Thursday, 24 February 2011


I was lucky enough this week to meet the great illustrator Jonny Hannah at eca. He did a fantastic talk about his work, spoke to me about my work, and set a 48 hour brief to come up with a poster to advertise an imaginary record shop in Cowdenbeath.

From a list of possible spoken pieces to use for inspiration I chose "Fremsley" by Ivor Cutler. He is my new hero and Fremsley is my new favourite thing ever! Please look it up in YouTube. Cutler's work has been used in David Shrigley's work too.
This is my poster.


Friday, 4 February 2011

New Story

I am VERY excited to be working on a project with a very good friend of mine who just happens to be an amazing author for kids. It is top secret at the moment, but here are some character sketches.
I love drawing foxes.

Filmhouse Poster

The successor to my role as Illustration Studio Assistant last year at eca has organised an exhibition in The Filmhouse cinema next month showcasing work produced in our print workshop. The brief was to choose a film, design a poster and print it. Simple. 
I chose Betty Blue, a French film from 1986, and here is my poster design. I screenprinted it.
Come along to see them all from March 12th (I think!).

Paper Tiger

As usual it has been too long since I posted anything new up here so I think there may be a wave of new stuff hitting my blog in the next week.

I am very pleased to now be working with Paper Tiger and Studio One on their posters and advertising. They want to keep some of their iconic images and use them in contemporary ways.
This is the latest; a Valentine's advertisement due to hit The Scotsman.
I am working on Studio One, and trying to design a series of images for them to use around the shop and in their advertising.