Category: Design

I Love My Trade illustrations

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A recent typography based illustration for a social media campaign that spreads positivity about tradesmen. The design was also screenprinted onto shirts for tradesmen to wear out and about.

Fashion dolls by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris

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These photos by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris December/January 2014-2015 are the best I’ve seen in forever! I wrote my dissertation at university on dolls and hyperreality as I used to be completely obsessed with the world of fashion dolls. I love the idea behind this photoshoot, you really have to double take on some of them. I think it’s perfect how you really cannot tell what is life size, real or a prop/editing. To me these photos represent the magic in fashion photography, and what is fun about fashion. The detail is also incredible and the styling is spot on. There is not one photo in the set that I don’t like!

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Yoshitomo Nara – Greetings from a Place in My Heart

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drawing_naraentranceYoshitomo Nara has been one of my favourite artists for a long time. I love his childlike girls and boys looking wistful, smoking cigarettes or just being generally sassy. And lets not forget his dogs with their cheeky expressions. He’s been a huge inspiration for me over the years but I don’t think until this exhibition I’d actually seen any of his work IRL! From October 3rd till 7th December this incredible exhibition is on at the Dairy Art Centre. Not massively promoted, I thankfully heard about it in time on Twitter. I was blown away when I got there and saw the vast quantity of work on show! There are over 200 pieces on display.
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Lapin & Me – Illustrations for Christmas 2014

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Hooray! It’s almost THAT time of year again. You can now buy all of the Christmas products I’ve illustrated for Lapin & Me here. The Christmas illustration above is this years advent calendar design and below are this years gift tags. I think they’ve turned out super pretty! Lapin & Me also is worth a browse as they sell really nice items  – perfect for Christmas gifts and stocking fillers!
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Soviet Space Dogs – Unknown heroes

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I found this newly released book yesterday in the Wellcome Collection bookshop and was so excited! As you probably are aware – I am a rather large canine fan. The book is a fully illustrated affair, dedicated to the dogs involved in the Soviet Space Programme in the 50s and 60s. It’s written by Olesya Turkina – a researcher at the State Russian University.

Scientists in Russia spent years in secret, training stray dogs from the streets of Moscow to fly up to the sky in rockets – this book tells the historical ‘tail’…
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