Monday, March 10, 2014

Easy Fantastic

I have been working with Tom Williams & The Boat again on the design for their third album 'Easy Fantastic'. I can finally show you the front cover! We found an amazing woman called Jemma Lewis who makes beautiful hand marbled paper, and blew up about a 2 cm x 2cm area so we could see all the gorgeous shapes.

You can pledge for signed prints of the artwork and posters from their Pledge campaign site, along with all sorts of other great things like mix tapes, t-shirts and beer brewing sessions. You also get a digital download of the album once it's released with whatever you pledge for.

Here is the video for their first single from the album, 'Hurricane' directed and produced by Abbie Brandon 

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The Three Fishes Pub

Last year I worked with Beach London to make four original paintings for The Three Fishes Pub. Local produce is central to their menu and they wanted to fill the pub with art on this subject. Rose Blake and Kerry Hyndman also made pieces. I love drawing animals and these four had particularly great characters to work with. It's really fantastic to be part of the concept for the pub's new design. I also like the somewhat macabre humour of exhibiting them in a place where they are being eaten!
"The Three Fishes is situated in the tiny picturesque hamlet of Mitton in the rural haven of the Ribble Valley. As the flagship and first born to Ribble Valley Inns, this country pub in Lancashire has become a legend in these parts.  Menus inspired by Nigel Haworth using only the freshest ingredients harvested by our local food heroes. Enjoy regional Cask Ales and an award winning wine list specially chosen by leading wine expert, Craig Bancroft. All of this in a wonderfully relaxing environment for eating out - with al fresco dining in the summer and crackling logs fires in the winter" 

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Mosaic Online Launch: The Wellcome Trust

A few months ago I was asked to make five illustrations about cycling: health vs hazard, art directed by Madeleine Penny . Mosaic launched today, read the article here !