INT WORKS - UNILEVER I recently worked with INT works to create the visuals for a Unilever presentation. The talk was split up into six sections with a visual theme for each. These were 1969 An Empty Box Meccano An Orange Stone Thunderbirds I used the same character throughout to show Unilever's viewpoint. These were then projected behind the speaker during the presentation. After the presentation, INT works put the content into a little book for a memento:
Thanks to Julian and Rob for the brilliant art direction- made my job really fun!
I recently did this private commission for a couple who live in Brighton. The woman who it was for is a big art lover, and loves the beach, and her dog- so I combined all three. Really nice to work on a bigger scale every so often.
P-I-G QUARTERLY I have been featured in the new GIRLS issue of the Italian magazine p-i-g quarterly. As well as doing an interview- they asked me to design an abstract pattern on the theme of 'girls' for a postcard that comes free with the magazine (middle picture). I also got to have my photo taken by the lovely Luca Campri. You can buy a copy of the magazine here: http://store.pigshop.com/collections/all/products/pig-quarterly-02
I was recently commissioned by The New York Times to illustrate 'The Mothers' by Jennifer Gilmore. The book is about a woman who can't give birth and her struggles with the American adoption system. This was a very emotional subject matter to work with and I really wanted to capture the feeling of the book in the image without making it too morbid. At one point Gilmore mentions how as soon as she realises that she can't conceive, she starts noticing pregnant women everywhere. So I chose to show a woman separated from a scene in which everyone has a child.
This was such a satisfying commission to do... when you are given interesting, thought provoking subject matter, illustration is a very enjoyable job.
I was commissioned by the shirt designer LF Markey to make a series of images of her new summer shirt, 'Oscar'. Louise was very open- and wanted the shirt wearers depicted to be normal girls wearing the shirt in different ways. I also made sure the girls were wearing great jewellery inspired by my friend Kaye's Datter range.
I had the pleasure of taking part in this years Secret 7". The covers went on sale this morning, and when I popped in this afternoon most of them had gone- including mine! I chose to illustrate the Nick Drake song Rider On The Wheel. Here is the show at Mother London:
Here is an illustration I did for today's NYT Sunday Review. The article is explains the fact that the amount you talk to your child as a baby affects it's intelligence later in life. Studies show that middle class Americans talk much more to their children than people on welfare.
I loved working on this as I was given the freedom by the art director to really take my own slant on it- these are the jobs I like doing most. I chose to show a middle class hipster in his beautiful loft apartment talking culture to a baby.
Here is some work that I recently did for the French weekly magazine Telerama. It was to accompany an article about visiting museums at night. This was a really fun one to work on- and my first ever cover commission too! I'll post a picture of it in print as soon as I get a copy.
THE SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE Another 'Go Figure' illustration for the Sunday Times. This one was illustrating that fact that '23% of 40-59 year olds have lied to a health professional about their alcohol intake'... this one took a while to figure out, but I think we managed to come up with a funny solution. Also, I thought this was a thing that 100% of people did. Thanks to Sophie Dutton.