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.