Monday, 28 October 2013

FOOTBALL TYPE

Football and type are two of my favourite words so when I came across this I was overjoyed. This book celebrates both typography and football and is the work of designer Rick Banks aka Face37. It was almost two years in the making and this limited edition of 1000 books comes with its own bespoke cover. This beautiful book is excellent for football obsessed designers just like me!  


  


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

LAIDLAW'S BRANDING

Over the past two weeks I've been busy designing some branding for my latest University project. Paul Laidlaw (you may have seen him on Bargain Hunt) is opening up his very own auction house right here in Carlisle and needs some branding. So it's been left in the very capable hands of the third year graphic designers at the University. The symbols I designed below are based on hallmarks and makers marks. The abstracted symbols combined with vibrant colours captures some of the energy and excitement during an auction. I have applied my branding across a range of stationery, website and hanging banner.





Wednesday, 25 September 2013

BRANDING INSPIRATION

Yesterday was the first day back in the studio after our summer break. Our first project is all about branding so I went to a great source of branding inspiration http://brandingidentitydesign.tumblr.com. If you love exciting logo design, letterheads and business cards take a look. Here's a flavour of whats on offer!


Designed by Pierre Chavez


Designed by Arthur Foliard 


Designed by Booth

Thursday, 19 September 2013

UNI SUMMER PROJECT

Over the summer I decided to tackle a 'cut it out' project given to me by my university. I have also recently been on an amazing holiday to New York and so decided to combine the two. Using just card and a sharp scalpel I got cutting and somewhere along the way ended up with this. Each page has a silhouette of something I did or saw on that day of the holiday.



BIRTHDAY - LOUISE'S 21ST

A few days ago it was my friends 21st Birthday. I've seen some great vinyl clocks around but decided to make my own so that I could personalise it. It even came with its own handmade box!



WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?


Have you spotted the face on my Mum's plant pot? Nice afro!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

BIRTHDAY CARD - FIONA

It was recently my friend Fiona's birthday so out came the scissors, glue, card and some old magazines. A few hours and some careful cutting later, this is what I produced. Using the magazines allowed me to create an explosion of multicoloured butterflies!




Fiona is also a keen baker so as part of her present I decided to try my hand at making some personalised cupcake toppers. Not bad if I do say so myself!  



Friday, 24 May 2013

ARE WE THERE YET?

For a recent University project I produced a book documenting the different types of transport my family and I used on our holidays, from a VW campervan to a camel. I experimented with the typography to present the information in a more engaging way alongside the photography. Below is a selection of spreads and to view the book in its entirety visit my website.    


Monday, 13 May 2013

LEGO CASINO ROYALE

For those of you that don't know I love lego and James Bond so this made my day. It's a lego re-make of Casino Royal's opening scene created by Bricktease.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

SHINY!



LIVERPOOL

I recently took a trip to Liverpool to visit the Glam exhibition at the Tate. The exhibition explored popular style in Britain during the seventies and displayed pieces from Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Cindy Sherman and Richard Hamilton. It was an exciting collection of paintings, sculpture, photography, film and installation art. Its not open for much longer so get down there while you still can. 





Gilbert and George

Gilbert and George

Bill Woodrow

This must be my boat!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW

I've given my website a facelift and updated it with new projects so please take a look.

 

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

JIM WHITTAMORE (AKA JIMBOBBIN)

Jim Whittamore is an illustrator from Brighton, who mixes traditional and digital art techniques to create these playful illustrations. Check out his website to look at more of his work http://www.jimbobbin.com




Wednesday, 13 March 2013

MOTHER'S DAY CARD

Lisa Rodden's beautiful work has inspired this years Mother's day card. It may be simple compared to Rodden's work but it's a start. 




LISA RODDEN

I was searching for some paper cutting inspiration and came across Lisa Rodden. Her meticulous cutting and use of repetition has allowed her to create these beautiful pieces.






Friday, 22 February 2013

BIRTHDAY CARD - MUM

For my Mum's Birthday card I put a new blade in my scalpel and got cutting!




No fingers were harmed during the making of this card. 

Saturday, 19 January 2013

TURN IT UP

For Christmas I was given a Timberkit consisting of eighty four pieces which I carefully constructed myself.






And here he is in action!