Thursday, 26 July 2012

Cover for Valore

I was asked to do this cover for Valore Alimentare magazine a day or so before I was due to go to Chile and Argentina, so it ended up being a bit of a mad rush to get it done, which always seems to happen when I'm about to go away somewhere! When I had finally got it done, the internet ended up crashing at the crucial moment and I had to leave it in the capable hands of my sister to sort out and send off whilst I jumped on the Heathrow Express! The illustration is about what to eat during the summer months, with the hat doubling as a kind of food wheel. 

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Bike owls at Secret Garden Party!

My bike owl tote bags are going to be sold by The Poundshop at the Secret Garden party festival in Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire, which is taking place this weekend. They are priced at £5 and are screenprinted on organic cotton totes by I dress myself. I spent several hours last week printing, labelling, tying and getting 300 or so of them ready to go....! If you're not going to the festival but would still like a bag, they are also available from my online shop.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

More images for NPR

Here are some more images from my series for NPR's summer books page, featuring books in various situations and guises. Themes include Sci-fi, romance, innovation and 'hidden gems.'

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Stationery for Noodoll!

I recently collaborated with Noodoll on a series of stationery designs for the Noodoll's friends range, born to celebrate friendship and creativity. Together we created two double sided journals featuring animal characters from the 'Zany zoo', plus a range of 4 notebooks. Journals feature two zany zoo postcards that you can cut out and keep or send, and notebooks have a cloth binding and tactile embossed details!

Noodoll is the brainchild of designer and author YiYing Wang, who created the World of Noodoll as part of her MA course in Communication Design at Central Saint Martin’s, London (also where we met!). For more info or to buy the products, go to Noodoll's site: They are also available from my shop!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Best Piece of Advice Ever

Last week I went to the launch of an amazing new book 'The Best Piece of Advice Ever'. The book is a collaboration between Creative Social and Bernstein & Andriulli, and features advice given to top creative people in the industry, brought to life by many brilliant illustrators: Brian Grimwood, Sarah Coleman, Andrew Rae, and Olaf Hajek to name a few. It was an inspiring night, with talks given by many of the socials, and a panel discussion chaired by Louisa St Pierre. 

My quote was 'Trust your instincts', advice given to Mariota Essery of TBWA Chiat by Neil Dawson, ECD of DDB London. I struggled with this for a while and eventually came up with the idea to base it around instinctive animal behaviour - birds flying South for the winter and bears going into hibernation. The book is available from Bernstein & Andriulli.