January 2011

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I want to start sharing more of my inspiration with you, so thought I would start with a collection of vintage travel posters, and a poster advertising New York and Spiderman, which is really cool. See more Superhero Travel Posters HERE.
Travel posters are nearly always brilliant! The compositions, colours and use of typography are so effective. I particularly like the Alaska poster, with the scale of the mountains and the cruise ship creating a great juxtaposition. 
I hope that the images you see, will be reflected in my work, but to be honest they might not. It’s just nice to collate some things together that inspire me, even if they don’t completely inform my work. 
Next ‘Inspiration’ Post will be on Jungles, and circus animals! It sounds weird, but there is a possible project being put together on the theme between me and my friend. 
I hope you enjoy the travel posters 😀

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Catch me, and some of my fellow friends from Together We Flew at the Love Easy Fair, 6-9 pm, Friday 11th February.
This event aims to raise funds for a major refurb of the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow. Therefore, you will be required to pay £2 at the door. Please stop by if you can for a great evening, and be sure to find me and say Hi!

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2 weeks ago I received my regular Alumni newsletter from the University of The Arts London, and read about a postcard auction that Chelsea was putting on. They were inviting people to create a postcard in whatever technique suited them, and they are all to be auctioned off at the end of February to raise money for Fine Art.

I thought I would give it a go this year, and the above monogram design is what I will be submitting.  I have wanted to do an alphabet for so long now, and find myself getting very side tracked from all the plans I had. This was a great opportunity to go back and give it a go. I am very eager now to do an entire alphabet and have them ready to be put up in my shop.  The auction itself is on 28th and results in a black tie event, which I have been invited to. Other artists involved are Anish Kapoor, and Jeremy Deller. It’s all very exciting!

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This is Lola. She is a famous little hamster that belongs to my friend Jade. Lola once appeared in QI on an animal special as one of those pictures that come up in the background! 
Jade had asked me to draw little Lola, and this is what I came up with. It’s a kind of homage to her celebrity status.
Let me know what you think?
I think it’s one of the funniest and cutest things I have done!