Friday, April 24, 2015

+1 Co-Op

I was delighted to be asked by pal & fellow artist Rob Lowe aka Supermundane to take part in the +1 Co-Op, a print-sharing curatorial project he has been working on this year, which launches this month. Featuring artists including Stefan Marx, Marcus Oakley, Neasden Control Centre, Emily Forgot, Marcus WaltersSimon Peplow & Kate Gibb and 56 other stunners besides.

Here is my contribution, which is an A4 2 colour Risograph, printed in Bristol by the excellent Jono at City Edition Studio, based on a section of an A1 sized paper stencil screenprint which I first printed onto newsprint & fabric.



The +1 Co-Op is an invite-only print share featuring some of the best graphic artists from around the world.

Each artist has made an edition of 64 prints, one for every artist involved, plus one extra that is available to buy from the +1 Co-Op Shop. The editions vary from laser prints, screen prints & original drawings. All available for the same price of £12 +PP. All prints are A4 or smaller and are numbered 64 of 64.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Greetings Cards 2015

My 2015 greetings card collection with AHD Paper Co. is now available to buy in limited numbers from my shop! Perfect if you're based in the UK or Europe, each A6 sized card is blank inside & comes with a recycled Kraft envelope & comes sealed in a cellophane wrapper.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Easter



Illustration by Jaan Tammsaar for Kits Sarapikus, a Belarusian tale (Estonia, 1984)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Patternwork

2015 has been pretty much non-stop studio time so far. Time off has been a bit hard to come by and it feels a while since I got the chance to work on something at a slower pace (or not work at all). But it's also good to work quickly & luckily many of the commissions coming my way have been full of interesting twists & turns & unexpected outcomes.

One of those projects was an 8 page feature for a US lifestyle magazine (I'll link it all up & show the work once it's released) & part of the brief was to come up with a range of decorative patterns to sit behind some of my felt tip pen object illustrations. I began by looking at kaleidoscopic patternwork as I have a love for things created spontaneously (a recurring theme I should investigate says the ex-tutor in me...) & here are two from the series which I didn't end up using.




Working fast & slow is something which has interested me for a while & as it sometimes happens without me realising (racing to finish a deadline...) it's good to reflect on how that has affected a drawing.