I've recently worked with Oneworld Publications to design the cover for Richard Florida's new book, The New Urban Crisis.
I was delighted to illustrate the cover of the latest magazine from the Society of Authors. The issue focuses on the eBook evolution.
I'm delighted to be part of a new project, The Football Crest Index. It's a new publication celebrating the rich history behind the crests of the 47 clubs to have graced the Premier League, presented by 47 designers who support them.
I'm responsible for representing Swindon Town FC. Having grown up in Wiltshire, I spent a lot of my youth at the County Ground, and fondly remember watching them in the Premier League during the 1993/94 season, even if the results weren't that memorable.
The project is organised by James Kirkup and other designers involved include Craig Oldham, Mike Sullivan and Rick Banks. You'll be able to see the work in the early part of 2017, so be sure to keep an eye out.
Visit their website here for more info...
I've recently started working with the National Union of Teachers on their members magazine the Teacher. For now, here's a typographic piece I did for the September October 2016 issue.
Come back soon to see more of my work for the NUT.
I recently designed the app to accompany the new book by footballing freestyle duo, The F2. The app allows readers to interact with the content from the F2 like never before.
Read more on the case study...
Pickles Magazine asked me to create a piece of work that captured the opening game of Euro 2016 in France. I chose to create a typographic piece around the 'Allez le Bleus' chant, but combine it with the tension of all the extra security for the heightened terrorist threat. France has had a testing time with attacks, strikes and natural disasters, so I wanted something celebratory, but at the same time a bit unnerved.
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I've designed a new cover for Wisden Sports Writing.
Out of Time is a portrait of 1966 – as a man and a country all teetered on the cusp of momentous change. In the summer of 1966, Peter Chapman was an 18-year-old from London and recently discovered that he'd not be fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional footballer at Leyton Orient.
I've been working with Octopus Books for the past couple of months on a new book exploring the ties between cinema and fashion. I'm looking forward to sharing our work in the next couple of months.
The latest in the Patrick Modiano series, La Place de l'étoile, has now been published. Modiano is a winner of The Nobel Prize for Literature. Leard designed and implemented this series style for Bloomsbury Publishing. The series design combines bold typography with monochrome photography. See more from the Modiano series here.
New cover design for Bloomsbury Publishing for Losing it.
March sees a steady climb to producing the new issue of OFF LIFE. With a small break due to publishing Yellow, OL is back with planning in full swing. We've signed up a really exciting illustrator to produce the cover, and will definitely be a fresh take and in contrast to our previous artwork. Read more about the OFF LIFE project that's now been going for over 3 years...
Last week, myself and Daniel Humphry hosted an intimate talk night at theprintspace gallery in Shoreditch, discussing the responsibilities and potential of all things illustration. We were fortunate to be joined by Malika Favre and Rob Lowe aka Supermundane, who shared fascinating insights into the process of their work, as well as their views on the role of artist.
I'm delighted to launch my new website. I'm working on some really interesting projects at the moment, so lots more to be added over the next few months as well. Big thanks to Sonny Malhotra who worked with me for all the photography on the site.