Art direction and design for online gift store Le Chien Et Moi.
Simple design focusing on the products, incorporating large images, clean type (Baskerville) and lots of white space. The photography was again carried out by the brilliant Scene Photography showcasing the vast selection of products.
Commissioned by the Bonnington Gallery to create the identity, 30 metre vinyl timeline, signage, booklet and illustrated elements for their exhibition Knitting Nottingham which focused on modern knitting technology and fashion, and also challenged the stereotypical perception of knitting. The identity and illustrations are inspired by the visual language of knitting patterns both traditional and contemporary.
Web design for international human rights lawyers Doughty Street Chambers. The “Rights: Up our street” project is a celebration of how Human Rights law has developed and an acknowledgement of their part in that process. Doughty Street Chambers are based in London and The Hague. The signs are informed from actual signage of surrounding areas, each sign leads the way to information on each subject.
Nottingham Trent University recently celebrated 170 years of Art and Design heritage with an ambitious series of events, I was commissioned to create the overall identity, 200 page exhibition book and acompanying marketing materials.
Contributors included contemporary and established artists such as Jon Burgerman, Rob Ryan, Turner Prizewinner Simon Starling, Noble and Webster, Lucy Orta and Mat Collishaw; actor Paul Kaye and director Jonathan Glazer.
The identity for Since 1843: In The Making is based on the process of continuous line drawing, which weaves from one page (and alumni) to the next, illustrating their story and acting as a visual timeline binding alumnifrom different disciplines and skill sets together while sharing the same starting point (NTU).
The limited edition catalogue was unveiled to almost 1000 opening event attendees in Nottingham and has been used continuously since as a special giveaway at subsequent celebratory events. The core design has also been adapted as the basis for development of a website: www.ntu170years.co.uk
The owners describe Le Chien Et Moi as "a diverse and considered collection of unusual and beautiful things, old and new, for you and your home with a touch of nostalgia". Representing the shop online required part website and part book.
The site takes the form of a victorian scrapbook which fittingly communicates the look and feel of the shop. The book/site incorporates hand drawn type, various printing methods including heat press and embossing, my own illustration, filmed elements and photography by Scene Photography. The book itself resides in the shop under constant guard by resident hound Mulberry (featured heavily in the project).
Featured in Design Week.
Second book commission for the Nottingham business school, again an important focus of the brief was to deliver solid advice in an inclusive, creative and informal way. This 150 page book is aimed at helping student's protect their rights while having the look and feel of a creative sketchbook.
Imagery, type, illustration and textures taken from my own sketchbooks. Foil and embossed cover finished.
Awarded Best in Book in the Creative Review Annual. Inspired by contemporary and traditional British design. Each illustration is hand drawn and then cut from paper.
A0, A1 and A3 versions are available to buy either directly from my shop or at The Old Cinema in London and Le Chien Et Moi in Nottingham.
Commissioned by UK Young Artists and The Arts Council to design and produce a new website, working specifically on front end. The main objectives were to focus on user interface, user experience and better social networking functionality.
Within two weeks of going live the site had an incredible 300% increase in visitors to the site.
Self-initiated music video, illustrated book and packaging for Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone. Motion created using an overhead projector, some film and Dylan's own photography, illustration process includes collage and metal based paint.
This work had a rather lovely-write up on Cool Hunting.
Commissioned by the Nottingham business school, the 100 page Intellectual property guide for designers aims to help educate designers on their IP rights in a creative and informal way.
Litho printed and embossed on Plike.
This animation was commissioned by Nottingham's Brackenhurst Campus to raise the profile of their unique courses in science and nature.
Each segment and frame was hand drawn and designed as a mini-stop motion animations, then photocopied to create natural texture. Final piece is projected and filmed.
Commissioned by DESIGNOTTINGHAM to create an iconic cover and keepsake centerfold timeline highlighting design innovation from Nottingham. The lace piece on the cover contains various elements from Nottingham’s creative heritage such as Pugin’s St Barnabus Cathedral and the Raleigh Chopper (among others).
The centre spread focuses on the negative space from within the lace designs and acts as a timeline highlighting design innovation from Nottingham. Chronologically the illustrations flow from bottom to the top, highlighting design ranging from 14th Century alabaster through to the new Nottingham Contemporary building. This publication has been distributed worldwide.