The first-ever National Illustration Day is coming (and it's about time)

Quentin Blake in front of his illustrations
(Image credit: Ben Stansall via Getty Images)

The Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration has announced the UK's first-ever National Illustration Day – a celebration of the artists and artwork that make our lives better and brighter. Taking place on 24 November, Illustration Day will be a jubilant time to share inspiring artwork from posters to picturebooks, to spotlight the very best of the UK's artistic culture.

Illustrations are a huge part of our day-to-day lives and Illustration Day is a perfect chance to step back and see the beautiful and inspiring creations around us – a moment of mindfulness to appreciate the simple pleasures of art. (To kickstart your illustration inspiration, check out our collection of the best illustration books)

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.