Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Monday, 11 April 2011
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Inspired by American Hatch show prints, that have previously informed my editorial work, I thought of doing a wanted poster as a card, as far as I know this has not been done - I've not seen it anyway. Includes all my favourite hallmarks; wood, distressed type, old paper and 2 colour combinations
Really nice to be featured on the Printpattern blog, still the best in our industry.
Saturday, 26 March 2011
My blog posts have been getting fewer and fewer, because I've been quite busy, mostly with card work, and this blog was originally concentrating on my other work primarily editorial which has unfortunately now dried up.
It seems in my experience, magazines are commissioning less and less in a very competitive market as their advertising is dwindling as the print media shrinks.
Even my monthly 2 illustrations for The Guitarist seems to have disappeared, a shame I really loved doing those - often quite a challenge and at times it really got the brain going.
Anyway here are my latest designs for my Crown & country range.
You can see more here
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
For an article about John Lennon's house (more like a middle class hero really.)
I wanted a vintage postcard feel. The lack of any guitar in the house was noted, so the silhouette 'gap' was always part of the design. Something else was needed, the strawberry was just right, and obviously signifies strawberry fields for ever.