This was a slightly unusual but very enjoyable project done in collaboration with the wonderful authorial team of The Two Steves – Barlow and Skidmore, who I’d worked with prior to this on a number of their children’s fiction titles. It was commissioned by O2 telecoms in collaboration with Childnet International as an entertaining means of highlighting to young people the need for vigilance and safe practice when using the internet, and distributed free to schools and libraries. The Steves came up […]
Elaborate 60th birthday piece, jointly commissioned by a group of mutual friends and eventually presented as a large-format giclée print. It certainly helped that I personally knew the subject in this case. Good fun if a heck of a lot of work. A step-by-step account of the ‘making of’ this image can be found on my Drawstring blog.
Full-page illustrations for editorial / opinion pieces in Square Meal magazine. This Dick-Whittington-inspired image accompanied an item on the rise of high-end restaurant chains in West London to the detriment of smaller, independent operators: Image to sit alongside outraged opinion piece on Government proposals to include calorie-counts on restaurant dessert menus: Formal vs informal service in restaurants; the evolution of ‘fine dining’: Not all about the food; restaurants with a welcoming ambience: Illustration to accompany an item on restaurants and cafés […]
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Website comic-strip for the Chilli Pickle restaurant. Armed with just a few scribbled notes made during my meeting with the owners Alun and Dawn, I was tasked with creating a comic-strip account of the long-debated decision to add a takeaway service to their successful restaurant business. It ended up running to nine quite busy horizontal panels and can still be found on their ‘Canteen’ website. The first commission of what has gone on to become a most enjoyable and creatively fruitful […]
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A selection of labels designed and illustrated for the Chilli Pickle Restaurant’s range of Chutneys, Pickles and condiments. More are in the pipeline. If you’re ever in the vicinity, treat yourself to a jar of the Garlic Pickle. You won’t be sorry.
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