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Hugh Baird University Centre Lecturers’ work gets Beatle’s seal of approval


Hugh Baird University Centre Graphic Design Lecturer Andy Jones has used his creative talents to contribute to an art book celebrating the history, culture and people of Liverpool.

What’s more, the book has received commendation and approval from one of the city’s most famous sons, Sir Paul McCartney.

Launched on Tuesday 22nd October 2019, The Liverpool Art Book: The City Through the Eyes of its Artists, pays homage to arguably one of the UK’s most iconic cities.

Andy, who is Course Leader for Graphic Arts at the Hugh Baird University Centre, said:

My work in the book comes from my passion of observing places and people around Liverpool. Some of my work takes inspiration from the glorious architecture Liverpool has to offer. I love Liverpool and to be represented amongst a wealth of creative talent is nothing short of an honour.

Boasting an impressive artistic collection that takes the reader on a tour through the colourful spirit of Liverpool and those who live there, it is inspired by the City’s vibrant, modern buildings, its statues of icons such as The Beatles and Cilla Black and its majestic and instantly recognisable skyline.

Included as an introduction to the book is a short foreword from none other than Liverpool born fab four legend, Sir Paul McCartney. The foreword from Sir Paul reads:

Any book about my hometown Liverpool is bound to tickle my fancy, but this idea of different artists’ interpretations puts a special angle to this great city that I love.

Emma Bennett, Creator and Editor of The Liverpool Art Books, added:

Liverpool is a fantastic city with a great deal to be proud of. It is not surprising that the iconic sights, colourful characters and varied architecture provides such inspiration to artists working across the full range of creative industries.

The Graphic Arts course at the Hugh Baird University Centre is approved by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). For more information please visit: www.hughbaird.ac.uk/university-centre or call 0151 353 4444.

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