Hand printed and bound book

A special commission to celebrate my friends new baby girl, Rosa!

 

I created original designs and hand printed them using lino on coloured paper to create a striking spine for the book and sections inside.

 

The front cover was also designed, cut and hand printed on buckram book cloth to reflect my friends love of all things letterpress.

 

The book was then bound using an exposed coptic stitch, leaving lots of room for adding bits and pieces as Rosa grows up.

 

 

 

War Horse Illustrations

I created 3 original illustrations with binding for the House of Illustration 2016 competition. Sadly I didn't make the cut this year, but I'm really pleased with the results.

All of the illustrations are block printed to create 3 original plates. The different elements of the binding were also cut and printed and then edited in photoshop to create a suggested binding layout as per the competition guidelines. This image shows the front and spine.

I grew up only a few miles from where this book was set - and the author lives - and loved it as a child, so it holds a very special place in my heart.

I wanted to create images that evoked a classic style of book illustration, and to reflect the open, unconditional friendship and bond between Joey and Albert, whilst also being able to portray the raw emotion and challenges both faced. Keeping the images in black and white makes them much more striking to the eye, supporting the stark reality of war.

The Grant Bradley Gallery - Art Gallery, Picture Framers and Cafe in Bristol

I’m pretty blown away to have been selected as a contributing artist in the Grant Bradley Gallery’s New Visions IV exhibition!

The preview is tonight, then it runs until the 2nd August so if you’re in the area go and have a look. There are loads of really great artists, working across a huge range of mediums.