Friday, 20 June 2014

Association of Illustrators award for COOP poster!

I am very happy to be selected as a winner at the AOI awards, in the Research and knowledge communication category. The brief was to design a poster for COOP, Italy that aims to present ideas about sustainable living in a simple and clear way. It was a collaboration with Italian publisher Corraini Edizioni who I work with regularly, and the second part of a larger project about education in schools, called Sapere COOP. The poster will be used as part of EXPO 2015 in Milan, with the general theme 'Feed the Planet, Energy for life'. Here is the final image and an early sketch!




Monday, 16 June 2014

The Illustrators' fair

























I am looking forward to taking part in the Illustrators' fair next Sunday, at the House of Illustration near Kings Cross. It's free and there will be loads of illustrators exhibiting and selling their wares, as well as workshops, sideshows, food and music. The fair is part of a series of 'housewarming' events put on to celebrate the opening of the House of illustration - the world's first gallery wholly dedicated to illustration. The fair is open from 11am - 6pm and you can find out more here.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Floral Fringe fair 2014

























I will once again be taking part in the Floral fringe fair which takes place this weekend in the beautiful grounds of Knepp castle, near Horsham. This year there will be around 150 stalls and I will be selling my books, cards, prints, stationery, tote bags and more. It's a really lovely event, with plenty for everyone and an eclectic mix of wildlife, plants, contemporary crafts, local food producers and many other quirky stalls. The fair is open on Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June, 10.30am - 5.00pm both days. More info is available on the Floral fringe website.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Family photos

























My illustration for the May issue of Red Magazine, about those edited out family photos that you would rather nobody saw -  cabbage patch kids, jabba the hut, cauliflower ears and prisoner cell block H!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Family fitness illustrations

Some exercise illustrations created for Ebony Magazine for a feature on family fitness. 







Monday, 14 April 2014

Drawing in the Sea co-editions

























My sea-themed activity book 'Drawing in the Sea', originally published by Edizioni Corraini, is now available in French and German. Both editions are out this month: the French edition 'Tout sur la Mer' is published by Editions Les Grandes Personnes and the German, 'Meer Malen', by Verlag Antje Kunstmann.






Friday, 11 April 2014

Visit to Ilustrarte


I recently spent a lovely few days in Lisbon, eating custard tarts, admiring beautiful tiled buildings, travelling on trams and visiting the Ilustrarte exhibition where my work is on show. The exhibition is on at the museum of Electricity, and is wonderful mix of many beautiful images and books. As last time, the display is unusual, and illustrations are shown in glass cases lit up from inside and set within large, different coloured foam blocks, stencilled with artists' names. It is coming to an end in Lisbon (this weekend), but will then move on to Ghent and Madrid.