Just wishing everyone a happy holidays over the festive season!
20 December 2008
I've recently been invited to contribute to the Ark project - an interesting book idea being curated by Argentine graphic design duo DGPH. The idea is that each designer picks an animal from their native country to be 'saved' in the Ark. The book's due to be published by IdN & should be out around April 2009. Check the website for full rundown of contributors and their chosen species. I've picked the puffin but you'll have to wait till the book comes out to see it... here's a sneaky peak:
11 December 2008
10 December 2008
The guys over at Bobbin Bicycles have branched out & we've worked together to create a range of merchandise featuring their characters. As well as being able to buy from a fabulous array of amazing Dutch bicycles & riding accessories you can now get your hands on mugs, badges, calendars, christmas cards and snowfalls all featuring the bobbin world.
They're hoping to develop some more bike related merchandise featuring my designs in the new year too... watch this space! - All the goodies mentioned above are available in their London 'boutique' at 19 Arlington Way, Angel, EC1R 1UY.
2 December 2008
25 November 2008
Write-upsI've been featured recently on several pretty cool design blogs. It's always good to have a little recognition from time to time :-)... some nice stuff on these blogs too...
9 November 2008
The New YCN book 08/09 is out now with lots of veritable eye candy no doubt & featuring some of my tree ladies! You may remember I posted pics of them a couple of weeks back...well now they've joined many other peoples tree creations in a huge paper forest which features in the book. The book was designed by talented design studio Hudson Bec and is available to buy from the YCN site. If you look very close with your eagle eyes you can just about see my trees... the ones with girls' faces & birds on top!...Where's wally?
YCN also have a great set of pics on Flickr documenting 'the making of the world of YCN'
30 October 2008
16 October 2008
15 October 2008
I have an illustration featured in issue 12 of Australian online art and design magazine - Blanket. The theme for this issue was travel and you can see my illustration below.
12 October 2008
Bobbin Bicycles Shop
Those lovely people over at Bobbin Bicycles have just opened their first shop in London near Angel tube. As well as selling their retro-style Dutch bikes and an array of cool accessories some of my illustrations are adorning their walls large scale! Watch out for the addition of a new character to help promote their new bike - the Electra.
The shop can be found at 19 Arlington Way, London, EC1 1UR and is open Tusday - Friday 11-7 and Saturday 11-6.
If you can't make it to London to visit the shop you can still visit their website at www.bobbinbicycles.co.uk
9 October 2008
23 September 2008
World of YCN
The guys down at YCN asked me to create some trees to sit in a forest that will become part of the world of YCN and feature in their forthcoming book 0809.
I got quite carried away and also documented the making of the trees in true YCN stylee! To see all the pics visit my flickr set - The Making of Trees!
19 September 2008
It's Pop It's Art
Very happy that I recently won the IPIA design competition! - As part of the 'Hidden Depths' season run by San Miguel, Airside's 'it's Pop It's art' curated a night of music and design at the Amersham Arms in New Cross. As part of the event they ran a competition to design a visual cover version of the song 'WAR' by Edwin Starr.
I was shortlisted to the final six so my design ( above ) was exhibited along with the other finalists and the IPIA back catalogue.To read more about the night visit the Airside shop blog here. To top off a great night I won the competition so along with a nice prize my design will become part of the official It's Pop It's Art range available on the Airside website. Limited edition prints should be for sale soon from the airside shop.
10 August 2008
1 August 2008
Images 32 Book
I've had 3 illustrations selected for Images 32-The best of British contempory illustration 2008 published by the AOI - out now - Along with the book is a month long exhibition at London College of Communication in Elephant & Castle. The show runs till 27th August.
I have limited edition Giclee prints available of the 'Love For Sale' design. The prints are museum quality and 50x70cm. Contact me for more information about these if you are interested.
28 July 2008
I was asked to submit a poster design to be part of an exhibition shown at the 3rd 'supertrash' film festival at the Bagdad Theatre, Portland. Being a film festival the brief was refacimento posters of 'trash' movies. See my design below...
The exhibition runs from 15th - 17th Aug and is sponsered by Fantagraphics books and a book featuring the posters is due to come out next year in conjuncton with a second exhibition at the Andy Warhol museum.
3 July 2008
1 July 2008
Watch out for issue 09 of the fantastic Amelia's Magazine - out now - featuring a double page spread by yours truly. The theme was 'a positive future' looking towards an idealistic greener view of a future with no pollution, minimal carbon emissions etc...
This issue was launched with a party at the Pure Grooves record shop in Clerkenwell. My illustration along with several others were on exhibit for the night and a few days after in the shop (I had pride of place in the window - unfortunately my camera died so I don't have a record of it!).
Limited edition prints of of this design are available to buy from the Amelia's Magazine site here.
Where you can also read my supporting text for the image...
29 June 2008
To view my full portfolio visit my website. I do update it from time to time - when I get a chance to! You can link to it here -
If you want to contact me my details are on my website and of course feel free to leave feedback and comments here... Enjoy!
19 June 2008
9 June 2008
15 May 2008
I've designed some images through YCN for orange's optimistic images project. Each image to demonstrate a word or phrase related to the company. It's planned the images will become part of an online library that will be utilised by orange and the many agencies with whom they work.
Talking of orange I found this amazing link to part of their website... It's very well designed as well as great fun... had me hooked for ages! Make sure you chat to the character called Buzz - you can actually have a conversation with him - it's crazy! I think it's designed by Poke London. Visit unlimited orange!
29 April 2008
I entered some designs into the Stereohype badge design competition last month. Unfortunately I didn't win top prize but I did come runner up... and in a competition that sees over 500 entries from all over the world, that's not bad going!
See the other runner up and winning designs at the Stereohype page here (scroll down to see images)
Also watch out for some badges on sale in my webshop soon!
20 April 2008
18 April 2008
Association of Illustrators
I've had some work recently selected for the next AOI images book out in August. They have also used one of my illustrations to advertise an event - "Viral Fruits -Is the internet ripe for the picking?" in their newsletter and on their website.
20 March 2008
Power by Numbers
I've got some more prints in the 'Power by Numbers' group show at Gallery Nucleus LA.
The show runs from April 12th to 28th and is a benefit show for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles so it's for a good cause. Quite a nice show as all the artworks are the same size - postcard size.
Visit Gallery Nucleus to view the show & buy prints .
20 February 2008
16 February 2008
14 February 2008
Characters for Bobbin Bicycles
Visit Bobbin Bicycles
I've done some work with Bobbin bicycles, a company specialising in very cool dutch bikes.
I created a bunch of characters to help promote the company. Each one representing a different bicycle model.
The illustrations will feature on their website and promotional material as well as temporary exhibits at venues throughout London.
Visit Bobbin Bicycles