Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Boats in the harbour

Taken in Kefalonia last year, yes the sea really was that clear and turquoise.
To fit into the card format I duplicated the same boat.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Beer Garden

Photos done at the weekend in this unseasonally beautiful weather.

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

Crown & country

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

Greetings from Mendips

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.

Personal column

This editorial illustration of a vintage personal column for a 'guitar for life' was simple but an effective solution. I had to match the old newspaper with the design I created.