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Abbonati!
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One of the perks of creating hand-lettering is pretending that you are fluent in other languages. (I am not.)
 
I was recently commissioned by Internazionale magazine in Italy to create some artwork for their subscription postcard - the kind that gets stapled into the magazine and which sadly, I usually ignore.
 
Internazionale, if you haven't come across it on an international newsstand, compiles stories from the international press and regularly features some great cover artwork. A lot of smart solutions by Noma Bar are featured here on Cover Junkie: http://www.coverjunkie.com/magazines/390
 
It was a pretty straight forward job and a fun one as I was given the text and a simple brief to come up with something bright and eye-catching.
 
Here are my roughs and the finished artwork.
 
SKETCHES:
(I don't always send so many roughs, but this was a fun one come up with options for.)
FINAL ARTWORK:
At least, I now know the italian for Ipad and Smart Phone!
Sketchbook Drawings
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I'm been trying to spend less time at the computer and make more time for daily drawing in my sketchbook.  It just doesn't seem to happen unless I make a deliberate effort so I've been doing a half hour or so of doodling each morning before turning on my phone/computer and checking email.
Here are some of my recent sketchbook pages.  No lettering, mostly character stuff...
Thanks for looking!
Grow-from-a-bag!
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Spring is here (I'm told) and with summer just around the corner, it seemed a good time to share the packaging project I worked on with Noted.
 
I had wanted to work with Doug at Noted for a while and was delighted to be commissioned to create some packaging for the tops of their new Grow-Bag kits.
 
I was given lots of free reign with these and only had to keep in mind that they should co-ordinate with the bag colours: Yellow (Sunflowers), Red (Peppers) and Orange (Pumpkins).
 
Here are my first round of roughs.  I mostly work in colour for sketches, and often directly into Photoshop.  It really helped to create a little mock-up to see which labels worked and which ones definitely didn't!




As I wanted to create a consistent look across the range, it made sense to keep the colour-scheme simple.  We both liked the yellow and black, so the next stage was to create the other two labels in a co-ordinating style.

Before going to final, I made some tweaks with the lettering and backgrounds.  Here is the final artwork and some product shots.




You can currently pick up a kit at Urban Outfitters UK or Urban Outfitters USA and at lots of other hip shops worldwide.
I have yet to plant out my balcony.
Small Business Guide
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Just a quick post to share some illustrations I created for this week's edition of Capital Business for The Washington Post.   
The theme was small business success with the emphasis on technology.
I do quite a lot of large hand-lettered pieces so it was  a really nice change to create some simple illustrations for the inside feature.
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