Friday, May 30, 2008

Matches Spy

Whilst I try I recover from the evil tooth and take a break from work, I thought I'd share with you the latest project I've worked on. I don't know why I haven't posted about this yet (or have I? I've found myself getting increasingly forgetful about what work I've posted and what work I haven't!). I was asked to create the cover illustrations and layout for Matches latest look book (and hopefully later, their customer catalogue) for their "Spy" brand. It was pretty much a dream job, I spent time looking at everything they sell (unfortunately out of my price range but wonderful nonetheless) and creating some really intricate pieces based around them.

The book was choc full of everything they sell, these pages were my favourite just because it was a pure showcase for all of their new products...some of which I was particularly happy to see like David David whose kaleidoscopic work is a pleasure to the eyes.

And they were kind enough to give me a lovely credit at the end...always a plus, although it's strange seeing your name in print!

ps. I apologise for the slightly fuzzy photos, I have a birthday coming up very soon and think I may treat myself to a new camera...any recommendations?


Sorry for my lack of posts...all I can say is wisdom teeth are evil, infected wisdom teeth are even worse.


Friday, May 23, 2008

Let your quinces be well beaten

Part of the recipe for quince cakes found in "A Book of Fruits and Flowers" By Anonymous..."let your Quinces be well beaten."

I suppose if there was any fruit you were going to attempt to beat up, a quince wouldn't be too bad. Just imagine a pineapple...

You know you're addicted when you draw about it too...

The legend goes that Kaldi, an Ethiopian goatherd, noticed his goats acting very strangley after eating a certain shrub. He tried some of the shrub's berries himself, caught the buzz and
voila...we have coffee

Thursday, May 22, 2008


I've been working on a looser style recently, putting together a series of images to make a mini book based around suitcases (of all things!) I've also been playing around a bit with collage, I'm a bit of a paper and pen fanatic (as I'm sure most illustrators are) so I've had fun flicking through different scraps I've collected over time.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Trainers...sneakers and kicks too

I really like these TST and these Nike trainers ( many names!).

I'm a bit torn between really bright retro styled trainers and neutral simple pumps. I like the idea of wearing both with little summery dresses, so the choice is between coloured and patterned (may clash with dress prints) or neutral...which to choose??

I think these are my faves so far though... they appeal to my inner graphic designer :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Good morning!

Sluuurrrpp...I like to start the day with coffee (although I don't have a beard...or am male at all, but still, it makes the point!)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Rob Ryan

I just heard on the radio that Rob Ryan is going to open a shop on Columbia Road (which I happened to be strolling down last Sunday on a wonderfully hot morning). I know I'm going to be first in line the mean time, take a look at his new plates for Paul Smith.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ooh love to love you...

From a series of illustrations about unexplainable loves of mine...what are yours? I may just be tempted to doodle them too...

Summer love

Sunny weather always makes me long for simple dresses (even though I know within 10 minutes of wearing them I would have stained them with ink or some kind of paint)

Dresses by Sessun, found here
Shoes by Tom's

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Design Museum

Apart from exhibitions like this one, this is exactly why I love the Design Museum
Take a peek at the shop here

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Yum yum yum

Click for all the birdy detail :)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


I've been playing around with patterns again, I've been thinking about getting some printed onto plain tees and thanks to the magic of photoshop (and a little imagination) I've mocked some up...what do you think?

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