AOI Illustration Award 2013
Rather chuffed to have two works shortlisted in this years AOI Illustration Awards, in the Public Realm and Advertising categories; The animation for Rapha/Mogwai ‘Knock for Knock’ I worked on with director Antony Crook for RSA Films, and the ‘Up At The O2’ door illustrations, commissioned for agency pd3.
Theres some excellent work here, so I dont expect to get through the next round, but hey! *BEAMS*
Another @Secret7s cover, just cos i had a spare evening and ive got a bit obsessed with them… Bennie!
Happy New Year
I PROMISE TO DO
a) more work
b) show it to people
so heres a book cover from late last year - buy the ebook here!
Now, being of the lady persuasion, Movember poses something of a problem. However, everyone can support - My Granddad was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer this year, so its something close to my family’s heart… Now, you can have a portrait of yourself, by me from the Gallery Of Mo chaps for the incredibly reasonable price of a minimum £20 donation - with added ‘tash! GO SUPPORT!
Just a small cutdown of a new piece for Tiny Dancing. Full on pen and paper, which I don’t do very often, with just level tweaks in Photoshop.
Hey. Got a small solo show at Ripley Arts Centre in Bromley coming up on 30th July - PV is 7-9 so come on down and ill be there standing around convinced no-one will come looking awkward…. Here’s where it is. Im showing a collection of prints from a forthcoming book Ive been working on with I Knit London.
Ok - this should be a large version of the map so you can read the details! Hope this helps people wondering….
And you’ll be able to buy copies from my shop from next week.
Finally got my mitts on the ‘London’ edition of Boat Magazine, out now - believe, if you live here, or visit, or have any interest in anything really you should buy this, its an incredible venture and a perfect mix of travel writing, impressive photo-journalism, wonderful articles - read all about the Boat people on their site and what they get up to, its certainly not like any other magazine.
A few months back I was invited on a lovely sunny Feb morning to the Boat offices to draw a map of London that meant something to me… and here it is. Also, here’s the full blurb I sent to them, some of which appears in the article.
London to me is home, i love it as much as I hate it. I wanted to move here when I was kid, and now I cant see me in many other places, really. I’ve been living in London since 1999, when I moved down from Lincolnshire to study Fine Art at Goldsmiths, moving into halls in Deptford. 13 years on, I still live in South London, though just a teeny bit off my map. (it was too far out from the area to fit on!)
South East London is truly a wonderful place; where my best friends live, where the love of my life is from, the strangest places. Anthony Burgess’ quote ‘All human life is here, but the Holy Ghost seems to be somewhere else’ could easily have been written about Deptford. When i saw the competition brief it made sense to focus in on the place I know and love best, which is not touristy, and that many people don’t see, for whatever reason - maybe they think there’s nothing much there?
I’ve shown a mixture of layers and textures in my map. Deptford is an extraordinary, historically important place, much of which seems to have been forgotten in a kind of social shunning of the area. I’m really interested in map making, and psychogeography; inventive ways of exploring space. I think a true map should not just give you the lay of the land, but educate, show history and description, as all of these things make up what a place really is. (This may explain why i despise sat-navs.) Consequently, this map represents some places key to my development - places I have grown, and consider integral to the area, as well as more literal historical events and places. I think a map that just shows places and not events, accidents, life.. is not guiding anyone anywhere.