Not For Rental is a movie inspired charity exhibition hosted at The Church of London’s 71a venue. 200 artists were asked to illustrate or customise a VHS tape with a scene or character from a movie without spelling out the title so the visitors could guess. Perhaps the sartorial choices of my character give her away, otherwise the title of this post should! If you can’t guess, head over to this Guardian feature for the reveal, as they’ve kindly included me in their round–up gallery. You can find out more about the exhibition and the contributors on the site and watch a nicely shot video of the opening night here. Go check it out of you get a chance, it’s got quite the cast and it’s on until Saturday the 12th of July!
This was a really exciting project to work on, especially since I’m a big fan of the idea behind Creative Mornings, a series of free (yes, FREE!) talks on Friday mornings that give you doses of inspiring design alongside coffee and breakfast food. A match made in heaven if you ask me. Guests are consistently great, for instance feast your eyes on Milton Glaser’s talk from 2011 here. It also doesn’t hurt that Sally Rumble and Tina Roth Eisenberg ( Swiss Miss! Eurgh…fan crush) were lovely art directors and very nice to work with. So here’s my drawing for June’s theme: food. See if there’s events in your area on the site here.
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.