Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Work for EMI

Here are two recent CD cover designs I have produced for EMI music. The Christmas one was done back in August when the weather was warm and sunny and the Olympics were on in the background. Seems so long ago now! Both are promotional CDs of incidental mood music that are sent out to production companies for them to use in their ads or programmes.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Images 36 exhibition


Last week I went to the opening and awards night of Images 36, the best of British Illustration. The exhibition is on in the Terrace Rooms at Somerset house, and includes the selected work of over 50 artists from all over the UK, plus Gold, silver and bronze award winners in each of 8 categories.

I have two pieces in the show - 'Blue escapes painting' and 'Ice cream on fire and Leopard'. The show is on until 28th October and is free - well worth a look so catch it if you can!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

The Art of Science

Julia Rothman's new book 'The Where, the Why, and the How' is a science book like no other. It features artwork by 75 artists who have illustrated their answers to some of life's big questions: 'What existed before the big bang?', 'Where did life come from?', and 'Why do we age?' Each image is presented alongside an essay written by a scientist who explains the answers. My question was 'How do migrating birds and animals find their way back home?' Alex Gershenson explains that they do so in variety of ways - from using the stars for navigation, using the earth's magnetic fields, or in the case of sea turtles, by following almost indistinguishable traces of soil. The book is out now and is launched a week today in New York.