Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Edinburgh Book Festival

I was recently commissioned by 999 Design for Guardian Books to create illuminated letters for the Edinburgh International Book Festival I had to come up for a concept for each genre, using an illustrated quote by a famous author; Alexander McCall Smith for crime, Mark Haddon for children’s, Hilary Mantel for historical fiction and Jasper Fforde for fantasy. The finished images  appeared on deckchairs, canvas bags, stickers, beer mats and book plates.

Photos by Caroline Thomson, Arena Illustration.

The images and quotes on deck chairs at the Edinburgh Book Festival.


Monday, August 13, 2012

 Here are two more CDs released on my little CD label Clay Pipe Music, the first one by GP Hall came out earlier this month. The second 'Lido' by Darren Hayman will be out on the 3rd September. There will also be a small exhibition of the artwork at Rough Trade East, Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QU (off Brick Lane) The album has 14 tracks each dedicated to a Lido (outdoor swimming pool) in the UK. The CD comes with a booklet, in which Darren has drawn a picture of each Lido on the CD and I designed,  illustrated and Gocco printed  the cover. Work from both of us will be on display.

The exhibition runs from 3rd-13th Sept 2012 with a special in store  performance from Darren Hayman on 3rd September from 7pm.