Tuesday, 3 March 2015

100 years of the Coca-Cola bottle

This year Coca-Cola celebrates 100 years of their iconic contour bottle. To mark this important anniversary, the company challenged artists, designers and illustrators around the world to use vintage Coca-Cola bottle imagery as inspiration to create posters using just three colors: Coke Red, black and white. Over 130 artists from 15 countries took part with 250-plus pieces for the #MashupCoke project. Here is my piece. 

Monday, 2 February 2015

The Round Robin Letters

The Round Robin Letters by Simon Hoggart came out just before Christmas, and is a very funny collection of Christmas yearly round-ups. Here is my cover - published by Atlantic books. 

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.