Friday, June 25, 2010

Blurb Link

Here the link for anyone who wants to purchase my first illustrated book from my degree show - The Illustrated A-Z of British Fears.

Alice In Wonderland Childrens Book Cover

Penguin Design Awards - Childrens Prize

The chosen book this year was Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, which is some ways is difficult to design for a book thats imagery is so well known and ingrained in people's conciousness - its hard to do something 'new' with it.

I created 2 different covers for this book front cover - one for an annotated adults version and one for the childrens version. for the adults version I started experimenting in the dark room with photograms trying to capture an 'animated' feel. In both the books covers I wanted to convey the imagery of Alice being lost in a strange and sometimes, frightening world.

Adults Version Cover

Perfume Design Awards - Adult Prize

Just getting round to posting all my work from 4th year - sorry neglected blog!

The first brief I attempted at the start of 4th year was the Penguin Design Awards brief. This years chosen novel was Perfume: The Story of Murderer by Patrick Suskind. The main thing I enjoyed was experimenting with lino-printing in our studio - its important to just mess around sometimes as a designer. The main concept of the novel I chose to express was the idea that we cannot judge a person by their appearance, that a murderer can be anyone. In illustrating hands I wanted to illustrate the idea of anonymity and allow there to be some mystery and intrigue that would hopefully make the viewer want to read the book.

I created 2 different Final Outcomes, both using handmade graphic design and/or print techniques.

Final Cover

Front Cover II

Art Of Nurture

My entry for the Lloyds TSB 'Art of Nurture' Competition. An illustration based on theme of 'Sustainable Relationships.' My entry was selected for the Regional Finals in Edinburgh.

Medium: Pyrography/Inks

This was my first attempt at pyrography. Note to self: don't do it on MDF !

Sunday, June 20, 2010


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