29 Jul 2011

Happy Birthday Abram Games

Happy Birthday Abram Games, Graphic Artist. Grow your own food - supply your own cookhouse. Still visually and socially relevant today.

26 Jul 2011

V&A Courses 2011-12

The V&A have published their new courses booklet which I have illustrated. The flowering creativity of Byron! 

19 Jul 2011

Dark Antlers

The Caribbean UK Film Festival

The Caribbean UK Film Festival 2011 took place at the V&A 10-11 July. It was a celebration of 60s British Caribbean heritage on the big screen. I made this image to publicise the event.

17 Jul 2011

Bedwyr Williams tear on a microscope

Just finished helping with Bedwyr Williams' show, 'Nimrod' at Oriel Davies. 'Nimrod' is a scaled-down airport, complete with watchtower and runway, with planes made from skateboards and walking sticks - ‘geekily’ compelling! The show has some other great ironic pieces including this one of a microscope holding a slide of the artist's teardrop.

16 Jul 2011

Julian Barnes: The Sense of an Ending

Just finished reading an advanced copy of 'The Sense of an Ending' - Julian Barnes latest book. It was quite dark, but I couldn't put it down - a vivid and hyperreal sense of ageing and the passing of time. There were some extracts from the book in today's Telegraph Review which I illustrated.

9 Jul 2011

'The Outsider' by Albert Camus

Here is the final book which will be available on general release from Folio in August. It is hardback and comes with a nice brown card sleeve. The text and images are beautifully printed on different papers. Part of my idea was that the 'feel' of the book was like a civil service file.

5 Jul 2011

Winner of Folio Society / House of Illustration 'The Outsider' Competition!

I can now report that I have won the Folio Society / House of Illustration 'The Outsider' Competition - v v pleased! I needed to keep it hush hush for the last couple of months which has been v hard, now I can tell the world! The prize was a commission to work on "The Outsider" by Albert Camus. Had a great launch and prizegiving evening last night - thanks to everyone who came! It was great to meet the other shortlisted illustrators - Chungwoon Choi, Georgina Hounsome, Anne-Marie Jones, Joseph Melhuish and Alenka Sottler, as well as Quentin Blake who was one of the judges and presented prizes. Here are a couple of the images from the book. More from the book on Heart website.

3 Jul 2011

Spoken Ink (Halloween)

Just been framing an illustration I did for Spoken Ink- a group who have done a series of storytelling events in the Royal Parks of London. I worked with design group Cha Cha on this project. Well pleased that the image has been chosen for the AOI's Images 35 exhibition which will open at the Bankside Gallery on 25 August.