Inbetween jobs i've been working on a comic and i'm pleased to say its finally finished. Its a 58 pages long and has no words. I am currently looking into getting it printed so in the meantime here is a small sequence.
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Monday, 1 July 2013
Recently i've been working on the second part of artwork for the Childrens outpatients ward at The Royal London Hospital( to see the first part click here ). Commissioned by Vital Arts and created along with Spencer Wilson.
The second part will be installed later this week and features a whole host of new parading characters include these two chaps. Birds and cat on broom illustrated by spencer.
Thursday, 27 June 2013
I was recently commissioned to produce the cover for this years Wigtown Book festival brochure.The theme was focusing on the idea of Wigtown as a destination. People travel from near and far to be at the festival.Here is a mock up of the final open cover design.
Below are various rough versions.
At first I focused too much on my own colour palette with not another thought or research into Wigtown as a place. Overall these where way too 'tropical'
Further roughs, addressing the colour ways but also started to look at the difference between the elments being quite fragnented in a flat space or more of a full landcsape image.
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Recent Editorail for The New York Times. The article was about solace in the digital age.
Monday, 11 March 2013
Recently I have been working on some possible designs for a wallpaper and fabric print for The Galvin Brothers. The idea is that at the designs focus on the work of a joiner and also the narrative where the products come form and how they are formed. As from tomorrow(12th march)You can see their beautifully crafted work at a pop up shop with an interior space curated by Darkroom. Click here for details.These designs are all still very much work in progress.
Possible fabric repeat
currently the most successful design , using the narrative and forms- need to be developed in colour
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Recently finished working on some artwork created with Spencer Wilson for the The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. The work was commissioned by Vital Arts and the work was for the Childrens out patients area.
The idea was that on different walls there would be parts of the same parade all heading to the main waiting areas. The characters would all be carrying letter forms that would come together to form a positive piece of typography in the waiting area.
Because of the nature of the hospital, how it is used etc the wallpaper is coated. The job was beautifully printed and installed by Omni. Better photos of the whole space will be taken soon.
I was asked by the charity Action for Children to paint an egg for this years Big Egg Hunt.
my Idea was a simple one to cover the egg in explorers, looking , hunting for something.
The use of one colour, blue against the white was influenced by its use throughout history in the decorative arts from around the world. The design also had to work technically. The egg will be place outside later this year in a UK city and therefore will be covered in a lacquer. This meant my usual choice of mediums, paper pencil where not suitable. It was a good exercise in translating my work onto an object via paint, whilst trying to keep in as crude and true to the edges made when I cut paper.
More on this project once the event launches around easter.
Illustration for Food and Wine magazine. The article was about someone eating only italian food for 5 days straight in NewYork. My initial rough wasn't a strong concept but I just wanted to try and get the joy that was in the writing across- being surrounded by and enjoying all the food that was on offer...
After the feedback- something more conceptual was needed.The second drawing was trying to get the 5 day part in but felt very clunky and forced , hanging onto a drawing i liked but didn't work......
so this was abandoned for the simple , bold approach. My idea of a face made from pasta felt like a bad joke,like a pasta image when you are at play school, maybe not one of my better ideas but once rendered it, it started to workout ok ......
But for the final image using typography /spaghetti /days of the week was used.
This is pretty far out of my remit of work / visual language, but its always interesting where commissions take you