Sunday, February 24, 2013

Crowd Talks



I am speaking on a panel at the next Crowd Talks event 'Designing a Design Career' this Tuesday 26th February at Brewdog Shoreditch in London. Other panel members will include;

Ben Freeman, Ditto Press http://www.dittopress.co.uk/
Vicki Hayward, Jaguar Shoes http://www.jaguarshoes.com/
The Entente http://www.the-entente.org/
Represent http://www.represent.uk.com/

Semi Permanent 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

PWEKKKA Expo W+K Amsterdam

I am showing some work in this at W+K Amsterdam opening Thurs 28th February 2013.

V&A Jazz & World Music

This is the illustration I have produced for the Troyka event at London's V&A Friday Late Jazz & World Music series on 19th April.

With each A6 image in this series, I am trying to establish a set of things which stay the same, and some which change. I'm interested in how each image works alone, but more importantly how I see them together. I produce one of these every 4 weeks which means I find I often make my changes too bold, or too discreet. I would like to try making a series of images all at once to try and resolve this, but there is something quite nice about allowing all the things you've learnt during other projects in between to appear in disguise.

Another big thing going on here is colour pallete. With such simple, abstract imagery changing the colour each month is a big part of separating each illustration. I try so hard (or at least it feels hard) to try and get away from my instinctive colour choices, and each time I think I'm onto something - but when I see them all together I realise I haven't got very far. I was interested in the idea of a 'limited palette' (isn't everyone right now?!) but it seems someone else needs to limit it for me in order for me to surprise myself!

The theme for this one was based on the performance by Troyka and 'their approach of combining spontaneous outbursts of improvisation with carefully crafted compositions' in April which will use 'snippets of Bowies back catalog interspersed with their own material in an abstracted way'.

Jamie Magazine

I recently worked on a double page spread about things which go well with chocolate for Jamie Magazine.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Esquire Magazine

I've just finished a new map of Sicily for Esquire Magazine's new quarterly Black Book publication. It goes alongside an interview with Dolce and Gabanna and is printed in five colours on high gloss paper.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Portlandia



I'm super excited to announce that I will be speaking at Semi Permanent in both Portland, Oregon & LA in March. I've travelled pretty extensively on the west coast, but this will be my first trip to Portland - and a long awaited one it is! I'm watching this every every day til I leave.