Tuesday, 18 December 2012

New York Times

I spent last week working on a nice job for the New York Times Sunday Review. The job was to illustrate 6 poems  based on the mayan calendars prediction for the end of the world ( This friday).
I had to cover all the poems but try to make them work as a whole. There was a print and web format to consider too. Below is the final spread for the paper and click here to see the online version.

The first two roughs were wrong- I thought the image would be a whole page without the type. I tried  to show six moments that would feel as though they were from the same story

.....and in this one I tried to combine all six poems into one illustration

Here are two more roughs once i found out that the image had to include the type.

I also tried a version that  worked more with the language of mayan pattern- using a diamond shape that represents the universe- as the central point for the image to grow out from.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

The Loop

Two illustrations for 'The Loop' a  new quarterly publication aimed at 8-13 year olds
available to buy  here

Geo Wissen

4  new editorial illustrations for Geo Wissen Magazine on the theme of the menopause

Friday, 28 September 2012


Heres a couple of recent editorial illustrations. They are more involved images than I would usually try to make for editorial but on both jobs, this multi narrative aspect was needed rather than a simple solution. The top one is for a great piece written by Robert Andrew Powell for Harpers. It's about  Seattle Library and what he witnessed, became part of whilst spending some time there trying to write. 
I tried to get various scenarios, characters mentoned in the copy and a sense of the architecture, moving through the different floors.
The bottom illustration is for HBR magazine. the article is about the flexibility within a bartering system compared to a fixed price, It uses a market in Turkey as a case study. It was important for this image to have a busy feel but i'm not sure this completely works. Its a fine line between it feeling busy and clumsy/confused in its construction. 

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Animation Pitch

I did these still images for an animation pitch for a cancer charity. The three images depict three parts in the script- the moment of someone dying, a fun run, and the city landscape.They are too heavy on the print texture for my liking but that was part of the clients reference. Unfortunately  I didnt get the job

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

we are all doomed

Heres a quick drawing in honour of todays news that a 'song' by will.i.am  is the first to be broadcast from Mars. A thoroughly depressing feat by mankind

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Todays New York Times

Illustration in todays  New York Times

Friday, 24 August 2012

New York Times

Just finished a quick turn around job for  The New York Times. It will be in this sundays dialogue section. I'll post the whole image then but in the meantime heres a taster.

Employee benefits magazine

Heres a recent illustration for employee benefits magazine.

The fact i often draw the back of figures , often looking off into some horizon has been mentioned before.
But with this job I wanted to pick up on an indirect link  to an earlier observation drawing of a man looking out of a  hospital window....

and then the following woodcut ( which is still in progress).

At the moment  it feels like my drawing and printmaking is  aesthetically moving further away from my illustration work, but through this job is was nice to see how it still informs it. Whilst obvious, its good to validate that play, making work for ones self can still feed the commisioned work.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Portfolio update

My portfolio has been updated by my agent Heart
you can check it out here.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Heres some character designs that i recently did for a project that i cant talk about for legal reasons. However these characters didnt end up being used

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Recent Editorials

Heres a recent selection of editorials from the last couple of months. I was lucky enough to work on a few  narrative pieces for the excellent Prospect Magazine. The one here was called 'Another Russian Tale ' by Roberto Bolano

Heres another recent editorial piece, this time for Institional Investor

The following two where for St Kids Magazine . The piece was on the history, and modern day use of The Museum of Childhood by its local community

Monday, 25 June 2012

Water animation montage

Earlier this year I worked on an animation project. My artwork was beautifully animated by Layla  over at Trunk . i cant say  much  more than that fro now as its not out until september.
Unitl then here is a montage

Friday, 22 June 2012

New York Times

Its been a while since any blog posts so over the next week ill try to do a few catch up posts, showing the recent work I have been up to.
Here is the most recent, an editorial piece which appeared in last sundays New York Times for fathers day.

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Over the last few months the  Camberwell University Illustration and graphic design students have been working hard on producing their own TV channel. It starts today from 9am and runs for 24hr. Its a mix of pre-recorded and live shows that deals with the medium of televison. It will air on the following site www.secondchannel.co.uk and is being broadcast live from the Sassoon gallery. Tune in and enjoy.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

its nice that

interview and photos of our forth coming peepshow book on 'it's nice that' today

Friday, 13 January 2012

Peepshow book

So last year we ( peepshow) were busy putting together a book of our work that is published by index book and out in april. ill write more about its contents and the process nearer the time but for now here is a short video preview

Index Book | Peepshow collective book from Index Book on Vimeo.

Thursday, 12 January 2012


crane. tv were kind enough to pay me a visit at the studio to talk about my work,illustration and peepshow. watch the video below or visit their site to look at further features on art , design and fashion

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Heart New Year Banner

New work to welcome in the New Year in the form of a banner for my agent, Hearts website