Ok so I havn't blogged for ages but it is a beautiful sunny Saturday morning and I have found the time to finally update before I head down to Brighton for the weekend. I have been super busy since leaving university interning and Freelancing. I have recently been interning at Pentagram which is going well and have also been asked recently to work on some freelance projects which is great.
I have been asked to come up with some ideas and designs to brand a new design consultancy. I have also been asked to come up with ideas and designs for rebranding a band which have just been signed. Liberties of London have asked me to contribute to their underground paper the liberated press and Rebecka Behrman the creator and graphic designer at Liberties has also asked me if I want to collaborate with her on a screenprinting project! Lastly after buying my bike I have decided to do some research into its history and create something on it. So watch this space as fingers crossed some exciting things will be happening.
Lastly I just want to say a huge congratulations to Alice Pattullo who is getting some well deserved coverage as an illustrator check here out here and here. We have also both designed some Christmas cards for two friends of mine from Kingston who are setting up "a new platform for artists and designers to showcase their talents in a product based format, run by new designers for new designers and artists" under the name of TWELVE, so look out for them too!
Ok so it might seem a bit crazy but for a while I have been printing off photos, I find otherwise I end up with hundreds of folders on my harddrive and rarely look at them and to me there is nothing better then having physical photo albums to look through and enjoy. So I have finally finished chronologically organising my life into albums, there are 10 in total which makes 1632 photos from when I was a baby till now recording all the best bits from Minneapolis to New York to traveling, family and University.
I realise I went away a while ago now but lately I decided to organise my photos and actually print all of my favourite ones off and here are a selection of photos from my trip to Paris, Florence and Barcelona. Enjoy.
One morning while walking to work I came across these amazing DIY magazines from the 50s and 60s they are so beautifully laid out and the type is exciting, I wish more magazines were still like this today.
I am so excited I have brought a brand new (old) bike. After mine was stolen in Brighton I am very happy to now have this 1958 Hercules Balmoral town bike. I have been cleaning it and giving it some tlc today and soon I hope to customise and do it up a bit to make it really mine!
I am just about to buy a new bike tomorrow after mine was stolen from Brighton i am very excited, like I was when I found this amazing website where you can find all the old bike graphics... check it out here.
I was asked last year to design a CV an covering letter for a book by Lawrence King aimed to help students once they have graduated and now just as I have graduated the book has been published and I have a double page spread in it!