Monday, May 12, 2014

Windermere Map illustration

And one more for today, a simple map of Windermere in The Lake District for LDHP who have a permanent exhibition at the Windermere Libray and who wanted to show where it was located in relation to the main roads and railway station.

Soho Streetmap illustration

A recent simple streetmap I illustrated of London's Soho...

Saturday, May 10, 2014

HERE Newspaper by Shelter - Spring / Summer 2014

Illustrations from a little job i did recently for homeless charity Shelter. Cover illustration by the talented Hannah Waldron.

They accompanied an article about new 'towns', communities being built from the ground up to solve the UK's lack of housing. Each town has a particular focus, such as greener living and more cycle paths, or community-centred architecture, with access to shared outdoor spaces and community healthcare. This sort of advance planning which is driven by a frightening idealism often gives me the creeps, as I don't know how I feel about places being built for people overnight, rather than by themselves, over time. So I chose to focus on the uniformity of the street signage - it's could be anywhere, but also nowhere. And perhaps like the pop-up towns, it's definitely telling you what to do.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Byron Hamburgers in Exeter

Last week I went to Exeter to check out the signage I illustrated which is up now on the hoarding at Byron Hamburgers. A great little project I was proud to be part of, commissioned by Charlie Smith Design.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Latvian Childrens Films




...And my favourite about a hedgehog who goes to visit a friend & gets lost in the fog...

My friend Maija sent me some Latvian children's animations to watch and here are a few which I have been enjoying this week.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Do The Green Thing



An illustrated poster for Do The Green Thing. Each poster inspires people to do one of the actions chosen by Do The Green Thing’s nine environmental advisors – things like going easy on the meat, cycling to work and sharing a shower.

I chose to do one about opting to walk to work (or wherever you're going) instead of driving or taking public transport, mainly because it's more fun and you can change direction on a whim.

Byron Hamburgers

I am delighted to unveil a project I have been working on since late last year, for the Byron Hamburgers brand. I designed & illustrated these panels for the hoarding at their latest restaurant in Exeter, working alongside the brilliant Charlie Smith. Launching awesome burgers in Devon super soon...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

120 works made between 1936 and 1954 by Henri Matisse on show at London's Tate Modern from next week. Can't wait!

From the top down;

Henri Matisse The Sheaf 1953 Collection University of California, Los Angeles. Hammer Museum © Succession Henri Matisse / DACS 2013

Henri Matisse The Snail 1953 © Succession H. Matisse / DACS 2014

Henri Matisse Blue Nude (II) 1952 Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Droits réservés © Succession Henri Matisse / DACS 2013

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Travel & Leisure (US)

An unused drawing from a project I've been working on this week for Travel & Leisure (US), out soon... enjoyed this one.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Her dir. by Spike Jonze

POLER

A drawing of some nice bags by Poler Outdoor Stuff, Portland Oregon USA.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Green things!


New illustrations of some tasty green foods for a special new collaborative project coming soon!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Corita Kent at Galerie Allen, Paris 12th March - 19th April 2014

Last week I went to Paris to see the exhibition of screen prints by Corita Kent whose work I adore, at Galerie Allen, a new space recently opened by curator Joseph Allen Shea.

Corita Kent (November 20, 1918 – September 18, 1986), aka Sister Mary Corita Kent, was born Frances Elizabeth Kent in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Kent was an artist and an educator who worked in Los Angeles and Boston. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy, helping to establish it as a fine art medium. Her artwork, with its messages of love and peace, was particularly popular during the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s.

From the top down;

Corita Kent don't back up, 1967 silkscreen on paper 76 x 91 cm Edition of 1 ex courtesy the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles

Corita Kent come alive, 1967 silkscreen on paper 34 x 58 cm Edition of 1 ex courtesy the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles

Corita Kent earth as a sign, 1962 silkscreen on paper 78 x 65 cm Edition of 1 ex courtesy the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles

Corita Kent let him easter In us # 2, 1963 silkscreen on paper 78 x 65 cm Edition of 1 ex courtesy the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Gorge Walks



To imagine Dartmoor, a vast moorland in South West England, I always pictured a bleak, vaguely-rolling landscape drenched in a non-descript mist, occasionally penetrated by stray sheep and escaped prisoners. Yet after spending a few months exploring Devon beyond it being a way of getting into Cornwall, it seems Dartmoor is in fact a luscious paradise of green-things, hidden waterways, and steep, steep rainbow-lit gorges. A 3 mile walk along Lydford Gorge north of Tavistock takes you alongside the fast-flowing river Lyd, littered with (variously dramatic) waterfalls which empty into unexpected turquoise plunge pools. The whole thing appealed to the small part of me which wants to live in a damp cave, surviving on sea-kelp and sardines. Or any other non-descript wild-kinda-life which requires simple (read: not necessarily easy to come by) fuel.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Shelter Magazine

I have produced some illustrations about new towns for the latest issue of Shelter Magazine, for housing and homeless charity Shelter. Commissioned by Smoke, a new marketing agency with a social purpose.

US Roadtrip Maps



A series of unpublished maps I illustrated recently for an editorial feature on US road trips.

The Grand Budapest Hotel dir. by Wes Anderson

Monday, January 13, 2014

LA

I'm going to be back in LA next week, and I'm hoping to continue the series I started shooting there on Venice Beach boardwalk on 35mm last Spring with an Olympus XA2, on some pretty out of date films I found at the back of the fridge.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Artist In Residence 2014

I am delighted to announce that I have been selected as Artist In Residence for 2014 at Plymouth College of Art down in Devon. In between roaming Dartmoor for inspiration and learning to sail, I will do my best to document what I am working on while I am here!