Friday, 30 March 2012

I've been experimenting with more of a children's book style, albeit a rather bleak children's book involving a trapped mountain bongo...

It will be on display and available to buy from Mustard Café in Norwich from Monday

Sunday, 25 March 2012

"I have always preferred the reflection of life to life itself." - Truffaut

(I know its sort of terrible that I'm using watercolours on printer paper, sorry if anyone feels offended by this...but when it comes to experimenting and playing, I don't feel so precious if I use cheap materials. Drawing tools should always be good quality though - gilot mapping pens are delicious, but leaky biros and blunt pencils are going to make you feel like you can't draw)

Sleepy cat

A sleepy cat linoprint/painting I made for Mother's Day. Our cat Hebe loves cardboard and will often attempt to curl up to sleep in the tiniest spaces possible, including easter egg boxes.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

To sit in the corner of a tram, your coat wrapped around you

Book cover design for ETA Hoffman's The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr, a book whose premise is based on a printers error.

(I've been playing with linoprint lately)

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Illustration for Issue 5 of New Empress Magazine, available soon from the BFI shop


Lately I've become obsessed with the work of Polish poster artist Tomasz Boguslawski - 
I love his economical use of objects, as well as the lighting, and the arrangement of the typography. He is able to raise these simple items (paper, scissors, dolls, mechanical parts...) to a level of beauty and imbue them with fresh purposes.