Thursday, 29 July 2010

Octopussy



Last Thursday was my wonderful friend, Ellie's birthday. So I printed her an octopus. I gave her Yotam Ottolenghi's new recipe book, "Plenty", too. Hopefully she'll cook me something delicious from it very soon! yum yum yum yum....

Monday, 26 July 2010

New GQ Illustration


New lino print illustration for GQ Magazine, which will be in the Talk Literary section of the October issue (out 7th September). It's also my first commission from my lovely new agents, Handsome Frank. For more info about them, visit hansomefrank.com or see them Tweet @Handsome_Frank.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Donkeys and the City...

I've just had my first instance of work being rejected- it's not a barrel of laughs, but I'd completed the final print, so although it's never going to be used they're at least sending me the full fee. Which is nice.
The design was for a really sweet-sounding book by Cornelius Medvei, about a man and his donkey. I really liked my first two roughs for this project, so I wanted to show them even though they weren't used. The third rough went on to be cut and printed and was the one i was least happy with, so in a way I guess I'm glad it's not being used. Also, this is what my work looks like at the rough stage- just in case you ever wondered!




Thursday, 15 July 2010

Something I meant to post ages ago...



So. Way back in April, my lovely friend Amy (who I've known since she arrived at my primary school, aged 8, and dressed like a tiny missionary) had her first baby, a beautiful little boy named Jacob. As a 'welcome to the world' present I sent him this print, which I'd created the day before he was born to enter in the AOI and TfL's Cycling In London campaign competition. You can see the top winners of the comp here; my favourite is the third prize winner, by Mia Nilsson.