Just a quick message to wish you all a very merry christmas!
I've been a bit rubbish this year, missed all the international postage dates, and only just made the domestic ones...
I managed to knock up some festive-y gocco christmas cards last minute though
cute-ness to make your eyes bleed... matching envelopes and tags too...
front and back --- got a bit carried away I think
I enjoy wrapping more than the shopping bit!
Oban, Christmas Eve. Taken earlier today -- the miserable lights weren't even on... bah humbug
I'm up in Scotland for a few days with the family. sadly no snowy photos this year- just drizzly rain up here.
Wishing you all a lovely time and all the best for 2009!
One of the great things about being freelance is that you never know what the next job will be...
During the summer I did a bit of fun lettering as part of the current Christmas print campaign for Gillette for AMV BBDO
Although not the toughest lettering jobs I've ever done, I just want to say that drawing convincingly like a child was actually a bit harder than I thought.
After doing a bit of research, I was really surprised by the huge range of writing styles a class of 6 year olds deliver -- from quite neat and easily understandable to something that might pass as borderline psychopath.
For this job I submitted quite a few styles per person and also did versions in other languages for the European market.
Linzie, age 32
Some of my best work this year. How cool to work in crayon!!
I also supplied some "illustrations" to go in the background. I worry about how much pleasure I got out of these actually.
I'll be taking part in the One Ton Show being organised by the East End Arts Club this weekend.
100 Artists have been invited to create a piece of art inspired by or featuring lyrics from songs about London. Theres quite a broad mix of styles and expect lots of cool Clash related work!
Here's my contribution from The London Bridge Song by Joni Mitchell
If you live near Lille... please stop by and say hello!
Unfortunately I won't be around much for the show as my illustrator pal Kumiko and I will be popping over to France to take part in a 24 hour recycled art marathon. We must be mental. http://www.labraderiedelart.com/