Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Poundshop at the ICA

I will be selling my animal themed notebooks in a special Christmas Poundshop, opening at the ICA in London tonight. With over 50 designers involved, there are lots of great bargains to be had! The Poundshop is open from 7pm until 10pm tonight and continues through the weekend, open daily from 11am - 6pm. More info can be found here.


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Happy Holidays!

A sadly unused holiday campaign for a client in the US. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Illy words

I have recently done some illustrations for 'Illy words', a book-zine produced by Corraini for Illy coffee. The theme for the issue is everything Italian, and my part was to illustrate some unusually named Italian dishes, including 'Salad of escaped anchovies', 'Heartbreaker burger' and 'Rice and gold'. Images appear alongside interviews with the two Italian chefs who conceived these dishes - renowned chef Gualtiero Marchesi and Cristiano Meneghin, who makes Italian street food in London. 


Friday, 28 November 2014

Heart gallery

Many illustrators including lots of those involved in the 7th International meeting were asked to contribute an image with a heart theme to a new gallery - 'Heart gallery' opening in São João da Madeira tomorrow. Here is my contribution!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The 7th International meeting of Illustrators

I recently attended the 7th International meeting of illustrators in São João da Madeira, not far from Porto, Portugal. It was a fantastic week, extremely well organised and I met so many amazing illustrators, the majority from Portugal and Spain, but several from France, Italy, Argentina and Chile too! My role was to run a workshop, but I also got to join in all the other activities, and take part in workshops as well as several visits to see local industry - a pencil factory, a box factory, felt factory and a shoe factory. These were all fascinating and a real eye opener to see what goes on behind the scenes and the amount of work that goes into the production of all these items. I will never look at a box, hat, shoe or pencil in quite the same way again!

My workshop was called 'Drawing the Impossible' and focussed on my book 'Sixty Impossible things before lunch.' Participants did several playful exercises with the aim of generating ideas and images that were surreal, imaginative and creative. Work by Cintia Martin, Ceci Moreno, Guiridi Rn, Sophia Morais, Fernando Perez Hernando and Mari Perez Pantoja. 

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Illustration for Principality Building Society

I was asked to produce an illustration for Principality Building Society using a quote about 'home' of my choice. Here is the result and you can see Principality's website here.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A Letter in mind exhibition

I recently took part in 'A Letter in Mind' exhibition at the Oxo tower gallery in London. Artists were invited to create their piece using only a simple white envelope and the title 'A letter in mind' as a starting point. There was a huge variety of responses, and some well known names involved, including Grayson Perry and Chris Haughton. Works were exhibited anonomously and then auctioned off in aid of the National Brain appeal, with the name of the artist only revealed once a purchase had been made. For my piece I used the address of the National Brain appeal which I broke down and fully illustrated on the front - I then sent the piece directly through the mail, hoping it arrived unscathed - luckily it did! You can see the full range of artworks on this link.