I will be selling my animal themed notebooks in a special Christmas Poundshop, opening at the ICA in London tonight. With over 50 designers involved, there are lots of great bargains to be had! The Poundshop is open from 7pm until 10pm tonight and continues through the weekend, open daily from 11am - 6pm. More info can be found here.
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
I have recently done some illustrations for 'Illy words', a book-zine produced by Corraini for Illy coffee. The theme for the issue is everything Italian, and my part was to illustrate some unusually named Italian dishes, including 'Salad of escaped anchovies', 'Heartbreaker burger' and 'Rice and gold'. Images appear alongside interviews with the two Italian chefs who conceived these dishes - renowned chef Gualtiero Marchesi and Cristiano Meneghin, who makes Italian street food in London.
Friday, 28 November 2014
Many illustrators including lots of those involved in the 7th International meeting were asked to contribute an image with a heart theme to a new gallery - 'Heart gallery' opening in São João da Madeira tomorrow. Here is my contribution!
Thursday, 6 November 2014
I recently attended the 7th International meeting of illustrators in São João da Madeira, not far from Porto, Portugal. It was a fantastic week, extremely well organised and I met so many amazing illustrators, the majority from Portugal and Spain, but several from France, Italy, Argentina and Chile too! My role was to run a workshop, but I also got to join in all the other activities, and take part in workshops as well as several visits to see local industry - a pencil factory, a box factory, felt factory and a shoe factory. These were all fascinating and a real eye opener to see what goes on behind the scenes and the amount of work that goes into the production of all these items. I will never look at a box, hat, shoe or pencil in quite the same way again!
My workshop was called 'Drawing the Impossible' and focussed on my book 'Sixty Impossible things before lunch.' Participants did several playful exercises with the aim of generating ideas and images that were surreal, imaginative and creative. Work by Cintia Martin, Ceci Moreno, Guiridi Rn, Sophia Morais, Fernando Perez Hernando and Mari Perez Pantoja.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
I was asked to produce an illustration for Principality Building Society using a quote about 'home' of my choice. Here is the result and you can see Principality's website here.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Monday, 8 September 2014
Tu Chi Sei? (Who are you?) is a philosophy book for children and curious adults, published by Edizioni Corraini and written by Ilaria Rodella and Francesco Mapelli, collectively known as Ludosofici. It came out last week and was launched at Festivaletteratura in Mantova. I contributed some drawings of philosophers, plus a portrait of the authors!
Thursday, 31 July 2014
Friday, 20 June 2014
Monday, 16 June 2014
I am looking forward to taking part in the Illustrators' fair next Sunday, at the House of Illustration near Kings Cross. It's free and there will be loads of illustrators exhibiting and selling their wares, as well as workshops, sideshows, food and music. The fair is part of a series of 'housewarming' events put on to celebrate the opening of the House of illustration - the world's first gallery wholly dedicated to illustration. The fair is open from 11am - 6pm and you can find out more here.