Friday, 4 December 2009

Rugby Writers

Back in May I was asked by Rugby Borough Council to do a few designs that would be used in an installation they were commissioning for the town centre. The designs illustrated books by authors who are in someway linked to Rugby, and included work by Isabel Wolff, Arthur Ransome and Anthony Horowitz. The illustrations were carved into and around stone seating arrangements by sculptor Michael Sheuermann, who designed and created the installation.
The sculpture was finished last month and yesterday I received these photos. I'll get some clearer images of my designs soon but, until then, here are some to be getting on with. If you'd like to see a couple of the original designs, I blogged about them at the time- see here

The Ghostrider

Canongate commissioned me to do this cover illustration, for a new version of Ismail Kadare's 'The Ghostrider', which was first published in Albania in 1980 with the title 'Doruntina'. This version will be out on 20th May 2010.

Wedding Work

My friends got married in October and asked me to do them a design they could use for their order of service. They wanted everything to be very autumnal, and harvest festival-based, so I gave them this pumpkin design. They used the squashes from the lower left corner of the original inside the booklet, scattered around and framing the words. They also used some bits in their invitations.