illustrations and portraits for magazines, and in 1965 he was commissioned by Stanley Kubrick to illustrate the film sets and scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey. This rare opportunity gave Sanders unfettered access to the filming, with much of the work he produced remaining unpublished for decades.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.