Opposite The Alley: First

Opposite the Alley is a small independent press founded by Emma Evans and Iselle Maddocks currently operating within Cheltenham.

Offering a platform for Illustrators working in a wide variety of styles and aims to shed light onto emerging artists and young talent through quality publications.

First is a collection of exclusive illustrations based around the broad and pertinent theme of ‘First.’ The collated book features illustrations by Luke Pearson, Iselle Maddocks, Emma Evans, Jamie Tobin, Herr Sandwich, and Agata Duda to name a few. Printed as a 24-page, two colour red/black risograph book.


Inspired by the theme of ‘First’ each illustration has a narrative feel, combining a variety of styles printed in bold colourful risography.

First is available to buy via the OTA online store, priced at £9.50. Limited copies available.



Posted on Jun 28th, 14 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

Founder & director of Inkygoodness, Lisa is a published writer and arts journalist, focusing on creative business, graphic art and illustration and design education. Her words regularly appear in Computer Arts, Creative Bloq, Digital Arts and IdN.

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