The Grassroots Directory is an upcoming source book that will list some of the most innovative, practical and exciting community-led projects in the UK. To launch the project, the Grassroots team commissioned a map that would describe the idea for the directory by showing a fictional utopian town, stuffed with community projects.
More information about The Grassroots Directory here.
An illustrative map for the Boardmasters surf, skate and music festival centred on Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, Cornwall. The map is a way to show a variety of all that was on offer at the event, from the main stages to tiny food stalls and quirky little details.
I was most pleased to be commissioned to take part and even more so to be illustrating Barbara Kingsolver’s piece “Two Minute Cheer For The Home Team”, about community, links and happiness.
Official page for “Two Minute Cheer For The Home Team” here.
An illustrated map to show healthcare providers in and around the City of London and Square Mile, including landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, The Barbican and Tower Bridge. The map shows the distribution of NHS and private medical centres for mental health, addiction, physiotherapy, osteopathy and occupational heath, amongst others.
A retro-styled illustration to look like a shopping scene in a Canadian mountain town in the middle of winter for Second Cup’s holiday coffee cups. Art direction by Strano + Pettigrew, with their great colour palette choice to make it stand out from other coffee chains for the season.
The cups had a positive response on social media, with a small selection collected on Storify here.
Set of illustrations for NHS South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group to tell the story of the area and its challenges. The animation is designed to describe the plans the NHS has for the area, and to encourage the local population to engage with the NHS and the services that it offers.
Art directed and animated by their splendid in-house communications and design team.
Animated editorial report analysing the digital performances of top football clubs, to coincide with the World Cup Brazil 2014. The full report at http://brandperfect.org/goal/
An infographic to illustrate the number of road accidents that took place on Camden Road since 2010, showing that there are a disproportionate number of cyclists affected. The type and number of accidents was gathered from a freedom of information request to Transport For London.
New Ark is an outstanding local adventure playground incorporating a city farm and an eco garden. In partnership with Vivacity, they commissioned a set of eight boards to tell the story of how New Ark was founded in 1974 by local parents.
I designed the boards to be simple for very young children to read and look at, yet still interesting for older children and adults to read. There’s also an animal to find hidden in each one…
Classroom wall decoration for the new British Council building in Georgia. There are five major British cities illustrated: Belfast, Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Manchester, all as detailed vector illustrations applied to the walls as a vinyl transfer. Art direction by Pete Collard and Gregory Nash.
Illustrations for the new Sainsbury’s heritage store in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. The drawings illustrate a variety of local landmarks from the town’s history, including the Fisher’s store that the Sainsbury’s store is now based in.
Art direction (and on-site photos) by Mark Stevens at Twelve.
Map to the Brand Perfect NY conference at the Condé Nast building, New York including Metro stations.
A series of covers for The Rialto Bridge Pamphlets; The Hitcher by Hannah Lowe, The Hungry Ghost Festival by Jen Campbell, The Pair Of Scissors That Could Cut Anything by Luke Samuel Yates and What I Saw by Laura Scott. The first three pamphlets can all be bought here, and Laura Scott’s can be bought here.
Quirky but accurate architectural drawings for Walter Scott, for use across a range of stationery and marketing materials. Art direction and design by Redpath.
Infographic to illustrate key points from Adventures in Retail: The Other Line’s Moving Faster – a research report on the changing relationship between consumers and traditional retailers published by Brand Perfect. You can read the full report on the Brand Perfect website here, or view the infographic in full here.
The Rialto is the UK’s leading independent poetry magazine so it was rather super to be asked to illustrate the cover of their 70th issue. Topically, the theme was ‘austerity’ – hence a bit of a run-down feel to the whole thing. It was also an excuse to unleash a series of puns unto the world, something that I’m a huge fan of.
You can buy a back copy of this issue here.
Two and a half metre panorama looking out over Peterborough from St John’s church tower. The foreground shows the mixture of old and new in the town centre, and on the horizon you can see as far as the railway bridges, the football ground and out to the houses stretching north.
London landmark illustrations and suit diagrams for Ted Baker‘s Whistle & Flute plush suit book.
Makedo is basically genius, and so to be asked for the second time to design some stickers to go in their Find&Make kits is basically a dream come true for a big kid who loves cardboard like me. They had to be fun & recognisable, but flexible enough for the user to be able to be a bit imaginative with the placement as well.
This time around it was in collaboration with the London Transport Museum, and so your tumble-dryer box can become a bus or a tube train. The new sets can be bought at the London Transport Museum shop here and here.
30×30 is a series of limited editions. There are 30 copies of each edition, and each one costs £30 shipped anywhere in the world. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Issue One is a set of nine hand-painted hardwood ‘building’ blocks. Includes reversible drawstring bag in tower block print fabric, and three road print postcards. To buy, visit the 30×30 site. (now sold out – Issue Two coming soon)
I’m not sure there’s anything more exciting than being asked to illustrate a giant underground railway system, but that’s what Karin at mermermer did, and it was just as exciting as I expected. The Citytunneln in Malmö has various artworks in the stations that the book documents, and the map is the slightly fanciful endpapers to that book.