Somerset House is currently hosting this year’s AOI Illustration awards and invited Scriberia (who were also nominated) to participate. So they sent Rachel Sale and I to draw all over one of the walls as part of the exhibition. I have to say, it felt quite sacrilegious standing on a scaffolding underneath the crystal chandeliers and just drawing straight onto the wall. Also: the wooden floors in that place are amazing. How can I make that happen in my flat? Drawings by Rachel and type by me.
I just dug this drawing up and remembered I meant to post it, it was an entry for Zizzi’s Menu cover competition. The theme was “Italian” (hence the scooters and ice – cream, pure editorial gold I tell you). Some ice – cream weather would be very welcome right about now.
An illustration for today’s Opinion Pages in the New York Times. The article talks about how farmers are being priced out of farmland by wealthy individuals who buy up the land for weekend retreats so it goes unused. Thanks to Matt Dorfman for the art direction!
I did the cover illustration for the Myself October Fashion Special. I can confirm it is super fashion–y with lots of pouting women and heels I could never walk in. If you’re in Germany check it out! It comes with the issue that has Penelope Cruz on the cover, double win!
For the third year running, Graphic BirdWatching are hosting their Design Walk as part of the London Design Festival. It’s a tour of the studios of East London based female creatives and I’ve designed and illustrated this year’s map. It’s on Saturday the 21st of September and you can register at Eventbrite or pick up a map at their headquarters on Teesdale street. See the website for more details here.
As part of this year’s London Design Festival, Outline Editions are exhibiting prints and I’m happy to be part of the selection. I’m in the illustrious company of industry greats such as Malika Favre, Noma Bar and Hvass & Hannibal, exciting! You can see the prints at Designjunction from the 18th to the 22n of September and they are also available from their site here.
I don’t really use a lot of texture in my work and I love colour but sometimes it’s nice to try new things. I found this illustration on my old laptop and decided to re-work it in monochrome. Lucky for me I had just received my complimentary textures for backing Curious Iconic Craft on Kickstarter, an awesome book detailing the making of Little White Lies and Huck. Hope you like it!
I was asked to illustrate a new column in yesterday’s Sunday Times which quotes statistics such as this weeks: 23% women have sunbathed topless in public. Who knew! Anywho: this classy broad covers up with a book of course, serenely ignoring the rush–hour haze.
The lovely team behind Piccolo asked a group of illustrators to create designs for a market tote and here is mine. My designs arrived this morning and are now available in my shop. The designs are screenprinted onto heavy cotton and the bags have side panels for more space ( fancy!) You can buy one here.