Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a creative New Year!
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
This month the iconic travel magazine Wanderlust is celebrating 15 years of publishing with a new logo. They asked me to work with their original design so that the distinctive style of the cap W could still be recognised by its loyal readership. The bold brush script gives the cover a fresh and energetic new look while still retaining a reference to the magazine's early years. For more magazine logos take a look at the word > editorial folder on my website.
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
This month Tenders Direct have brought out six new ads. The illustrators were all represented by Illustration Ltd, my own agent. It was an enjoyable challenge to add lettering in six different styles to suit the illustrations. This one was illustrated by Kathryn Rathke and the rest, illustrated by Jamel Akib, Colin Elgie, Linda Bronson, Dave Kurd and Matthew Laznicka, can be seen on my website in the word > advertising folder.
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Saturday, 8 November 2008
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!In celebration of all things dark and gothic ...
Folders include lifestyle, wildlife, garden, food and text.
STOP PRESS! Newsweek Magazine in the US commissioned me to letter their latest cover. I created this effect by working directly onto glass with my favourite lipstick! Trick but fun ...
Just out in the shops, Headline Publishing asked me to hand letter this author logo for the cover of Everything Nice by Ellen Shanman. An increasingly popular approach to the problem of visibility on the shelf - see more author branding in my work > publishing folder on my site.
I've decided to archive the last 5 months of news from my website on my blog. So here are some edited highlights of my work published over the last half year.
I won the Creative Match Flair Typography Award for May with this lettering done for the prestigious US store Neiman Marcus. The lettering - for men's and women's designer wear features in their stylish brochure, The Book. You can see more of this work in the word > fashion folder on my website.
Out this month the Aug issue of Psychologies Magazine features an article in which the model has been hand lettered! I worked at the photoshoot with the art director and photographer using body paint. You can see a page of the article in the editorial folder of my word portfolio.