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 the project in 2010 we 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.
We 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 we plan to refocus our attention on thematic collaborations with our new book ‘Regeneration’. Publication of this anthology will be followed by a retrospective exhibition.


Philip Trenerry
Mel Brown

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List of Contributors

Gillian Adams
Toby Allen
Cindy Arscott
Bridgette Ashton
Sayra Begum
Jez Bird
Joanna Birkett
Mel Brown
Mole Brown
Ben Challen
Tom Charlesworth
Briony Cloke
Mike Coombs
Jonathan Habens
Maddy Hearn
Angie Henriques
Thomas Hindes
Cat Jukes
Isaac Lenkiewicz
Lindy Lewis
Kadi Mari
Abigail McKenzie
Lize Meddings
Carl Mueller
Rachel Oliver
Andy Pedler
Caroline Pedler
Georgina Ridler
Christine Roberts
Megan Rodgers
Ryan Salter
Sasha Seraia
Jack Sewell
Micah Shaw
Victoria Stroud
Tricia Stubberfield
Jack Teagle
Matt Thame
Sam Thorne
Philip Trenerry
Katie Turner
Kelly Walton
Emily Watkins
Laura Weeks
Sally Wilkinson
Cameron Williamson
Jordan Wray
Benjamin Wright