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Cheltenham Design Festival
16 April 2013

Cheltenham Design Festival

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.

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Material shop
16 April 2013

Material Material

A selection of my cards and prints are now available from the lovely Material bookshop & gallery in Rivington Street. It’s full of great books, magazines and prints and can cater to any stationery needs!

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A Prison Diary
16 April 2013

The Queen vs Trenton Oldfield

My latest foray into book design has been this 300 page tome which had to be made in three days, crazy times! See more images in the design section here.

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Bon Voyage
8 April 2013

Bon Voyage

One of a series of new illustrations for an upcoming collaboration. More information to come soon!

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New York Times
1 April 2013

New York Times

Excited to be in the NYT accompanying an article by David Haskell about the amazing variations on sexuality found in nature, you can read it here. It’s a turbulent time in the US and it’s nice to hear a voice of reason. Personally I don’t understand why so many people feel a compulsion to tell other people what to do based on their own narrow beliefs. Here’s hoping we will look back at this time soon and think how crazy it was when same–sex marriage was an issue.

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Head sketch
1 April 2013

Heads

Just doodling

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Workshop
27 March 2013

Workshop

Just playing around with some textures and trying something in a muted colour palette. Hope you like it!

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Garnier packaging idea
27 March 2013

Packaging

Garnier makes this amazing hand creme which smells great (exciting information!) but like many designers and illustrators probably do, I found myself wishing it just looked a little bit nicer. Here is a link to the original packaging and here’s a drawing I did. Just sayin’ Garnier, call me up if you like it.

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Sad Girls Zine
27 March 2013

Sad Girls

I’m excited to be part of Sad Girls Issue 2, a zine curated by Leah Goren featuring drawings of sad girls made by awesome girls (who maybe are also sad sometimes, who knows!) Either way, it’s a great project and I can never get enough of drawing sad girls so it’s great they’ve ended up in a place specifically designed for them. Find out more here and buy your copy in Leah’s shop here.

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Spring Bird
25 March 2013

I like Birds

Found this old drawing in a Christmas folder and gave it an updated spring colouring. Not that there’s any spring happening at the moment but you know, gotta start somewhere.

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