Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
School:Cambridge School of Art
Areas of Expertise: Illustration, drawing and book art
Allan’s award winning children's books are published by Farrar Straus and Giroux, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Penguin books, and Orchard Books. Allan created the mural and floor designs in Holborn underground station, and was one of the artists chosen to illustrate the Royal Mail’s Millennium year postage stamps.
Before joining the staff at Cambridge School of Art, Allan was Chair of Illustration at SCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has been a visiting lecturer at a large number universities, art schools and libraries in the UK and the USA.
Allan trained as reporter and sub-editor on the East Anglian Daily Times before studying graphic design at the London College of Printing, where his final year tutor was the great poster designer Tom Eckersley. He studied illustration at the Royal College of Art, where his tutors were Quentin Blake and the printmaker Sheila Robinson.
As an illustrator, writer and designer Allan’s client list includes The Royal Mail, London Underground, The New Yorker magazine, Time Magazine, The Daily Telegraph and many corporate and advertising clients.
Allan currently teaches on the following modules:
Drummond A., (2021). Energy and Me. Written and Illustrated by Allan Drummond. The Commonwealth. ISBN 9781849292023
Drummond A., (2021). The Energy Around Us. Written and Illustrated by Allan Drummond. The Commonwealth. ISBN 9781849292030
Drummond A., (2021). Roads to Clean Energy. Written and Illustrated by Allan Drummond. The Commonwealth. ISBN 9781849292016
Drummond, A., Alexander, L., (2020). A Sporting Chance. How Ludwig Guttman Created the Paralympic Games. Illustrated by Allan Drummond, Houghton Mifflin, Boston USA. ISBN 9781328580795
Drummond, A., (2020). Solar Story. Written and Illustrated by Allan Drummond, Farrar Straus and Giroux New York ISBN 9780374308995
Drummond, A., (2017). Pedal Power. Written and Illustrated by Allan Drummond, Farrar Straus and Giroux New York ISBN 9780374305277
Drummond, A., (2016). Green City. Written and Illustrated by Allan Drummond, Farrar Straus and Giroux New York ISBN 0374379998
Ovenden, M., (2013). London Underground by Design. Featuring Holborn murals by Allan Drummond). Penguin Books. London. ISBN 10: 1846144175
Drummond, A., (2011). Energy Island. Written and illustrated by Allan Drummond, Farrar Straus and Giroux. New York. Translations in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish ISBN 978125005676
COP 26 Climate Conference, Glasgow. 5 November 2021. Seminar with schoolchildren from across The Commonwealth.