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Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

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Really excited to say we are exhibiting at Clerkenwell design week. Not much notice signed up on Friday set up on Monday and we are finished there tomorrow (Thursday 25th May at 21:00). Pop along to see the new range!  

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Charming Baker - Sweet Nothing: New works

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Total honour to see the brilliant and always charming Alan Baker, one of my Illustration tutors at Westminster Uni back in the day at his Sweet Nothing: New works exhibition at Sotheby’s contemporary gallery. Always inspired after seeing his incredible work – Loved them all, particularly his stunning windmill (oil and acrylic on panel), ‘Just another end’, and his pencil studies of everything from lions to hippos to people to dinosaurs – ‘Cerebral Archeology’. Also loved this quote on one of the gallery walls: 'Life doesn’t have to be complicated and simple doesn’t have to be dull.’ - Charming Baker Massive big ups....

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#throwback Friday: LACOSTE tennis playing croc T-shirt

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This one-off T-shirt design, commissioned by LACOSTE, was a total joy to create – using pen and ink, and watercolour. The brief was very open – to re-imagine the LACOSTE crocodile logo for a T-shirt. The crocodile was easy - but for the outfit - I had to experiment a bit! In the end, I decided to take references from LACOSTE’s original 1970s designs – ‘76 was the year they launched the 'crocodiles' advertising campaign so this felt really appropriate. I also wanted to hat tip René Lacoste, who not only founded the company in the ‘20s - he also invented the...

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Commission for Hyundai department stores, South Korea

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I was over the moon with this commission from the good people at Hyundai. I got to ‘Jimbobart’ twelve department stores in South Korea and to see my designs in 3-D all across the stores. They even put together an exhibition of the artwork. I only wish I could have seen it in person (*need to crack my fear of flying first…).   Creating the circus family scenes has been one of my favourite commissions so far – special nod to the Red Panda twins.

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Nearly there…Clerkenwell Design Week, 24-26 May 2016

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I’m busy prepping for my stand at the excellent Clerkenwell Design Week on 24-26 May. It’ll be a woodland exhibition special – here’s a sneak peak of one of the pigglies that will feature! The exhibitions are open from 10am till 9pm, so come and visit! It's totally free, you just need to register on the CDW website. I’m looking forward to checking out all the great design. The whole shebang is here. You can find me in the Additions exhibitions in Garden of St James, St James Walk, EC1R 0EA. 

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