BA (Hons) Illustration alumnus Adam Allsuch Boardman has seen his hard work come to life as his new book, 'An Illustrated History of Filmmaking', is published this month.
Adam began working on the book straight after graduating in 2016, when publishers Nobrow made contact with him after seeing his final year work at D&AD New Blood.
A regular cinemagoer since childhood, he has always had a keen interest in film, and hopes this new book will help others to share his interest in discovering the history of filmmaking, and celebrating just some of the people and technologies that make it possible.
"'An Illustrated History of Filmmaking' is an attempt to manifest my obsession with filmmaking history. I hope to share this fascinating story of film through my illustration and writing, encouraging readers to make their own journey of film discovery.”
Adam’s interest in film was encouraged by his tutor’s throughout his time at University, playing in an important part in both his practice, and his social life as he told us:
“During the illustration degree I was encouraged by tutors and staff to respond productively to film. I wrote each of my essays and dissertation on filmmaking history and ran the Film Society in my final year. I like to believe the degree perfectly prepared me for the grand task of writing and illustrating my first book, and I surely wouldn’t have managed it if it hadn’t been for the support of tutors, technicians, library staff and all the rest.”
Aside from working on his book, Adam has had other opportunities to explore his passion through his work with Hyde Park Picture House, creating prints, merchandise, and policy trailers.