Thursday, 9 December 2010

seal friends

This was a competition entry, to design a jute bag for seasalt. It was also to promote the National Coastwatch institution, whose motto is 'eyes along the coast'. I thought it would be so sweet if they had trained seals to keep a close eye on fishermen and surfers and so on.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

dune competition

I did these images for the Dune 'The Shoe is Art' competition. But their inbox is full so I haven't been able to email them, very saddening. Loads of people have had the same problem so hoping they will keep the competition open a bit longer. 
They are supposed to be almost disgustingly kitsch and an ironic sort of take on what is seen to be girly/masculine. Because all girls love unicorns, and men just want to own a bulldog. 

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

nights at the circus

3rd poster, with stars and fevvers. 

Sunday, 7 November 2010

tristan and yseult.

Another pretendy kneehigh poster. Is it legible though? That seems to be my problem. And can anyone guess what the green heart symbolises? And are there some White Hands hidden amongst the foliage...? Oh but it's just so CONCEPTUAL!

I have also done an option in a melancholy light blue...

And a soppy peachy pink... I quite like this in a pretty girly way. But it is quite a tragic story so maybe it is not Apprope.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

christmas card with facts by enid b.

You can't argue with these facts; I cut them out of an Enid Blyton book. 

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

the red shoes poster

I am pretending to do posters for Kneehigh theatre company. Just taking some of the plays they have put on recently and making mainly typographical posters. Also doing one for Tristan and Yseult, and Nights at the Circus. And maybe one more but I'm a bit Tired. 
I quite like this, in all its simplicity. Those evil shoes. Tappa tappa tappa!
BUT - I just spoke to Al-Dogg and he reckoned this looked better, I think it is more legible:

blackbird on a wire

Here is a blackbird chap on a wire. It is a bit of a depressing image I suppose but I was trying  out printing in one colour then changing parts of it using PHODOSHOP (this is what Tyra Banks would call it). He's got a shrewd look in his eye. 

Thursday, 7 October 2010

meme chasser le papillon?

here are some peacock butterflies. i printed these at homey home using the old fashioned back-of-a-spoon printing technique. hence they're a bit scruffy on the edges. but i like the colours.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

benevolent stag.

another dead animal.

Kuma Kuma

My favourite page from a French children's book I bought. He's napping, he's tired.

reportage schmeportage

Quelques gens.

Editorial "In Paris, the customer is not always right." Image 1.

"At my doctor's, the two dour receptionists are quite delightful when we meet on the street, sharing jokes and asking kindly after my broken leg."

Editorial image 2.

"Back behind their desk, however, they brood and scowl. There is not even a gesture of recognition, let alone a friendly smile."

white rabbit white rabbit

Perky as they look, these rabbits are Long Dead. Drawn in Paris in Deyrolle's taxidermy shop. Such sweet little corpses.

Monday, 10 May 2010


aaaaargh he'll snap you up. he has a handy adjustable jaw, for all sizes of prey.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010


pheasant friend. oh how i love taxidermy animals. look at the curious expression frozen on his little face. he looks like he is eavesdropping on some bird secret.
what have you heard, sneaky phez-phez?
inkpen and collaged bits of collograph print, and photoshop background colour.


inkpen and watercolour, teapot and teaCUP! 

more foxies.

and here is her fantastic husband, benjamin.


here is a lino cut of a sweet-faced lady-fox. i name her diana.