NICK LOWE- QUALITY STREET I was asked to draw a portrait of Nick and his band for the inner sleeve of Nick Lowe's new Christmas record 'Quality Street'. I was also asked to design a crest for Nick, to be used on wrapping paper.
It's a really great record, you should definitely buy one before Christmas! You can read a review of the record on Uncut
NEW YORK TIMES - OP ED A quick one day turnaround piece for the NYT about Obama's plan to enable low-income students to attend college- while well meaning- is deeply flawed and won't work. This is primarily because the ranking system employed to gauge any given college's ability to graduate a low income student is inherently oversimplified and utterly useless. In essence, the metric to evaluate a college supportive of low-income students is flawed. You can read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/opinion/the-wrong-college-ratings.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
Thanks to Matt Dorfman for the brilliant art direction.
GOOGLE CREATIVE LAB / STARBUCKS I was commissioned by Google Creative Lab to design a holding page for Starbucks wifi. The brief was to make it look friendly / fun... and have a 'Google' vibe. It had a mega quick weekend turnaround too. Unfortunately they used another direction in the end- but I was pleased with the outcome.
I made this picture for the 'Idea Of Happiness' show at University College Hospital that opens this week. If you would like a print, I have made a 50x70cm edition of ten, and they are £120 each. Email me at email@example.com if you're interested.
Some illustrations I worked on recently for a Google pitch. The client wanted the illustrations to look clean and graphic. They wanted to show both Brooklyn and Seattle in the day and night- with reusable elements... they didn't want the images to look too like Brooklyn or Seattle- which was a challenge. Also I had just over a day to turn this around. In the end the client went with a different, more photographic solution.
I did these illustrations for an interactive app for Hounslow Council- to show children and teachers about health and safe ways of getting to school. Part of the brief was that the letters 'JTA' and 'JRSO' had to feature prominently in the illustration. They also link up, so when placed side by side the scene continues.
STELLA McCARTNEY KIDS- STELLAWEEN A while ago I was commissioned by Stella McCartney Kids to create some illustrations for their website, incorporating their Halloween collection with some spooky characters.
They even made the illustrations into spooky temporary tattoos:
THE SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE- MY DREAM SUNDAY I was asked by the brilliant Sophie Dutton at The Sunday Times magazine, to draw another panel for the Dream Sunday feature. Recently the drawing club girls had shown me the amazingly weird Victorian dinosaurs in Crystal Palace, so I drew that. Here it is in print, sharing a page with Piers Morgan :-/ :
NEW YORK MAGAZINE- FIT TO WED I did this illustration for NY mag a while ago, but it has only been released recently I think. The article was about getting in shape for your wedding day, and 5 new exercise regimes to do. I'd love to see it in print if anyone has a copy.
FS MAGAZINE I drew this street scene recently for FS magazine, I can't remember exactly what the article was about (isn't that terrible of me!), but it was something to do with selling suburban houses.
Do The Green Thing is an environmental charity that uses Creativity vs Climate Change to inspire people to be more sustainable. I made this poster for them about book sharing, which you can read more about here:
They are also available to buy for £10 with all proceeds going to charity.
"When I was a student I used to share a flat with a guy called Dan who spent most of his time reading. Even though he read all the time, he didn’t seem to have any physical attachment to his books, and as soon as he finished one would either take it back to the charity shop in exchange for a new one, or pass it on to a friend. I found this ethos really interesting - buy something, use it, take what you can from it, then, instead of putting it on a shelf and never looking at it again, pass it on for someone else to enjoy. I think that this idea could be put to use with more than just books but they are a good place to start!"