I was delighted to hear that Quiet Genius, the story of Bob Paisley that I designed the cover for, has been included on the longlist for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.
I've recently started working with publisher Tales From on their series of story-telling from around various football clubs from across the country. Below is the cover I designed for the latest edition of Tales From The Red & Whites, which has stories from past Sunderland players. The illustrated cover shows the 11 players through the kits they wore during their time at the club.
I represented Swindon Town FC in the Football Crest Index project. My piece used a quote from a commentator, coupled with an illustration from Swindon's 1969 victory in the League Cup final against Arsenal.
I was thrilled to work with Pluto Press to design the cover for Steve Striffler's book Solidarity. I've wanted to work with Pluto for a long time, so was great to be asked to work on this one. Art direction by Melanie Patrick.
It was great fun to help Blink Publishing with the cover design for Jonathan Pie's book cover, Off the Record. Pie is a fictitious news reporter and the cover sets him Downing Street surrounded by a gun-wielding Tony Blair, Rupert Murdoch playing with string puppets, Donald Trump relieving himself against the wall of number 10 and much more. A humorous cover for a humorous book.
One of my favourite cover designs recently for Oneworld Publications: The Know It Alls by Noam Cohen, on Silicon Valley's rise as a radical political force.
For the past few months I've been working with Blink Publishing to design and layout Joel Bird's new book, The Book of Shed. Joel is a previous winner of Channel 4's Shed of the Year programme, and this book sets out to document the shed building process, providing a history and inspiration into all things shed. Come back soon to see more spreads from the book.
I loved working on this Oneworld Publications cover. It's also been long listed for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year. The challenge with this cover was finding a way to link Wall Street with the gambling world in Vegas.
As part of my work under The Diggers, I produced a range of editorial illustrations for Brooklyn-based Socialist magazine, Jacobin. As part of their 'Pink Tide' issue, I was asked to produce illustrations of Venezuela's President Maduro, guerrilla turned politician Lorena Pena and a 'mass murder' prayer breakfast scene to accompany an article about the evangelical right's influence on Latin America. The whole issue was printed in black and a pink Pantone.
New cover design for Oneworld Publications.
Here's the cover I designed for the young adult Kenyan crime thriller City of Saints & Thieves, designed for Oneworld and Rock the Boat. The cover features hand painted typography, coupled with some bold colours and striking imagery.
It's been an honour to work with Lionel Birnie and Peloton Press on the upcoming biography of former England manager Graham Taylor. Come back soon to see the cover for what will be a great read.
Happy publication day to The Title. I worked on this cover with Bloomsbury Publishing. It was great to create a nostalgia-led cover, invoking the great game before the impact of the Premier League took hold.
A small illustration side project for the studio is The Diggers. I produce editorial illustrations for magazines, newspapers, publications and brands. The Diggers has a new website, click here to take a look!
I was delighted to design my first cover for Harper Collins recently. Edge is a smart-thinking book based on football theory. Ben Lyttleton uses football to learn about the immeasurable and intangible qualities of star ‘talent’. The book identifies qualities that gives an individual the edge, in terms of business and life success. The chosen route for the cover uses a segment of orange, a surprising and unexpected choice perhaps, but it subtly hints at the steps taken to gain an advantage in football. It takes me back to being a youngster at half-time team talks on a muddy pitch sucking on a segment of orange to get a shot of energy for the second half.
I had a lot of fun creating this cover for The Angry Chef, published by Oneworld Publications.
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I was delighted to be asked by Australian publisher Pantera Press to work with them on their cover for Les Zig's new book Just Another Week in Suburbia.
New cover design for Bloomsbury for this history of the classic era of boxing. It was my second cover for James Lawton after designing the cover for his book The Forever Boys.
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.