I just finished printing a small series of screenprints for the upcoming TOAST festival which will be held at the Red Gallery in Old Street. It’s food themed so I drew my favorite thing: grumpy girls. I also put them on some fruit. Here’s a preview and you can see them all at the festival on June 1 & 2. The event is raising funds for food charity Action Against Hunger and you can find out more here.
Last year I had the pleasure of illustrating a booklet for the IAAF which they were producing for an event they were holding for all gold medal winners of the 2012 Olympics. So…while I am not saying that I have proof that Usain Bolt himself has admired these drawings and thought they were awesome, it’s totally possible. Art direction by Studio Mikey for North&One.
Each issue of Wrap seems to be better than the last and I’m really excited to be included in Nr. 7 which is all about collaboration and features kick–ass work by collectives such as Peep Show, Hvass & Hannibal, Golden Cosmos and many more. I illustrated the Big Question section. You can get your hands on this issue in their shop here.
I had the privilege of speaking at the Cheltenham Design Festival this year as part of a talk by Graphic BirdWatching, a blog dedicated to highlighting female designers who kindly gave up some of their presentation time for me to showcase my work. For a festival that feels like being in someone’s really friendly home they sure know how to put together a punchy line–up. Last year’s highlight was Stefan Sagmeister and this year didn’t disappoint either with Adrian Shaughnessy, Fred Deakin, Sir John Hegarty and Peter York speaking to name a few. It’s not every Saturday I get to hang out in the speakers lounge of a listed building with Neville Brody quietly eating crisps in the corner.