Sunday, 30 November 2014

Santander Yale University Fellowship

I was awarded a Santander - University of Brighton Travel Fellowship to visit Yale University this November to explore the School of Art and university collections. Spending time at the magnificent Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library was very enjoyable and above are some of my favourite items in the collection (all images courtesy of the Beinecke):

Court drawing from the Black Panthers Trial in New Haven, 1971 by Robert Templeton (made surreptitiously without the permission of the court)
Atelier Populaire poster from the countercultural protests in Paris May 1968
Pages from a medieval scribal pattern book by Gregorius Bock from Germany 1510-1517

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Bamford AW 2014 Look Books

I recently worked on the covers of these sample and look books for the Bamford
Autumn - Winter 2014 collection, hand
made by designer Becky Cocks.  The design was laser etched into goat leather
creating a beautiful 'burnt' finish.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Three Days - Two Workshops

Looking forward to hosting a collaborative drawing workshop at the National Portrait Gallery on Saturday 4 October, and working with the V&A and D&AD for Graphic Gathering on Monday 6 October.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Coven Magazine

I was excited to contribute to the new issue of the fantastic Coven Magazine this month. The illustration was based on the idea of a summer wreath (as opposed to a Christmas wreath) and used screen print, collage and digital techniques to combine the tropical and mountainous themes of the articles. Read the whole issue online here.

Friday, 1 August 2014


An image of Morocco, having never been there.

Friday, 4 July 2014

New Studio

I am lucky enough to have moved into a new studio - in the beautiful Carnegie Library which opened in 1906 and still functions as a library today.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Brighton University / V&A Study Day

I organised a study day at the Victoria & Albert museum for Brighton University graphic design and illustration students this week.  The intention of the the day was to introduce students to the museum as a research resource, looking beyond popular press and blogs to uncover more surprising, original and unconventional sources of inspiration.  We heard from curators Matthew Storey and Melanie Lenz in the morning and then I spoke about the collection in the galleries in the afternoon.