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Flying Bird Botanicals
13 January 2014

Flying Bird Botanicals

This is a collaboration between myself and Carly from Bison Bookbinding who commissioned me to do the illustrations for her re – design of the tea packaging for Flying Bird Botanicals. It was a really great project to be involved in, I got to draw about a million birds and the design turned out beautiful. Also a winner as far as getting samples of your work go, now I have a whole box of organic tea. Photo is by Mitch Mandel and select items are available here at Rodale’s.

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Gift box
12 December 2013

Gift boxes

Over the weekend I printed some gift boxes for Christmas and there are a few left over which I’ve listed in my shop. They’re handprinted on both sides and the inside features a neon orange speckle pattern! Get involved if you want some here in my Etsy shop.

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To London With Love exhibition
12 December 2013

To London With Love

Some pictures from the To London With Love postcard exhibition private view at Material bookshop on Rivington street.

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Christmas Cards
5 December 2013

Christmas Cards

Warning: the next couple of posts will be heavy on the Christmas.

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Pop Up Shop
5 December 2013

Pop Up Shop

Not only are Little White Lies throwing a film festival this weekend, they also ran a pop up shop in Old Street station to show off their 50th anniversary edition. I’m glad I had the chance to stop by and see it before it closed this week and it was nice to see my drawing on the wall. As per usual, everything was executed awesomely from the wooden crates with stacks of magazines, the vinyl on the window, a record softly playing (on an ACTUAL record player) and a really friendly lady staffing the shop. Not to mention how great the magazine looks. Just do yourself a favour and buy a LWL subscription for anyone you haven’t got a gift for yet, any maybe yourself. These guys know what they are doing. To find out more about the film festival and the 50th anniversary issue click here.

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Grumpy shoppers
5 December 2013

More grumpy shoppers

I really liked the lone shopper I drew so I thought I’d extend the theme. It’s a fairly accurate representation of how I feel about Christmas shopping, especially in London. Going to Oxford Street at this time of year is like a suicide mission.

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Secret Winter Gala
5 December 2013

Secret Winter Gala

Save the Children organised a Secret Winter Gala this year to raise money and commissioned me to do a typographic treatment for the invitations. The whole Gala was themed around The Nutcracker including a dance performance by the English National Ballet apparently which sounds amazing. Anywho: here is the invite.

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Homes & Gardens Christmas Issue
5 December 2013

Homes & Gardens Christmas Issue

If you’re having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit you could do worse than buy the December Issue of Homes & Gardens which is full of amazing places and photos of people decorating seasonally with more gusto than you could imagine. I’m excited that some of my cards made it into one of their Christmas photo shoots!

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Grumpy Shopper Illustration
26 November 2013

Grumpy Shopper

In the holiday spirit, here’s a black & white version of a two colour print I recently illustrated for the upcoming “To London With Love” exhibition. More soon! Meanwhile enjoy this lady’s condescending glare.

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V&A Games jam images
26 November 2013

V&A Games Jam

So I hear that one way to keep your brain fresh is to do things you don’t normally do which is how I found myself at the V&A this weekend taking part in their first ever Games Jam. We had two days to make a game based on the theme of hidden stories and inspired by the medieval galleries at the museum. Ever since seeing the medieval tapestries at the Cloisters in New York I’ve been smitten ( I mean, have you seen the Hunt of the Unicorn?) and the V&A collection doesn’t disappoint. I was collaborating with Tom Flynn and we just about managed to finish our game and I’m excited to say we won! Here are some screenshots of what we were working on. Stay tuned for the final, playable version!

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