Friday, 21 October 2011


I have been busy these past few days creating an illustration for the DEAD GOOD exhibition in Leeds on Halloween. Or is it 'Hallowe'en'? Probably not important.
Anyway, I tried to think of creepy ideas, but ended up doing one about ghosts; more specifically the ghost of a little boy's Grandad who has come to tuck him in after a night of learning magic and eating candy. So basically, after thinking I might do something a little weird, I ended up doing something rather twee.

The exhibition will be hosting artworks from the likes of Jack Teagle, Matt Saunders, Luke Pearson, Owen Davey, Gemma Correll and many more. It's at the Test Space in Leeds, on, erm, Halloween.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Blog and Buy Sale

Amongst all the cool people I met at the Wrap launch on thursday were James and Jo from Blog&BuySale, a great new website devoted to promoting and showcasing the best new talents in art & design.

Above: Illustrator friends Steve Wiltshire, Becca Pike, me and Jo from Blog&BuySale

They provide 20 stalls for artists and designers to promote themselves online for the small sum of £10 per month and have a fantastic blog which is well worth checking out too.

That's a Wrap

On thursday night I travelled down to London to attend the launch of Issue 3 of Wrap magazine at the Dezeen Space in Shoreditch. I was greeted by Polly, Chris and Harry, the team who've spent many long days and nights lovingly putting together the issue and readying new products including Wrap packs (illustrated wrapping packs including a greeting card/envelope, a sheet of standard sized wrapping paper and 4 vinyl stickers) and Tape Shapes (cute shape based alternatives to sticky tape).

Above: The magazine showing off Lesley Barnes' "Kings of the Forest" and Ruth Munro's "Frozen Berries".

In the middle of the magazine was my own spread and interview. My piece was entitled 'Where Snow Comes From' and is an enchanting tale of two yetis, who are sitting up late at night trying to catch fish for dinner, whilst decorating the scene below with some lovely snow. The image can be seen below:

There are contributions from a range of exciting illustrators and designers from the UK and beyond, including Ben Javens, Tom Clohosy-Cole, Jack HughesIker Spozio and a delightful cover by Josephin Ritschel. If that isn't enough, there are features on ceramicist Stephen Bird, design boutique Smug and much more.
If you'd like to buy it, you can do so here. And after you've bought it and you have seen all the amazing artwork and read the wonderful insights into the work of some great artists, you can take it apart and use it to wrap your presents. You can't say fairer than that!