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.
Now for sale as a limited edition print for sale here.
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.
CD cover for Gerry Cott’s Urban Soundscapes, designed by Paul Andrews. The album’s tracks are each based on a different city or part of the world, so the illustration incorporates everything from rural Ireland to the heights of Tokyo in a single megacity.
Illustrative map of five architectural sights from Barcelona, created for Computer Arts magazine.
I was proper delighted to be asked to design a set of desktop wallpapers for HP to be shipped with their 2010 range of laptops, and was even more delighted when I discovered I was in esteemed company with three other great illustrators: Alex Eben Meyer, Julie West and Amy Ruppel.
The wallpapers are still out there, being shipped with new notebooks. They’re also available for download here if you fancy any of them adorning your screen.
Massive detailed cityscape, based on the view over hilly Bristol. Originally created as a self-promotional piece, but went on to be used in a publication about housing development.
Miscellaneous repeating patterns created for various projects. If there is any feasible way for me to clothe myself in these, Von Trapp family style, I will find it.