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.
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.
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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.
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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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