Category Archives: DESIGN // ILLUSTRATION

Sum

Sum is a collection of short stories by David Eagleman about the afterlife. This work is based on the title story ‘Sum’ which explores the idea that when a person dies, they experience their life again, but instead of re-living it as it happened, it is grouped into blocks of sensation. For example, two weeks in the shower, four days wondering if there’s something better you could be doing or an hour realizing you’ve forgotten someone’s name.

In order to visually represent this I took the format of a time card and re-worked it’s grid so that each experience had it’s own card to represent.

The Museum of Everything: Exhibition #4, #4.1 & #5

I was part of the team that worked on The Museum of Everything Exhibition #4 & #4.1 at Selfridges. I ran the communications for the project which entailed running the press campaign, developing print promotions such as flyers, negotiating and delivering advertising and media partnerships with publications such as Time Out, Art Forum and modern painters.

The exhibitions won the 2012 IDCA Award for Best Retail Design, and were runners up for Best Branding Campaign and Best Exhibition Communication.

See below for a selection of the coverage, some examples of advertising artwork and artwork that went towards the website design for Exhibition #5 in Russia.

Archetypal Narrative

This project was made in relation to my dissertation, which was on the topic of mythology in contemporary culture. I focused on the area of transference within folklore; how the same story can be found repeated in various cultures and times. There is a categorisation system for folklore called the Aarne-Thomson Categorisation System which numerically groups folk-tales by theme/plot device. I chose a specific section- Tale Type 425: Animal Bridegrooms, and cross referenced four tales from it by making a visual algorithm of their plots.

This booklet is a combination of the algorithm and the stories themselves.

Organ Morgan Presents….

This is a compilation of marvellous songs that feature the organ. Organ Morgan is a character from Dylan Thomas’ play ‘Under Milk Wood’, the organ master. I like Dylan Thomas and Organs, it seemed appropriate.

Disc 1

J. S. BACH //Bach: Toccata & Fugue In D Minor
THE ZOMBIES//Time Of The Season
MAGAZINE//Definitave Gaze
ETTA JAMES//Stop The Wedding
ANNE COLE//Don’t Stop the Wedding
THE ANIMALS//House Of The Rising Sun
LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY//Bad Luck
SERGE GAINSBOURG//Je T’aime
JIMMY SMITH//Organ Grinder’s Swing
DAVE “BABY” CORTEZ//Happy Soul With A Hook
BETTYE LAVETTE//Piece Of My Heart
AL GREEN//Love And Happiness
THE ROLLING STONES//Time Is On My Side
LED ZEPPELIN//Your Time Is Gonna Come
YES//Sweetness
BOB DYLAN//Like A Rolling Stone
THE HEPTONES//Hypocrite

Disc 2

Fats Weller//Don’t Try Your Jive On Me
THE METERS//Just Kissed My Baby
CURTIS MAYFIELD//Diamond in the Back…
THE STRANGLERS//Peaches
THE DOORS//Gloria
BEASTIE BOYS//So What’cha Want
YO LA TENGO//Sudden Organ
DJ SHADOW//Organ Donor
BELLE AND SEBASTIEN//The Boy With The Arab Strap
SOLOMON BURKE//None Of Us Are Free
DJ NOIZE//0.D.B Tribute
NAS//Hip Hop Is Dead
J DILLA//Hi
ARCADE FIRE//My Body Is A Cage
NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS//Nature Boy
STEEVIE WONDER//Living For The City
FEMI KUTI//No Shame
RADIOHEAD//Motion Picture Soundtrack

Ice Cream

This Project came from looking at ice cream graphics. Here is an excerpt of the visuals I produced, from a composition made based on lyrics of the Tom Waits song ‘Ice Cream Van’, research into hand painted signs based on the aesthetic of the vans, a photographic flickbook done in the style of 1970’s food photography, and a series of drawings exploring the territorial nature of ice cream men, ‘ice cream gangs’ in the style of the 1979 Walter Hill film ‘The Warriors” and a collective name of ‘The Serious Chime Squad’.

 

Cinematographic Reference

Cinematographic Reference is a book tracing five 1930’s cinema buildings from their time during the Golden Age of Cinema to their current state. The stories of the buildings travel through many transformations from churches to furniture shops. The content is comprised of my own photography and archive research sourced from the Ronald Grant Archive and the Cinema Theatre Association who very kindly let me dig around in their archives. The buildings and their journeys are representations of our changing needs. From palaces of decadent escapism amid the 1930’s depression to gleaming commercialism on Regent Street’s shopping super highway.

The tickets are an offshoot of this, a small product designed to make something that’s normally disposable into an object you’d want to keep, reflecting the role that cinema played in peoples lives in the 30’s in contrast to the role it plays now due to the hybridised nature of the media.