I was very pleased to be asked to contribute some illustrations to 'The Longevity Book' by Cameron Diaz, which has recently come out. The book is a follow up to 'The Body book' and is a personal, practical guide that examines the art and science of growing older. My illustrations are similar to those found in a biology text book but perhaps a little softer in style. Top to bottom are senescent cells, cell diagram, neurons and X and Y chromosomes. The book is published by Harper Collins.
Monday, 2 May 2016
Thursday, 24 September 2015
I recently illustrated a bag for Mexican fast food chain Chipotle, as part of their Cultivating thought Author series. Short illustrated stories by well known authors appear on usually plain take-out packaging, providing customers with some interesting lunchtime reading.
My story is by Mary Roach and is about a chance meeting between two characters, one arriving at a party and the other leaving. The female character mistakes the guy for a friend of her husband's, and chats easily to him. At the end of the piece, she realises that he is in fact a complete stranger. I decided to use the two sides of the bag as two sides of the dialogue between the two characters, showing how each perceives the situation differently. My artwork takes snippets of the conversation which I have visualised in speech and thought bubbles above their heads. I really enjoyed working with Chipotle and thought it was a great project. The idea of using a bag or a cup as a canvas for visualising a story is a great one, and turns something that is usually a throwaway item into something really special and thought provoking. Visit the Cultivating thought website here.
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
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
Thursday, 18 December 2014
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
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
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.