Tim Mustoe at Wardour commissioned me for a series of over 20 pencil and mixed media illustrations for the 2012 Global Ports annual report. Some were run as straight illustrations, some dropped into Photoshop and expanded into larger illustrations for the report.
Songlines covers music from every corner of the planet and I was their freelance art director from 2005 to 2012. As a small independent title, we had tiny budgets. I was the only designer and did all the layout, production and marketing artwork, as well as occasionally art directing shoots and illustrating features. Below is a … Continue reading Songlines – Covers
Sierra Maestra are a Cuban band who play son with the original line-up of instruments: tres, guitar, trumpet, bongo, guïro, maracas and four-part harmony vocals. So the idea for this cover was borne from that line-up. All the instruments were hand-drawn then scanned and edited in Photoshop to give a textured feel. worldvillagemusic.com Buy the album here.
One morning my 3-year-old daughter woke up, pulled back the curtains and proclaimed, for no particular reason, “It’s today!”. It wasn’t a special day but she thought it warranted the declaration, complete with an exclamation mark to start it off, which helps anyone start a day! A while later, The Church of London was putting together … Continue reading It’s today!