I was delighted to hear that two books I designed covers for have both been shortlisted for the Football Book of the Year Award. The Billionaires Club and Quiet Genius were both published by Bloomsbury.
Here's my latest cover for Harper Collins: Endure by Alex Hutchinson. The book reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our head and heart, as by our muscles.
I was honoured to be asked by Peloton Press to design the cover of Graham Taylor's autobiography. Written in the two years before he died, In His Own Words is an intimate depiction of how English football changed during the forty years of his career and a lasting portrait of a man whose humour and decent values saw him cherished by so many.
I was thrilled to hear that the F2 app that I designed for Blink Publishing has been shortlisted in the FutureBook 2017 Awards. I designed the app – developed in-house by Blink – to run along side the F2 book which I also designed.
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.
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.
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'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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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.