Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Christmas presents!

These jars were on my Christmas list and I was lucky enough to get them! What great labels, once the jars are empty they will look great on my studio desk as pen and paintbrush pots.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Eat Me Issue 4

It must have been last month I posted up some developments for an illustration I was doing for 'Eat Me' mag, well the other day I received Issue 4 in the post - here's the final illustration. I'm really pleased with how it looks on the page and really enjoyed this commission!


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Things I like...

Here are some things I have seen recently and like.... I especially like the cut shapes in Mark Herald's collage with lines and markings on top.



In the paper!

My festive range has been featured in the 2 local newspapers and I am being interviewed on Radio Suffolk next Tuesday about my Illustration work! I'm also very busy trying to get work completed before Christmas - doing an illustration for a poster for Ipswich Building Society today!


Friday, 10 December 2010

Jim Butler

I went to a PV at Cambridge last night, for an exhibition of work by one of my old tutors, Jim Butler. It showed a series of his typographical screenprints based on drawings of shop signs in Budapest, Cadiz, Rome, Nice, Porto and Cambridge. These screeprints formed an A-Z and are also the basis for a series of alphabet books.
It was very inspiring to see simple yet strong compositions with a unified colour palette of well observed found typography. I was also very interested in seeing the different stencils and materials he used to create the work.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Caffe

I've had a good day's work on caffe - developing images which will be part of my solo exhibition at the Suffolk Food Hall early next year. I want the image to be simple shapes with a strong colour theme.



Nice colours

I like the colour palette of this little card. Feels a little bit spanish to me.


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Ice Skating

On trip to Cambridge in the snow yesterday I saw some lovely work at the Cambridge Contemporary Art gallery and couldn't resist buying this beautifully observed and drawn card of ice skaters by Helen Beard.



I also enjoyed the Brighton sea front screen-prints by Katty McMurray.


As well as some fun and playful work by John Dilnot....


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Pearlfisher

I've just come across some tasty design work by Pearlfisher for Jamie Oliver. Check it out here. I like the limited colours and bold, simple shapes best.





Moustache mugs


These will most definitely be on my Christmas list! Moustache mugs by Peter Ibruegger can be bought here.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Folksy


My folksy online shop is now OPEN! Visit it here to buy my festive Norwegian range!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Saints Festive Street Fair

Don't forget Saints Festive Street Fair this Sunday 10am - 4pm. There will be lots of unique gift ideas as well as some tasty food stalls.


Loveone Christmas

Here are some festive photos from Loveone's Christmas shopping evening earlier in the week.



Friday, 12 November 2010

40 days til Christmas


I've been busy packing up and delivering my Norway Christmas range! So far I have it in Loveone in Ipswich, The Taplin Gallery in Woodbridge, Cherry Cherry in Norwich and Comma in Oxford. This morning I was busy taking photos of the cards, paper and tags and hope to open an online shop shortly!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Norway Christmas





Here are some quick photos of the cards, wrap and gift tags (better photos coming soon!)

Friday, 29 October 2010

Eat Me


I've enjoyed working on a job for Eat Me this week, I can't post the final image until Issue 4 is out on sale but here is some of the development work - it's all about fruit and nuts!

Comma, Oxford



I want to take a trip to Oxford just to visit this new shop called Comma. They have lots of lovely goodies on sale from different illustrators and designers. I especially like the big letters in the window display. Have a look at their website, http://www.oxfordcomma.co.uk/

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Love One and Cherry Cherry



Both Loveone in Ipswich and Cherry Cherry in Norwich will be stocking my Christmas range! They are both LOVELY shops and so I'm very pleased!

City maps


I came across this new range of city maps on wrapping paper, stocked at Lagom (http://www.lagomdesign.co.uk) and designed by Michael Hill. So far he has done London, New York, Paris and a World Map!

Great Job


I love this card from Sycamore Street Press (http://www.sycamorestreetpress.com), the charm of letterpress along with lovely words!

Friday, 15 October 2010

Corks


I've been having fun drawing corks today, part of the work for my Suffolk Food Hall Exhibition. I really like the little images and typography found on them.

Christmas!


My Christmas designs for wrapping paper, gift tags and Christmas cards are finally off to the printers! Here is a sneaky peek.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Rainy Days




It just seems to keep raining these days. Here are some rain clouds I have drawn recently, which one day soon, when I have time I would like to develop into a series of images or even a little book of rainy skies.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Maps


Here is a LOVELY little map, by the local graphic designer, Kelly Wadsworth. It makes me want to make maps!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

To do lists

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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

A list of things to practice

After working on the roughs for illustrations for Ipswich Building Society's new website I want to practice drawing dogs, people and people riding bikes!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Back from Holidays!

My holidays for the Summer are finished and I am looking forward to getting on with a lot of work this Autumn including, illustrations for Ipswich Building Society's new website, screenprints for my Suffolk Food Hall Exhibition, redesigning my own website and getting some Christmas cards printed!

Southwold Pier

video

I went camping a week or so ago and visited Southwold for the day. I loved the moving letters and characters on the signs at Southwold Pier!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Ipswich Wonderwall

The Suffolk Wonderwall is on tour and yesterday it stopped at the Cornhill Ipswich, hundreds of people left comments of why they are in Suffolk and what they love about it. It was loads of fun, here are some of the answers...





Present and Correct



Just found out about this great shop, Present and Correct (www.presentandcorrect.com) so I have already ordered 2 beautifully illustrated books and could have bought lots more! The first one is called Winter on and the second is from Portugal, I loved the european feel and the bright colours. I can't wait for them to arrive!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Suffolk Wonderwall!




Head down to the Cornhill Ipswich on Wednesday to see my illustrations on the Suffolk Wonderwall and some even made into fun stickers!