Friday, December 18, 2009

Gil Carvalho - architecture and shoes

Ever wondered who designs some of faiths shoes? Have a look at Gil Carvalho website, amazing.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

"As if by magic"....

Mr Benn movie?..surely not? Illustrator David McKee, creator of Mr Benn thinks so.

First broadcast in 1971 Mr Benn started his adventures by putting on various costumes in his local fancy dress shop. The shop's changing room transported Mr Benn to other worlds.

52 Festive Road is the home of Mr Benn...David Mckee lived at 54 Festing Road Putney, South London in the 1960's. Mckee inspired by his neighbourhood created the wonderful illustrations and stories of Mr Benn.

Current resident Hugh Thompson had no idea of the Festing road history, but on saturday 28th November an engraved paving slab will be laid outside the home of Mckee and Mr Benn as a tribute. Thompson organised a whip round with the other residents of Festing Road to pay for this tribute. The unveiling will involve Festing Road residents dressing up in many of the costumes worn by Mr Benn.

If you need enlightening or to reminisce the magic of Mr Benn here is a link

Friday, November 13, 2009


A couple of patterns I was working on, applied to notebooks.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tim Burton exhibition

Happy Holloween...nothing more appropriate...Tim Burton. Burton's drawings and sketches are exhibited at New Yorks Museum of Modern Art, running from november 22nd 2009 to April 26th 2010.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pug me up

I initially sketched the pug dog for an illustration Friday topic...might use it one day. However here are some pug paraphernalia

Clockwise from top right:
Pug T-shirt from Squidinkkollective
In dog we trust poster from obey the
pugs not drugs illustration by Gemma Correll
pug dog wall decals from Blickwall graphics
dog lover charms necklace from Emma-Jane & Tan
Gucci pug keyring
Pug dog wallpaper from Peter Fasano

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Drawings: seamless patterns

At the moment I am working on seamless patterns. A little trickier than I thought, but really good fun to do.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Magic roundabout - Ermintrude dish

My dish! I loved this dish when I was five or six or seven....still love it. Its from Carrigaline pottery, county Cork 1974 Serge Danot ex advertising exec created the Le Manège Enchanté (The Horse-gear Magic) in 1965. Over 500 episodes made between 1963 and 1967. My icecream and fruit tasted better out of this dish.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mix Tapes work in progress

digital manipulation from a drawing in my sketchbook.