Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Handmade and Bound

An online review of the Handmade and Bound fair in London on Sunday. But what is this? Not only is it a huge picture of Brighton's table, there is one of my pieces in the corner :) and Jake's zine. He's good

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Sketchbook Pages

Recent sketchbook pages - messing around with bits of type. Some are results of un-stimulating lectures, some initial design ideas for the band logo, one is a homage to one of my favourite blogs , a letter that was never sent, etc.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Brighton Open Day

A fanTASTIC collaboration between Angus I'm-A-Jock MacKenzie and myself. Brief: to design an A2 poster, A4 online pdf and A5 flyer to advertise the Faculty of Arts Open Day(s) at the greatest university in the world, Brighton.
We had a debate with the tutor before we started about whether a poster like this one needs an image with a concept or whether a beautiful image that moves the viewer in the some way will do the trick. We decided to go along the "visual poetry" road, and experimented for hours with ink in water, glitter in light and water, throwing paint, etc. (Will get some of the experiments up on here soon).
After the interim crit, feedback encouraged us to stick with this image, so we worked for hours finding the right typeface, colour and layout, and these are the results. First two images are small flyers and the last three are large A2 poster designs. The final versions we are presenting are the centered flyer and the Plantin poster (Didot looks too much like an opera poster and we're not sure about the News Gothic side-aligned poster and how accessible it is to viewers). Annoyingly, blogspot messes up the colours, the inks are a lot more vibrant in my indesign.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

The Takeover

Photos courtesy of Joe Conway

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Mmmmm Brighton, you know how to love me.

Summer postcard project. sent one to my tutor "every week".Guess her name.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


I wouldn't be the least bit tempted to smash my screen if it looked like this instead...

Monday, 31 May 2010

Oh Alison

A birthday card for Grannie and Rossie, as you have probably guessed, I love Alison Carmichael. Also, what do you give one of your favourite friends for her 20th? A little watercolour/collagey thing of a photo of you and her with cameltoe of course! Also, why is this bold and underlined? I pressed nothing to indicate this text should do that...
P.S. Check out Rosalyn Edenbrow's blog she's good

Wake-Up Call

Two design ideas for the "Wake-Up Call" project. I chose stop and search, and focused on the controversy surrounding the discrimination and racism involved.

Grids 2

Another redesign for grids. My attempt at a 3-column.


My first grids project was aaawwwffuuulll, I didn't understand the concept of grids at all. So this is a redesign in time for assessment. Using beautiful photos by Arthur Loveday.(check the lad out These are double page spreads, and we had to use a certain number of small, medium and large photos with captions, and include headings, sub-headings and text. This is my attempt at a 2-column grid.

Inspiration Wall

A project from a while ago named "Inspiration Wall". All of graphics/illustration had to find an inspirational quote and make a poster for it. It sounded like fun, so I made it fun! The idea behind the rubbish-y design was that it was supposed to be a rubbish-y design, based on one of those old "wish you were here" beach postcards .Thanks to James Brown for patiently jumping and jumping again and again and looking so happy even when he was fed up.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Happy Birthday Matthew

A poster I gave Matt for his birthday, just to bring the poor kid's dreams to life as much as I willingly would. This is me and him wrapped in an erotic embrace. Also my first try at proper photo editing...not bad!Happy Birthday lovely man xx

Grannie's present

Originally for my semiotics project, this was going to a page to represent "time". Grannie gave me loads of old pictures of her so I could put them together. I lined them up, changed the black and white levels, sharpened them up a bit etc etc. Made a few adjustments, added the text in my current favourite Alison Carmichael style and voila, a nice birthday present. Isn't she beautiful!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Hierarchy Project

A Hierarchy project from ages ago, focusing on display and difference in importance of information. To make us focus on Hierarchy, we were limited to black&white and 2 fonts: Meta and Garamond only. Had to make a design that could be applicable to 4 given sizes. Successful crit for this one.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Book Cover Re-design

I redesigned the cover for one of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers books...WITH ADDED FLAPS!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Some lovely disposables from the Beautiful City...