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!
Seeing as I’ve officially initiated the holiday season by caving in and watching “Last Christmas” by Wham, it seems like a good time to also stock my shop with Holiday cards. I’ve got a red bird card as well as a collection of recipe cards in collaboration with notwithoutsalt.com a website run by Ashley Rodriguez who created the recipes and Bison Bookbinding who did the letterpress printing. Check them out in my Etsy shop right here.
So! The 50th Anniversary edition of Little White Lies has dropped with previews, exhibitions and screenings coming up so it’s all very exciting. It’s already been reviewed favourably by It’s Nice That, have a look here. It’s a real beauty and stuffed with 50 reviews and 50 illustrations. I am honoured to be one of the seven female illustrators (heeeey it ain’t no Schnoor blogpost without some feminist campaigning), always wishing to see more. I had the pleasure of illustrating the Dolly Parton classic Nine to Five which incidentally I hadn’t seen prior to this assignment and was glad I got the chance. I can recommend! There’s a private view coming up at 71a this week and Little White Lies will also be taking over the ICA with an accompanying film festival in December. All the details are on the specially made site which you can see at: www.project-fifty.com
Here is my print for the Hinterland show curated by Lord Whitney at the Colours May Vary shop in Leeds. Lord Whitney are a team of art directors and makers that create amazing projects, I would recommend you check out their site! All work in the show is based on old folk legends and myths, my illustration depicts the May Queen. Some versions of the story rumour that the young girl who wore the flower crown was killed when the day was done as part of the celebration. Gruesome! It was a real pleasure being part of this show and having my work displayed alongside the likes of Chrissie Macdonald, Petra Börner and Supermundane. Here is a video of the event by Rabbitportal.
I was asked by Target to create a fall themed illustration for their social media pages and it’s now gone live! You can see it on their facebook, youtube and twitter pages. The Twitter version even has a customized background illustration because we do things properly around here!
Well, you know what they say, it’s NEVER too early to spend a lot of money on Christmas presents. You’re in luck as I’ve just added loads of new stuff to my shop and excitingly Design*Sponge did a blogpost too which you can see here. Head over to the shop section of my website for more images or straight to my Etsy shop here.
I finally got my hands on some of the maps I designed for Graphic Bird Watching‘s Design Walk for the Design Festival. You can read more about that in this previous post. I’m not 100% sure that the letters on that compass are the right way around but hey, there were no map experts on hand and I had a print deadline to meet. That’s the kind of stuff we’re dealing with around here.