Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Vegetable rights and Peace!

This phrase comes from the hippy Neil in the 80's classic comedy 'The Young Ones'.
It's part of my new card range 'Hi Cutie'.
I am designing 20 in this series, the first being the mushrooms illustration below.
Details on where you can buy them on line to follow soon...

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Make room for the mushrooms!

It's mushroom season, I know this because a friend of mine brought me a huge bag of wild mushrooms he picked in Scotland. The phrase "make room for the mushrooms" seems to stick in my head - it's from a 1980's advert, promoting the eating of fungi (I think.)

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

The Credit Crunch

I'm sure everybody is sick of the credit crunch already, anyway here's my illustration.
I'm currently making my work simpler and more graphic.
I've recently been inspired by Saul Bass and vintage Penguin book covers.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Just Choose!

This weeks illustration is all about career paths.
It continues in my retro style and limited colour palette.
The boy reminds me of Charlie Brown. I was a big fan of the comic strip when I was younger, the melancholic feel of the films and the jazz soundtrack.

Thursday, 2 October 2008


Pico is a cute little character I've been working on for the greeting card and children's book market. He has a retro comic feel, which has been a big influence lately. In all my work I try to achieve a none digital look, I want to create that hand made feel that is not too perfect and clinical. Also I use lots of scans of old books and paper stocks, old fonts and found vintage images which helps to complete the illustration.