Amelia's magazine and Shelter

I've just sent these photos off to Amelia's Magazine as an entry for a competition. The winning entries will be included in a quilt which Amelia is making. The quilt will then be auctioned in aid of Shelter the homeless charity. The brief is to create artwork which represents the two of hearts.

I have cut out hearts in the shape of a two and used light and shadow to create images and photographed them. I couldn't pick one to enter so I sent all of these.

D&AD New Blood exhibition

New Blood starts on Monday and with all work printed, mounted and boxed up it's ready for the private view on Monday.
Everybody is welcome, just sign up at D&AD New Blood.
National Hall, Kensington Olympia, Monday 29th June private view from 6pm-10pm and Tuesday 30th June 10am-9.30pm and Wednesday 1st July 10am-4pm.

Pixies Minotaur Exhibition and secret gig!

Well last night saw the launch of Minotaur, the Pixies boxset I've been working on with Vaughan Oliver and 7 others since February. There was an exhibition of the artwork as a work in progress. This included the design and art direction of Vaughan and the photography of Simon Larbalestier, both of whom worked on all the five original Pixies albums.

The exhibition also featured a 40 minutes set by the Pixies themselves, which was amazing! The highlight was Kim Deal saying Thank you to Vaughan and his students, and actually mentioned my name! It was great to meet both her and Frank Black before the exhibition as well as Simon Larbalestier, who's photography lined the walls alongside ours.

My work was hung in the exhibition as spreads from the two books featuring in Minotaur. I also spent time with Vaughan last week preparing the artwork for print and composing the large banners. It all came out really well and looked great hung in the space at Village Underground on Great Eastern Street.

More of my own photos to follow but until I can get them from the camera to the screen these from official sources will have to do. Click here to buy Minotaur, or just to see what's included.

Post Degree post

Ok so what now? Since my Degree Show Lexicon I have been chosen for the D&AD New Blood Exhibition, which I'm working towards at the moment.
Me and my work will be at National Hall, Kensington Olympia, Monday 29th June private view from 6pm-10pm and Tuesday 30th June 10am-9.30pm and Wednesday 1st July 10am-4pm.
I have also been working on more Pixies things with Vaughan Oliver, details to follow very shortly, after tomorrows exhibition of the work!
I have been involved in talks about being in a collective involving artists from a range of backgrounds and working in lots of different mediums, our first exhibition is set for the end of July at Foundry on Old Street.
Phew, three Exhibitions in one post! Busy times.

Hand & Eye Letterpress part two

I've finally sorted through my photos of Hand & Eye Letterpress, where I spent two weeks helping out and learning in April.Faces in unusual places.
Six Elements of Good Typography, set by me in Baskerville.

Ready to print, a poster of an Eric Gill quote. Available at the Hand & Eye shop here.
Now sold out, available at Keep Calm Gallery only.
The quote is "If you look after goodness and truth, beauty will take care of itself" A lovely statement.

New North Press Letterpress day

The first thing I ever typeset.This poster was a collective effort by me and 11 other students from UCA Epsom. Early stages editing in progress above.The final version all inked up and ready to print.The first print of the run. The poster explains how what we do to procrastinate when we're given a new brief. These procrastination's seem to hinder the process of starting work but often turn into their own inspirations. This was a full group effort with each of us choosing one caption to typeset and print. Mine was talk.
The workshop was held at New North Press a few months ago.